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Please Vote (Bottom of Page) on the Following IDSNY Leadership Candidates for the 2022 Academic Year

IDSNY PRESIDENT (Will Assume Position june 2022):


Rachel Gordon, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center

Thank you for considering me for President of IDSNY. I am currently Associate Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology (Division of Infectious Diseases) at the Columbia University Medical Center.  I am also Director of Curricular Innovation and Strategic Initiatives and will be assuming the role of Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs in the VP&S Office of Education in July 2020.  I have previously been a councilor in IDSNY and played a role reviewing abstracts.  I have also been an active member of IDSA.  As President, especially in this time of crisis, I would draw on my years of experience in both research and education to help us share best clinical and research practices.  As New York is at the epicenter of this epidemic and others (MDR bacterial infections), we are at the forefront of COVID research and clinical care.  Under my leadership, I would bring our community together to help further patient care and benefit society.



IDSNY COUNSELORS (Positions will be effective immediately):


Rachel Bartash, MD Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center​

As a physician with a strong background in education, policy, and guidelines, I am very interested in becoming a councilor for the Infectious Diseases Society of New York.  My clinical practice focuses on immunocompromised hosts and antimicrobial stewardship, particularly in immuncompromised populations. In addition, as an assistant program director for Montefiore’s infectious diseases fellowship, I am deeply committed to fellows’ education and have had the opportunity to be a faculty member and content developer for the IDSNY fellows’ course for the past 3 years. Furthermore, I currently teach a board review course for our second year fellows at Montefiore and would be interested in exploring the possibility of adapting this to a city wide course with IDSNY sponsorship in the future. Given my clinical interests and passion for education, I feel that I am an excellent candidate for this position and, if selected, look forward to collaborating with leaders of this society.


Rahul Gaikwad, MD Assistant Professor, Ican School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Samuel's Clinic-Mt. Sinai West

Thank you for considering me for a position as councilor for the Infectious Disease Society of New York.
I completed my residency and ID fellowship in New York City, and would welcome the opportunity to give back and contribute to the community that trained me.

I am a clinician-educator with an additional interest in policy.  My clinical activities include inpatient infectious disease consults at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside, as well as outpatient work at our OPAT clinics at Morningside and Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and outpatient HIV/primary care.  Education and mentorship of our ID fellows is of special importance to me, and I currently serve on our divisional Clinical Competency Committee, run our board review lecture series, and precept our fellow's continuity clinic.  As Associate Director of the MS West/Morningside OPAT program and ID division champion for the MS West/Morningside Quality Improvement Committee, I am involved in expanding our services to reach more patients in need, and ensuring the division is engaged in projects aimed at improving patient and hospital outcomes.  I would be interested in contributing towards fellow education and exploring ways to improve the hospital to outpatient transition for our patients with ID needs throughout the city  I believe my background would make me a valuable candidate for the position of councilor, and I look forward to the opportunity of working with IDSNY to contribute to our community of ID physicians.


Stefan Hagmann, MD MSc, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine/Hofstra Northwell, Cohen Children's Medical Center/Northwell Helath

I received my MD from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and my MSc in Epidemiology from the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. My clinical training was in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases at various institutions in Germany and the United States. I am board certified in General Pediatric Medicine in Germany and the United States, and in Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the United States. I am also holding the CTH® and CTropMed®.  

My clinical focus had been first on pediatric HIV and chronic viral hepatitis, and has subsequently extended towards travel and migration-related infectious diseases over the past 10 years. In this context, I have been serving as the Northwell principal investigator and site director for GeoSentinel (Global Surveillance Network of the ISTM and the CDC) and GlobalTravEpinet (Global Traveler’s Health Surveillance Application Consortium), respectively. I am also the chair of the antibiotic stewardship program at my hospital, and have developed a particular interest in antimicrobial resistance that is travel or migration related. I have always been involved in teaching and supporting clinical research in learners at the institutions that I have worked at and on a professional society level. With that it would be a thrilling opportunity of working with IDSNY to contribute to our community of ID physicians.


Angela Kim, MD Assistant Professor, Donald a​nd Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

A native New Yorker, I have spent all of my Infectious Diseases life/career in New York.  I trained in Infectious Diseases at New York University and am currently faculty within the Division of Infectious Diseases at Northwell since finishing my fellowship in 2003.  Raised in Brooklyn then Port Washington, I now live in Queens after living in “the city” for over 15 years.

I devote my time to caring for patients with a specific interest in women with HIV infection, those with non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections and patients with fever of unknown origin.  Additionally, over the years, my role as an educator has grown.  I continue to serve as Associate Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship.  Furthermore, I actively contribute to the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell since the school’s inception in 2010– both interviewing prospective students as part of the Admissions Committee as well as educating medical students who rotate on the inpatient Infectious Diseases Consult service.

Becoming a counselor of the Infectious Disease Society of New York would allow me to continue to expand on my role as educator while working in collaboration with the wider New York Infectious Disease community.  I believe my interests and experience align with the mission of IDSNY and would be grateful for this opportunity.

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