Dale N. Gerding, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL and Research Physician at the Hines, Veterans Affairs Hospital, Hines, IL. He specializes in infectious diseases and hospital epidemiology. His research interests include the epidemiology and prevention of Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) disease, antimicrobial resistance, and the use of non-toxigenic C. diff. for the prevention and treatment of this disease.
Dr. Gerding is a past president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, past chair of the antibiotic resistance committee of SHEA and past chair of the National and Global Public Health Committee and the Antibiotic Resistance Subcommittee of IDSA. He was the recipient of the 2013 William S. Middleton Award. The Middleton Award is the highest honor awarded annually by the Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development Service to senior VA biomedical research scientists. In addition, he has been a Merit Review funded research investigator in the US Department of Veterans Affairs for over 35 years and is the author of over 350 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reviews. He is a member of the editorial boards of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Gut Microbes, and Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
Dr. Gerding received his undergraduate degree in physics from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN, attended graduate school in physics at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA, and received his MD from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN. He completed his medical residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases and a Master of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Society for Microbiology.