The board-certified physicians of Infectious Disease Specialists

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Our infectious disease physicians work with patients and consult with other doctors to provide the highest level of care. They are experienced in diagnosing, evaluating and management of infectious diseases and utilize the most advanced treatments.

Jawad Nazir, MD, FACP

JAWAD-NAZIR,-MD,-FACPBoard Certification: Infectious Disease
Fellowship Training: Cornell University Program/NYHQ – New York, NY
Residency Training: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – McKeesport. Pennsylvania
Medical School: King Edward Medical University – Lahore, Pakistan
Interests: Antimicrobial Resistance, Infections in Immunocompromised Host, HIV, Telemedicine

Dr. Jawad Nazir is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota. He also serves as Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center. He is a Fellow of American College of Physicians and a member of Infectious Disease Society of America and American Medical Association.

 

Fares Masannat, MD

FARES-MASANNAT,-MDBoard Certification: Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
Fellowship Training: University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ
Residency Training: University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ
Medical School: University of Jordan – Amman, Jordan
Interests: HIV, Immunocompromised host, Vector-borne Illnesses

Dr. Fares Masannat is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota. He also serves as Medical Director of Heartland Health Resource Center. He is a Fellow of American College of Physicians and a member of Infectious Disease Society of America and American Medical Association.

 

brian Pepito, MD

DR.-BRIAN-PEPITOMedical School: University of Philippines
Residency: University of Missouri at Kansas City
Fellowship: University of Missouri at Kansas City
Board Certifications: Infectious Disease, Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease Fellowship Training: University of Missouri at Kansas City, Missouri
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Training: University of Missouri at Kansas City, Missouri
Residency Training: University of Missouri at Kansas City, Missouri
Medical School: University of the Philippines, Manila
Interests: Opportunistic Infections in the Immunocompromised Host, Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance, HIV/AIDS, Vaccination

Dr. Brian Pepito is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota. He also serves as Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Avera Heart Hospital. He is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Medical Association, and South Dakota State Medical Association.

 

robert Kessler, MD

DR.-ROBERT-KESSLERBoard Certification: Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
Fellowship Training: University of Maryland Medical Center – Baltimore, MD
Residency Training: Maine Medical Center – Portland, ME
Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine – Vermillion, SD
Interests: HIV, Immunocompromised Host, Vector-Borne Illness

Dr. Robert Kessler is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota. He also serves as Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the Select Specialty Hospital. He is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Medical Association, and South Dakota State Medical Association.

 

Asma Syed, MD

DR.-AMSE-SYEDBoard Certification: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease.
Fellowship Training: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Residency Training: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
Medical School: Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Interests: Antimicrobial Stewardship, HIV/AIDS, Endocarditis, bone-joint related infections

Dr. Asma Syed is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota. She a member of Infectious Disease Society of America, HIV-MA, ABIM, South Dakota State Medical Association and American Medical Association.