Company: Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University; New York-Presbyterian
Location: New York City, New York, United States
Thomas Walsh, Epidemiologist at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in epidemiology.
Committing himself to the pursuit of helping others, Dr. Walsh has served as the director of the Transplantation-Oncology Infectious Diseases Program at the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell since 2010. Prior to this role, he has been the Chief of the Immunocompromised Host Section for the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, from 1986 to 2009. He has also been an adjunct professor of pathology for the Johns Hopkins University School Medicine since 2004 and an adjunct professor of medicine for the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland since 1998. Dr. Walsh served as the councilor for the American Society for Microbiology from 2011 to 2012, the divisional chair of the American Society for Microbiology from 2010 to 2011, president of the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas from 2003 to 2005, councilor for the International Immunocompromised Host Society from 2002 to 2006 and a professor of medicine and microbiology as well as immunology for Cornell University. Prior to these positions, Dr. Walsh earned a Bachelor of Arts from Assumption College, graduating summa cum laude in 1974, and a Doctor of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1978. Furthermore, he has holds an honorary Doctor of Medicine in microbiology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in 2011.
Dr. Walsh’s achievements have set an excellent precedent in the field of medicine. He has made major contributions working in the laboratory, caring for patients and advancing and establishing the standards of care for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of life-threatening infections in immunocompromised children and adults. He has won several awards for his accomplishments, including the Lucille K. Georg Medal from the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology and the Sanofi-Aventis Award from the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy facilitated by the American Society for Microbiology. He is a fellow of multiple organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the American Academy of Microbiology, also holding membership with Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. In recognition of his outstanding accomplishments throughout his career, Dr. Walsh has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America.
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