Infectious Diseases Program Faculty

Christopher Carpenter, M.D. (FACP, FIDSA)
Section Head, Infectious Diseases and International Medicine
Co-Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Associate Physician Executive, Beaumont Medical Group

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Professor of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Antimicrobial Resistance 
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Clostridium difficile infection

Paul Chittick, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director, Infectious Diseases
Director, Corporate Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Director, Multidisciplinary Hepatitis C Treatment Clinic
Director, Infectious Diseases Transplantation Program
Interim Hospital Epidemiologist
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Hepatitis C infection
  • Infections in prosthetic devices
  • Healthcare associated infections

Paul Johnson, M.D.
Associate Hospital Epidemiologist
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Research interests:

  • Multidrug resistant organisms
  • Clostridium difficile infection
  • Infection prevention and control

Carl B. Lauter, M.D. (FACP, FIDSA, FAAAAI)
Section Head, Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Professor of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Governor, Michigan Chapter
American College of Physicians: 2010-2014

Research interests:

  • Clinical infectious diseases
  • Herpes virus infections
  • Host defense mechanisms
  • Primary and Secondary Immune Deficiencies
  • Indications and Use of Immune Globulin Therapy
  • Allergic/adverse reactions to antibiotics/vaccines

Matthew Sims, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Infectious Diseases Research
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Clinical Assistant Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Biomedical Research, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Invasive Fungal Infections
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Clinical Therapeutic Failures
  • Antifungal Therapy
  • Emerging Pathogenic Fungi
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Combined risk of radiation therapy and infection
  • Genetics of MRSA infection
  • Candida molecular biology
  • MRSA virulence
  • Clinical trials of new antimicrobials

John Szela, M.D.
Director, Ambulatory Infectious Diseases Clinic
Director, Infusion Program
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • HIV-Advanced salvage therapy
  • HIV - General antiretroviral management 
  • Ambulatory intravenous antibiotic therapy 

Nicholas Gilpin, D.O.
Section Head, Infectious Diseases and Medical Director, Epidemiology
Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University College of Medicine

Research interests:

  • MRSA Infections
  • Healthcare-associated infections

Renee Jiddou-Yaldoo, M.D.
Infectious Diseases
Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Travel Medicine
  • Clostridium difficile

Bishara J. Freij, M.D. (FIDSA)
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Beaumont Children's

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Professor of Pediatrics, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Infectious Complications of Pregnancy

Graham Krasan, M.D.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Beaumont Children's

Research interests:

  • Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections
  • H. influenzae infections
  • Group A strep infections

Associate Faculty

Bobby L. Boyanton Jr., M.D. (FCAP, FASCP)
Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology
Associate Medical Director, Molecular Pathology
Associate Program Director, Pathology Residency Training
Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak

Associate Professor of Pathology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Molecular Applications to diagnose and monitor infectious diseases
  • Clostridium difficile infection
  • Pre-analytical variables and their effects of diagnostic tests

Rhea Sautter, M.B.A., B.S., M.T. (CIC)
Director, Epidemiology
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Research interests:

  • Epidemiology of hospital associated infections
  • Plasmid-mediated antibiotic resistance in gram-negative bacilli
  • Partnering with patients for infection prevention

Barbara Robinson-Dunn, Ph.D., D(ABMM), FIDSA 
Technical Director, Division of Clinical Microbiology
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Professor, Pathology Department, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics, Michigan State University College of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Detection of antimicrobial resistance
  • Best practices, clinical microbiology
  • Mycology
  • Mycobacteriology