Farokh Dotiwala, MBBS, PhD


Experts discuss the latest news in infectious disease.


A stewardship send-off: Optimizing antimicrobials upon discharge

Infectious Disease News, November 2019
Cynthia T. Nguyen, PharmD; Jerod Nagel, PharmD
Much of published antimicrobial stewardship literature has focused on reducing the use of broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy. However, in addition to…

Developing new-generation antibiotics to curb antibiotic resistance

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Farokh Dotiwala, MBBS, PhD
Antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, is a major public health issue. Bacterial diseases we used to successfully treat with antibiotics are re-emerging…

‘Long past time’: WHO takes crucial step in declaring Ebola an emergency

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
Lawrence O. Gostin, JD
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reconvened the emergency committee on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, for the…

Time for bold action to quell Ebola outbreak in DRC

Infectious Disease News, July 2019
Lawrence O. Gostin, JD
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was wise to reconvene the emergency committee for the third time to review the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic…

Collaboration in infection control essential to meet future health crises

Infectious Disease News, April 2019
Judith A. Guzman-Cottrill, DO
The discovery of antibiotics, one of the greatest advancements in the history of medicine, was nonetheless a victim of the law of unexpected…

#BeASteward: IDSA develops antimicrobial stewardship curriculum for ID fellows

Infectious Disease News, January 2019
Sonali Advani, MBBS MPH; Rachel Shnekendorf, MPH; Vera Luther, MD
Antibiotic overuse contributes to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance and the development of multidrug-resistant organisms, or MDROs. It is…

The wrong antibiotic for the wrong person can be life-threatening

Infectious Disease News, December 2018
Thomas P. Lodise, PharmD, PhD
In the world of medicine, there is no “one size fits all.” Take a hypothetical case involving a patient we’ll call Mike, who just…

Fluoroquinolone safety labeling changes: An opportunity for physicians to reassess

Infectious Disease News, November 2018
Debra E Boxwell, PharmD
The FDA is reminding health care professionals who prescribe antibiotics that there are new safety labeling changes for systemic fluoroquinolones…

Lessons from the latest Ebola outbreak in the DRC

Infectious Disease News, October 2018
Philip A Lederer, MD
So far, we have lucked out. After 2 months, the latest Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, although awful, has not…

Tribute to Ted Eickhoff: Infectious disease practitioners as public health advocates

Infectious Disease News, August 2018
Kathleen F Gensheimer, MD MPH FIDSA
Ted Eickhoff understood the intersection of public health and the infectious disease practitioner, effectively using his editorial pulpit at…