Featured Faculty


Victoria J. Fraser, MD

Course Director Vicky Fraser is currently the Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine and the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Washington University in Saint Louis. Her academic and professional interests include infectious disease, health services research, health care epidemiology (hospital acquired infections and adverse events), sexually transmitted infections, and HIV/AIDS. She is involved in clinical research training continue reading →


David A. Pegues, MD

Course Director David Pegues, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Prevention and Control and Co-Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His current research interests include developing clinical decision support tools to reduce the inappropriate use of medical devices and to continue reading →


Anthony D. Harris MD, MPH

Course Director Anthony Harris is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine. He is an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist whose research interests include emerging pathogens, antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, hospital epidemiology/infection control, epidemiologic methods in infectious diseases and medical informatics. He has published over 170 papers. He has current or has continue reading →


Leonard A. Mermel, DO, ScM

Course Director Leonard Mermel is a Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Medical Director for the Department of Epidemiology & Infection at Rhode Island Hospital. He was 2005 President of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), 2014 SHEA Mentor Scholar Award recipient, and 2016 recipient of continue reading →


Trish M. Perl, MD, MSc

Course Director and founder Trish Perl is the Chief of Infectious Diseases and the Jay P Sanford professor in the Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She earned her BA and MD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. continue reading →


Ann-Christine Nyquist, MD, MSPH

Ann-Christine Nyquist, MD, MSPH is the Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control Program and the Medical Director for Occupational Health at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Nyquist is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. She is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Sections of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at the University of Colorado continue reading →


Kent Sepkowitz, MD

Dr. Sepkowitz is a board-certified internist and infectious disease specialist, and cares for patients with infectious diseases related to cancer and its treatment. He led the Memorial Sloan Kettering infection control program for 15 years and now is the Deputy Physician in Chief for Quality and Safety. He also is a Professor of Medicine at continue reading →


Aaron M. Milstone, MD

Course Director Aaron M. Milstone, MD, MHS, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at The Johns Hopkins University. He is an Infectious Diseases consultant and an Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and serves on multiple national committees and writing groups guiding practices to prevent healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and emergence continue reading →


David K. Henderson, MD

Dr. David Henderson is deputy director for clinical care and associate director for quality assurance and hospital epidemiology at the NIH Clinical Center. He first came to NIH in 1979 as the hospital epidemiologist, a position he still holds. His research focuses on the risks of occupational infection with blood-borne infectious diseases and the threat continue reading →


Kerri A. Thom, MD, MS

Kerri A. Thom, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Assistant Dean for Student Research and Education. Dr. Thom received her medical degree from the University of Florida, College of Medicine and her Master of Science degree in Clinical continue reading →


Keith Hamilton, MD

Dr. Keith Hamilton is an infectious disease specialist affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at that hospital. He received his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has been in practice for 9 years.


Geeta Sood, MD

Geeta Sood, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Hospital Epidemiologist, completed medical training, residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in infectious diseases at Temple University Medical School. Dr. Sood has worked at Albert Einstein Medical Center as an associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and clerkship director and then served as continue reading →


Angela Caliendo, MD, PhD

Angela M. Caliendo, MD, PhD is Professor, Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Caliendo received a PhD (Biochemistry) and MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency continue reading →


E. Patchen Dellinger, MD

Dr. Dellinger is a board-certified surgeon whose clinical and research interests include clinical trials related to intra-abdominal infections; diagnosis and treatment of severe sepsis; prevention of surgical infections; the development of new antibiotics and other biological anti-infective and immune-modulating biologic agents; and patient safety, especially in the operating room. Dr. Dellinger was involved in the continue reading →


Jennifer Han, MD, MSCE

Jennifer H. Han, MD, MSCE is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases), Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (secondary), Senior Scholar of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), and Fellow of the Institute of Aging, all at Penn. She holds an MSCE from Penn, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and continue reading →


Kerry LaPlante, PharmD

Course Director Dr. Kerry LaPlante’s Pharm.D. clinical practice site and research program is located at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence, R.I., and the College of Pharmacy at URI. She is nationally recognized for her work in the treatment, virulence inhibition, control and prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and device related infections where she continue reading →


Kimberle C. Chapin, MD

Dr. Chapin is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and of Medicine at Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University and is the Director of Microbiology for Lifespan Academic Medical Center.  Dr. Chapin obtained her B.S. in Biology from Boston College, and received her MD from the University of Massachusetts. In addition she earned her continue reading →


Louis B. Rice, MD

Louis B. Rice, MD is the Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Joukowsky Family Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and the Physician-in-Chief of Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI. He serves as the Executive Physician-in-Chief continue reading →


Michael Klompas, MD, MPH

Dr. Klompas works on enhancing public health surveillance using electronically collective health information in two major spheres:  hospital-level surveillance for nosocomial complications and population-level surveillance for infectious diseases and chronic conditions.  Dr. Klompas’ hospital level surveillance work is primarily supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Under the auspices of the CDC Epicenters continue reading →


Sarah Haessler, MD

Dr. Haessler is the Vice Chair for Clinical Operations for the Department of Medicine, and the Hospital Epidemiologist in the division of Infectious Diseases at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield Massachusetts, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Baystate. She received her medical degree at the George Washington University School continue reading →


Sharon B. Wright, MD, MPH

Dr. Sharon B. Wright is the Director of the Division of Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology, Hospital Epidemiologist, and Interim Director of Medical Staff Affairs in the Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is on the faculty continue reading →


James (Brad) Cutrell, MD

Dr. James (Brad) Cutrell is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He clinically serves as a staff physician in Infectious Diseases and the Director for Antimicrobial Stewardship at the Veterans Affairs’ North Texas Healthcare System. He also serves continue reading →


Erik Dubberke, MD, MSPH

Dr. Dubberke is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he has been a faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases since 2005. He is an Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Medical Director of Infection Control at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and is the Director continue reading →