Busting 75 Years of Infectious Disease Myth: Oral Antibiotic Therapy for Osteomyelitis, Bacteremia and Endocarditis
Dr. Spellberg is chief medical officer at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center (LAC+USC). He has extensive admininistrative, patient care and teaching experience. He staffs internal medicine ward teams, infectious disease consulting service and the antibiotic stewardship service at LAC+USC, and maintains an active NIH-funded basic science lab that focuses on novel solutions to combatting antibiotic-resistant infections. At the national level, Dr. Spellberg has worked extensively to bring attention to the problems of increasing drug resistance and decreasing new antibiotics. He has testified before Congress and participated in national meetings on antibiotic resistant (AR) superbugs and how to combat them. He has appeared in media outlets discussing this issue. In 2009, he published the book "Rising Plague" to inform and educate the public about the crisis in AR infections and lack of antibiotic development. His most recent book "Broken, Bankrupt, and Dying" is a critical look at the U.S. health care system, and how it can be transformed to improve health and markedly reduce cost, while boosting economic competitiveness.
This University of Arizona event is sponsored by the College of Medicine - Tucson Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases. It is open to the public, particularly community physicians and other interested health-care professionals.
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