Samuel Vidal, M.D., Ph.D.Instructor
Dr. Vidal is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an infectious diseases physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a Staff Scientist in the Barouch laboratory at the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research. He received his B.A. in biochemistry magna cum laude from Haverford College and both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Medical Scientist Training Program at Columbia University. During predoctoral training his research focused on taxane resistance in advanced carcinomas and he received the Robert A. Savitt and George H. McCormack Award for skill and compassion in clinical care. He completed both his internship and residency in internal medicine at the New York Presbytarian Hospital Columbia campus. He later completed subspecialty training in infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital followed by an NIH T32 postdoctoral research fellowship in the Barouch laboratory. His research interests include microbial pathogenesis and immunology, preclinical and early clinical development of prophylactic and therapeutic interventions for infectious diseases, and tuberculosis vaccine development. Outside the laboratory, he maintains an outpatient infectious diseases clinic and attends on the inpatient infectious diseases consultation services of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.