Founded in 2016, Praxis was created to respond to the urgent and growing needs of a rural Californian hospital that was struggling to ensure proper patient care in Infectious Diseases.
Our company thrives on bringing the most up-to-date, expert knowledge that is immediately applicable to help support facilities that can not acomodate full time infectious Diseases staff.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Dr. Ramzi Asfour
Dr. Asfour has worked extensively in the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. He has developed and managed Infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship programs for hospitals and long term care facilities while working in the field as a consultant, educator and project manager.
Dr. Asfour guides fellow doctors and health care facilities in the treatment of the most complicated infectious diseases, helping them develop the most effective and responsible anti-microbial strategies.
From his time at the World Health Organization developing clinical outreach in the treatment of HIV to working for some of the top hospital systems in the US, Dr. Asfour has earned his reputation as an expert. The broad spectrum of clinical, theoretical, and organizational experience in the field of infectious diseases makes Praxis Infectious Diseases an incredible asset for your facility.
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
The Infectious Diseases Society of America
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Board Certified in Infectious Diseases
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Training in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Control from Stanford, SHEA, and the Infectious Disease Association of California
20 years in Medicine
Program management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Doctor training program development, World Health Organization
Program Management, University of California, San Diego
ABOUT THE ASSOCIATES
Dr. Dost Sarpel
Dr. Dost Sarpel completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Disease Fellowship at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C. After finishing his fellowship, Dr. Sarpel worked as consultant for many hospitals throughout the East Bay area in California. During this time he was a key part in managing Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship programs at numerous hospitals and long term care facilities. He then made the decision to pursue additional training because of his strong interest in viral hepatitis. He completed a Viral Hepatology Fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Douglas Dieterich, a world renowned hepatologist, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Sarpel has noted expertise in treating patients with HIV, chronic hepatitis C, or chronic hepatitis B as well as patients with co-infection of these viruses, and has given many lectures on these topics.