Dr. Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, professor of internal medicine medicine, infectious diseases, has been named fellow of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
This distinction recognizes and honors those who have achieved professional excellence in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention and control. Fellows must have seven or more continuous experience as SHEA members; documented productivity in research; and excellence as a clinician, researcher, or teacher in healthcare epidemiology.
Ostrosky-Zeichner has led the infection control and prevention program at Memorial Hermann- Texas Medical Center and emerging disease preparedness efforts at UT Health since 2002, achieving dramatic reductions in healthcare–associated infections, improving patient safety, and providing leadership during community outbreaks.
He obtained his medical degree from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico , completed his internal medicine residency at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, and his infectious diseases fellowship at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center combined fellowship program. He has advanced training and experience in medical mycology and hospital epidemiology.
His areas of expertise include antifungal susceptibility testing, fungal serologies, PK/PD of antifungals, in vivo models of human mycoses, immunology, and clinical trials in prophylaxis and treatment of fungal infections, as well as hospital epidemiology and infection control.
Founded in 1980, SHEA’s mission is to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections and advance the field of healthcare epidemiology.