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Dr. Edward J. Septimus

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Medical Director Infection Preven...

Local Address: Houston, Texas, United States
HCA Inc.
One Park Plaza
Nashville , Tennessee 37203
United States

Company Description: HCA owns and operates approximately 179 hospitals and approximately 104 freestanding surgery centers in 21 states, England and Switzerland. We are dedicated to...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • M.D.
  • medical degree
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • MD , Infectious Diseases
  • MD HCA
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APIC |, 19 Mar 2012 [cached]
"Antimicrobial stewardship: A collaborative partnership between infection preventionists and healthcare epidemiologists," by Julia Moody, Sara E. Cosgrove, Russell Olmsted, Edward Septimus, Kathy Aureden, Shannon Oriola, Gita Wasan Patel, and Kavita Trivedi, appears in the American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 40, Issue 2 (March 2012), and Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Volume 33, Issue 4 (April 2012).
Edward Septimus, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA HCA, Inc., Nashville, Tenn., SHEA advisor
Advisory Board | ICNet Asia Pacific, 4 Mar 2015 [cached]
Ed Septimus, MD - Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston
Ed Septimus, MD, is Professor of Internal Medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Septimus received his MD from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1972, where he also completed postgraduate training in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Previously, he was Medical Director of Infectious Diseases and Employee Health at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston. He completed a three-year term on the board of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in 2009, and is on the IDSA Antimicrobial Resistance Work Group, the IDSA/Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Antimicrobial Stewardship Work Group and SHEA's Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Committee. Dr. Septimus was the first recipient of the IDSA Annual Clinician Award and was awarded the John S. Dunn Sr. Outstanding Teacher Award in 2010 and 2011. He is on the Food and Drug Administration's Anti-Infective Drug Advisory Group and co-chair of the National Quality Forum's Infectious Disease Steering Committee. He is a clinical professor at Texas A&M Medical School and is professor and distinguished senior fellow at the George Mason University School of Public Health. He is on the board of the International Society for Antimicrobial Resistance and is the chair for the IHI Antibiotic Stewardship Project. He is president of the Texas Infectious Diseases Society and has published more than 90 articles and chapters.
Texas ID Society - TIDS 2012 Annual Meeting, 16 May 2012 [cached]
Ed Septimus, MD President, Texas Infectious Disease Society
Ed Septimus, MD HCA, Houston, TX
Annual Meeting Dicussion - Ed Septimus, MD
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Past President: Edward J. ..., 18 Jan 2015 [cached]
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. Dr. Septimus went on to complete his postgraduate training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. 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. His current position is Medical Director Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Clinical Services Group HCA Healthcare System. He 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. He 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. Dr. Septimus has lectured nationally and internationally on surviving sepsis, reduction of healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial stewardship, MRSA, the economic case for quality, and employee health.
IDSA News - Fall 2006Vol. 16, Number 3, 9 June 2011 [cached]
Edward Septimus, MD, FIDSA, is medical director of infectious diseases and patient safety at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont. Dr. Septimus was chair of IDSA's State and Regional Societies Committee, and he participated in the Program Committee and the Clinical Affairs Committee. He is currently an IDSA delegate to the American Medical Association, a member of IDSA's Quality Measures Task Force, and a member of the Antimicrobial Resistance Work Group.
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