812. Guidelines for Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
Session: Meet-the-Professor Session: Urinary Tract Infections - New Insights and Strategies
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 7:30 AM
Room: 157ABC


Thomas Hooton, MD, FIDSA, Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Thomas M. Hooton, MD is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL where he is the Program Director for the ID Fellowship Program and the Medical Director of Infection Control and Employee Health of the University of Miami Health System. He is a specialist in Infectious Diseases and has outpatient clinics for general ID as well as HIV, and he attends on the teaching services at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami Hospital in Miami, Florida. His principal research focus has been to better understand the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of urinary tract infection in healthy young women. He is also interested in chronic pelvic pain syndrome in older women and has NIH funding to investigate possible infectious causes of symptoms in these women. Dr. Hooton has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous other articles, book chapters and abstracts in the fields of UTI, STDs, HIV/AIDS and antimicrobial stewardship, and he has co-authored a textbook on HIV/AIDS. He has chaired and/or served on Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) guideline committees that have published guidelines on screening and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria, catheter-associated UTI, uncomplicated UTI and antimicrobial stewardship.



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