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Gary P. Wormser, M.D.

Professor of Medicine


Department of Medicine
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595

Personal Profile:

Dr. Wormser is professor of medicine, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of the Department of Medicine. 

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Gary P. Wormser, M.D. is Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at New York Medical College. He is Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Pharmacology. Dr. Wormser is Director and Founder of the Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center, a well-respected walk-in clinic for the care and study of patients with tick-borne infections. At Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Wormser is Chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases and Director and Founder of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. He was acting Medical Director of the AIDS Care Center at the Westchester Medical Center from August 2006 through June 2008.

Dr. Wormser’s principal research interests are Lyme disease, babesiosis, and human granulocytic anaplasmosis, with other research activities in HIV infection, infection control, and investigational antimicrobial agents and vaccine preparations.

Professional Interests:

A top-flight team of experts in the study of tick-borne diseases is led by Gary P. Wormser, an expert on Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis. His interest in infectious diseases goes back much further: in 1981, he and colleagues wrote the first paper on AIDS to appear in a scientific journal, and he has spoken on the use of smallpox and other deadly viruses as bioterrorist weapons.

Education Profile:

Graduate Degree: M.D.
Graduate Degree Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Industry Expertise:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Research
  • Education/Learning

Areas of Expertise:

Medicine, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Immunology, Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis


Infectious Diseases Society of America: Citation for Exemplary Service | PROFESSIONAL
One of two individuals to receive a citation for exemplary service from the Infectious Diseases Society of America in 2007

American Public Health Association Wade Hampton Frost Lectureship | PROFESSIONAL
Dr. Wormser was chosen to deliver the American Public Health Association Wade Hampton Frost Lectureship in 2007 for his contributions to the epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Best Teacher Award | PROFESSIONAL
Medical Residents at Westchester Medical Center (2000)

Dean’s Distinguished Research Award | PROFESSIONAL
New York Medical College in 1999

Best Teacher Award | PROFESSIONAL
Medical Students at New York Medical College (1985, 1993)

Castle Connolly Best Doctors | PROFESSIONAL
Listed in Best Doctors in America databases: Castle Connolly Guide to America’s Top Doctors Castle Connolly Guide to the Best Doctors in New York

500 Total Publications | PROFESSIONAL
Dr. Wormser has 500 total publications including 23 in the New England Journal of Medicine

Dr. Wormser is CDC and NIH funded


  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
  • Member of AOA

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