Charles D. Ericsson, M.D. received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. After residency training at the University of Minnesota hospitals, he completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at UTHealth McGovern Medical School. Dr. Ericsson is the Dr. and Mrs. Carl V. Vartian Professor of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Medicine at UTHealth McGovern Medical School. He is Head, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine and Director of the Travel Medicine Clinic and the Infectious Diseases Fellowship program. He is board- certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Ericsson has considerable clinical infectious diseases consultative and teaching experience and duties. In addition, he is chair of multiple committees for Harris County relating to hospital infection control and antibiotic stewardship. He has also received various awards for his teaching. He is Past President of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) and founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Travel Medicine (and continues as Deputy Editor of the journal and remains a member of the ISTM Publications Committee after having served as its chair). For ISTM, he is currently the chair of the Special Recognitions Committee whose major task is selecting ISTM members for fellowship status. His research interests have included travelers’ diarrhea and travel medicine. He recently was guest editor of a JTM supplement on the Prevention and Treatment of Travelers Diarrhea and senior author on a paper in that supplement that features evidence-based guidelines for the management of travelers’ diarrhea. He is also a fellow of the International Society of Travel Medicine.