Ron E. Polk, PharmD, FIDSA, FSHEA

Ron Polk is Emeritus Professor, School of Pharmacy and Affiliate Professor of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University.

He was a founding member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP); a founding member and past president of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP), and has served on the ICAAC program committee and the editorial board of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

He has authored or co-authored chapters in Harrisons’ Principles of Internal, Mandell’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases [Antimicrobial Stewardship] and Wenzel’s Prevention and Control of Nosocomial Infections [Measuring Antimicrobial Prescribing and Bacterial Resistance]. He has published approximately 100 peer-reviewed articles in the infectious diseases topics.

Current research interests include the epidemiology of hospital antibiotic use and its relationship to bacterial resistance and Clostridium difficile disease. In 2009 he received the ACCP Miller Award, an annual award for sustained contributions to the research literature.