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Abhay Dhand, M.D., FIDSA

SquareAssociate Professor, Medicine


After completing a research fellowship in Tufts University, Abhay Dhand, M.D., FIDSA, worked as an attending physician at Westchester Medical Center. He started the first Transplant Infectious Diseases program in Hudson Valley and currently serves as its Director. Dr. Dhand led the expansion of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at WMC from 2014 to 2023. 

Dr. Dhand is a member of Infectious Disease Society of America’s national antibiotic resistance committee and is involved in advocacy for legislations requiring increased resources for infectious diseases, pandemic preparedness and antibiotic stewardship endeavors. He is also the Medical Director of Quality for Transplant and Co-chairs the Transplant Quality Council at WMC. 


  • M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Residency, New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts-New England Medical Center

Honors and Awards

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area, New York, Westchester (2023, 2022, 2021)
  • FIDSA, Fellow of Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • “Doctors of Distinction” Team Award: Westchester County Business Journal: Heart Transplantation Team (2019)
  • New York Medical College “Extraordinary Research Achievement” Award (2013)


Dr. Dhand's research interests include safe expansion of the donor pool for Solid organ transplantation by utilizing increased risk donor, optimal treatment of infections caused by resistant organisms, and prevention of infections in immunocompromised hosts.

View all publications of Dr. Dhand on his PubMed

Professional Services

  • Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, Westchester Medical Center
  • Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases: Westchester Medical Center
  • Medical Director of Quality, Transplant Center, Westchester Medical Center
  • Co-chair, Transplant Quality Council, Westchester Medical Center

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
  • Infectious Disease Society of America: Committee for Antibiotic Resistance
  • American Society of Transplantation (AST)
  • AST ID-COP Infectious Diseases Community of Practice
  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)