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Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases

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Faculty

David R. Snydman, MD is the Chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.David R. Snydman, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST
dsnydman@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

David Snydman is currently the Chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Hospital Epidemiologist at Tufts Medical Center and Vice Chair for Research Department of Medicine. In addition he is a Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine as well as Professor in the Graduate Program in Clinical Research of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University. Dr. Snydman is board certified in medicine and infectious diseases.

He graduated from Williams College with highest honors in Chemistry (1968) and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1972) where he was awarded the Dr. A.O.J. Kelly prize. He was an intern and resident in medicine at Tufts-New England Medical Center, and spent two years in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control. He was a clinical and research fellow in infectious diseases at Tufts-New England Medical Center before joining the faculty. 

Dr. Snydman has been involved in clinical antibiotic drug development, hospital infections, antibiotic resistance, and transplant infection related research as well as clinical care for over 37 years.  He has been a Teaching and Research scholar of the American College of Physicians. He was the recipient of the Ken Kaplan, MD award, given annually to the “outstanding infectious disease clinician” by the Massachusetts Chapter of the Infectious Disease Society of America. In addition, he received a citation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for his role in the development of  cytomegalovirus immune globulin. He has also received a Distinguished Faculty award from Tufts University School of Medicine as well as the Emanual Wolinsky award from the Infectious Disease Society (shared). He was awarded the Milton O. and Natalie V. Zucker Faculty Research Award of Tufts University School of Medicine and Sackler School of Graduate Medical Sciences (1998). He has been a Harold Neu Visiting Professor at Columbia University, and a Pfizer visiting Scholar at Emory University. He has been named to Best Doctors in Boston for the past 18 years. He has published over 325 peer reviewed original articles, book chapters and reviews, co-edited 13 Year Books of Infectious Disease, 5 Yearbooks of Medicine and published two books. He is on the editorial board of Clinical Infectious Diseases. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his clinical and microbiologic research in the field of infectious diseases. In 2015 he was named as the Walter E. Stamm Mentor by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Helen Boucher, MD is Program Director for Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Helen Whamond Boucher, MD, FIDSA, FACP
hboucher@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Helen Boucher is Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, Director of the Ventricular Assist Device and Cardiac Transplant Infectious Diseases Program, attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center, and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Boucher is board certified in internal medicine and Infectious diseases. 

Dr. Boucher’s clinical interests include infections in immunocompromised patients with an emphasis on transplant-related bacterial and fungal infections and human immunodeficiency virus as well as S. aureus infections. Her research interests focus on S. aureus and the development of new anti-infective agents. She is the author or coauthor of numerous abstracts, chapters and peer-reviewed articles, which have been published in such journals as The New England Journal of Medicine, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Clinical Infectious Diseases, and Drugs. 

Dr. Boucher is a member of several professional organizations, among them the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Society for Microbiology, and the American Medical Association. In 1998, the Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society awarded Dr. Boucher the Edward H. Kass Award for Clinical Excellence. In May 2006, she was elected to the Antimicrobial Availability Task Force (AATF) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and in October, 2007, she was elected to the Research Committee of the IDSA. 

Dr. Boucher was elected a Fellow in the American College of Physicians in 2008. In 2009, she was appointed to the Steering Committee of the Mycoses Study Group.  She has been included in Best Doctors in America since 2009. In 2011, Dr. Boucher was elected Fellow and Member of the Board of Directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. In 2012, she was elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease Exam Writing Committee and in 2014, to the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Board. 

In 2014 she was appointed Associate Editor of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, to the Infectious Diseases Recruitment Task Force of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the ICAAC Program Committee. Dr. Boucher serves on the Board of Trustees of the Physicians of Tufts Medical Center and The College of the Holy Cross.

