Rashida Khakoo, M.D., WVU Medicine infectious disease specialist and professor and section chief in the Department of Medicine, was selected to receive the 2016 Clinical Teacher Award by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

The Clinical Teacher Award is granted to an IDSA member or fellow in recognition of a career involved in teaching clinical infectious diseases to fellows, residents, or medical students. The award recognizes excellence as a clinician and motivation to teach the next generation.

“Dr. Khakoo is sincerely dedicated to the work of teaching our future generations of WVU medical professionals about the field of infectious diseases,” Arif Sarwari, M.D., interim chair of the Department of Medicine, said. “This accomplishment demonstrates her true commitment and many contributions to the field of medical education in general.”

Dr. Khakoo will be presented with the award at the national IDWeek 2016 conference held in October in New Orleans.