Areas of Expertise

    Infectious disease, Lyme disease, bio-threats

    Biography

    Gary P. Wormser is a professor of medicine and pharmacology, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, vice chairman of the Department of Medicine and director of the Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center at New York Medical College. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He leads a top team of experts in the study of tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis. His interest in infectious diseases dates back to 1981 when he and colleagues wrote the first paper on AIDS to appear in a scientific journal, and he has spoken on the use of smallpox and other deadly viruses as bioterrorist weapons.

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