Infectious Disease

Hooked on ID with Ravina Kullar, PharmD, MPH, FIDSA

January 21, 2021

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I chose an infectious disease career during my stay in Detroit.

I had a really good introduction to infectious diseases from Dr. Michael Rybak and Dr. Donald Levine who was at Detroit Medical Center / Wayne State University to see how they cared for patients and approached medicine. I was also very interested in the research they were involved in with antibiotic resistance.

Ravina Kullar, PharmD, MPH, FIDSA
Ravina Kullar

It is almost like being a detective when you have infectious diseases because you first need to find out if there is an infection and which organism is causing the infection. I was really interested in that – being a detective. You will be consulted all the time, no matter what – whether it is surgery or heart disease, patients in the hospital are usually infected.

Finally, there was a young and otherwise healthy patient of mine when I was a resident who eventually developed an antibiotic-resistant infection and died. I ended up having a TED talk about him. This piqued my interest too – seeing the negative effects overuse of antibiotics can have on people was very alarming to me.

– Ravina Kullar, PharmD, MPH, FIDSA
Pharmacist and epidemiologist for infectious diseases
Fellow and Speaker of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

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