Scott Stienecker MD, FACP, FSHEA, FIDSA, CIC is the Medical Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention for Parkview health, supervising a department of 15 overseeing 950 bed 8 hospital system, and 3 affiliated hospitals. 

Additional responsibilities include: externalizing infection prevention to Parkview Physician’s group, and affiliated LTC, LTAC, Home Health, etc. to support population health initiatives.

Dr. Stienecker also teaches for the Fort Wayne Medical Education residency program, and the Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne and serves on advisory committees for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, and on the Antimicrobial Stewardship subcommittee for the Indiana State Department of Health.

Prior to becoming Medical Director, he graduated from the Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences with honors, medical school at the Ohio State University School of Medicine with internship and residency at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia with research component at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Subsequently, 22 years in private practice was spent at community hospitals with teaching responsibilities and support for hospital epidemiology, clinical trials, stewardship, outpatient infusion therapy, fecal microbiota transplantation and wound care, including HBO. 

After a long-standing fascination with hospital epidemiology, and a desire to better serve population health, he pursued a hospital administrative role to support expansion of infection prevention and stewardship throughout the hospital system in a patient-physician focused health care system.

Current research interests focus on metrics for quality initiatives, expanding hepatitis C in at-risk zip codes as a marker for heroin abuse and risk for HIV, and workflow/staffing needed for the proper functioning of Infection Prevention departments in this regulatory era.

Dr. Stienecker is a member of the SHEA research network, Chair of the Community-based Hospital Epidemiologists Task Force, and member of the SHEA board.  He is also the treasurer of the Fort Wayne Medical Society and on the bylaws and finance committees.