Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD

Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD is an associate professor, Infectious Disease, and Vice Chair for Research for the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin. She chairs the department’s research committee, which develops and oversees policies for pilot project funding, bridge funding, and the capital exercise process.

Yoko Furuya, MD, MS

Dr. E. Yoko Furuya is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in the Division of Infectious Diseases (ID) and serves as Medical Director of Infection Prevention & Control and Director of Antibiotic Stewardship for all New York-Presbyterian Hospital Campuses.

W. Matthew Linam, MD, MS

W. Matthew Linam, MD, MS, graduated medical school from the University Of Tennessee College of Medicine in 2001. He completed his pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2004 and was chief resident in 2005.

Belinda E. Ostrowsky, MD

Dr. Ostrowsky earned her MD from the State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine, after which she trained in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and in ID at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center.

Sara E. Cosgrove, MD, MS, FSHEA

Sara E. Cosgrove, MD, MS, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

David Banach, MD, MPH

Dr. David Banach is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he serves as Head of Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiologist for UConn Health.

Daniel J. Sexton, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA

Daniel J. Sexton, MD, is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Medicine. He is currently a Professor of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine. He spent two years as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the CDC in the early 1970s.

Elizabeth S. Dodds Ashley, PharmD, MHS

Elizabeth S. Dodds Ashley, PharmD, MHS, is currently a liaison pharmacist with the Duke Antimicrobial Stewardship Outreach Network (DASON) based at Duke University.  She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Bouvé College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Susan A. Dolan, RN MS CIC FAPIC

Susan A. Dolan, RN MS CIC FAPIC a long time SHEA member is the 2016 President for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology(APIC).

Judy Guzman-Cottrill, DO

Dr. Judy Guzman-Cottrill is a Professor of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University, where she has been a faculty member in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases since 2004. From 2004-2015, she served as co-chair of the Infection Prevention and Control Committee and as the Pediatric Medical Director of Infection Control at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, OR.

Dev Anderson, MD, MPH, FSHEA, FIDSA

Dr. Dev Anderson is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center.

He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 2001. He completed his Internal Medicine residency (2004) and Infectious Disease fellowship (2006) at Duke University Medical Center and subsequently received his MPH in Epidemiology from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2007.

Hitoshi Honda MD, PhD is an infectious diseases consultant and a hospital epidemiologist at the Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan.

He received his MD and PhD from the Kitasato University School of Medicine, Japan in 2000. He completed the internal medicine residency at University of Hawaii in 2007 and then completed an infectious diseases fellowship and healthcare epidemiology fellowship under the tutelage of Drs. David Warren and Victoria Fraser at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Surbhi Leekha MBBS, MPH, is an Infectious Diseases physician, Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, and Medical Director for Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She devotes most of her professional effort to day-to-day hospital epidemiology practice.

Robin Jump, MD, PhD

Dr. Robin Jump is a physician-scientist with the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

Hanan Balkhy, MD

Dr. Hanan Balkhy is a graduate of King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She completed her pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston USA 1993-1996; followed by a pediatric infectious diseases fellowship training from 1996-1999 from a joint program of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Balkhy is American board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Disease.

Carol Kauffman, MD

Dr Kauffman is Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and Chief of the Infectious Diseases Section at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. She received her undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University, attended medical school at the University of Michigan, where she also trained in Internal Medicine, and was a Fellow in Infectious Diseases at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.


Dr. Louise Dembry is the incoming President of SHEA. She joined SHEA in 1993 as an Infectious Diseases Fellow and served on various SHEA committees and task forces. She was the Scientific Program chair of the 2004 Annual Meeting and chaired the Publications Committee 2007-2010. She participated in several SHEA review groups and served as faculty for the SHEA/CDC course for many years as well as the HAI Regional Training program. She was SHEA Treasurer 2010-2012 and returned to the SHEA Board as Vice President in 2014. She participated in the creation of the SHEA Education and Research Foundation (ERF) while Treasurer and has continued to serve on the SHEA ERF Board through 2015. She has been a member of the Week Planning Committee for the last three years and has served as an abstract reviewer.

Walter C. Hellinger, MD

Walter C. Hellinger, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He has served as the hospital epidemiologist and chair of infection prevention and control at Mayo Clinic in Florida, since 1991, where he has also served as the co-director of the antibiotic stewardship program since 1997.

Issam I. Raad, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA

SHEA was pleased to present the 2015 SHEA Mentor Scholar Award to Issam I. Raad, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA, at IDWeek 2015 in recognition of his distinguished record in mentoring fellows and junior faculty over the last two decades, most of whom have assumed leadership positions as heads of infection control and prevention programs. As the Gerald P. Bodey Sr. Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Dr. Raad is considered one of the world’s leading experts in the field of healthcare-related infections and infections in cancer.

Richard Platt, MD

Richard Platt, MD, MSc, FIDSA, FSHEA, is professor and chair of the Harvard Medical School Department of Population Medicine at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. A fellow of SHEA and IDSA, Dr. Platt has extensive experience in developing systems for using electronic health information to support healthcare associated infection practice and research, public health surveillance, medical product safety assessments, comparative effectiveness and outcomes research, and quality improvement programs. Dr. Platt leads a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Epicenter, a collaborative research program of research in infection control and prevention.