Theoklis Zaoutis

Theoklis Zaoutis

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Werner and Gertrude Henle Endowed Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Epidemiology

Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE, PhD is the Werner and Gertrude Henle Endowed Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (PENN) and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is also Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at PENN. He is the author of over 250 peer-reviewed publications, most of which are in pediatric infectious diseases with a focus on healthcare acquired infections, antimicrobial resistance, and antimicrobial use. Dr. Zaoutis is the director of the Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology degree program at PENN and also serves as the Director for the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at the CHOP Research Institute. The mission of the CPCE is to discover, disseminate, and implement knowledge about best practices in pediatrics. He also serves on multiple advisory committees in the United States and Europe including for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Academy of Pediatrics, the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and most recently was nominated to serve on Presidential Advisory Committee for Comabting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. Finally, he serves as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Dr. Zaoutis will be working with The National School of Public Health in Greece during his Fulbright time. The proposed work focuses on infection prevention and identifying barriers and facilitators to implementing antimicrobial stewardship interventions in Greece. This is a particularly important line of research in Greece, and it is of great interest to the public health research community, given the dire financial situations of many hospitals across Greece. The proposed research is the first step to improving patient safety and quality of health services through targeted interventions to educate and train Greek physicians, nurses, and healthcare technicians.

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