Ron E. Polk, PharmD, FIDSA, FSHEA

Ron Polk is Emeritus Professor, School of Pharmacy, and Affiliate Professor of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

He was a founding member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP); a founding member and past president of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, has served on the program committee of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), and on the editorial board of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Robert Duncan, MD, MPH

Dr. Robert Duncan is Hospital Epidemiologist and Director of Infection Prevention & Control at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School in Boston.

He received a BA from Wesleyan University, an MPH (Infectious Disease Epidemiology) from Yale University, and an MD from the University of Connecticut, followed by residency training at New England Deaconess Hospital and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Boston City, Boston University, and Boston VA hospitals.

Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH, FSHEA

Dr. Lisa Saiman, is a professor of pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center and an attending physician at New York-Presbyterian (NYP) Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Salman's primary research and clinical interests are the infectious disease and microbiology issues in people with cystic fibrosis and healthcare-acquired infections, multidrug-resistant pathogens, and antimicrobial stewardship, particularly as related to infants hospitalized in the neonatal ICU.

Dr. Saiman has been selected as the SHEA Lectureship at IDWeek 2014, presenting on October 10, 2014: 3:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Eli Perencevich, MD, MS

Dr. Eli Perencevich is a tenured Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine as well as the Director of the Center for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) at the Iowa City VA Health Care System. He was recently named Senior Associate for Infection Control Studies for VA's Office of Public Health's National Center for Occupational Health and Infection Control (COHIC).

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 Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Wright received her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and her master’s degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Carol E. Chenoweth, MD, MS

Dr. Chenoweth is Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at the University of Michigan Health System and is a Clinical Professor in Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She served as the UMHS Hospital Epidemiologist for over 20 years and currently acts as the Associate Director of the UMHS Antimicrobial Stewardship Team.

Dr. Chenoweth current serves as SHEA Treasurer and has held previous positions as member and chair of the Publications Committee, Annual Meeting Planning Committee, Awards Committee, and member of the 2010 5th Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections Planning Committee. She is also Associate Editor of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

Thomas R. Talbot, MD, MPH, FSHEA, FIDSA

Dr. Talbot is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and also serves as the Chief Hospital Epidemiologist for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Nashville, TN.

He graduated from Duke University in 1992 and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1996. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins in 1999 and then returned in 2000 to serve as an Assistant Chief of Service on the Osler Medical Service. He completed his training in Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt in 2003, where he also received a Master of Public Health.

Gonzalo Martin Llorens Bearman, MD, MPH, FACP

Gonzalo BearmanGonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, FACP, is a Professor of Internal Medicine and the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.

He is a graduate of Colgate University (BA), SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (MD) and Columbia University (MPH). He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and was Chief Resident, both at SUNY at Buffalo. He then completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases and a residency in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, both at Cornell University. Dr. Bearman is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and General Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

Nalini Singh, MD, MPH

Nalini Singh, MD, MPHNalini Singh, MD, MPH is Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Global Health in the Schools of Medicine and Health Care Sciences, and Public Health, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Dr. Singh was Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's National from July 2000 to June 2012 and has worked for over three decades in infectious diseases and infection prevention. She was a member of Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee from 2003-2008 and participated in the development of guidelines for prevention of transmission of multi-drug resistant organisms.

Sarah Haessler, MD

Dr. Haessler is the Hospital Epidemiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, Springfield, MA. In addition, she oversees infection control at 5 community hospitals in the Western Massachusetts region.

She received her medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed her medicine and infectious diseases fellowship training at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Dr. Daniel Diekema

Dr. Daniel Diekema is the 2014 SHEA President of the SHEA Board of Trustees and is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Pathology, and Director of the Infectious Diseases Division at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He also serves as associate director of the University of Iowa Hospital Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, and the associate hospital epidemiologist at University of Iowa Healthcare. Dr. Diekema’s clinical and research interests include the role of the microbiology laboratory in infection prevention, the epidemiology of invasive fungal infections in hospitalized patients, and the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance. He has authored or co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications and 12 book chapters in these areas of interest.

Dr. Lisa Maragakis, MD, MPH

Dr. Lisa Maragakis, MD, MPH Dr. Maragakis is the Hospital Epidemiologist and Director of the Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University.

She received her medical degree and post-doctoral Infectious Diseases training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a master’s degree in public health from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Erik R. Dubberke, MD, MSPH

Dr. Dubberke is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he has been a faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases since 2005. He is an Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Medical Director of Infection Control at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and is the Director of the Section of Transplant Infectious Diseases at Washington University.

He attended medical school at University of Illinois at Chicago, and did his medicine and infectious diseases training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University. He received a Master’s of Science in Public Health from St. Louis University.

Scott K. Fridkin, MD

Scott K. Fridkin, MD, is currently deputy branch chief of the surveillance branch in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC. He attended medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, and completed his residency at The University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Fridkin spent two years training as an epidemic intelligence officer at the CDC in the Hospital Infections Program before completing a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

Vikas Manchanda, MD

Dr. Vikas Manchanda received his clinical microbiology training at University College of Medical Sciences New Delhi, India. Currently, he is Head of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya (CNBC) and associated Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India. He is heading surveillance and infection control division at CNBC and is secretary of Hospital Infection control committee. He is also head of Quality Management Division and has been instrumental in getting his hospital NABH accredited, making it first public sector hospital in country to achieve this milestone.

Kris Bryant, MD

Dr. Kris Bryant is the hospital epidemiologist at Kosair Children's Hospital and member of the leadership team that oversees infection prevention and control efforts at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, KY.

She serves as a member of the Kentucky-State Regional Infection Prevention and Epidemiology (K-STRIPE) Advisory Committee, a group of professionals from different health care fields dedicated to preventing healthcare-associated infections. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where she directs the Kosair Charities Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship program.

Kavita K. Trivedi, MD

Dr. Kavita K. Trivedi is the Public Health Medical Officer of the Healthcare Associated Infections Program at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

As a medical epidemiologist, Dr. Trivedi created, manages and leads the California Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Initiative. This initiative assists California hospitals and long-term care facilities implement and strengthen antimicrobial stewardship programs. She also leads CDPH in investigating outbreaks, potential exposures and enquiries regarding infection control and prevention in healthcare settings. Dr. Trivedi currently serves as the Chair of the SHEA Education Committee.

Stephen G. Weber, MD, MPH

Dr. Stephen G. Weber is the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness at the University of Chicago Medicine. He is an Associate Professor in the Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health.

Dr. Weber received his MD from the New York University School of Medicine and performed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He completed his subspecialty fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he also received a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Mary Hayden, MD

Mary Hayden, MD is a specialist in infectious diseases, professor of medicine (infectious diseases) and pathology, and director of the clinical microbiology laboratory at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Hayden's research interests include prevention of healthcare-associated infections, especially those caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Trevor Van Schooneveld, MD

Dr. Trevor Van Schooneveld is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is currently the chair of SHEA Journal Club committee and serves on the Publications committee. Dr. Van Schooneveld is the Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the Nebraska Medical Center and Associate Medical Director of the Department of Infection Control and Epidemiology.

He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he also completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine, and served as Chief Resident. His fellowship training in Infectious Disease was completed at Creighton University Medical Center.