With a long-standing national reputation,
Dr. Neema Mafi is a highly regarded and nationally sought out Infectious Diseases Specialist. He is double board-certified in both Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Chicago’s renowned, and one of the nation's busiest surgery, critical care, and level 1 trauma centers: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of
Cook County with Rush University, College of Medicine. During his residency, he earned the college of medicine departmental humanitarian award.
During residency, Dr. Mafi worked with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and clinicians to develop screening and treatment protocols for at-risk patients. During this time, he built up his research and publication profile, both nationally and internationally. He delivered substantial contributions in leadership, teaching, and management.
Upon graduation from residency, he worked as a hospitalist for over 5 years for numerous health organizations in Arizona. He continued his education by completing a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic.
During his fellowship, he authored and co-authored numerous publications in various areas of infectious diseases including Salmonella, Coccidioidomycosis (Valley fever), Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in the White Mountains of Arizona, Basidiobolomycosis: an unusual, mysterious, and emerging endemic fungal infection.
He received the fellow of the year award during his infectious diseases fellowship at Mayo Clinic for his dedication to the internal medicine resident education program. His interests include infections in immunocompromised individuals, antimicrobial stewardship, and orthopedic infections. Throughout
his career, Dr. Mafi has been invited to lecture and present research at local
Dr. Mafi advocates for change and believes trust is earned and preserved through truthfulness, integrity and active engagement with patients and other healthcare professionals.
and national venues. He has spoken on numerous topics including but not limited to antibiotic resistance and emerging and reemerging infectious diseases.
Dr. Mafi has a keen interest in increasing health system efficiencies and improving quality and outcomes by remaining at the forefront of new and effective Infectious Diseases therapies and innovations in healthcare. He believes that detecting, preventing, treating, and communicating the threat of infectious diseases before their impact spills across health systems depends primarily on a prepared and vibrant workforce.
Dr. Mafi has a keen interest in increasing health system efficiencies and improving quality and outcomes by remaining at the forefront of new and effective Infectious Diseases therapies and innovations in healthcare.
Furthermore, he deems that investments and political will toward reform in the financing of training, research, reimbursement, and stewardship are critical to ensure a robust workforce of ID physicians dedicated to fighting the unrelenting infectious threats to individual and public health.
Apart from his interests in Infectious Diseases research, Dr. Mafi is known and respected for his patient-centered and compassionate approach to caring for patients and he is a thoughtful advocate of change who believes that trust is
earned and preserved through truthfulness, integrity, and active engagement with other healthcare professionals and patients.
In his spare time, Dr. Mafi enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with his family.