113. Responding to the Emerging Threat of Implantable Cardiac Device Infections
Session: Symposium: Devices and Infections: Biofilm to Bedside
Friday, October 21, 2011: 9:15 AM
Room: 104ABC
Review epidemiology of infections in patients with implantable ventricular devices as well as treatment and prevention strategies

Steven Gordon, MD, FIDSA, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH; Infectious Disease, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Dr. Steven Gordon is the Chairman of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Hospital Epidemiologist. He is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western University. He has an interest in prevention of nosocomial infections, including device associated, and opportunitistic infections in immunocompromised patients. He is a Fellow in the American College of Internal Medicine and a Member of the Infectious Disease Society of America. He attended Hamilton College and Cornell University Medical College with a subsequent internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago Hospital and Clinics. He was an Epidemic Intelligence Officer in the Hospital Infections Program at the Centers for Disease Control and did a fellowship in infectious diseases at Emory University School of Medicine. He enjoys tennis and jogging with his dogs (Jiggy and Nicki) and spending time with his wife, Anne, and three beautiful daughters.

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