David Paterson, M.D.
Infectious Disease Division
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Suite 3A, Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
David Paterson is Director of the Antibiotic
Management Program and Associate Professor of Medicine within the Division of
Infectious Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He
graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School, Brisbane, Australia,
in 1988. He completed internal medicine residency and an Infectious Disease
fellowship in Australia before coming to Pittsburgh as a visiting researcher
(under the mentorship of Victor Yu and Nina Singh) in 1997. In 1999, Dr Paterson
became director of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control at UPMC’s newly
established hospital in Palermo, Italy. In September 2001 he returned to
Pittsburgh to direct the hospital’s Antibiotic Management Program.
He is the author of more than 70
peer-reviewed publications. He has written editorials in Clinical Infectious
Diseases and Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and has written more
than 15 book chapters. Recent honors include the American Society for
Microbiology’s International Young Investigator of the Year in 2000.
His main research interests are in the
epidemiology, laboratory detection and clinical relevance of mechanisms of
resistance in Gram negative bacilli. He also studies the utilization of
antibiotics and their impact on antibiotic resistance, and the effects of
adherence/compliance with antimicrobials on the advent of resistance. He has
clinical expertise in the treatment of infections in transplant recipients and
the management of bacterial and fungal infections in critically ill patients.