Professor of Medicine
Director Hospital Epidemiology/Infection Prevention & Control
University of Virginia
Costi Sifri, MD is the director of Hospital Epidemiology/Infection Prevention and Control for UVA Health, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Sifri received his medical degree from the University of Rochester, completed medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and was a clinical and research fellow in infectious diseases and microbiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 2004 with a clinical and research focus on healthcare-associated pathogens. In 2006, he also founded the UVA Immunocompromised Infectious Disease Program.
Dr. Sifri’s research interests include the exploration of the molecular epidemiology of multidrug resistant organisms Gram negative bacteria, the contribution of horizontal gene transfer to the spread of resistance genes, molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and host defense, and the clinical consequences and prevention of healthcare-associated infections in compromised hosts. As the Director of the UVA Office of Hospital Epidemiology, he has led efforts to reduce transmission of healthcare-associated pathogens, supervised infection prevention education and quality improvement efforts, and responded to high consequence emerging pathogens, including carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Ebola virus, and COVID-19. He has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, mentored numerous students and trainees, received many teaching and clinical awards, and is a member of the UVA Academy for Distinguished Educators.
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Friday, October 23, 2020
10:00am – 11:15am EDT