SAN DIEGO, CA – (November 22, 2021) Christian B. Ramers, MD, MPH of UC San Diego School of Medicine and the Family Health Centers of San Diego has been named a Fellow by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society. Fellowship in IDSA is one of the highest honors in the field of infectious diseases. It recognizes distinguished clinicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession.

A graduate of UCLA and UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Ramers completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and fellowship and master’s degree in global public health at the University of Washington in Seattle.   He has has worked tirelessly in the areas of HIV prevention and treatment, Viral Hepatitis (HBV/HCV) and COVID-19 on behalf of medically underserved individuals in San Diego.  Working with CDC, ministries of health, and non-governmental organizations, Dr. Ramers has led educational programs in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

“The 199 individuals chosen to receive the FIDSA designation this year are committed to blazing trails in the field of infectious diseases, and IDSA is proud to honor them,” said Dan McQuillen, MD, FIDSA, president of IDSA. “There has never been a more critical or more exciting time for the field of infectious diseases. These ID physicians and scientists are on the front lines of research and clinical care and represent the passion and commitment to educate and protect us from dangerous illness. We all benefit as a result of their vital contributions to local communities and expertise within the field of medicine. I am proud to call them my colleagues.”

Applicants for IDSA Fellowship must be nominated by their peers and meet specified criteria that include continuing identification with the field of infectious diseases, national or regional recognition and publication of their scholarly work. Nominees are reviewed and elected by the IDSA Board of Directors. Fellows of IDSA work in many different settings, including clinical practice, teaching, research, public health and health care administration.

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About Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is an organization of over 12,000 physicians, scientists, public health experts and other health care professionals dedicated to promoting health through excellence in infectious diseases research, education, prevention and patient care. The Society was founded in 1963 and is based in Arlington, VA. For more information, see www.idsociety.org.