Ed Septimus, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA
Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology
Clinical Services Group, HCA
Presentation: Reducing Surgical Site Infections
Dr. Ed Septimus received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1972. Dr. Septimus went on to complete his postgraduate training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases.
His current position is Medical Director Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Clinical Services Group HCA Healthcare System. Previously was medical director of infectious diseases and employee health at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System until November 2005. He finished a 3 year term on the Board of Directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in 2009, and is on the IDSA Antimicrobial Resistance Committee, the SHEA Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, and the IDSA Quality Measurement.
He is on the FDA Anti-Infective Drug Advisory Group and co-chaired NQF Infectious Disease Steering Committee and is co-chair of the NQF Patient Safety Steering Committee. He is an expert consultant for the Trans-Atlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance. He holds a faculty position as Professor at Texas A&M Medical School.
He is on the Board International Society for Antimicrobial Resistance and chaired the IHI Antibiotic Stewardship Project. He is the past president of the Texas Infectious Diseases Society. He has published over 100 articles and chapters.