Carlos Acuña-Villaorduña MD. Msc

Medical school: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Internal Medicine Residency: Washington Hospital Center
Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center

Dr. Carlos Acuña-Villaorduña is an infectious disease specialist with interest in tuberculosis, tropical medicine, and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases. He earned his medical degree at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru and completed his training in internal medicine at Washington Hospital Center in DC and his infectious diseases fellowship at Boston University Medical Center. 
After finishing medical school, he worked as a researcher at the “Alexander Von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute” in Lima, Peru, the largest tropical medicine in South America, where he successfully collaborated in several research projects in tuberculosis epidemiology and diagnostics. After moving to the United States to complete his medical training, he earned a master degree in epidemiology at the “University of London”. He currently provides medical care for patients at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital and at the tuberculosis clinic of Boston.
Dr. Acuña-Villaorduña is interested in understanding the complex mechanisms leading to tuberculosis transmission in developing countries. His research focuses on investigating the ability of certain mycobacterial strains to survive in the environment and to produce infection and disease.   

Publications:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=acuna-villaorduna+c  

 

Geneve Allison, MD is theDirector of the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Program at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Geneve Allison MD, MSc, FACP
gallison@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Geneve Allison is Director of the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Program at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Allison is board certified in infectious diseases.

Dr. Allison is a graduate of Harvard College, University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University. Her internal medicine residency and chief residency was at Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA.  She completed infectious diseases fellowship at Tufts Medical Center.

She has a broad clinical and research interest in infectious disease, sees patients in the multidisciplinary Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center as well as on the inpatient general ID consult service and ID wards. She is also trained in hyperbaric medicine and advanced wound care.  Dr. Allison is on two national committees for OPAT with the Infectious Diseases Society of America.  She has been awarded “Boston’s Best Doctor” by her peers for 7 years. In 2018, Dr. Allison was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society for her achievements in teaching, research, and clinical care.

Michael Barza, MD is Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Michael Barza, MD, FACP
mbarza@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Michael Barza is currently the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs at Tufts Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  In 2012, he was named the Sara Murray Jordan Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Barza is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. Barza joined the faculty of Tufts-New England Medical Center in 1972. He served as Associate Chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Disease as well as hospital epidemiologist. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 

Dr. Barza has been an author or coauthor of over 200 peer-reviewed papers in infectious diseases. Supported by NIH grants, he undertook a number of fundamental studies of the pharmacology of antibiotics in the eye. He also became known as a superior clinician and teacher with a special interest in complex infections. He is named in all recent editions of the national compendium of “Best Doctors”. In 1998, Dr. Barza left T-NEMC to go to the Carney Hospital where he served as Chief of Medicine through 2014. In 2008, while retaining his positions at Carney Hospital, he returned to Tufts Medical Center to assume his current positions. 

Having a longstanding interest in the publication of scientific information, Dr. Barza has served as Editor of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Associate Editor for the Yearbook of Infectious Diseases and Senior Editor of Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, and was a member of the Institute of Medicine scientific panel on Human Health Risks with Penicillin or Tetracyclines in Animal Feed. He is currently Deputy Editor of Clinical Infectious Diseases, a premier infectious disease journal. 

Dr. Barza has made major teaching contributions to Tufts University School of Medicine. He has taught for over 25 years in the Infectious Disease Pathophysiology course and has consistently received outstanding evaluations by students. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award for 2007, the Zucker Clinical Teaching Prize for Outstanding Accomplishment in 2008 and Outstanding Tufts University School of Medicine Lecturer for 2009-2010. In 2017, he received the Clinical Teacher award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America at their national meeting. 

 
Jose Caro, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Jose Caro, MD
JCaro@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Jose Caro is an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is the course director of Infectious Diseases Rotation for 4th Year medical students at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Caro is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. Caro graduated from UNAM in Mexico City and did his Infectious Disease fellowship at Boston Medical Center. 

Dr. Caro's interests include general infectious disease, with a focus on HIV and Human Papillomavirus infection. Dr. Caro conducts a weekly clinical session on Human Papillomavirus anal cancer screening for at-risk individuals, including MSM as well as HIV positive and other immunocompromised patients. He provides counseling on HPV infection and performs high-resolution anoscopy for diagnosis and treatment of HPV-related dysplasia. His research interest is in HPV co-infection in HIV positive patients, and ventilator associated pneumonia.

