ID Care’s Dr. Ronald G. Nahass Awarded 2020 Watanakunakorn Clinician Award by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

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The Watanakunakorn Clinician award is given to a member of the IDSA for outstanding accomplishments in the clinical practice of infectious diseases.

Dr. Watanakunakorn was a model clinician who worked tirelessly to advance the clinical practice of infectious diseases. I am really humbled to be included on this list of respected clinicians. Dr. Ronald G. Nahass

Dr. Ronald G. Nahass, President and Co-founder of New Jersey’s largest network of infectious disease specialists, ID Care, was announced the recipient of the 2020 Watanakunakorn Clinician Award. This prestigious award is presented annually by the Board of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) for outstanding accomplishments in the clinical practice of infectious diseases.

In the spirit of Chatrchai Watanakunakorn, for which the award is named, the recipient must have spent the majority of his or her career working predominantly in direct patient care. Furthermore, the recipient must show a commitment to excellence in areas such as clinical care, clinical research, patient or community education, compassion, patient advocacy, general community service, and/or service to a national or state infectious diseases society.

Dr. Nahass is being recognized for his distinguished service in the field of infectious disease, through which he continues to advance ID Care as a leading infectious disease partner for healthcare organizations across New Jersey. Through ID Care, healthcare organizations can strengthen their access to the most effective prevention methods, accurate diagnostic approaches, and promising state-of-the-art treatments available today.

In addition to being the President and Co-founder of ID Care, Dr. Nahass is a pioneer in state-of-the-art treatments for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, COVID-19, as well as other complex infectious diseases. He has been awarded several other outstanding honors throughout his career, including the American Medical Association’s Physician Recognition Award for Continuing Medical Education with a special commendation for self-directed learning, as well as being recognized as a Top Doctor by New Jersey Monthly magazine, Best Doctor by New York magazine, and nominated one of the Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors®.

In lieu of an in-person ceremony, Dr. Nahass was presented with the 2020 Watanakunakorn Clinician Award virtually during ID Week, the IDSA annual meeting.

About ID Care
ID Care is New Jersey’s largest network of board-certified infectious disease specialists – seeing over 200,000 patients a year and practicing in nine convenient locations and over 140 care facilities throughout the state (including hospitals, rehab facilities and sub-acute facilities). As clinical leaders, innovators, and researchers, ID Care provides patients with personalized solutions for a comprehensive range of illnesses and infections. Specializing in every aspect of infectious diseases — including HIV, hepatitis, pneumonia, tick-borne diseases, wound infections, travel-related illnesses, and others — ID Care physicians offer the most effective prevention methods, accurate diagnoses, and state-of-the-art treatments available today. For more information on ID Care, visit or contact James Padley, Chief Operating Officer, ID Care. He can be reached at 908-281-0221, or via email at

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