Charles E. Edmiston, Jr., PhD, SM (ASCP), CIC (CBIC), FIDSA, FSHEA, FAPIC

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Charles E. Edmiston, Jr., PhD, SM (ASCP), CIC (CBIC), FIDSA, FSHEA, FAPIC, is professor of surgery & was previously the hospital epidemiologist at Froedtert Hospital - Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and adjunct professor, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee. He is the director, Surgical Microbiology Research Laboratory, department of surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Edmiston completed his doctorate at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, joining the surgical faculty in Milwaukee in 1984 to develop a surgical infectious disease research program. He is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of American Surgical Infection Society, and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. He is Board credentialed in both Infection Control (CBIC) and as a Specialist in Clinical Microbiology (ASCP).

For 15 years, he has served as a consultant to the Food & Drug Administration as an expert on the infection control implications of implantable biomedical devices, including as Chairman of the General Hospital & Personal Use Device Panel of the Medical Devices Committee of the Food and Drug Administration—recipient of the 2005 FDA Advisory Committee Award for Distinguished Service.

He has served as a consultant to the Hospital Infection Control Practice Advisory Committee (HICPAC) of the CDC. He is also a member of 3 editorial boards: Surgery, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Infection Preventionist, and past member of the American Journal of Infection Control editorial board.

Dr. Edmiston's major research interests include intravascular device-related infections, nosocomial risks in the operating room environment; biomedical-device-associated infections, the impact of selected risk factors for surgical site infections; perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis and the molecular epidemiology of surgical site infections. He is the author of over 200 original manuscripts, book chapters, editorials, reviews, and monographs.