Brian D. W. Chow, MD is an attending physician in Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.Brian D. W. Chow, MD, FAAP
bchow@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Brian Chow is an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is the Associate Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. Dr. Chow is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, infectious diseases, and pediatric infectious diseases.
 
Dr. Chow graduated with a B.E. in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University, and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University.  He completed internal medicine-pediatrics residency at Case Western Reserve University, where he served as Chief Resident. He completed fellowship training in combined adult/pediatric infectious diseases at Brown University.
 
Dr. Chow attends on the consultation service and transplant service.  He has published on several topics, including novel respiratory viruses, fungal colonization, and vaccine uptake.  Dr. Chow writes pediatric infectious disease board review questions for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Jennifer K. Chow, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Jennifer K. Chow, MD, MS
jchow@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Jennifer Chow is currently an attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases and is Associate Director of the Ventricular Assist Device and Cardiac Transplant Infectious Diseases Program at Tufts Medical Center, She is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. Chow is board certified in infectious diseases.

Dr. Chow graduated with a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She then moved to Boston where she completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center followed by an infectious diseases fellowship at Tufts Medical Center.  During that time, she earned her M.S. in Clinical & Translational Science at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences of Tufts University.  

Her research focuses on the prevention, early detection and management of infections in non-HIV immunocompromised hosts.  As junior faculty, she was awarded a K23 NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award to study the complex relationship between host iron metabolism and infections in orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) recipients under the mentorship of Dr. David Snydman and Dr. Tomas Ganz (UCLA). She is a member of the faculty of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences of Tufts University and has helped mentor multiple ID fellows in their thesis work.  Other areas of research interest include risk factors and empiric treatment of Candidemia in the ICU and immunological risk factors for infection in OLT and orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) recipients.  Her clinical expertise concentrates on transplant infectious diseases (in both solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients).  She is a member of the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) and cardiac transplant infectious diseases team and develops ID protocols realating to this patient population.

 

Dr. Shira DoronShira I. Doron, MD, MS
sdoron@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Shira Doron is currently the Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program as well as Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Tufts Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. Doron is board certified in infectious diseases.

Dr. Doron is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and residency at the George Washington University Hospital. She completed her fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center, along with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University. Her research interests include antimicrobial resistance, probiotics and the intestinal microbiome.

Dr. Doron is known locally and nationally for her expertise in antimicrobial stewardship and infection control. She holds a contract with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to support healthcare facilities throughout the region in their efforts to improve their stewardship and infection control initiatives. She sits on both the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee and the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Antimicrobial Stewardship and ID Leadership working group.

Robert A. Duncan, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.Robert A. Duncan, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA

Robert.Duncan@lahey.org 

Robert A. Duncan, MD, MPH is currently the Director of Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Control at the Center for Infectious Diseases at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  He is board certified in infectious diseases.

Dr. Duncan received a BA from Wesleyan University, an MPH (Infectious Disease Epidemiology) from Yale University, and an MD from the University of Connecticut, followed by residency training at New England Deaconess Hospital and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at Boston City Hospital, Boston University, and the Boston Veterans Administration Hospital.  He has been a Senior Staff Physician in Infectious Diseases at Lahey Clinic since 1993 and Hospital Epidemiologist since 1999.  He is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Yoav Golan, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Yoav Golan, MD, MS, FIDSA
ygolan@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Yoav Golan is currently attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.   

Dr. Golan received his M.D. from the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School in Israel. He was trained in Internal Medicine at Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv University and Infectious diseases at Tufts New England Medical Center. His field of professional expertise includes healthcare-acquired infections, antibiotic resistance and its impact on patient outcomes, patient risk stratification, and C. difficile infections. He is also trained in clinical research with focus on epidemiology, statistics and modeling. In addition, he completed a drug-development course.  He has completed multiple research projects as a PI and co-PI. Dr. Golan has been capable of producing large collaborations to explore various issues related to healthcare-related infections. 

