Dr. Kathleen Gekowski Large ImageKathleen M. Gekowski, MD, FACP

Infectious Disease Specialist, Capital Health

Dr. Kathleen Gekowski is an infectious disease specialist with almost 20 years of practice in the greater Mercer County region and major research interests in AIDS and nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections.

Since 2001, she has served as a physician consultant to the HIV Testing and Counseling program at the Henry J. Austin Health Center in Trenton, NJ for those affected by or infected with HIV. She is also a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ.

Previously, Dr. Gekowski served for three years as program director at Mercer Area (HIV) Early Intervention Services, a program operated by Capital Health with funding provided under Part C of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act. Under her leadership, the program received the country’s first disease specific certification for HIV/AIDS from The Joint Commission.

Dr. Gekowski completed her Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude at PMC Colleges (now Widener University) in Chester, PA. She earned her medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA prior to completing her internship and residency training at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, IL. She completed her fellowship training in infectious disease at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT.

Dr. Gekowski has been a member of the Capital Health Medical Staff since 1994 and served as chairman of the Department of Medicine in 2002. She has also served on various committees, including her current posts on Capital Health’s Infection Control Committee and Medical Staff Bylaws Committee.

She is a founder and current member of the Infectious Disease Society of New Jersey and current member of the American Society of Microbiology, International AIDS Society, International Travel Medicine Society, and the American Professional Wound Care Association. She is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Disease Society of America.

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