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 If you see an error or outdated information, let me know!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.

Ahmed Abdul Azim is a senior Infectious Diseases Fellow currently at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, where he also is completing a year of training in Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology. In addition, he is part of the antimicrobial stewardship team. He completed the BIDMC Clinician Educator Track, and is a member of the BIDMC and Harvard Medical School Academy for medical educators. Ahmed is a 2011 medical graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He did part of his post graduate training in Ireland, before completing residency at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in 2017 (a Tufts affiliated teaching hospital). He can be found on Twitter @triplea87. Find him for a game of Squash if you need a challenge.

Fatima Al Dhaheri is a senior pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow currently at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston. She will be staying for an additional year of training in the pediatric immunocompromised hosts infectious diseases specialty pathway at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her interests include transplant infectious diseases, fungal infections, vaccine advocacy and medical education. Fatima received her medical degree in 2013 from the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and joined the university after graduation as a teaching assistant in the department of pediatrics. Fatima completed her pediatric residency training at Children’s National Medical center in Washington DC (2015-2017). In full circle, Fatima has joined the faculty of the pediatric department in UAEU as an Assistant professor in 2019. Fatima is also a writer and a poet and is working on publishing her first children’s literary book. Fatima can be found on twitter @FatimaAlDee