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Paschalis Vergidis, M.D.

  1. Infectious Disease Specialist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

EnglishGreek

Dr. Vergidis is an Infectious Disease specialist with expertise in Medical Mycology and infections in the immunocompromised host. He trained in Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center and Transplant Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic. He was on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and the National Aspergillosis Center at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

Since returning to Mayo Clinic in 2019, Dr. Vergidis has held several leadership positions within the institution. He is currently the Focus Group Chair of the Hematology-Oncology Infectious Disease Service. He is also the Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Education Chair. He is the site principal investigator of several clinical trials on novel antifungal medications.

Dr. Vergidis is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America and the European Confederation of Medical Mycology. He serves as editor for Microbiology Spectrum, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology, and a scientific committee member for Clinical Microbiology & Infection, a publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

  1. Aspergillosis
  2. Blastomycosis
  3. General infectious diseases
  4. Histoplasmosis
  5. HIV/AIDS
  6. Nontuberculous mycobacterial infection
  7. Transplant-associated infection
  1. 2016
    MSc - Clinical Research (Translational Science Track)University of Pittsburgh
  2. 2012
    Post-doctoral Fellowship - ResearchMayo Clinic, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Division of Clinical Microbiology
  3. 2010
    Fellowship - Transplant Infectious DiseaseMayo Clinic Department of Medicine
  4. 2009
    Fellowship - Infectious DiseaseBoston University Medical Center, Department of Medicine
  5. 2007
    Resident - Internal Medicine, Department of MedicineSt. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Tufts University, Department of Medicine
  6. 2000
    MDUniversity of Patras, Greece

Certifications

  1. 2009
    Infectious DiseaseAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2007
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    Scholarly Award ProgramMayo Clinic Transplant Center
  2. 2022
    FellowEuropean Confederation of Medical Mycology
  3. 2022
    Excellence through Teamwork Award: Enterprise Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee. Mayo Clinic Enterprise
  4. 2022
    Career Development ProgramMayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science
  5. 2021
    Benefactor-funded AwardMayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine
  6. 2021
    Catalyst for Advancing in Academics AwardMayo Clinic Department of Medicine
  7. 2021
    COVID-19 Team Excellence AwardMayo Clinic in Rochester
  8. 2015
    Education and Research Foundation Medical Scholars Program (Mentor)Infectious Disease Society of America
  9. 2015
    Institute for Clinical Research, Outstanding Grant Proposal AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh
  10. 2014
    NIH KL2 Program (KL2TR000146-09)University of Pittsburgh
  11. 2009
    Kass Award for Excellence in Clinical CareMassachusetts Infectious Diseases Society
  12. 2008
    Jonathan Freeman Scholarship for Scholarly Activity in Hospital EpidemiologySociety for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  13. 2000
    Medical School Award for Academic AchievementUniversity of Patras School of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2024 - 2025
    Infectious Disease Item-Writing Task Force, MemberAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2024 - present
    Vice Chair for EducationDivision of Public Health, Infectious Diseases and Occupational Medicine
  3. 2023 - present
    FellowInfectious Disease Society of America/HIVMA
  4. 2023 - present
    Infection and Immune Reconstitution Working Committee MemberCenter for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
  5. 2022 - present
    FellowEuropean Confederation of Medical Mycology
  6. 2022 - present
    EditorMicrobiology Spectrum
  7. 2022
    Maintenance of Certification Module Panel MemberInfectious Disease Society of America
  8. 2022 - present
    Hematology-Oncology Infectious Disease Focus GroupMayo Clinic in Rochester
  9. 2022 - present
    Infectious Disease Transplant Convergence Workgroup MemberMayo Clinic Enterprise
  10. 2021 - 2022
    Co-DirectorCOVID-19 Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, Mayo Clinic
  11. 2021 - 2022
    Co-Chair, Abstract Review CommitteeAmerican Society for Transplantation, American Transplant Congress
  12. 2021 - present
    Working Group Member, Online Transplant Infectious Diseases Article LibraryAmerican Society for Transplantation, Infectious Diseases Community of Practice
  13. 2021 - present
    Working Group Member, Focus: Aspergillosis, Fungal Pathology, Molecular diagnosticsFungal Diagnostics Laboratory Consortium
  14. 2020 - present
    Education ChairAntimicrobial Stewardship Program
  15. 2020 - 2021
    COVID-19 Service DirectorMayo Clinic in Rochester
  16. 2020 - present
    Infectious Disease Liaison to Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell Therapy GroupMayo Clinic in Rochester
  17. 2020 - present
    LeadAmbulatory Antimicrobial Stewardship, Mayo Clinic
  18. 2019 - present
    MemberMycoses Study Group Education & Research Consortium
  19. 2019 - present
    Infectious Diseases Education Committee MemberMayo Clinic in Rochester
  20. 2019 - present
    Infectious Disease Research Committee MemberMayo Clinic in Rochester
  21. 2009 - 2012
    Infectious Diseases Research Committee MemberMayo Clinic in Rochester
  22. 2009 - 2010
    Mayo Fellows Association, Infectious Disease RepresentativeMayo Clinic in Rochester
  23. 2008 - 2009
    Committee MemberBoston University Medical Center
  24. 2008 - 2009
    Section RepresentativeBoston University Medical Center

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.