John G. Bartlett, MD
In January of this year, we lost a giant in the field of infectious diseases. John G. Bartlett, MD, passed away at the age of 83 years. He was Professor Emeritus at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a prominent leader to all in the field of infectious diseases and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) medicine. He was the second editor of Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice and held this position immediately before me. I learned much from his guidance. He was very gracious in his mentorship to myself and thousands of others in the field of infectious diseases and medicine in general.
John expressed a wide range of expertise including but not limited to emerging infections, antimicrobial resistance, Clostridioides difficile, anaerobic infections, community-acquired pneumonia (he was the lead author on the first 3 editions of the Infectious Diseases Society of America clinical guidelines) bioterrorism, and HIV. He established the first HIV clinic at Johns Hopkins and wrote several books and manuals on HIV management for both patients and clinicians.
I was very honored to have worked with him on several projects, including many of the community-acquired pneumonia guidelines. He greatly influenced my career (as he did for countless others) for which I will be forever grateful. His expertise, leadership, and friendship will be missed by thousands, but his legacy will endure.Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.