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Dr. Mobeen Rathore is a Professor and Associate Chair at the University of Florida (UF) and Hospital Epidemiologist and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, in Jacksonville, Florida. He is the founding director of the UF Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Service (UF CARES).

He received his medical degree from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan, completed his pediatric residency at Akron Children’s Hospital and his pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis University. As chair of the Infection Control Committee for the five-hospital Baptist Health System, he has been very active in the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Dr. Rathore is a nominee for president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Voting for the election will be from April 26 to June 9, 2020.

Dr. Rathore has a professional philosophy that he describes simply as ABCD:

  • Advocacy for children and pediatricians,
  • Burnout prevention for pediatricians,
  • Care access for all children, and
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.

“The most important thing I did in my professional career is advocate for kids,” Dr. Rathore says.

Dr. Rathore has served on the boards of the HIV Medicine Association, the Florida Medical Association, and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. He is the former president of the Florida Chapter of the AAP and his county medical society, the current AAP District X Vice-Chair, and one of 10 AAP Diversity and Inclusion Champions. He has served on AAP’s Committee on Infectious Diseases and the Editorial Board of the Redbook. He is currently also serving on the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Sub-Board.

A PIDS member since 1991, he has served on the PIDS Board of Directors as well as many committees. His main research interests are HIV and the epidemiology of hospital-associated infections.

Dr. Rathore has lived in Jacksonville for 29 years with his wife, a pathologist. His elder son works for the U.S. Department of State and his younger son is a third-year medical student. For more information, please visit his website mobeenrathore.com.