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SOM Recognizes Three Decades of Lectures on Clinical Aspects of Staph and Strep Infections

Henry M. Frey, M.D. was recognized for his dedication with a plaque presentation prior to the lecture on September 28.

October 05, 2016

For more than three decades second-year NYMC medical students in the medical microbiology course have benefitted from the knowledge, wisdom and good sense of guest lecturer Henry M. Frey, M.D., left, who presents on clinical aspects of staph and strep infections each year in the early fall. Jan Geliebter, Ph.D., right, professor of microbiology and immunology and otolaryngology and course director for medical microbiology, was pleased to recognize Dr. Frey for his dedication with a plaque presentation prior to the lecture on September 28. Dr. Frey received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Harvard University and then worked for NASA where he worked as an aerospace engineer on space shuttle engine design. A change of heart led him to medical school at New York University School of Medicine, followed by an internship and residency in pediatrics and an infectious disease fellowship at NYU where he was awarded the Bristol Fellowship by the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Frey recently retired from private practice in pediatrics and pediatric/adult infectious diseases. He served as chief of infectious diseases at St. Joseph's Medical Center and chief of staff at St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y. Dr. Frey's accomplishments include diverse publications ranging from "CCR-5 Genotype and Resistance to Vertical Transmission of HIV-1" to "Kinetic Performance of Barrier-Cooled Rocket Nozzles."