Steven Oscherwitz, M.D., a specialist in Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine and Epidemiology earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas in 1986, and then completed his Internal Medicine residency, chief residency and Infectious Disease fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed the military tropical disease course at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington, D.C., and rotated with military physicians at Lackland Air Force base and Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. He has traveled as a physician for archaeologists in the Peten jungle of northeastern Guatemala, and with U.S. government scientists to eradicate parasites in China. He is currently an infectious disease specialist in private practice and enjoys teaching medical students, nurses and patients.
He is a member of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health, the International Society of Travel Medicine, American Society for Microbiology, Infectious Disease Society of America as well as the Arizona Infectious disease Society, AMA, American College of Physicians, and both the Pima County and Arizona Medical Societies.
He is one of a few hundred individuals worldwide to hold the Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health issued by the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is credentialed as an Infection Control Practitioner by the Certification Board of Infection Control, and is a Fellow of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Dr. Oscherwitz has served as a resource for British Airways and Conde Nast Traveler.
He offers expert diagnostic and treatment services to ill patients referred to him by other physicians and to individuals with difficult to diagnose problems. The majority of his career has been spent caring for critically ill or unstable hospitalized patients, and he has used his Asian, African, European and South Pacific travel experience to assist in making diagnoses for returning ill travelers as well as making prophylactic recommendations for departing travelers on both adventure and business itineraries. Dr. Oscherwitz has been featured on Animal Planet, the Discovery Health Channel, local TV, radio and in print media.