About Us

CIDS history - adapted from a lecture by Dr. Villaneuva, President of CIDS 2009-2011.

Our History: The CIDS was founded by Dr. Vincent Andriole in 1984

Board of Directors:

Jack W. Ross, MD
Chief, Infectious Disease/Allergy
Hartford Hospital, Hartford CT

​Immediate Past President:
Lydia A. Barakat, MD
Medical Director, Nathan Smith Clinic Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Vice President:
David Banach, MD
UConn Health
Associate Professor of Medicine
Head of Infection Prevention
Hospital Epidemiologist
Michael Simms, MD Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases
Saint Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, CT
Newsletter Editor:
Margaret K. Fikrig, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, AIDS Care Program Yale University School of Medicine
Steven Aronin, MD
Nicholas Bennett, MB CHB
Matt Cartter, MD, MPH, State Epidemiologists, CT DPH
Kevin Dieckhaus, MD

Marjorie Golden, MD

Charisse Mandimika, MD