68. Healthcare Personnel Vaccination: How Are We Doing?
Session: Symposium: Preventing Infection in Healthcare Personnel
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 9:00 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: 103 (Gateway Ballroom)
Walter A. Orenstein, MD, FIDSA, Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Walter A. Orenstein, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Emory University, Associate Director of the Emory Vaccine Center and Director of the Emory Program on Vaccine Policy and Development among other responsibilities. Prior to 2004, he served as a former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service and Director of the National Immunization Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where Dr. Orenstein successfully developed, promoted, facilitated and expanded new vaccination strategies to enhance disease prevention.
Dr. Orenstein has authored and co-authored numerous well-received books, journals and reviews. Along with Stanley Plotkin, MD and Paul Offit, MD, Dr. Orenstein co-edited Vaccines, 6th edition - the leading textbook in the field.
He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. He served as the CDC liaison to both the National Vaccine Advisory Committee and the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases (COID)and is currently the Chairman of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee. In 2006, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine. He is a past Chair of the Poliomyelitis Technician Consultative Group.
Dr. Orenstein received his Bachelor of Science at The City College of New York and his degree in Medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1972. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco and the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, followed by a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Southern California Medical School. Dr. Orenstein also completed a residency in preventive medicine at the CDC.

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