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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Penn Welcomes New Division of Infectious Diseases Chief, Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE

Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE came to Penn Medicine for residency in Internal Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Infectious Diseases, during which time he also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE). Dr. Lautenbach was appointed an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology in 2001, promoted to Associate Professor in 2007, and Full Professor in 2012. Dr. Lautenbach received his medical degree and a Master of Public Health at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Ebbing Lautenbach, MDDr. Lautenbach is a Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), a Fellow in the Institute on Aging, Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute on Health Economics, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Public Health Initiatives, all at Penn. He previously served as Hospital Epidemiologist at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is currently the Director of Research for the Department of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention at HUP. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Clinical Epidemiology Unit in the CCEB with oversight of all graduate training programs in epidemiology.

Dr. Lautenbach’s research focuses on the epidemiology, treatment and prevention of healthcare-acquired infections, particularly those due to antimicrobial resistant pathogens. He has lectured extensively and has over 140 peer-reviewed publications in these areas. He has received numerous grants to support his research on antimicrobial resistance from foundations and state and federal agencies, including NIH, AHRQ, and CDC.

Dr. Lautenbach has received numerous awards for his research including the 2003 Young Investigator Award of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the 2007 Investigator Award from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), and a Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He has served on numerous study sections for NIH, AHRQ, and CDC and holds various leadership roles in scientific societies, including Chair of the SHEA Research Committee. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Penn site of the CDC Prevention Epicenter Network, one of only five such sites in the United States.

In addition to editing several textbooks, Dr. Lautenbach serves on the editorial boards of the journals Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and BMC Public Health, and is also an Associate Editor for Annals of Internal Medicine, Pharmacoepidemiology.

View Dr. Ebbing Lautenbach’s physician profile.



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