Connecticut Infectious Disease Society (CIDS)

Our Mission
The Connecticut Infectious Disease Society (CIDS) is a local state organization that represents physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals in the discipline of infectious disease. The CIDS mission is to enhance the care of the CT community, promote knowledge and clinical expertise, advocate for scientific sound human public policy, and advance collaboration with other services and professional colleagues.

Join CIDS Today:  Click here for our membership application.


If you missed the CIDS Fall Symposium:  Reivew of 2022 ID Week, Please click here to watch.      

40th CIDS Annual Conference, was held on Thursday, May 11, 2023, Courtyard Marriott Downtown, Waterbury, CT

Speakers have made their presentations availalble to download -

Novel Anti-Infectives Update - Pegah Shakeraneh, PharmD

Updates in Respiratory Viral Infections in Children - Ian C. Michelow, MD

End of the COVID-19 Emergency Response - Connecticut Department of Public Health   

Update in HIV and Hepatitis C - David Rubin, MD   

Hepatitis C Strategies/Cascade of Care/Reinfections - Joseph Canterino, MD                                                      


Board of Directors:

President: Marjorie Golden, MD  
Infectious Diseases, Yale New Haven Hospital
Vice President: Antonie Auguste, MD    
Infectious Diseases, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Secretary/Newsletter Editor: Margaret Fikrig, MD  
Infectious Disease, Yale University School of Medicine
Treasurer: Michael Simms, MD   
Chief, Section of Infectious Disease, Waterbury Hospital
Immediate Past President: David Banach, MD, MPH   
Head of Infection Prevention, Hospital Epidemiologist, UConn Health 


Jessica Abrantes-Figueiredo, MD
Section Chief of Infectious Diseases, SFHMC

Steve Aronin, MD
Senior Director, Clinical Development, Iterum Therapeutics

Michael Rajkumar, MD
Infectious Diseases, Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
Jack Ross, MD
Infectious Diseases Specialist, Hartford CT
Asha Shah, MD, MS
Infectious DiseaseStamford Health 
Lynn Sossa, MD
Connecticut DPH
Shiv Gandhi, MD, MPH
Clinical Fellow, Yale School of Medicine

CIDS Administrator: Denise Tyrrell