Glenn Wortmann MD

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Glenn Wortmann, MD, Section Director, Infectious Diseases

Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, FIDSA, FACP, is the Section Director of Infectious Diseases at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and program director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.

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As flu infects D.C., hand-washing in the hospital is a first line of defense

by Glenn Wortmann, MD, Section Director, Infectious Diseases
February 02, 2018

In the district and the U.S. as a whole, the influenza virus is surging, with roughly 200 new cases reported…

2017’s growing tick problem: How to protect yourself

by Glenn Wortmann, MD, Section Director, Infectious Diseases
June 29, 2017

We’re reminded every spring and summer to beware the return of the tick. These tiny, bloodsucking parasites carry a wide…

Going abroad? See your doctor first

by Glenn Wortmann, MD, Section Director, Infectious Diseases
June 01, 2017

Your plane tickets are purchased, accommodations are organized, and passport is squared away. You’re almost ready for a trip abroad….

Are D.C. residents at risk for Zika virus?

by Glenn Wortmann, MD, Section Director, Infectious Diseases
May 11, 2017

An April 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 1 in 10 pregnant women…