Bennett Lorber,  MD. DSc (Hon)


Thomas M. Durant Professor of Medicine

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases

Temple University School of Medicine and Hospital

Philadelphia, PA  

Phone: 215-707-3536; Fax: 215-707-4414



Personal:  Born in Philadelphia on April 1, 1943; married, 2 children

Education:  Swarthmore College, BA, 1964; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MD, 1968; Resident in Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, 1968-1971; Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Temple University Hospital, 1971-1973. 

Current Appointments:  Thomas M. Durant Professor of Medicine, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases, Temple University School of Medicine and Hospital; Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA. 

Research Interests:  Listeriosis; Anaerobic infections; Relationships between chronic illness and infectious diseases; Impact of societal change on patterns of infectious diseases. 

Other: Lifetime Achievement Award from IDSA 2003; 11-time recipient of Golden Apple Teaching Award, Temple University School of Medicine; Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching; Temple University Great Teacher Award; Honorary Doctor of Science, Swarthmore College; presenter of the Infectious Diseases Update, Annual Meeting of American College of Physicians (ACP), 2002, 2004, 2006; Clinical Practice Award, Pennsylvania Chapter of ACP, 2003; Associate Editor ACP Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Programs, 1991-2003, including both ID subspecialty programs; American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Subspecialty Board on Infectious Diseases, 2004-present;  Board of Trustees, College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Secretary, 2002-2004); Anaerobe Society of the Americas (Charter member, Council, 2000-2004, Secretary 2005); Physicians for Human Rights. 

Board of Managers, Swarthmore College 2002-; Pennsylvania Horticultural Society; Philadelphia Folksong Society; guitar player and professional painter.