Joseph B, Marzouk, MD, FACP, has been in clinical practice exclusively in the field of Infectious Disease since 1982 and has consulted and treated thousands of patients. He has more than 35 years of experience in the medico-legal aspects of Infectious Disease and has provided numerous objective reviews and testimonies for defense and plaintiff’s attorneys.
Degrees / Licenses: MD (Licenses: AZ, CA), American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases; Certification Board of Infection Control. HIV Specialist. See CV on Website for more details.
Areas of Expertise: Infectious Disease in all medical specialties:
Praxis Infectious Disease is comprised of a team of board-certified infectious disease physicians who provide targeted, timely telehealth patient consultations, and critical support for Infectious Disease Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs.
Praxis ID specialists bring the most up-to-date, expert knowledge that is immediately applicable to help support facilities that cannot accommodate full-time Infectious Diseases staff. They provide protocols, procedures, and patient management so rural hospitals may benefit from the support of their own Infectious Diseases doctor. With more than 5 years of focused remote support for critical access hospitals, Praxis ID providers have over 20,000 unique patient visits, are certified in Antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention, and have a proven track record of improving quality of care.
Litigation Support - A broad spectrum of clinical, theoretical, and organizational experience in Infectious Diseases makes Praxis ID a trusted asset for your case. Providing medical case review, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony for both plaintiff and defense.
Areas of Expertise:
COVID-19 / Coronavirus
Nursing Homes / Long-Term Care
Chronic Hepatitis B / C
Surgical Site Infections
Ramzi Asfour, MD, President of Praxis ID, is board-certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine and has worked extensively in adult infectious diseases for the past 20 years. Dr. Asfour has developed and managed Infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship programs for hospitals and long-term care facilities while working in the field as a consultant, educator, and project manager. He has had more than 35,000 direct patient encounters.
Dr. Asfour guides fellow doctors and health care facilities in the treatment of the most complicated infectious diseases, helping them develop the most effective and responsible anti-microbial strategies.
From his time at the World Health Organization developing clinical outreach in the treatment of HIV to working for some of the top hospital systems in the US, Dr. Asfour has earned his reputation as an expert. He has extensive experience battling the HIV epidemic in Africa, working in Infectious Diseases in small and large hospitals in the US, and treating antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention in LTCFs, LTACHs, and Acute care hospitals.
Extensive experience in the Treatment and Management of patients suffering from COVID-19:
Policies, Procedures, and Protocols relating to COVID-19 in Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Schools, and Businesses
Multiple presentations on COVID-19 for hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, businesses, schools, patients, and community members