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Jan. 28th, Dr. Mark Dougherty, Epidemiologist, Central Baptist Hospital

Posted on Jan 27, 2021

LEXINGTON, KY – The Rotary Club of Lexington held its weekly meeting Thursday, January 28,  via Zoom. If you like the Zoom link  please email,  The program’s guest speaker was Dr. Mark Dougherty

On August 13, 2021, we heard a presentation from Dr. Mark Dougherty, who updated us on what we had learned about COVID-19 since we became aware of the disease back in March, the virus that causes the disease, and the various ways it can damage the human body.

Our speaker this week, Dr. Mark Dougherty, will bring us up to date on what we know now about COVID-19 that we didn’t know back in March and what we still have yet to learn about this new virus.  He brings with him dual perspectives as a consulting infectious disease specialist and a hospital epidemiologist.

Dr. Dougherty graduated from the University of Virginia in 1979 and the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1983, with subsequent Internship and Residency at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in 1986.  He completed his Infectious Disease Fellowship in 1988 at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease.

Dr. Dougherty, along with Dr. John Meek, founded Lexington Infectious Disease Consultants, PSC, in June 1990. He has been the hospital epidemiologist at Central Baptist Hospital from 1988 through the present, and at Continuing Care Hospital since 2005. Dr. Dougherty is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America and served on the Clinical Affairs Committee from 2001 through 2006.  He is also a member of the Kentucky Medical Association.


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