Life Sciences

MOBEEN RATHORE

CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND IMMUNOLOGY, WOLFSON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL; CHAIR, BAPTIST SYSTEM INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL COMMITTEE, JACKSONVILLE

Rathore has been with Baptist Health/Wolfson Children’s Hospital for 30 years. He trained as a vaccinologist but saw a need for HIV services when he came to Jacksonville and changed his career goals to providing services for the HIV-infected community. He led the creation of the Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Service in 1994, now the largest and most comprehensive interdisciplinary HIV program in North Florida and the only program serving children, adolescents and pregnant women. It decreased mother-to-baby transmission of HIV from 25% to zero. He has helped respond to several pandemics/epidemics, including SARS, MERS, Ebola, Zika and coronavirus.

EDUCATION King Edwards Medical College (MD)
CIVIC EFFORT I led the response to the pandemic for the community by creating and implementing protocols to protect Baptist Health patients, families and the community. I guided the health system throughout the process of vaccine allocation and distribution. I am also conducting research for treatment and prevention of coronavirus infections, including vaccine research especially for children.
SOMETHING SURPRISING When I was 14, I became very ill and was in a coma for three days. That is when I really decided to become a physician. That whole experience showed me the care and compassion of my physicians and how they dealt with my parents.
NEW HOBBY I have started cooking and preparing my own meals in an effort to eat healthier. I am not a vegetarian, but I am focusing on a plant-based diet, sleeping seven to eight hours every night and exercising daily. I recently started gardening and yard work since I am not traveling during the pandemic.
READING Medical Apartheid, by Harriet A. Washington

Steven Achinger

Watson Clinic

Eduardo Alfonso

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Michael Aubin

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Jason Barrett

Flagler Health+

John Couris

Tampa General Hospital

Michael Crosby

Mote Marine Laboratory

Mark Faulkner

Baptist Health Care

Aurelio Fernandez III

Memorial Healthcare System

David Fitzpatrick

Max Planck Florida

RANDY HAFFNER

AdventHealth

Tommy Inzina

BayCare Health System

Brian Keeley

Baptist Health South Florida

NELSON LAZO

BETHESDA HOSPITAL

BRETT MCCLUNG

BAPTIST HEALTH OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA

GINA MELBY

JFK MEDICAL CENTER

Glenn Morris

UF Emerging Pathogens Institute

David Nelson

University of Florida

Mark O’Bryant

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Dror Paley

Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute

MOBEEN RATHORE

WOLFSON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Terry Shaw

ADVENTHEALTH

David Strong

Orlando Health

BRADLEY TALBERT

Memorial Hospital Jacksonville

Douglas VanOort

NeoGenomics

David Verinder

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System