597. Recognizing Transplant-Transmitted Infections: It Starts With You
Session: Meet-the-Professor Session: Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Infection Transmitted Through Transfusion and Transplantation
Friday, October 4, 2013: 7:00 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: 220-226
Matthew J. Kuehnert, MD, FIDSA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

As Director of the Office of Blood, Organ, and Other Tissue Safety, Dr. Kuehnert coordinates investigations, surveillance, and policy at CDC for the improvement of transfusion and transplant outcomes and initiation of public health interventions to ensure patient safety in this area, including development of biovigilance in the United States. Dr. Kuehnert completed his undergraduate education at the University of California at San Diego and received his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. He trained in Internal Medicine at Stanford University and the University of California at San Francisco, and in Infectious Diseases at Emory University. Dr. Kuehnert started at CDC in 1996 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer in the Hospital Infections Program.



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