Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID

Issue: May 2021
May 20, 2021
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Hooked on ID with Gregory A. Poland, MD, MACP, FIDSA, FRCP

Issue: May 2021
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My career has been on the preventing infectious diseases side.

 Gregory A. Poland, MD, MACP, FIDSA, FRCP
Gregory A. Poland

I got hooked as a resident in 1982 when, in short order, I saw a man with tetanus, an infant with Haemophilus influenzae type B meningitis who lost his hearing, and one admission after another with influenza A. That week, I knew what my life course in medicine would be — preventing preventable infections rather than treating them once they occurred. It has been one of the most fulfilling careers I could imagine!

— Gregory A. Poland, MD, MACP, FIDSA, FRCP
Emeritus professor of medicine, infectious diseases and molecular pharmacology and experimental therapeutics
Director, Vaccine Research Group
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota