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

David Pegues, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and is the 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 research interests include the epidemiology of vancomycin resistant and daptomycin non-susceptible enterococci; prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections in 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 115 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 Technical Expert Panel Member, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System, 2005 President, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). He’s past recipient, continue reading →


Trish M. Perl, MD, MSc

Course Director and founder Trish Perl is a professor in the Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and in the Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Hygiene at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She is also director of hospital epidemiology and infection control for the Johns 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 leads Memorial Sloan-Ketterings’s infection control program, whose members work to prevent the development and spread of infections among patients and staff. He is a Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. continue reading →


Aaron M. Milstone, MD

A graduate of Yale University School of Medicine in 2000, Johns Hopkins Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Aaron M. Milstone, M.D.,  trained in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, completing a pediatric infectious disease research fellowship at Johns Hopkins in 2007. Milstone is an infectious disease consultant and an associate hospital epidemiologist at The 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 Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Thom received her medical degree from the University of Florida, College of Medicine and her Master of Science degree in clinical research from the University of Maryland, 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.


Angela Caliendo, MD, PhD

Angela M. Caliendo, MD, PhD received a PhD (Biochemistry) and MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA.  After completing fellowship training she joined the faculty 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

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 has authored 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 Hospital Epidemiologist and a faculty member in the division of Infectious Diseases at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield Massachusetts, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  In addition, she oversees infection control at 5 community hospitals in the Western Massachusetts region.  She received her medical degree continue reading →


Sharon B. Wright, MD, MPH

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