Gary P. Wormser, M.D. is Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at New York Medical College. He is Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Pharmacology. Dr. Wormser is Director and Founder of the Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center, a well-respected walk-in clinic for the care and study of patients with tick-borne infections. At Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Wormser is Chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases and Director and Founder of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. He was acting Medical Director of the AIDS Care Center at the Westchester Medical Center from August 2006 through June 2008.
Dr. Wormser received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (magna cum laude), majoring in mathematics and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He did his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, as well as his Infectious Diseases Fellowship, at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, New York. Dr. Wormser is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He is a member of AOA.
Dr. Wormser’s principal research interests are Lyme disease, babesiosis, and human granulocytic anaplasmosis, with other research activities in HIV infection, infection control, and investigational antimicrobial agents and vaccine preparations.
Dr. Wormser is on the editorial board of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, the Archives of Medical Science, PLOS ONE and Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. He has edited one of the leading textbooks on AIDS now in its 4th edition and has authored over 400 published papers, including 23 publications in the New England Journal of Medicine alone (that are listed by PubMed). He is coauthor of the original description of AIDS appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1981. He was recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Research Award from New York Medical College in 1999, he was one of two individuals to receive a citation for exemplary service from the Infectious Diseases Society of America in 2007, and was chosen to deliver the American Public Health Association Wade Hampton Frost Lectureship in 2007 for his contributions to the epidemiology of infectious diseases. He is listed in the Best Doctors in America databases, in the Castle Connolly Guide to America’s Top Doctors and in the Castle Connolly Guide to the Best Doctors in New York. He has won best teacher awards from the Medical Residents at Westchester Medical Center (2000) and from the Medical Students at New York Medical College (1985, 1993).