Anil Panackal received his M.D. degree from Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, in 1997. After completing internal medicine residency training at the University of California, USA, Panackal served as an Officer in the US Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, USA, from 2000 to 2002. At that time, his team field investigations included (1) the Rift Valley fever outbreak in Saudi Arabia and Yemen from August to November 2000; (2) identification of a new endemic focus of coccidioidomycosis; (3) an outbreak of invasive aspergillosis among renal transplant recipients; (4) a large outbreak of histoplasmosis among college spring breakers; (5) emergency room syndromic surveillance following the World Trade Center Attack; and (6) the inhalational anthrax investigation in Florida, discovering a clue that the mail was the putative source as a member of the team. Panackal completed his clinical infectious diseases fellowship training at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, before going on to become a Clinical Instructor at the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, while concomitantly obtaining his M.S. degree in epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. Then, Dr. Panackal became the Chief of Infectious Diseases/Tropical Medicine at the Office of Medical Services, US Department of State, continuing to serve as an Educator at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD, USA—now being an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine—before pursuing a more academic track as a Staff Clinician at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), New York, NY, USA. Panackal is, furthermore, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (FIDSA) and is board certified in infectious diseases via the American Board of Internal Medicine and in tropical medicine via the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Biography Updated on 30 October 2016