1854. Non-Infectious Causes of Fever
Session: Pre-meeting Session: Vincent T. Andriole ID Board Review Course $
Tuesday, October 1, 2013: 10:55 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: 132-133 (Hall E)
Bennett Lorber, MD, DSc (hon), FIDSA, MACP, Temple University School of Medicine and Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
Bennett Lorber attended Swarthmore College where he studied zoology and art history. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Temple University Hospital, following which he joined the Temple University School of Medicine faculty. In 1988, was named the first recipient of the Thomas M. Durant Chair In Medicine. He is also a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. He served as Chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases for 24 years from 1983-2006.
He is a Master of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and served as its President from 2010-2012. He is a former President of the Anaerobe Society of the Americas.
Dr. Lorber's major interest in infectious diseases is in human listeriosis, an area in which he is regarded as an international authority. He has also been interested in the impact of societal changes on infectious disease patterns as well the relationship between infectious agents and chronic illness. He has been repeatedly honored for his teaching; among his honors are 12 Golden Apples, the Temple University Great Teacher Award, the Clinical Practice Award from the Pennsylvania College of Internal Medicine, the Alexander Fleming Lifetime Achievement Award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Desforges Distinguished Teacher Award from the American College of Physicians. On two occasions the graduating medical school class dedicated their yearbook to Dr. Lorber. In 1996 he was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Swarthmore College. Dr. Lorber is also a professional painter and an accomplished guitarist.



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