Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Paul A. Volberding, MD

Infectious Disease News, January 2019
I followed a somewhat circuitous route to a career in ID. In medical school and residency, I was strongly drawn to oncology but got a bit distracted…
Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Jasmine R. Marcelin, MD

Infectious Disease News, December 2018
My path to medicine began at age 8 years, after seeking career counsel from my pediatrician. During medical school, clever microorganisms and the…
Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Jason P. Burnham, MD

Infectious Disease News, November 2018
Hernán Cortés and Pánfilo de Narváez brought smallpox to the Americas in 1520. Due to a lack of immunity, the native…
Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Steven K. Schmitt, MD, FIDSA, FACP

Infectious Disease News, October 2018
Infectious Diseases leapt off the pages of Paul de Kruif’s Microbe Hunters in the eighth grade and has held me ever since. I was enticed by…
Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Susan C. Bleasdale, MD

Infectious Disease News, September 2018
Infectious Disease News asked ID specialists when they chose to pursue a career in infectious diseases and why. Read more responses online at