Scott K. Fridkin, MD

Deputy Chief, Surveillance Branch,
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Preparedness and Detection of Infectious Diseases, CDC
Atlanta, Georgia

Scott K. Fridkin, MD, is currently deputy branch chief of the surveillance branch in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC.

He attended medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, and completed his residency at The University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Fridkin spent two years training as an epidemic intelligence officer at the CDC in the Hospital Infections Program before completing a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

In summer of 1996 he returned to CDC as a medical epidemiologist in the Hospital Infections Program and worked for three years as the Section Chief of the Epidemiology Section of the Mycotics Diseases Branch before returning to healthcare epidemiology as the Surveillance Deputy Branch Chief in DHQP. In this position, he is responsible for oversight and development of antimicrobial use and resistance surveillance activities for the Division, including those within the National Healthcare Safety Network and Emerging Infections Program

Dr. Fridkin is an active committee member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and served on the Board of Directors for SHEA in 2009t. He is the author or coauthor of more than 120 papers on infectious disease topics related to health care epidemiology and infection control and was named the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America SHEA Investigator awardee in 2005.