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Infectious Disease Faculty

Gail Skowron, M.D., FACP, FIDSA

Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of Rhode Island School of Pharmacy
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Program Director, RWMC/BU Infectious Disease Fellowship

Medical School: M.D. 1982 – Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NY, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine Residency, St. Luke’s Hospital, New York, NY
Fellowships: Infectious Disease, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Dr. Skowron is Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Roger Williams Medical Center and a Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine.  She trained in Infectious Disease at Stanford University Medical Center in California.  She directs the HIV/AIDS Complete Care Program, which receives Ryan White Part B funding to provide HIV primary and specialty care.  Clinical research interests include: evaluation of new antiretroviral agents and immune modulators, pharmacokinetic interactions of antiretroviral combination therapy and HIV resistance.  She is director of the HIV Immunology Laboratory, which studies the mechanism of CD4 cell depletion in HIV disease and strategies to eliminate the latent HIV reservoir, through redirecting the native immune response.   Dr. Skowron is the Program Director of the RWMC/Boston University Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.
 

Richa Tandon, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Medical Director, RWMC Department of Infection Prevention & Control
Associate Fellowship Director, RWMC/BU Infectious Disease Fellowship


Medical School: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Residency: St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Boston, MA
Fellowships: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Dr. Tandon trained in Infectious Diseases at Boston University Medical Center (BUMC), Boston, MA.  She was a faculty member at BUMC for six years prior to joining RWMC in October 2013. She has extensive clinical experience in general Infectious Diseases and managing complicated immunosuppressed patients. She cared for a large panel of HIV/AIDS patients at BUMC and specialized in managing HIV infected women to prevent perinatal transmission.

Dr. Tandon is pursuing her interest in working with immunosuppressed patients by collaborating with the Blood and Marrow Transplant team at RWMC. She has extensive clinical research experience and hopes to work with residents and fellows on various projects.  Given her interest in hospital acquired infections she has assumed the role of Medical Director of Infection Prevention & Control.  She is a dedicated teacher and is very much involved with the education and training of residents and fellows.


Najam A Zaidi, M.D., FACP, FIDSA

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical), Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Medical School: Rawalpindi Medical College, University Of Health Sciences Lahore
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, Illinois
Fellowships: Infectious Disease, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Dr. Zaidi completed an Infectious Disease fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan in 2003.  He has been practicing medicine in the Providence area and has been a Clinical ID/Internal Medicine teaching attending for the past 10 years.  His clinical interests include viral hemorrhagic fevers, hospital acquired infections and bloodborne pathogens.


Lalitha Koduri, M.D.

Medical School:
M.D. 1997 – Siddhartha Medical College, University of Health Sciences, India
Residency: Internal Medicine Residency, Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey
Fellowships: Hahnemann University and Abington Hospitals, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Dr. Koduri graduated from Siddhartha Medical College, University of Health Sciences, India, and completed her Internal Medicine training at Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey.  She completed her Infectious Disease fellowship training at Hahnemann University and Abington Hospitals, Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Koduri rounds with the fellows on the Inpatient Infectious Disease service.   She is in Private Practice and also works as a Infectious Disease consultant at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital.