Edward J. Septimus

Edward J. Septimus, elected October 31, 2023

Dr. Ed Septimus received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1972. He went on to complete his postgraduate training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and is board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. Septimus holds a faculty position as Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine; Senior Lecturer, Department of Population Medicine Harvard Medical School; and Adjunct Professor of Medicine Houston Methodist Research Institute/Weill Cornell. He was the first recipient of the IDSA Watanakunakorn Clinician Award, was awarded the John S Dunn Sr. Outstanding Teacher Award, and has published over 140 articles and chapters.

Dr. Septimus served as president of Congregation Emanu El in Houston and served on the board of the Florence Melton School for Adult Jewish Learning. He currently serves as Chair of the Central Region Board of Advisors for Hebrew Union College and received the HUC President’s Gold Medallion Award in 2022.