Over the past 10 years, Dr. Golan has been involved in the pre-clinical and clinical development of several antibiotics. Over the past 7 years, he became particularly interested in infections by C. difficile. He has been involved in multiple clinical trials as a PI- most notably- the trials that lead to the approval of fidaxomicin for the treatment of C. difficile infections. Dr. Golan has a comprehensive understanding of clinical research methodologies and, as a clinician and researcher, he is familiar first-hand with the unmet need. In summary, he has the required knowledge of the field, the ability to conduct large research projects through collaborations, and a proven track record in drug development.

Sherwood L. Gorbach, MD is Distinguished Professorships (Emeritus) in the Departments of Public Health, Medicine, and Molecular Biology and Microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine.Sherwood L. Gorbach, MD
Sherwood.gorbach@tufts.edu 

Sherwood Gorbach currently holds Distinguished Professorships (Emeritus) in the Departments of Public Health, Medicine, and Molecular Biology and Microbiology at Tufts Medical School. He works as an independent consultant to the pharmaceutical industry and continues teaching and writing at Tufts Medical School. 

Dr. Sherwood L. Gorbach graduated Tufts University School of Medicine in 1962. After internship and residency in internal medicine at Cornell-Bellevue Medical Center, he returned to the Tufts-New England Medical Center for a fellowship in infectious diseases. He received additional postgraduate training in parasitology and entomology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and in gastroenterology at the Hammersmith Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London. He has conducted studies of enteric infections and nutrition in India and Latin America.  From 1969 to 2014, Dr. Gorbach was continuously funded as a principal investigator by the National Institutes of Health for research in gastrointestinal infections, HIV and nutrition. Dr. Gorbach has published nearly 600 papers and has authored nineteen books. He has trained over 90 fellows in infectious diseases. He has received the Alexander Fleming Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (2007) and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anaerobe Society of the Americas (2008). The Tufts University Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award was presented in 2009 and the Zucker Family Prize for outstanding research in 2013. He was awarded the Tufts Deans Award in 2015 for Excellence in Research. Since 2000, he has served as the editor-in-chief of CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES.  He served (2005-2013) as Chief Scientific Officer at Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and during 2014 as Senior Vice President for Scientific Affairs at Cubist Pharmaceutics, Inc.

James Hellinger, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.James Hellinger, MD, MSc
jhellinger@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

James Hellinger is currently attending physician at Tufts Medical Center in the Division of Infectious Diseases, as well as the Medical Director with Neighborhood Health Plan, and with the Community Medical Alliance Complex Care Management Program. Dr. Hellinger is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. 

In these roles, Dr. Hellinger continues to work closely with a multidisciplinary clinical team of nurse practitioners focused on home based care for the disabled including many compromised by HIV, Hepatitis C, substance abuse and mental illness. Following medical school at University of California San Francisco, he completed internal medicine and infectious disease training with the Harvard Combined Infectious Disease program. Dr. Hellinger completed a Masters of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health. 

Dr. Hellinger has extensive clinical research experience in designing, conducting and analyzing HIV clinical trials. He has participated in more than 100 clinical research trials ranging from phase 1 to phase 4 involving antiretrovirals, and therapeutics for HIV infections and metabolic complications. These studies include single site studies in which he has acted as Principal Investigator as well as multi-site domestic and international collaborations, funded by both public and private sources, including roles with Data Safety Monitoring Boards,  NIH sponsored NIH review panel for novel antiretroviral therapeutics, the Campbell Foundation ( a non-profit dedicated to HIV clinical research) and pharmaceutical sponsors. Past work includes Director of Research Development at the HIV Community Research Initiative of New England, and consultant to the Massachusetts HIV Drug Assistance Program. He continues to work as technical advisor to the HIV Research Network in affiliation with Drs. Moore and Gebo at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD.

