1365. Pneumococcal Disease - 2011 Update
Session: Symposium: Pneumococcal Disease
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 5:15 PM
Room: 104ABC
Four or five subject areas within the broad category of Pneumococcal disease will be selected for in-depth discussion of data and related concepts.


Daniel Musher, MD, FIDSA, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

As Professor of Medicine, Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor and Chief of Infectious Diseases at the VA Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Musher has been recognized for his achievements in the classical triad of academic medicine -- research, teaching and clinical medicine.
He has coauthored more than 460 articles, including chapters for major textbooks, and has received commendations from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Clinical Infectious Diseases for his work. In 1999, Baylor College of Medicine awarded him the DeBakey medal for excellence in research. In 2007, he received the IDSA Clinician and Teacher Award. He has received many teaching awards from Baylor College of Medicine’s medical students, graduating class and residents. In 2004, he received the Baylor Presidential Award for teaching and, in 2007, the Baylor Alumni Association award for Outstanding Faculty. He is now listed in the Baylor Teaching Hall of Fame. Dr. Musher is listed in Best Doctors in America and Who’s Who in America.
Dr. Musher has been active in a number of communal organizations in Houston. He has served on the Bureau of Jewish Education, Board of Directors for the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Federation of Houston, I. Weiner Jewish Secondary School (past President), Houston Hillel (past President), Congregation Beth Yeshurun (past Vice President), and Houston Friends of Music (past President, current Vice President). He is an avid reader of novels and chamber music player, and he serves as concertmaster of the Doctors Orchestra of Houston.
He is married to Karol Katz Musher, and the couple has eight grandchildren.



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