With the Ebola virus still in national and international headlines, an American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) graduate is in high demand for his expertise in infectious diseases—and is making the rounds both throughout the web and on the national news.
Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert and 2002 graduate of AUC, was recently described by one news outlet as the "go-to expert for international media to talk about Ebola." At a glance, he’s been featured in Time magazine, on the BBC and CNN, and operates both a blog—Tracking Zebra—and an active Twitter feed.
A senior associate at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Center for Health Security, Dr. Adalja has served on the Infectious Disease Society of America's (IDSA) Public Health Committee, a FEMA working group on nuclear disaster recovery, US government panels on establishing guidelines to treat anthrax and botulism, and a number of other committees. He also served on the US Department of Health and Human Services’ National Disaster Medical System Disaster Medical Assistance Team, which deployed him to Haiti after a deadly earthquake hit that country in 2010.
After graduating from AUC, Dr. Adalja—a Butler, Pennsylvania resident— completed residency training in both internal medicine and emergency medicine at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, where he was a member of the infection control committee and chief resident. He is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, critical care medicine, and emergency medicine. Dr. Adalja holds membership in several medical societies, including the American Medical Association and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Learn more about Dr. Adalja here, or visit his blog or Twitter account.
Posted November 07, 2014 01:14 PM