Dr. John McGowan, Jr.

Past President
Dr. John McGowan, Jr. is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, and Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases). He also serves as Director of the MD/MPH Dual Degree Program at Emory, and Assistant Director of the Masters of Science in Clinical Research Program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Emory University. He is an Investigator for the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Dr. McGowan received his MD from Harvard University. His main research interest is the epidemiology and molecular microbiology of antibacterial drug resistance and its relationship to antimicrobial use.

Steven M. Gordon, MD, FACP

Dr. Gordon, President of SHEA, is the Chairman of the Department of Infectious Disease and a Staff Member in the Transplantation Center at the Cleveland Clinic.

His specific areas of interests include management and treatment of infective endocarditis and cardiac device infections. Among ongoing projects, he has been focusing on antimicrobial stewardship in patients discharged on parenteral antibiotics, use of molecular methods in the management of infective endocarditis, and utility of interferon gamma release assay testing in healthcare workers.