Past President: Edward J. Septimus, M.D., F.I.D.S.A, F.A.C.P, F.S.H.E.A.
Dr. Ed Septimus
is originally from New York City.
He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1972.
went on to complete his
postgraduate training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine
For the next 30 years Dr. Septimus
practiced infectious diseases where he
formed a 3 person specialty group in infectious diseases in Houston.
He was also medical director of infectious diseases and employee health at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System until November 2005.
Dr. Septimus then moved to Montana to become Medical Director of Patient Safety and Infection Control at Billings Clinic.
current position is Medical Director Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Clinical Services Group HCA Healthcare System.
has just finished a 3 year term on the Board of Directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
(IDSA), and is on the IDSA Quality Improvement Task Force, and IDSA Antimicrobial Resistance Work Group
He has also served on the IDSA Clinical Affairs Committee, IDSA Program Committee, and IDSA State and Regional Board including chair for two years.
was the first recipient of the IDSA Annual Clinician Award.
He served on the Houston Medical Advisory Steering Committee on Terrorism and the MRSA Work Group for the Texas Department of Health and recently was appointed to the Infectious Diseases Workgroup for the Texas Department of Health and the FDA Anti-Infective Drug Advisory Group.
He holds a faculty position as Clinical Professor at Texas A&M Medical School and Affiliate Professor, Distinguished Senior Fellow, School of Public Health, George Mason University.
He also serves on the Leading Practice Advisory Panel for VHA, the Board International Society for Antimicrobial Resistance, the SHEA/IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Task Force and the SHEA HCW Influenza Vaccine Working Group.
Current interests include patient safety, infection prevention, public health, sepsis, medical informatics, clinical integration, and human factors engineering.
has lectured nationally and internationally on surviving sepsis, reduction of healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial stewardship, MRSA
, the economic case for quality, and employee health.