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Ross Grad Selected as 2016 Fellow for Infectious Diseases Society of America

Alumnus Nikhil Bhayani has been named a 2016 Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), a Virginia-based organization of physicians, scientists and other healthcare professionals dedicated to promoting health through excellence in infectious diseases research, education, prevention and patient care.


Fellowship in IDSA honors those who have achieved professional excellence and proved significant service to the profession. Dr. Bhayani’s work in antimicrobial stewardship at various medical institutions in North Texas, his service as medical director of infection prevention at local hospitals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and various articles he’s published in infectious disease journals led him to earn this recognition.

Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Dr. Bhayani completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, earning a B.S. in biology with a minor in chemistry. After graduating from Ross, he went on to complete an internal medicine residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center (2006) and an infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Illinois, Chicago (2008). He is board certified in internal medicine as well as infectious diseases and serves on key committees at hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Dr. Bhayani serves as chair of the Department of Adult Medicine at Texas Health Resources Arlington Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Bhayani, a 2003 Ross University School of Medicine graduate, was the guest speaker at Ross’s May 15 White Coat Ceremony.