821. Emerging Threats and Epidemiology
Session: Symposium: SOS: The Rescue from Antibacterial Resistance?
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 8:15 AM
Room: 104ABC

David Hooper, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

David C. Hooper, M.D
Professor of Medicine (Harvard Medical School)
Chief, Infection Control Unit
Associate Chief and Fellowship Program Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Hooper received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.D. degree from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. He did two years of residency training in Internal Medicine and a Clinical and Research Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) as well as additional research training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) before joining the faculty at the MGH and Harvard in 1983.
Dr. Hooper’s research interests focus on the mechanisms and epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, and he is Principal Investigator on two grants from the US National Institutes of Health on mechanisms of quinolone resistance in Staphylococcus aureus and plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance in gram-negative bacteria.
Dr. Hooper teaches Infectious Diseases at Harvard Medical School and is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Academy of Microbiology. He is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Infectious Diseases and the former Chair of the Scientific Program Committee of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy of the American Society for Microbiology. He has published over 160 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, particularly in the area of antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance.

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