Steven Y. Hong, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Steven Y. Hong, MD, MPH, MAR
SHong@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Steven Y. Hong is currently an attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine as well as Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is the Branch Chief, Clinical Services at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Namibia. Dr. Hong is board certified in Infectious Diseases. Dr. Hong graduated with a B.S. and M.P.H. from Columbia University, an M.D. from New York Medical College and an M.A.R. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He led the establishment of a strong research collaboration between Tufts University School of Medicine, the University of Namibia School of Medicine and the Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services. His research in Namibia focuses on achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets to end HIV. He has conducted studies on optimization of adherence and retention of patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART), implementation of community adherence clubs, assessment and prevention of HIV drug resistance (HIVDR), increasing HIV testing for men, assessment of food insecurity among ART patients, and decreasing hazardous alcohol consumption among ART patients. Dr. Hong also worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization in their HIVDR assessment and prevention strategy in resource-limited settings. In this context he helped to implement Early Warning Indicators of HIVDR and implemented surveys of HIVDR in Namibia and other resource-limited settings. He has also worked as Deputy Chief of Party, Clinical Director of the Society for Family Health in Namibia where he led the Key Population Program, spearheading the establishment of pre-exposure prophylaxis, HIV self-testing, and index case testing.

Linden Hu, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Linden Hu, MD, FIDSA
linden.hu@tufts.edu 

Linden Hu is currently Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of medicine. Dr. Hu is board certified in infectious diseases. 

Dr. Hu graduated from Brown University with both an A.B. and a M.D. degree. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Tufts New England Medical Center. He stayed on as faculty in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center where he is involved in research of Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses. He is involved in both clinical and bench research and has been awarded 18 NIH sponsored grants to date in his career.  He is a former Vice-Chairman for Faculty Development in the Dept of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center. He has served on numerous NIH study sections and committees and is a fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America and was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Michael R. Jordan, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Michael R. Jordan, MD, MPH
mjordan@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Michael Jordan is currently attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Jordan is board certified in Infectious Diseases. 

Dr. Jordan is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr Jordan has a broad interest in general infectious disease with special emphasis on HIV.

 

Dr. Jordan’s research interest include HIV drug resistance, HIV subtypes, understanding the clinical relevance of low-frequency HIV drug resistant mutations, development of population level surveillance strategies for assessing levels of transmitted and acquired HIV drug resistance in resource limited countries scaling-up antiretroviral therapy, and the development of strategies to optimize antiretroviral therapy program functioning in resource limited countries.

 

Dr. Jordan is a consultant scientist for the World Health Organization HIV care and treatment program and has lead global development of WHO/HIVResNet, a network comprised of more than 50 international institutions, experts and national HIV programme representatives, which builds capacity for HIV drug resistance surveillance in low and middle income countries. Since 2005, Dr. Jordan has lead WHO efforts to develop HIV drug resistance surveillance and monitoring strategies and oversees laboratory QA/QC within WHO/HIVResNet.

 

Dr. Jordan is an author of over 50 peer reviewed publications and numerous WHO publications.

Laura Kogelman, MD is the Director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Laura Kogelman, MD, FIDSA
lkogelman@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Laura Kogelman is currently Director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic as well as the Director of the Traveler’s Health Service. She is an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. Kogelman is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. Kogelman has been involved in caring for patients living with HIV since completing fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Combined Infectious Disease fellowship program, with the second year focused specifically and exclusively on HIV. She brought that expertise to Tufts Medical Center when she joined the division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Disease in 2002. She has established a busy HIV practice and became the Director of the Infectious Disease clinic in 2008. Our clinic provides services to more than 500 people living with HIV in the greater Boston area. In addition, she runs the Post-Exposure Prophylaxis program at Tufts, working closely with the senior ID Fellow, Employee Health and the Emergency Room to care for both Employees and Non-Employees who have had potential exposure to HIV. This care includes victims of sexual assault and those with high risk sexual exposure histories. As an expansion of this, she also provides Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis services to at-risk individuals. Her other major area of clinical interest is Travel and Tropical Medicine. She has been director of the Traveler’s Health Service at Tufts since 2004 and completed additional training through the Gorgas course, based in Lima, Peru. She supervises all the fellows as the rotate through travel clinic. 

