Dr. Mobeen Rathore
Mobeen Rathore, MD is a tenured Professor and Associate Chair in the department of pediatrics, University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine, Jacksonville (COMJ). He is Chief of Infectious Diseases and Immunology for Wolfson Children’s Hospital and UF-COMJ and Chair of Infection Prevention and Control Committee, Baptist Health System. He is founding director of UF Center for AIDS Research Education and Service (UF CARES). Dr. Rathore graduated from King Edwards Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan and did his residency at Akron Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Rathore completed his infectious diseases fellowship at Cardinal Glennon/St. Louis University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University. He joined UF in 1991. His research has been funded by the NIH continuously for the past 27 years and has received over 70 million in extramural funding. He has mentored many students and trainees over the years who now have their own successful academic careers. He has 450 scholarly communications and 350 invited presentations. He currently has three NIH grants and is conducting COVID related research funded by the NIH. Dr. Rathore is active in the community in many roles. He is the Founding President a free clinic for the uninsured, Past-President of Duval County Medical Society and Leadership Jacksonville and President Elect of OneJax. Most recently he has been leading the response to Coronavirus pandemic locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. He has taken the lead role in educating medical and general community about Coronavirus and Coronavirus vaccine. Dr. Rathore has served as President of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Duval County Medical Society. He has served on the boards of HIV Medicine Association, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Florida Medical Association and UFCOMJ Practice Plan. He is immediate past Vice Chair for AAP District X on the Board of AAP and is currently serves as District X representative for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Champion X and serves on the Baptist Health Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. He was also the President Elect nominee for the AAP.