Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Honors Eight Distinguished Physicians for Contributions in Clinical Care and Science

August 7, 2020

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The world’s largest organization of professionals dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, has honored eight distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who were elected this year to be fellows of PIDS.

We are proud to announce that Dr. Anthony Flores has been honored with advancement to Fellow in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

Anthony Flores, MD, MPH, PhD

Anthony Flores, MD, MPH, PhD, is a physician-scientist in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics at UTHealth/McGovern Medical School. Dr. Flores joined UTHealth in October of 2017.  In addition to patient care, Dr. Flores maintains active laboratory-based research in streptococcal epidemiology and pathogenesis. His research has resulted in over 45 peer-reviewed publications and is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health.

The designation “fellow” in PIDS honors those who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession. “PIDS fellows are national and international leaders and experts in the field of pediatric infectious diseases. Their expertise touches the lives of children not only on those larger stages, but also at the local level in their hospitals, clinics, research labs, institutions, and communities,” said PIDS President Kristina Bryant, MD, FPIDS. “Fellowship in PIDS is our way of recognizing these accomplished physicians, researchers, and scientists for their important contributions to our field.”

Applicants for PIDS fellowship must be nominated by their peers and meet specified criteria, including continuing identification with the field of pediatric infectious diseases, national or local recognition, and publication of their work in strong biomedical journals. Nominees are reviewed and elected by the PIDS Board of Directors. Fellows of PIDS work in many different settings, including clinical practice, teaching, research, public health, and health care administration.

This year, the following individuals were honored as fellows of PIDS:

Amina Ahmed, MD, FPIDS
James H. Brien, DO, FPIDS
Anthony Flores, MD, MPH, PhD, FPIDS
John Manaloor, MD, FPIDS
Thomas J. Sandora, MD, MPH, FPIDS
Robert Tanz, MD, FPIDS
Melanie Wellington, MD, PhD, FPIDS
John V. Williams, MD, FPIDS

About PIDS
PIDS membership encompasses leaders across the global scientific and public health spectrum, including clinical care, advocacy, academics, government, and the pharmaceutical industry. From fellowship training to continuing medical education, research, regulatory issues and guideline development, PIDS members are the core professionals advocating for the improved health of children with infectious diseases both nationally and around the world, participating in critical public health and medical professional advisory committees that determine the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, immunization practices in children, and the education of pediatricians. For more information, visit