David J. Witt, MD

Infectious Diseases, San Rafael

The more people worry about potentially life-threatening influenza and bioterrorism, the more they depend on David Witt, MD, for information.

Dr. Witt is an infectious diseases specialist at Kaiser Permanente and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California. Medical personnel and the general public look to him for vital information about the emergent threats of smallpox and other bioterrorism agents, West Nile virus and SARS. He also advises about more common infectious disease challenges such as community-acquired pneumonia and tuberculosis.

Dr. Witt was featured in a 2007 public service announcement produced by the California Department of Health Services and Kaiser Permanente in which he advised Californians how to prepare for a potential influenza pandemic, information as vital then as it is now.