About the Chair
Gonzalo Bearman MD, MPH, FACP
Gonzalo Bearman is the Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Bearman is also a Professor of Medicine and the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. He is a graduate of Colgate University (BA), SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (MD) and Columbia University (MPH). He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and was Chief Resident, both at SUNY at Buffalo. He then completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases and a residency in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, both at Cornell University. Dr. Bearman is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and General Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
Since 2003, Dr. Bearman has been an attending physician on the Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Service at VCU Medical Center. Dr. Bearman served as the Clerkship Director of the VCU M3 Internal Medicine Clerkship (2005 - 2011) and currently is the 4th year Acting Internship (AI) Director. Dr. Bearman lectures in the M1 Population Medicine Class and M2 Medical Microbiology. He is the course director for both Contemporary Issues and Controversies in Public Health seminar in the VCU Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine and an M4 Elective on Medicine in Literature.
Since 2005, Dr. Bearman has worked on the VCU Global Health Program through the Honduras Medical Relief Brigade, a medical relief effort bringing medical and public health assistance to rural Honduran communities.
His areas of research focus on the epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections. Dr. Bearman has peer-reviewed publications in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, Archives of Medical Research, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, American Journal of Infection Control, BioMedCentral Infectious Diseases, Infections in Medicine, Journal of Hospital Infection and Journal of Infection.
For more on Dr. Bearman, you can visit his professional website and medical blog here: www.drgonzalobearman.com.