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Reducing HAIs -- Implementation Successes & Challenges on the Ground

Session: Symposium: National Gains and Future Targets for Healthcare-associated Infection Prevention
Saturday, October 11, 2014: 2:30 PM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 113-ABC
Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI

Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, is the George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, the Director of the VA/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program and the Associate Chief of Medicine at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. His research focuses on preventing healthcare-associated infection, implementation science, and medical decision-making. He has authored 262 peer-reviewed papers with 86 appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet or the Annals of Internal Medicine. He is a Special Correspondent to the New England Journal of Medicine, an editorial board member of the Annals of Internal Medicine, and an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). He is also the lead author of a book recently published by Oxford University Press entitled: “Preventing Hospital Infections: Real-World Problems, Realistic Solutions.” He received his Medical Doctorate from UCLA, completed a medical residency and chief residency at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), and obtained a Masters in Public Health (as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar) from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been a visiting professor at over 50 universities and hospitals in the United States, Europe, and Japan, and has active research studies underway with investigators in Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Australia, and Thailand.

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