Infectious Diseases Expert Witness, Internal Medicine Expert Witness
infection, epidemiology, outbreak, allograft, sepsis, nosocomial, infection control, infection prevention, wound infection, antibiotic resistance, Staphylococcus, MRSA, VRE, CRE, TB, Klebsiella, Acinetobacter, Clostridium, hepatitis, tissue, fungus, meningitis, compounding pharmacy, heater cooler, Mycobacterium chimaera
Infectious diseases physician and healthcare epidemiologist; Chair of Infection Control at 2 hospitals. Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA in Hospital Infections Program/Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (2000-2002). Experienced in conducting and interpreting outbreak investigations in healthcare settings and public health. Liaison to the federal Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). Co-chair of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Steering Working Group. Member of the antimicrobial resistance working group for the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST). Invited to participate in the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship (June 2, 2015)
Voted Tennessean of the year (2012) for the role played in the investigation of the 2012-3 fungal meningitis outbreak related to contaminated methylprednisolone acetate from New England Compounding Cente...