Fighting the Old Man’s Friend: Improving Outcomes for Patients with Pneumonia

Community-acquired pneumonia remains one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Recent advances in diagnostics, therapeutics and preventive strategies may significantly improve outcomes from this illness. This presentation will explore recent advances in care for patients with pneumonia and strategies for implementing them.

Dr. Metlay is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research spans two major areas: the epidemiology of drug resistance among common bacterial respiratory pathogens, particularly S. pneumoniae, and the development and evaluation of interventions to improve the quality of treatment decisions for respiratory tract infections. He has led many federally funded clinical studies in this area and is a prior NIH K24 recipient. He is also the former chair of the Infectious, Reproductive, Asthma and Pulmonary Conditions Study Section (IRAP), one of the standing NIH epidemiology study sections. Dr. Metlay has led several pre- and post-graduate training programs, including the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Metlay practices general medicine in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

The Innovative Discoveries Series, sponsored by the Delaware Clinical & Translational Science ACCEL program and the Christiana Care Value Institute, features informal presentations on topics relevant to current research and healthcare practice, led by knowledgeable and experienced presenters. There are offerings for researchers, healthcare providers, and community members of varying levels of experience.

These free talks are held Fridays at noon at Christiana Hospital but can be viewed from your home or office computer. Earn CMEs by participating in-person or online. Lunch is served and all are welcome to attend.

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  • Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD