FOAMid was created to provide a space to present an overview of infectious disease (ID) basic knowledge, including microbiology, pharmacology, and clinical syndromes. The goal of this website is to develop a comprehensive overview of all aspects of ID in one place and to serve as a resource for medical students, residents, and fellows to understand basic concepts in ID.

About the author:


My name is Milana Bogorodskaya. I am an infectious disease fellow in Boston 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. This is why, at least for as long as I am a fellow and in training, all my posts are screened by another ID specialist to make sure there is no erroneous information. I always welcome discussions, comments, and suggestions on what I can do better.

You can find me on Twitter (@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 If you see an error or outdated information, let me know!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.