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Editorial introductions

Section Editor(s): Bassetti, Matteo; Niederman, Michael S.

Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases: April 2017 - Volume 30 - Issue 2 - p v
doi: 10.1097/QCO.0000000000000365
Editorial Introductions

Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases was launched in 1988. It is part of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of infectious diseases is divided into 11 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editors for this issue.

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Matteo Bassetti

Matteo Bassetti is Head of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Santa Maria Misericordia University Hospital, Udine, Italy and Associate-Professor of Infectious Diseases of the University of Udine. He studied at the University of Genoa School of Medicine and continued his medical education at the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA with an Infectious Diseases fellowship. He also completed a PhD in Solid Organ Transplantation and Infectious Diseases at the University of Genoa School of Medicine.

Professor Bassetti is the chair of the Critically Ill Study Group of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and member of executive committee of the Infectious Diseases Group of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). Professor Bassetti is also co-chair of the Intra-Abdominal Infections Study Group and secretary of the Bone, Skin and Soft Tissue Infections of the International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC). Prof Bassetti is the vice-president of Italian Society of Anti-infective Therapy (SITA). He serves on the editorial board of several journals including Intensive Care Medicine (Associate-Section Editor), Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Journal of Infection and Public Health, Italian Journal of Medicine (Section Editor), Reviews in Medical Microbiology, Journal of Chemotherapy, Infectious Disease, Scientific Reports and is reviewer for various international journals. Prof Bassetti has authored or co-authored over 250 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals with more than 7000 citations (Hindex 42). The main interest are bacterial resistance, fungal infections and infections in critically ill patients.

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Michael S. Niederman

Michael S. Niederman is Clinical Director, and Associate Chief, in the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, at Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Prior to this, he was Professor in the Department of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, New York for 16 years. He obtained his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, and then completed his training in internal medicine at Northwestern University School of Medicine, before undertaking a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine.

His interests lie in respiratory tract infections, and include mechanisms of airway colonization, the management of community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia, the role of guidelines for pneumonia, and the impact of antibiotic resistance on the management and outcomes of respiratory tract infections. He has published over 400 peer reviewed or review articles, and has lectured widely, both nationally and internationally. Dr Niederman served as co-chairman of the committees that created the American Thoracic Society 1993 and 2001 guidelines for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and the 1996 and 2005 committees that wrote guidelines for the treatment of nosocomial pneumonia. He was a member of the ATS/IDSA committee that published guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia in 2007. He served for 6 years as a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Chest Physicians and in 2013 was elected as a Master of the American College of Physicians. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Pulmonary Medicine, and serves on the editorial boards of Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Critical Care and Chest. He has previously served on the editorial board of The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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