The world's largest organization of professionals dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, has honored eight distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who were elected this year to be fellows of PIDS.

The designation “fellow” in PIDS honors those who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession. “PIDS fellows are national and international leaders and experts in the field of pediatric infectious diseases. Their expertise touches the lives of children not only on those larger stages, but also at the local level in their hospitals, clinics, research labs, institutions, and communities,” said PIDS President Kristina Bryant, MD, FPIDS. “Fellowship in PIDS is our way of recognizing these accomplished physicians, researchers, and scientists for their important contributions to our field.”

Applicants for PIDS fellowship must be nominated by their peers and meet specified criteria, including continuing identification with the field of pediatric infectious diseases, national or local recognition, and publication of their work in strong biomedical journals. Nominees are reviewed and elected by the PIDS Board of Directors. Fellows of PIDS work in many different settings, including clinical practice, teaching, research, public health, and health care administration.

This year, the following individuals were honored as fellows of PIDS:

  • Amina Ahmed, MD, FPIDS
  • James H. Brien, DO, FPIDS
  • Anthony Flores, MD, MPH, PhD, FPIDS
  • John Manaloor, MD, FPIDS
  • Thomas J. Sandora, MD, MPH, FPIDS
  • Robert Tanz, MD, FPIDS
  • Melanie Wellington, MD, PhD, FPIDS
  • John V. Williams, MD, FPIDS

Please join me in congratulating the 2020 PIDS fellows.

Kris