World Surgical Infection Society
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Joseph S. Solomkin, MD, FACS, FIDSA, Executive Director World Surgical Infection Society and Professor of Surgery (Emeritus) at the University of Cincinnati joined the Department of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati as a general surgeon, sub-specializing in burns and trauma in 1981. He was appointed as Director of the Division of Surgical Infections. Since becoming Professor Emeritus in 2009, he has continued to to work on the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and the Infection Control Committee. He is the founder of the World Surgical Infection Society, intended to reduce the burden of surgical infections in low and middle-income countries. This work is focused on maternal and neonatal infections following caesarean section. Dr. Solomkin served as an external expert on team that developed the CDC Surgical Site Infection Prevention Guideline, and Chaired the Guideline Development Group that produced the WHO Surgical Site Infection Prevention Guideline.
Friday, June 14
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM