Dawd S. Siraj, M.D, MPH&TM, FIDSA (Infectious Disease) - Vice President & Board Member

Dawd S. Siraj, MD, is a Vice President and Board Member of Ethio-American Doctors Group, Inc. Dr. Siraj is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He has extensive experience in infectious diseases, HIV Medicine, and medical education. Dr. Siraj is the Infectious Diseases Associate Fellowship Program Director at the University where, in addition to his administrative duties, he is heavily involved in curriculum development and teaching. Dr. Siraj is the Director of  the International Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic. Dr. Siraj is an educator with heavy involvement in teaching medical students, Internal Medicine residents, and Infectious Disease fellows. His International professional appointments include member of the IDSA In Training Exam writing committee, member of the IDSA Hepatitis C fellow training curriculum development committee and member of the International Infectious Diseases Program Directors Forum. Internationally, Dr. Siraj is Board Member of People to People (P2P), a non-governmental, non-for-profit organization established to improve health care and spread of HIV in Africa particularly Ethiopia. He has actively participated in numerous Infectious Diseases and HIV activities in Ethiopia, including: Participating in distant tele/video medicine training of Ethiopian physicians since 2004; and serving as the lead technical expert for the HIV Task Force for the Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association (ENAHPA), in which capacity he was instrumental in securing the funding for the establishment of the first free HIV clinic in Ethiopia at ALERT Hospoital. Dr. Siraj is the course director, coordinator and lecturer of the four day HIV/ID course for Emergency Medicine Physicians at Black Lion Hospital that was organized through the twining project funding between the University of Wisconsin and P2P. He also serves as a core faculty for the HIV eCurriculum Series that was developed by Mayo Clinic. In addition, in 2013, Dr. Siraj organized a major fund raising event to honor the first Dean of Jimma Institute of Health Sciences, which resulted in over $80,000 being pledged to help the university improve its academic standing, where specific projects have been designed and implementation has begun in 2015. Dr. Siraj is Board Certified both in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine. He received his Medical Degree from Jimma University Ethiopia. Dr. Siraj did his Internal Medicine training at St. Barnabas Hospital Bronx, NY, and later completed an Infectious Diseases fellowship, as well as a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.