Biography

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My fields of interest include clinical microbiology-related epidemiology, the evaluation of new diagnostic methods in clinical microbiology, the evaluation of new antimicrobial agents in vitro, general and tropical infectious diseases, especially Chagas’ disease, neurocysticercosis, as well as traveler’s health.

Education

Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1959)
Internship
Parkland Health & Hospital System (1960), Medicine
Residency
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (1962), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (1963), Infectious Disease
Fellowship
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (1969), Infectious Disease
Medical School
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Med (1993)

Research Interest

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Diagnostic methods in clinical microbiology
  • Epidemiology of Chagas Disease in Belize
  • Neurocysticercosis in North America

Publications

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Honors & Awards

  • Secretary-Treasurer, ACCTMTH (Clinical section of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)
    National tropical diseases professional organization (2011)
  • Kuwait University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology
    Visiting Professor (2009-2009)
  • Kuwait University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology
    Visiting Professor (1982)
  • President and charter member
    Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology (1982)
  • Kuwait University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology
    Visiting Professor (1981-1981)
  • President and charter member
    Texas Infectious Diseases Society (1980)
  • Visiting Professor
    St. Thomas’s Hospital and Medical School, London (1980)
  • President and cofounder
    Texas Society for Clinical Microbiology (1973)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    Honor Medical Society (1959)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Anaerobe Society of the Americas (2005)
  • International Society of Travel Medicine (2005)
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (1995)
  • Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (1993)
  • College of American Pathologists (1980)
  • Texas Infectious Diseases Society (1980)
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (1977)
  • Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology (1975)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (1974)
  • American Society for Microbiology (1967)