Congratulations to our 2020 Distinguished Physician Alumnus Award Recipient, Kimberly Workowski, MD ’86.
Kimberly A Workowski, MD, FACP, FIDSA, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She received her medical degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago. She completed her infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Washington. Her current research interests include the pathogenesis, and clinical management of sexually transmitted infections, translational research on the immunological aspects of hepatitis C persistence, HIV and hepatitis C antiviral clinical trials, antimicrobial resistance (T vaginalis, T pallidum, N gonorrhoeae), vaginal microbicides for HIV and STD prevention, and guidelines development. Dr Workowski has authored 134 manuscripts and public health reports, 28 book chapters, and has been the guest editor for five Clinical Infectious Diseases supplements.
Dr Workowski has coordinated the development of six editions of the CDC Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, a publication that serves as the national and international standard for the management of sexually transmitted diseases. She also served as a consultant in the development of guidelines for the Laboratory-Based Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (CDC) and serves as the workgroup chair for the syphilis section of the DHHS HIV Prevention and Opportunistic Infection Guidelines. Dr. Workowski serves on the scientific advisory council for the NIH sponsored clinical trials network for sexually transmitted infections. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Microbiology, American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association, and the American Foundation of Clinical Research. She is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.