MISSION

Those who courageously serve in our nation's military deserve exceptional care. The Veterans Medical Research Foundation's mission is to enhance the health of veterans of all generations through research and education.

GENERAL INFORMATION

​Phone:

(858) 642-3080

ADDRESS

3350 La Jolla Village Drive (151A)

Building 13

San Diego, CA 92161

Joshua Fierer

Joshua Fierer

Credentials: 

  • Board Certified Internal Medicine

  • California Medical License

Current Position(s): 

  • Veterans Administration Medical Center, Chief, of Infectious Diseases and of Microbiology Section, Laboratory Service

  • UCSD Professor of Medicine and Pathology in Residence

Personal Statement: 

After medical school I did a residency in Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and spent two years in the US Public Health Service as an EIS Officer with the Communicable Diseases Center in Atlanta, GA. I started an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Pittsburg in Abraham I. Braude’s laboratory and then move with him to UCSD in 1969, where I finished my fellowship. I was appointed to the faculty and have remained at UCSD ever since. I took a position at the VA when it opened in 1971 and am now the Chief of ID at the VA. My research career has focused on host-pathogen relationships, and primarily have worked on Salmonella and the fungus Coccidioides, making important discoveries in both areas.

Professional History:

  • University of Pittsburgh, Research Fellow

  • UCSD Research Fellow

  • VAMC, Acting Chief, Infectious Diseases Section

  • UCSD Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology in Residence

  • VAMC, Chief, of Infectious Diseases and of Microbiology Section, Laboratory Service

  • UCSD Professor of Medicine and Pathology in Residence and Chief of infectious Diseases from 1991-2005.

Education:

  • A.B., Columbia College, New York

  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine

  • Other Training, Yale New Haven Hospital

  • Resident, Yale New Haven Hospital

  • Fellow, University of Pittsburgh

  • Fellow, UCSD

Awards and Honors: 

  • Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

  • Fellow of AAAS

  • Member of the Academy of Microbiology

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