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Richard P. Wenzel, MD, MSc, is professor and former chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Virginia (1995-2009). From 2003-2008, he was President of MCV Physicians, the clinical practice plan for over 600 physicians, and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

For eight years (1992 to 2000), he was a member of the editorial board of The New England Journal of Medicine, and, in September 2001, became the journal’s first Editor-at-Large, a position he still holds. He is the prolific author of over 500 publications, the editor of six textbooks and the lead editor of A Guide for Infection Control in the Hospital, already translated into eight languages for free distribution to health care workers in developing countries. His popular book, Stalking Microbes, was published in the summer of 2005. His medical thriller, Labyrinth of Terror, was released in October, 2010.

Dr. Wenzel's research has focused on the prevention and control of hospital-acquired infections, especially bloodstream infections (BSIs) and sepsis. He is a nationally recognized expert on antibiotic resistance and its impact.

Dr. Wenzel is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the Association of American Physicians (AAP) and a charter member of the Surgical Infections Society. He is also former president of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and former councilor of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). He has trained 50 hospital epidemiologists worldwide. From 2006-08, Dr. Wenzel was President of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID).

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Progress in Controlling HealthCare Associated Infections: A Historical Perspective

Richard P. Wenzel, MD, MSc, is professor and former chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Virginia (1995-2009). From 2003-2008, he was President of MCV Physicians, the clinical practice plan for over 600 physicians, and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

For eight years (1992 to 2000), he was a member of the editorial board of The New England Journal of Medicine, and, in September 2001, became the journal’s first Editor-at-Large, a position he still holds. He is the prolific author of over 500 publications, the editor of six textbooks and the lead editor of A Guide for Infection Control in the Hospital, already translated into eight languages for free distribution to health care workers in developing countries. His popular book, Stalking Microbes, was published in the summer of 2005. His medical thriller, Labyrinth of Terror, was released in October, 2010.

Dr. Wenzel's research has focused on the prevention and control of hospital-acquired infections, especially bloodstream infections (BSIs) and sepsis. He is a nationally recognized expert on antibiotic resistance and its impact.

Dr. Wenzel is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the Association of American Physicians (AAP) and a charter member of the Surgical Infections Society. He is also former president of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and former councilor of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). He has trained 50 hospital epidemiologists worldwide. From 2006-08, Dr. Wenzel was President of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID).