University of Colorado/ Children's Hospital Colorado
Kevin Messacar, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is an attending pediatric hospitalist and infectious disease consultant at Children's Hospital Colorado. Dr. Messacar obtained a BS with honors in biochemistry at the University of Michigan and MD at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Messacar did his pediatric residency and infectious disease fellowship training at the University of Colorado where he received numerous teaching awards.
Dr. Messacar's research interests focus on improving the use of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases with a focus on central nervous system infections. He is interested in the process of selecting, implementing, and evaluating newly emerging rapid diagnostic technologies using concepts of diagnostic and antimicrobial stewardship. He is currently conducting an NIH-sponsored trial evaluating the clinical impact of rapid multiplex PCR panels and metagenomic sequencing of cerebrospinal fluid on children with suspected meningitis and encephalitis. In 2014, Dr. Messacar received the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Astute Physician Award for recognition of the association between acute flaccid myelitis and enterovirus D68 in Colorado children, and he is currently a member of the CDC Acute Flaccid Myelitis Task Force.
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Friday, October 23, 2020
4:15pm – 5:30pm EDT