International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society
Leaders in Lyme Disease Education and Training

Speaker: Sam T. Donta, MD

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease

Dr Donta grew up in Western Pennsylvania, received his BS from Allegheny College, his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, did an internship/residency in Internal Medicine at U. of Pittsburgh Hospitals, served in Air Force at Otis AFB, MA, did post-doctoral training in Biochemistry at Brandeis, and Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Boston Univ.

He went to U. of Iowa where he became Professor of Medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases, then was at U. of Connecticut for 11yrs as Chief of ID, Chief of Medicine at VA, then moved to Boston University/Boston VA for 10yrs before his retirement.

His basic interests have been in microbial toxins, but he has also been involved in a number of clinical trials. For the last 25yrs, he has been interested in Lyme disease, and continues to have an active clinical practice in Falmouth, studying and treating patients with chronic Lyme disease and other multi-symptom disorders such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

He is the author of 100+ publications on toxins, Lyme Disease, Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses, and hopes to continue research in these areas.