Two School of Medicine faculty members honored as IDSA fellows

Andres Bran, MD, and Dima Dandachi, MD

Andres Bran, MD, and Dima Dandachi, MD, infectious disease doctors and assistant professors of clinical medicine at the MU School of Medicine, have been named fellows by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

Fellowship in IDSA is one of the highest honors in the field of infectious diseases. It recognizes distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service in the field of medicine.

“Drs. Bran and Dandachi are both incredibly deserving of this honor,” said Richard J. Barohn, executive vice chancellor for Health Affairs and Hugh E. and Sarah D. Stephenson dean of the School of Medicine. “They have a sustained record of achievement in infectious disease, and being named fellows to the IDSA is a testament to their commitment to discovery and improving patient care.”

Bran currently serves as the medical director for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and the MU Travel Clinic. He is also an associate director of the fellowship program.

Dandachi serves as the medical director of the HIV/AIDS program and of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy and Vascular Access. Her research specializes in HIV prevention and treatment, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is an organization of physicians, scientists, public health experts and other health care professionals dedicated to promoting health through excellence in infectious diseases research, education, prevention and patient care.