NTIDC Physicians & Staff – Expertise in Exceptional Medical Care

The staff and physicians at North Texas Infectious Diseases Consultants provide expert medical care that exceeds all expectations. All physicians are board certified in Infectious Diseases. In addition, each NTIDC physician has completed a specialized fellowship training program in Infectious Diseases Medicine.

Our Physicians

Mezgebe Berhe, MD, MPH

Dr. Berhe joined North Texas Infectious Diseases Consultants in August 2005 after completing his Infectious Disease fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and his Internal Medicine residency at St. Barnabas Hospital affiliated with Cornell Medical Center in New York City. Also, he holds a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology. Dr. Berhe has extensive training and experience in tropical medicine, HIV medicine, orthopedic infections and transplant infections.

Since joining NTIDC in 2005, he has been an integral member of the NTIDC Research department, serving as a Principle Investigator and Sub-investigator for numerous clinical trials for infectious diseases, including HIV and Clostridium difficile colitis.

Dr. Berhe enjoys participating in medical education, actively teaching medical students, residents and fellows as a faculty member at Baylor University Medical Center and as an Assistant Professor of Medicine with Texas A & M University. Additionally, Dr. Berhe is currently the acting Program Director for the Infectious Disease Fellowship Program at Baylor University Medical Center.

Passionate about his leadership roles, Dr. Berhe is involved in multiple committees at Baylor University Medical Center, including Chair of the Antimicrobial Committee, Neutropenic Fever Committee and the Quality Care Committee. He also sits on multiple advisory boards.

Dr. Berhe has been listed among the best doctors in Dallas by D Magazine for many years.

He is married with three children, and enjoys espresso while watching Arsenal FC Soccer and Seinfeld.

Clinton C. Haley, MD, MPH

Dr. Haley joined North Texas Infectious Diseases Consultants in 2009 after completing his Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Haley also holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Harvard University. Prior to his fellowship, Dr. Haley served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Haley completed his medical school training at Texas A&M University College of Medicine and his Internal Medicine Residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Additionally, Dr. Haley participates as a sub-investigator for clinical trials.

Christopher J. Bettacchi, MD

Dr. Bettacchi joined North Texas Infectious Diseases Consultants in 2010 after completing his Infectious Disease fellowship at the UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to his fellowship, he served as an Assistant Professor at the UAB Hospitalist Program. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, he completed his medical school training at St. George’s University in New York and his Internal Medicine Residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr Bettacchi became a valuable part of the research department as a Principle investigator helping to bring lifesaving medications for infectious diseases like HIV, Hepatitis C and c-diff to market. He has been a part of participating in multiple clinical trial at NTIDC as a sub-investigator and a principle investigator.

Clinically, Dr. Bettacchi is dedicated to the care of transplant recipients, post-operative and orthopedic patients, and those with HIV and Hepatitis C. Dr. Bettacchi is married with 2 children, and enjoys running and biking at White Rock Lake!

Rahaf Al Masri, MD

Dr. Al Masri joined North Texas Infectious Diseases Consultants in August 2016 after completing her Infectious Diseases fellowship with Baylor University Medical Center and her Internal Medicine Residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Al Masri has a special interest in HIV and transplant medicine and also participates as a sub investigator for clinical trials at NTIDC. Dr. Al Masri is married with 2 children and she enjoys reading, swimming and traveling.

Uriel Sandkovsky, M.D., M.S., FIDSA

Dr. Sandkovsky joined North Texas Infectious Diseases Consultants in 2018. He completed his Infectious Diseases Training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He then served as Associate Professor of Medicine/Infectious Diseases and Medical Director of Occupational Health, at University of Nebraska Medical Center 2009-2018. Dr. Sandkovsky completed medical school in Argentina in 1999 and trained in Internal Medicine at Hospital Pirovano in Buenos Aires. He also completed Internal Medicine training at St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. Dr. Sandkovsky holds a Master of Science from UNMC in Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Sandkovsky has extensive experience in the care and management of immunocompromised patients including solid organ transplant patients, patients with HIV and patients with advanced cardiac device infections. He has served as primary and sub investigator in clinical trials. Dr. Sandkovsky is married with 2 children. He loves spending time with his family, playing tennis and soccer, and enjoys cooking Argentinian food.

Emma Dishner, M.D.

Dr. Emma Dishner joined North Texas Infectious Diseases Consultants in 2019 after completing her Infectious Diseases Training with an Immunocompromised focus at Baylor College of Medicine and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Through her training at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Dishner has extensive experience in the care and management of infections related to cancer treatments including CAR-T cells, Stem Cell Transplants, immunotherapies and other traditional oncology therapies. She also has experience caring for other general ID patients including but not limited to HIV, surgical site infections, ICU patients, and cardiac device infections. She is a true Texas being born at Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) and completing all of her training in Texas. She is a proud BUMC alumni completing her Internal Medicine training in 2017. She completed medical school at McGovern Medical School at UT-Houston. She has also completed a MPH in Epidemiology at Texas A&M and a BS in Biology at UT-Austin. She is an active member of the IDSA, TMA, and Dallas County Medical Society. Dr Dishner is married to her husband Drew and loves spending time at home with their dog Snoopy and their box turtles. She spends her extra time outdoors and is an avid bird watcher.

Physician Assistants

Erin Duhaime, PA-C

Erin was raised in Duncanville, Texas and completed her Bachelors of Science in Human Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Stony Brook University, New York and joined North Texas Infectious Diseases Consultants in January 2009.

Erin is credentialed as an HIV Specialist thru the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) and is an active member of the International Anal Neoplasia Society (IANS), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA). She has a special interest in HIV, PREP, Hepatitis C and anal dysplasia, and runs the Anal Dysplasia clinic at NTIDC, routinely performing high resolution anoscopy (HRA). Erin is active in research as a Principle Investigator and a Sub-investigator for clinical trials. In her spare time, Erin loves to travel and go to the park with her dog Molly.

Dr. Kevin Golden

Dr. Kevin Golden started the Dr. Louis Sloan Fellowship Program at North Texas Infectious Diseases Consultants in August 2018 after completing his Internal Medicine Residency at Baylor University Medical Center where he was Chief Resident. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in 2015, and his B.A at Vanderbilt University where he graduated Cum Laude in 2011. Dr Golden is married with one child and enjoys heavy metal music and traveling to national parks with his family.

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In Memory of Our Founder Dr. Louis Sloan

Dr. Louis Sloan joined North Texas Infectious Diseases Consultants in 1994 and unfortunately left us when he lost his battle with lymphoma in 2017. He became a partner in the practice in 2000 and the sole owner in 2007 when he implemented all the changes that have occurred over the years. He developed a clinical research program for HIV/AIDS, a specialty retail pharmacy to help his HIV patients get their medications, expanded the infusion center to include a satellite office and a 17 chair infusion center at our downtown location, and grew the practice to include 7 providers and a staff of over 60 employees. > Read More About Dr. Sloan

 

 

 

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