Chief, Mycotic Diseases Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tom M. Chiller, MD, MPHTM is the Chief of the Mycotic Diseases Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As Branch Chief, Dr. Chiller provides leadership for fungal disease activities, including outbreak response and intervention, both nationally and internationally. With over 25 years of experience in global health, Dr. Chiller also serves as the Associate Director for Global Programs in the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED). Previously, Dr. Chiller has held numerous positions at CDC including Associate Director for Epidemiologic Science and lead of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria (NARMS). He continues to provide leadership in antimicrobial resistance activities for fungal and enteric diseases.
Dr. Chiller received an honors degree in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College. After college, he spent two years in Paraguay as a volunteer working in health care and learning about tropical medicine first hand. After that experience, he returned to pursue his medical and public health degrees at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, LA. He completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Texas, Southwestern and a fellowship in infectious diseases and mycotics at Stanford University. He joined CDC in 2001 to train in infectious disease epidemiology as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer and has remained there serving in various positions.
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