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April Pettit, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. April Pettit is credited with recognizing the “index case” in the nation-wide outbreak of fungal meningitis. She was named 2013’s “Tennessean of the Year” by the readers and editorial board of ‘The Tennessean.’ An instructor and clinician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt, she was the first to link the illness to contaminated steroid injections a patient received at a nearby clinic. Dr. Pettit received her M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine and her M.P.H. from Vanderbilt University.