In addition to her clinical duties, she is responsible for multiple didactic lectures for medical students, residents and fellows at Tufts and she has lectured on HIV and Travel Medicine at multiple institutions throughout Massachusetts. She has been a site PI for several multinational multi-center HIV clinical trials, and has collaborated on several clinical HIV and Travel Medicine studies, including NIH and NIMH funded projects.

Rakhi Kohli, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Rakhi Kohli, MD, MS
RKohli@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Rakhi Kohli is attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kohli is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. 

Dr. Kohli attended Cornell University for her undergraduate studies and the University of Rochester for medical school. She completed her internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston MA and her infectious disease fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. During her fellowship she studied mortality trends in HIV-infected drug users in the early HAART era and earned a Masters of Science with a focus in Clinical Research Methods.  

In 2005 Dr. Kohil joined the faculty at Tufts. Her current research focuses on metabolic complications of antiretroviral therapy. Dr. Kohli has published on the effect of metformin on insulin resistance and abdominal fat in HIV-infected persons and received a NIH K23 award to examine insulin resistance and body fat changes in HIV-infected persons.  Her clinical interests include general infectious diseases, transplant infectious disease, and HIV. Dr. Kohli regularly attends on the transplant infectious disease consult service and maintains an outpatient continuity clinic where she follows patients with chronic infections. She co-directs the 2n year medical school Microbiology and Infectious Disease Course at Tufts University School of Medicine and directs the Infectious Disease Division Morbidity and Mortality Conference.

Lindsay Margoles, MD is an attending physician in Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.Lindsay Margoles, MD
lmargoles@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Lindsay Margoles is currently an attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, specializing in Transplant Infectious Diseases. Dr. Margoles is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. 

Dr. Margoles completed her undergraduate education at Emory University, where she received at B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology. She then remained at Emory University for medical school, Internal Medicine Residency, and Infectious Diseases Fellowship, where she developed a clinical and research interest in sepsis in immunocompromised hosts. 

During ID Fellowship training at Emory University, Dr. Margoles conducted translational research pertaining to sepsis immunology, and then came to Tufts in 2016 to continue her research training as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She is now working in the Isberg Lab in the Department of Molecular Microbiology of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, investigating the evolution of antibiotic resistance of Acinetobacter baumannii in an immuncompromised mouse model.

Daniel P. McQuillen, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Daniel P. McQuillen, MD, FIDSA, FACP
Daniel.p.mcquillen@lahey.org 

Daniel McQuillen is Senior Staff Physician in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. McQuillen is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. 

Dr. McQuillen completed his residency at The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in1988 and his Infectious Diseases Fellowship at The Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, Boston University School of Medicine in 1991. He is a former Chair of the Clinical Affairs Committee if the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA, 2008-2011), current IDSA Vice Chair of the IDWeek Program Committee and current President of the Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society. He has been active in IDSA efforts to document and advocate for the value of Infectious Disease specialists on a national level. 

He directs the Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Disease service at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and is interested in tick-associated infections, management of Clostridium difficile infection, HIV medicine, and general infectious disease.

Natalie Nierenberg, MD is the Medical Director of Inpatient Wound Prevention and Management and an Attending Physician at Tufts Medical Center.Natalie Nierenberg, MD, MPH
NNierenberg@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Natalie Nierenberg is currently Medical Director, Inpatient Wound Prevention and Management and attending physician at Tufts Medical Center.  She is an Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Nierenberg is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. Nierenberg graduated from Georgetown University and went on to get her MD and MPH in International Medicine from the Tulane University School of Medicine and the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine respectively. As an undergraduate, Dr. Nierenberg started working in developing countries with Project Medishare for Haiti and Partners in Health and took her first trip to Haiti. This trip became the first of nearly two dozen trips to Haiti so far. On the first trip, Dr. Nierenberg helped set up mobile clinics in remote areas and assisted in training local practitioners to run the clinics. She continued these visits as a medical student, intern, resident and attending physician and has trained many students and residents to continue to the operations. Now, Dr. Nierenberg provides continuing education online and in person for local practitioners in Haiti to enhance sustainability and decrease reliance on volunteer missions.

