FOAMid was created to provide a space to present an overview of infectious disease (ID) knowledge to non-infectious disease trained clinicians and students. The goal of this website is to serve as a free open access educational resource in ID.

About the founder:


My name is Milana Bogorodskaya. I am an infectious disease physician in Cleveland, Ohio and a strong believer in FOAM (free open access medicine).

I was introduced to FOAMed through emergency medicine podcasts which I listened to during my residency to supplement the skills I was gaining in the hospitals and clinics. After looking for something similar for infectious disease and not finding it, I decided to start one on my own, and FOAMid was born. Learning is a lifelong process and I do not pretend to know everything in ID. All posts are peer-reviewed by another infectious disease trained clinician or pharmacist. I always welcome discussions, comments, and suggestions on what I can do better.

You can find FOAMid on twitter (@FOAMid) and facebook group (FOAMid) as well!

Disclaimer: this website is not designed to take the place of a professional physician or a formal ID consult. Every effort is made to make sure this website is up to date and accurate, but be aware that medical knowledge is changing constantly, and old pages may not be updated in a timely manner. If you see an error or outdated information, let me know!

This blog also has no ties to an institution and all opinions shared on this blog are solely mine and no one else’s.


Jeff Pearson is a senior pharmacist in infectious diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he serves as the point person for the hospital’s antimicrobial stewardship program. In addition to precepting Brigham pharmacy residents throughout the year, he also precepts MCPHS University and Northeastern University pharmacy students. Dr. Pearson received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Northeastern University in 2014. He completed his PGY-1 residency at Mount Auburn Hospital and PGY-2 residency in infectious diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 
He can be found on Twitter @jeffpears0n.