Past President: Duane Russell Hospenthal, MD, PhD
Dr. (Colonel) Hospenthal currently serves as the Infectious Disease Consultant to the US Army Surgeon General, and Chief of the Infectious Disease Service at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
currently holds academic appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
, Bethesda, Maryland (Professor of Medicine), and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
(Clinical Professor of Medicine).
Dr. Hospenthal earned his undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees from Michigan State University, and completed his postgraduate training (internal medicine and infectious diseases) at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.
He has served in the US Army since 1984, with previous assignments at the 121st General Hospital in Seoul, South Korea (Chief, Internal Medicine, 1994-1995) and Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii (Assistant Chief, Infectious Disease, 1998-2001).
COL Hospenthal is the clinical champion for the Infectious Disease Theater (deployment) Teleconsultation Service and also currently serves as the Department of Defense representative to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases Board of Scientific Counselors (CDC CCID BSC, 2004- ). He is a current member of the Standards and Practice Guidelines Committee (2007-2010) and a past member of the State and Regional Societies Board (2004-2007) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).
He has served as Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the Armed Forces Infectious Diseases Society (AFIDS, 2001-2004) and currently serves as its webmaster (www.afids.org, 1997- ) and Army Councilor (2005- ). Dr. Hospenthal has nearly 200 publications and has served as editor of his own textbook (Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Mycoses) and several journal supplements.