Rochester Regional Hospital
Bio: Emil P. Lesho, DO, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA is an Infectious Diseases physician and the Healthcare Epidemiologist for Rochester Regional Health, Rochester, NY. Previously, Dr. Lesho served for 26 years on active duty in the U.S. Army. Following his deployment to Iraq, he was the Cofounder and Director of the Multidrug-resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network and the Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring and Research Program (MRSN-ARMoR) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, which is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) flagship agency for conducting epidemiologic surveillance and applied research of multidrug-resistant organisms isolated from healthcare associated infections including war trauma.
Dr. Lesho graduated magna cum laude from DeSales University, Center Valley, PA with a degree in biology, and from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia PA with D.O. degree. He trained in Internal Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA and in Infectious Diseases at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. Dr. Lesho has co-authored 140 papers in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. He holds the position of Professor of Medicine (inactive) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on various internal medicine and infectious diseases topics, and most recently on the escalating crisis of antibiotic resistance.
Faculty Disclosure: Dr. Lesho has no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the contact or subject of this presentation.