Program Schedule

Update on Candida Species Prediction, Prevention and Treatment

Session: Symposium: Fungal Infections in the ICU—Another View
Saturday, October 11, 2014: 9:00 AM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 103-ABC
Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, University of Texas, Houston, TX

Dr. Ostrosky-Zeichner obtained his medical degree from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. He completed his internal medicine residency at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, and his infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center combined fellowship program. He has advanced training and experience in medical mycology and hospital epidemiology. He is currently an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology, and the director of the Laboratory of Mycology Research, at the Division of Infectious Diseases of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He also serves as the associate fellowship program director and medical director for epidemiology for Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is an editor for Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and an editorial board member of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Critical Care Medicine, and Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Dr. Ostrosky-Zeichner actively pursues translational and clinical research in medical mycology and hospital epidemiology. His areas of expertise include: antifungal susceptibility testing, fungal serologies, PK/PD of antifungals, in vivo models of human mycoses, immunology, and clinical trials in prophylaxis and treatment of fungal infections, as well as hospital epidemiology and infection control.

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