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Paschalis Vergidis, M.D.

  1. Infectious Disease Specialist

Specialty Groups


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Dr. Vergidis is an Infectious Disease specialist with expertise in infections in the immunocompromised host. He trained in Infectious Diseases at Boston University Medical Center and Transplant Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic.

In 2012, Dr. Vergidis joined the Transplant Infectious Disease Team at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2016, he moved to the United Kingdom to join the National Aspergillosis Center at the University of Manchester. He returned to Mayo Clinic in 2019. He is the Focus Group Chair of the Hematology-Oncology Infectious Disease Service. He has directed the COVID-19 Service.

He is the Ambulatory Antimicrobial Stewardship lead and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Education chair. Dr. Vergidis is the site principal investigator for clinical trials on novel antifungal medications. He serves as editor for Microbiology Spectrum, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

In recognition of his expertise in Medical Mycology, he has been accepted as Fellow of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology.

  1. General infectious diseases
  3. 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


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

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Infection and Immune Reconstitution Working Committee MemberCenter for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)
  2. 2022 - present
    Focus Group ChairMayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. 2022 - present
    Workgroup MemberMayo Clinic Enterprise
  4. 2022 - present
    Maintenance of Certification Module Panel MemberInfectious Disease Society of America
  5. 2021 - present
    Co-DirectorMayo Clinic
  6. 2021 - present
    Co-Chair, Abstract Review CommitteeAmerican Society for Transplantation, American Transplant Congress
  7. 2021 - present
    Working Group Member, Online Transplant Infectious Diseases Article LibraryAmerican Society for Transplantation, Infectious Diseases Community of Practice
  8. 2021 - present
    Working Group Member, Focus: Aspergillosis, Fungal Pathology, Molecular diagnosticsFungal Diagnostics Laboratory Consortium
  9. 2020 - present
    Education ChairMayo Clinic in Rochester
  10. 2020 - 2021
    Director of Clinical PracticeMayo Clinic in Rochester
  11. 2020 - present
    Liaison PhysicianMayo Clinic in Rochester
  12. 2020 - present
    Physician LeadMayo Clinic
  13. 2019 - present
    MemberMycoses Study Group Education & Research Consortium
  14. 2019 - 2021
    Member, Education CommitteeMayo Clinic in Rochester
  15. 2019 - present
    Member, Research CommitteeMayo Clinic in Rochester
  16. 2009 - 2012
    Member, Research CommitteeMayo Clinic in Rochester
  17. 2009 - 2010
    RepresentativeMayo Clinic in Rochester
  18. 2008 - 2009
    Committee MemberBoston University Medical Center
  19. 2008 - 2009
    Section RepresentativeBoston University Medical Center


Research activities

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