Saumil S. Doshi

Dr. Saumil S. Doshi, MD, is a board-certified infectious diseases physician and program director for the Infectious Diseases fellowship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC). Dr. Doshi specializes in general infectious diseases, with a focus on management of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C.

Dr. Doshi’s expertise is in epidemiology and public health. As an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), he investigated the incidence, distribution, and control of the 2009 influenza pandemic. Using the public health skills he acquired at the CDC, he chaired the Infection Control Committee at Howard University Hospital for five years. While there, he also served as the site principal investigator for the DC Cohort Study, a city-wide longitudinal cohort study of patients with HIV.

Dr. Doshi has experience teaching and mentoring in areas such as emerging infectious diseases and caring for the critically ill HIV patient. He is an expert in infection control, Ebola, influenza, tuberculosis, central line-associated bloodstream infections, and bloodborne exposures. His previous appointments include Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Howard University College of Medicine; Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and Uniformed Service lieutenant commander, U.S. Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

His public health experience has taken him to California, Bangladesh, and South Africa, where he led teams of pandemic influenza investigators, conducted case/contact investigations, and evaluated surveillance of severe acute respiratory illness. His research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine & International Health, American Journal of Epidemiology, and BMC Infectious Diseases. He reviews manuscripts for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Dr. Doshi is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is frequently invited to share his expertise in person, through webinars, and on the radio. Topics of his presentations have included HIV antiretroviral resistance, Zika, Ebola, and opportunistic infections. Dr. Doshi is board certified in Infectious Diseases, and he is fluent in Gujarati and English.

His medical degree is from Temple University. He completed an internship and residency at New York University – Bellevue Medical Center and fellowships at the Centers for Disease Control and Emory University Hospital.

Research Interests 

Dr. Doshi’s research interests include the following:

  • Influenza
  • Candidemia
  • Infection control and prevention
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

Selected Research

AIDS Education and Training Center National Multicultural Center

Dr. Doshi served as medical director for this project sponsored by the AIDS Education and Training Center, Howard University College of Medicine.

A case-control study to investigate how household hand-washing behavior and indoor air pollution are associated with childhood influenza infection and pneumonia in an urban slum community in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Retrospective chart review to study the incidence of and risk factors for tuberculin skin test conversion among HIV-infected patients in a New York hospital clinic

Ongoing analysis of DC Cohort data to study adherence to guidelines for monitoring of hepatitis B among patients with HIV and hepatitis B co-infection in Washington, DC

View Dr. Doshi’s publications on PubMed. 

  • Research Areas
  • Other Medical