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GW Experts Available to Comment on Sydney Stomach Virus Outbreak

WASHINGTON (Jan. 25, 2013) –A new strain of norovirus, originating from Australia, is now circulating in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 140 outbreaks have been caused by this new Sydney stomach virus since September. Infectious disease experts at the George Washington University (GW) are available to comment on stories about the outbreak. 

Please contact Lisa Anderson at lisama2@gwu.edu or 202-994-3121 to interview Dr. Simon or Dr. Siegel.

Gary Simon, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine, Walter G. Ross Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology & Tropical Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • Medical Education: University of Maryland 
  • Residencies: University of Maryland Hospital 
  • Fellowships: Tufts-New England Medical Center 
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease 
  • Interests: Infectious Diseases, HIV Infection, AIDS 

Marc Siegel, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • Medical Education: Georgetown University Medical School 
  • Residencies: Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Medical School 
  • Fellowships: Infectious Diseases at the George Washington University Medical Center 
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease 
  • Languages: German