St. John's physician, David Shlim, MD, was recently elected president
of the International Society of Travel Medicine. The International Society
of Travel Medicine is the international body that serves to promote travel
medicine around the world. The society has over 2,500 members in 75 countries.
The president of the ISTM is the highest position in travel medicine in
Dr. Shlim has been a member of the ISTM since it was founded in 1991. He
has practiced travel medicine since 1983, when he moved to Nepal to run
the CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center in Kathmandu, Nepal. During the
15 years that he ran the highly acclaimed destination travel clinic, Dr.
Shlim produced over forty original research papers on travel medicine topics.
Dr. Shlim has practiced travel medicine in Jackson Hole since1998, when
he relocated from Kathmandu. In 2007 he became the first outside medical
editor of the Center for Disease Control's Health Information for
International Travel, which is the official source of travel medicine
advice for U.S. doctors and nurses.
“As we have so many community members that travel worldwide, we are
extremely fortunate to have an expert in this field of medicine as a credentialed
member of our medical staff,” said Pam Maples, CEO, St. John’s
Medical Center. “We wish him great success in his new role.”