Clostridium difficile: Update
Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Einstein, Forchheimer Building, 1st Floor Lecture Hall
MMC, Cherkasky Auditorium
John Bartlett, MD
Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Chief, Johns Hopkins AIDS Services
Dr. Bartlett served as Chief of the Infectious Disease Division at the School for 26 years, stepping down in July of 2006. He received his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, and his medical degree at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York. He trained in internal medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and he completed his fellowship training in infectious diseases at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Before accepting his current position at The Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Bartlett served as a faculty member at UCLA and Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and was associate chief of staff for research at the Boston VA Hospital.
Dr. Bartlett has worked in several areas of research, all related to his specialty in infectious diseases. His major research interests have included anaerobic infections, pathogenic mechanisms of Bacteroides fragilis, anaerobic pulmonary infections, and Clostridium difficile-associated colitis. Since moving to Johns Hopkins, his major interests have been HIV/AIDS, managed care of patients with HIV infection, and bioterrorism.
He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a master of the American College of Physicians, past president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and a recipient of the Kass Award from the IDSA. In 2005, Dr. Bartlett was awarded the Alexander Fleming Award by the IDSA and the Finland Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID).
Dr. Bartlett has authored over 500 articles and reviews, more than 280 book chapters, and over 60 editions of 18 books. He participates as an editorial board member for numerous journals, including Anaerobe and Biosecurity and Bioterrorism.
Medicine Grand Rounds this week is hosted by the Division of Infectious Diseases.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
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