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William E. Roland, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Clinical Profile

Clinical and Research Interests

Tick-Borne Diseases in MO, MRSA, STDs, West Nile Virus, HIV in Health Care Workers

Contact Information

E-mail: RolandW@health.missouri.edu
Department: Internal Medicine
Office Phone: (573) 882-3107
Office Address: DC043.00, 1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO

Appointments

  • Chief, Infectious Diseases Section, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, MO (1995 – present)
  • Associate Chief of Staff for Education, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, MO (2005 – present)
  • Co-Director, Medical Student Clerkship Program, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of MO-Columbia (2000 – present)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine (active through 2014)
  • Infectious Diseases (active through 2016)

Councils & Committees

  • Member, Education Management Committee, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, MO (2010 – present).
  • Member, Associate Dean for Curriculum Search Committee, School of Medicine, University of MO-Columbia (2008 – present).
  • Board Member, Missouri Foundation for Medical Research, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, MO (2007 – present).
  • Member, Integrated Ethics Committee, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, MO (2007 – present).
  • Member, LCME Education Program for MD Degree Committee, School of Medicine, University of MO-Columbia (2007 – 2009).
  • Member, VA Heartland Network Employee Education System Supervisor Training Committee (2006 – present)
  • Member, Critical Care Committee, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, MO (2006 – present).
  • Member, Infection Control Committee, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, MO (1994 – present); Chairperson (2004 – present).
  • Member, Graduate Medical Education Oversight Committee, School of Medicine, University of MO-Columbia (2003 – present).
  • Member, Clinical Curriculum Steering Committee, School of Medicine, University of MO-Columbia (2000 – present).
  • Member, Admissions Committee, School of Medicine, University of MO-Columbia (1997 – 2001; 2006 – present); Co-Chairman (2001; 2006 – present).
  • VISN 15 Antibiotic Subcommittee, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, MO (1996 – present).
  • Ad Hoc Editor, Clinical Infectious Diseases (1995 – present).

Experience

  • Residency: Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of MO-Columbia (1990-1992)
  • Fellowship: Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of MO-Columbia (1992-1994)
  • Sub-Specialty: Infectious Diseases

University Activities

  • Chairperson, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of MO-Columbia (2009 – 2011).
  • Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of MO-Columbia (2008 – 2011).
  • Member, Education Oversight Committee, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of MO-Columbia (2000 – present).
  • Member, Residency Admissions Committee, Department of Internal Medicine, , School of Medicine, University of MO-Columbia (1996 – present).

Honors & Awards

  • Re-elected by peers for inclusion in "Best Doctors in America"® (1996 through 2010, consecutively).
  • Elected Chief of Staff, University Hospitals and Clinics (9/2007).
  • Golden Apple Award, awarded by the American Medical Student Association (5/2003).

Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American Academy for Microbiology
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, Infectious Disease Society of America
  • Member, American Society for Microbiology
  • Member, Society of Hospital Epidemiology
  • Member, American Society for the Advancement of Science
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha

 

Ongoing Research

  • NIH-HIBP R01 "Bovine Model for Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis," Stitch RW (Principal Investigator), Roland W (Co-investigator). Application #1R01AI072441-01. (Submitted.)
  • NIH grant R01 AI 47885 "Comparison of Human Ehrlichiosis Agent Genomes," Rikihisa Y (Principal Investigator), Roland W (Co-investigator).

Selected Publications

  • Roland WE, Shoemaker DM, Jiang P, and Williamson H. Infectious Diseases In: Rakel, R.E. (Ed.) Textbook of Family Medicine, 7th Ed., San Diego, CA, Elsevier, Inc., 2007.
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