As an attending physician at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Nierenberg specializes in transplant infectious disease, the management of device related infections, and is also a wound care specialist in the Center for Vascular Medicine, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. In the fall of 2015, she will assume the position of Medical Director for Inpatient Wound Care.

Winnie W. Ooi, MDWinnie W. Ooi, MD, MPH
Winnie.W.Ooi@lahey.org 

Winnie Ooi is Senior Staff Physician in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Ooi is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. 

She joined the staff in 1984 after completing medical school at the Medical College of Philadelphia. She completed her internal medicine residency training at USC Medical Center and Infectious Diseases training at the Boston University Medical Center. She holds Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and has specific interest in tropical infections and parasitology. She is Director of the Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic at Lahey Hospital. 

She has specific interest in Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) and operates a monthly multidisciplinary Federally funded regional center of excellence.

Debra D. Poutsiaka, MD, PhD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Debra D. Poutsiaka, MD, PhD, FIDSA
dpoutsiaka@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Debra Poutsiaka is currently attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  She is a former program director of the infectious disease fellowship program of Tufts Medical Center. She is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. 

Dr. Poutsiaka received her medical degree and doctor of philosophy (microbiology) from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at the Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, followed by her fellowship in infectious diseases at Tufts New England Medical Center. Dr. Poutsiaka is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Disease Society of America and the Massachusetts Infectious Disease Society.  

Dr. Poutsiaka’s clinical interests center on general infectious diseases and the care of immunocompromised patients with infections. She serves as an attending physician on the general infectious disease and transplant infectious disease consultation services, and the infectious disease-internal medicine ward service of Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Poutsiaka’s research interests include infections in the immunocompromised patient, particularly in the setting of organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and the relationship between the gut microbiota and health and disease. 

David R. Stone, MD is an Attending Physician as well as Co-Director of the Mycobacteria Treatment Clinic at Tufts Medical Center.David R. Stone, MD
dstone@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

David Stone is currently attending physician as well as Co-Director of the Mycobacteria Treatment Clinic at Tufts Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Stone is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. 

Dr. Stone graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. His particular interest is with HIV and with Tuberculosis. Dr. Stone works with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and continues to see patients with HIV in prisons.  His focus of interest has been with adherence to medications and drug resistance. In addition he has been very involved in the care of HIV positive inmates who are transitioning to the community.  

At Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Stone co-directs the Mycobacterial Clinic with Dr. Ismail from pulmonary. They care for a large population of people with active and latent TB and with atypical mycobacteria. 

Sujit Suchindran, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Sujit Suchindran, MD, MPH
Sujit.Suchindran@Lahey.org

Sujit Suchindran is currently Senior Staff Physician in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Suchindran is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. 

He completed medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he obtained his Master of Public Health degree. Afterwards, he completed Internal Medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC and Infectious Diseases fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has worked at Lahey Hospital since 2014 and has a particular interest in antimicrobial stewardship.

Cheleste M. Thorpe, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center. Cheleste M. Thorpe, MD, MS
cthorpe@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Dr. Thorpe is currently attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Thorpe is board certified in infectious diseases. 

Dr. Thorpe graduated with a B.S. from University of Michigan, and a Master’s in Biophysics at Harvard University before attending Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed fellowship training at Tufts New England Medical Center, and joined the Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine staff in 2000. Her research interests include diarrheal disease, toxin biology, Clostridium difficile, probiotics and gut immune activation. 

Dr. Thorpe is a member of the Immunology Program in the Sackler School at TUSM, and serves on thesis committees for PhD students. She has been the Chair of the Tufts Boston-Medford Institutional Biosafety Committee since 2001. In her clinical role, she attends at Tufts Medical Center on the general and transplant consult services. She is also wound care-trained.

