Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama
Dr. Pappas is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Following completion of his fellowship, he was on the clinical faculty at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC, through its affiliated hospital in Wilmington, North Carolina. In 1988, he joined the faculty at the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Medicine, with a focus on infections in immunocompromised hosts, with a specific focus on the invasive mycoses. He is currently the Principal Investigator for the MSG, a clinical trials group that performs international multicenter trials, creates treatment guidelines for invasive mycoses, describes the evolving epidemiology of fungal infections and explores newer diagnostic modalities for the more common mycoses. He is also principal investigator of the Organ Transplant Infection Detection and Prevention Program (OTIP), a collaborative multicenter group funded by CDC to explore the risk factors and epidemiology of transplant associated infections. Dr. Pappas attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, graduating in 1978. He completed his residency in internal medicine, chief medical residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle.