Infectious Diseases Program Faculty

Jeffrey D. Band, M.D. (FACP, FIDSA)
Director, Department of Epidemiology
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine
Director, InterHealth: Health Care for International Travelers
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Corporate Epidemiologist
Beaumont Health System

Professor of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine 

Research interests:

  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Nosocomial infections
  • Tropical medicine
  • Legionnaires' disease

Christopher Carpenter, M.D. (FIDSA)
Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Director
Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Antimicrobial Resistance 
  • Clostridium difficile infection

Paul Chittick, M.D.
Director, Infectious Diseases Transplantation Program
Director, Multidisciplinary Hepatitis C Treatment Clinic
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Associate Corporate Epidemiologist
Beaumont Health System

Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Hepatitis C infection
  • Infections in prosthetic devices
  • Healthcare associated infections

Carl B. Lauter, M.D. (FACP, FIDSA, FAAAAI)
Director, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Professor of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Governor, Michigan Chapter
American College of Physicians: 2010-2014

Research interests:

  • Clinical infectious diseases
  • Herpes virus infections
  • Host defense mechanisms
  • Primary and Secondary Immune Deficiencies
  • Indications and Use of Immune Globulin Therapy
  • Allergic/adverse reactions to antibiotics/vaccines

Matthew Sims, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Infectious Diseases Research
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Clinical Assistant Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Biomedical Research, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Invasive Fungal Infections
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Clinical Therapeutic Failures
  • Antifungal Therapy
  • Emerging Pathogenic Fungi
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Combined risk of radiation therapy and infection
  • Genetics of MRSA infection
  • Candida molecular biology
  • MRSA virulence
  • Clinical trials of new antimicrobials and biologic agents for infection

John Szela, M.D.
Director, Ambulatory Infectious Diseases Clinic
Director, Infusion Program
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • HIV-Advanced salvage therapy
  • HIV - General antiretroviral management 
  • Ambulatory intravenous antibiotic therapy 

Bishara J. Freij, M.D. (FIDSA)
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Beaumont Children's Hospital

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Professor of Pediatrics, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Infectious Complications of Pregnancy

Graham Krasan, M.D.

Research interests:

  • Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections
  • H. influenzae infections
  • Group A strep infections

Associate Faculty

Bobby L. Boyanton Jr., M.D. (FCAP, FASCP)
Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology
Associate Medical Director, Molecular Pathology
Associate Program Director, Pathology Residency Training
Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak

Associate Professor of Pathology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Molecular Applications to diagnose and monitor infectious diseases
  • Clostridium difficile infection
  • Pre-analytical variables and their effects of diagnostic tests

Paula Keller, M.S. (CIC)
Technical Director, Epidemiology
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Research interests:

  • Epidemiology of hospital associated infections

Barbara Robinson-Dunn, Ph.D., D(ABMM), FIDSA 
Technical Director, Division of Clinical Microbiology
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Professor, Pathology Department, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Detection of antimicrobial resistance
  • Best practices, clinical microbiology