Tine Vindenes, MD, MPH is an attending physician in Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.Tine Vindenes, MD, MPH
tvindenes@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Tine Vindenes is currently attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Vindenes is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. 

Dr. Vindenes graduated from Palacky University Faculty of Medicine with Honors in 2008. She went on to complete an official Norwegian internship 2008-2010 before moving to the United States. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut in 2013, and went on to complete an Infectious Disease fellowship at Tufts Medical Center as well as a Master of Public Health at Tufts University in 2016. 

Dr. Vindenes is interested in general infectious diseases, and particularly diseases affecting underserved populations. Also, she is interested in HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, and has studied neurocognitive changes in HIV patients; as well as conducted a genotypic, epidemiologic, and geospatial analysis of Massachusetts tuberculosis cases. She sees patients both at Tufts Medical Center as well as in a satellite clinic in Lowell.

Christine Wanke, MD is an Attending Physician at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Christine Wanke, MD, FIDSA
christine.wanke@tufts.edu 

Christine Wanke is currently Attending Physician, Tufts Medical Center and Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. Wanke is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. 

Dr. Wanke’s research interests are in the intersection of nutritional compromise and infectious diseases, particularly diarrheal disease and growth faltering in children in the resource limited world and in patients infected with HIV, whether in the US or in the resource limited world. In studies of growth faltering our interests are in maternal as well as infant factors and her group is interested in pathogenesis as well as the development of potential interventions. A particular interest is in the role of altered intestinal microbiota, bacterial translocation, and immune activation. In terms of HIV and nutrition, they view the intersection of HIV and nutrition broadly, to include biologic, behavioral, psychological,and  socio-economic factors that contribute to the relationship between nutrition and HIV. Interests include the prevalence of food security, the impact of food security on entry and  retention in care, adherence to ART, the impact of food security and nutrition on progression of HIV infection and on complications of HIV infections, including cardiovascular risk and other infections, such as tuberculosis or hepatitis. Dr. Wanke and her group have an interest in intestinal microbiota in HIV, as well as intestinal function and immune activation/inflammation in HIV.  They employ translational elements, such as cost effectiveness of interventions in our studies. Trainees are involved in all aspects of this research and include US trained post-doctoral fellows as well as international trainees.

Kenneth Wener, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Kenneth Wener, MD
Kenneth.m.wener@lahey.org 

Dr. Wener is currently Chairman of the Department of Infectious Diseases of Lahey Health and Senior Staff Physician at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Wener is board certified in infectious diseases. 

He completed medical school at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology School of Medicine. Afterwards, he completed Internal Medicine residency training at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland and subsequent fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.  

Dr. Wener joined the Department of Infectious Diseases at Lahey in 2006 and has served as the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist and Co-chair of the Antimicrobial Subcommittee of Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 

He is the site coordinator for infectious disease trainee education at Lahey. He has numerous interests including infections of the critically ill and the prevention of healthcare associated infections. 

Alysse G. Wurcel, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center.Alysse G. Wurcel, MD, MS
AWurcel@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Alysse Wurcel is currently attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. Wurcel is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Wurcel completed her undergraduate education at Tufts University.  She is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed. She completed Infectious Disease fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and Tufts Medical Center, and received a Masters in Clinical Research from the Sacker School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University.  In addition to her faculty position in the Department of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Public Health at Tufts University School of Medicine. She currently provides HIV and hepatitis C care at Tufts Medical Center as well as four local county jails. 

Her research interests include prevention and treatment of infection diseases in people who use drugs.  In addition to being the site supervisor of industry studies, she has received funding from the Center for AIDS Research and Tufts University to work on understanding barriers and facilitators to delivery of medical care to people in jail and people who use drugs. In May 2018, she was awarded a KL2 grant from the Tufts Center for Translational Studies Institute to work with key stakeholders in the criminal justice and public health systems to evaluate and improve current hepatitis C testing and treatment protocols in jails. She is also co-investigator on a Tufts CTSI Pilot project aimed at understanding HIV care transitions from jail to community.