Editor Profile

Neil M. Ampel, MD

Associate Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases Board

Neil M. Ampel, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Staff Physician at the Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Tucson. His clinical interests include HIV infection and fungal infections, particularly coccidioidomycosis, and his research focuses on the cellular immune response in coccidioidomycosis. Dr. Ampel is a member of the NIH/CDC/IDSA Working Group for Therapy of Opportunistic Infections and the American Thoracic Society’s Committee on the Treatment of Fungal Diseases Complicating AIDS. He is a former president of the Veterans Administration Society for Practitioners of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Ampel has been writing for NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases since 2002.


Consultant / Advisory board




Grant / Research support

State of Arizona; Nielsen BioSciences

Editorial boards

Medical Mycology

Leadership positions in professional societies

Coccidioidomycosis Study Group (President-Elect); Small Group Leader Invasive Fungi, NIH/CDC HIV-OI Guidelines Committee

Summaries by Neil Ampel