David A Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD is a geriatrician and faculty member in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Nace serves as the Director of Long-Term Care (LTC) and Influenza Programs for the Division and is the Chief of Medical Affairs for UPMC Senior Communities, a network of 21 LTC facilities located in Western PA. He also serves as the Medical Director of Asbury Heights, a multilevel senior campus located in Mt Lebanon, PA. In his administrative roles, he chairs the UPMC Senior Communities' Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Infection Control Committees.

Dr. Nace is a nationally known expert in the fields of Geriatrics and LTC. His research and quality improvement interests focus on infection control in LTC settings, particularly in the area of influenza prevention and management and antimicrobial stewardship. He has extensive experience in the management of respiratory, GI and other disease outbreaks in this setting. His collaborative research interests focus on reducing medication errors, improving patient and employee safety, reducing unplanned admissions from LTC, osteoporosis and dementia care.

Dr. Nace is the Chair of the LTC Workgroup for the NIA funded Pittsburgh Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center; is course director for the University of Pittsburgh's medical student Geriatric Medicine and IP Macy Interprofessional course; and is Co-Medical Director of the RAVEN project, a CMS Innovation Award project aimed at reducing unplanned admissions from nursing facilities.

Dr. Nace serves on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' Hepatitis Workgroup, is Chair of the AMDA Infection Control Advisory Committee, and AMDA representative to the National Influenza and Adult Immunization Summit. He leads the PA Partnership to Improve Dementia Care which aims to reduce unnecessary antipsychotic use in nursing facilities. He was the AMDA infection control representative to the Advancing Excellence Campaign, and was a member of the CMS expert panel which revised the infection control guidance for the CMS nursing facility licensure regulations. He has served as a consultant on LTC issues to CMS, CDC, and DHHS, and currently receives funding for several AHRQ antimicrobial stewardship projects.

Dr. Nace completed both his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and doctorate of medicine training at Temple University in 1986 and 1990. He completed an internal medicine residency and fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and received his MPH in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. He is board certified in internal and geriatric medicine and holds a certified medical director (CMD) certification from the American Board of Post-Acute and LTC Medicine (ABPLM).

Dr. Nace resides in the Pittsburgh region with his wonderful wife and three daughters. Together they share a love of Pittsburgh sports teams, figure skating and the quixotic quest to establish a small vineyard, free of tick-infected white-tail deer.

Dr. Nace is one of the key faculty on the SHEA Certificate Course in Post-Acute & Long-Term Care at SHEA Spring 2015.