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Dr. Esolen, Dr. Martin named Geisinger’s first Fellows of the Infectious Disease Society of America

Aug 29, 2016 03:19PM ● By Erica Shames

A pair of Geisinger Health System physicians – Lisa Esolen, M.D., director, infection prevention and control; and Stanley Martin, M.D., director, infectious diseases – have been named Fellows this year by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society. They are the first Geisinger physicians to earn the distinction.

Fellowship in IDSA honors those who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession. The IDSA named 111 physicians and scientists Fellows this year.

“Each one of these physicians and scientists is to be commended for the contributions they have made to the field of infectious diseases – a field that each and every day demonstrates its value to the public, particularly as we confront news and emerging infectious challenges such as the Zika and Ebola virus disease and antimicrobial resistance,” said IDSA President Johan S. Bakken, M.D., FIDSA. “IDSA Fellows are recognized leaders in their communities and institutions, whether it be a hospital, clinic, research laboratory, or public health setting.”

Dr. Esolen has been with Geisinger for nine years and is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. She did her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she also did a fellowship in infectious disease.

Dr. Martin has been with Geisinger for a year and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He did his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.; and a fellowship in infectious disease from Massachusetts General Hospital.

Applicants for IDSA Fellowship must be nominated by their peers and meet specified criteria, including continuing identification with the field of infectious diseases, national or regional recognition, and publication of their work. Nominees are reviewed and elected by the IDSA Board of Directors.

About Geisinger

Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.


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