Dr. Edward Septimus

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Dr. Edward Septimus

MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, Professor, Internal Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Edward J. Septimus, M.D., FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, is Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and Professor of Internal Medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is also Professor, Distinguished Senior Fellow, at the George Mason University School of Public Health. He is fellow of the American College of Physicians, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). In 2011 he was appointed to the Healthcare-Associated Infections/Preventable Adverse Events Advisory Panel for the Texas Department of State Health Services. Dr. Septimus is also a member of the FDA Anti-Infective Drug Advisory Group and is co-chair of the National Quality Forum (NQF) Patient Safety Steering Committee. He is Past President of the Texas Infectious Diseases Society and has served on the Board of Directors of the IDSA. He is on the IDSA Antimicrobial Resistance Committee, the SHEA Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, and the IDSA Quality Measurement Committee. Dr. Septimus has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He was the first recipient of the IDSA Annual Clinician Award, received the John S. Dunn Sr. Outstanding Teacher Award four times, and received the Clinical Excellence Award from HealthTrust. His practice interests include patient safety, infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship and resistance, public health including vaccine preventable diseases, sepsis, medical informatics, clinical integration, and human factors engineering.

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