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Published on December 10, 2021

Tidelands Health infectious disease specialist honored nationally

An infectious disease specialist at Tidelands Health has received one of the highest national honors given in her field.

Dr. Jo-anne Klein has been named a fellow by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the nation’s Dr. Jo-anne Kleinleading infectious diseases professional society.

Fellowship in IDSA recognizes distinguished clinicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession.

Dr. Klein provides care and treatment for a variety of infections, including skin and skin structure infections, bone and joint infections, heart valve infections, bloodstream infections and infections that persist despite oral antibiotics.

She sees patients at Tidelands Health Infectious Disease Specialists locations at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Tidelands Health Medical Park at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, as well as patients admitted to Tidelands Georgetown and Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital.

Dr. Klein completed her residency at the Cleveland Clinic and fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

“The 199 individuals chosen to receive the FIDSA designation this year are committed to blazing trails in the field of infectious diseases, and the IDSA is proud to honor them,” said Dan McQuillen, MD, FIDSA, president of IDSA. “There has never been a more critical or more exciting time for the field of infectious diseases. These ID physicians and scientists are on the front lines of research and clinical care and represent the passion and commitment to educate and protect us from dangerous illness. We all benefit as a result of their vital contributions to local communities and expertise within the field of medicine. I am proud to call them my colleagues.”

Applicants for IDSA Fellowship must be nominated by their peers and meet specified criteria that include continuing identification with the field of infectious diseases, national or regional recognition and publication of their scholarly work. Nominees are reviewed and elected by the IDSA board of directors.

Fellows of IDSA work in many different settings, including clinical practice, teaching, research, public health and health care administration.


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