Marion Kainer, MD, MPH, FRACP Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: Infectious Disease Consulting Corporation
  • Phone: 615-752-2943
  • Fax: 615-528-1944
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine

Specialty Focus: 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

Education: M.B.B.S. (equivalent to M.D.), University of Melbourne, Australia; M.P.H., Monash University, Australia; F.R.A.C.P., Royal Australasian College of Physicians; F.S.H.E.A., Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Years in Practice: 27

Additional Information

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 Center (NECC). This outbreak is the largest healthcare associated outbreak in US history affecting 751 patients (64 deaths)as of October 23, 2013. Named as one of the 10 Best Physicians of the year (2012) by Medscape. Honored by the White House in 2013 as a Champion of Change for Prevention and Public Health. Able to explain complex subjects in simple terms.