08/02/2005

Infectious Diseases to be Topic of ‘Doctors on Call’ August 4

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –Emerging and reemerging infectious diseases such as SARS and monkeypox are causing greater concern in the United States. Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about infectious diseases in a repeat presentation of “Doctors On Call” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, on West Virginia Public Television.

Melanie Fisher, M.D., is an internal medicine physician and an infectious disease specialist at WVU.  She received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University. She completed her specialty training at WVU, the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard School of Public Health. Her special interests include public health, international health and emerging infectious diseases.

Arif Sarwari, M.D., is an internal medicine physician and an infectious disease specialist at WVU.  He received his medical degree from Aga Khan University. He completed his specialty training at the University of Maryland.  His special interests include tuberculosis, enteric diseases and infectious disease epidemiology.

 “Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Bob D'Alessandri, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-1412
johnsa@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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