Henry F. “Chip” Chambers, MD, FIDSA, is professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and director of clinical research services for the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He served as chief of infectious diseases at San Francisco General Hospital from 1992 to 2013 and director of the UCSF Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program from 2002 to 2013. A graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he was class valedictorian, Dr. Chambers trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at UCSF and was also a Kaiser Foundation fellow in general internal medicine at UCSF and a post-doctoral research fellow at Rockefeller University in New York City.
Dr. Chamber’s clinical and research interests include antimicrobial drug resistance, staphylococcal infections, experimental therapeutics, and the epidemiology and pathogenesis of disease caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). An editor for The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy with over 200 original publications and textbook chapters in the areas of drug resistance, endocarditis, bacterial infections, and staphylococcal diseases, he is also an editor for Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and a reviewer for numerous medical publications. He has been a member of advisory groups for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a member of the IDSA treatment guideline committee for skin and soft tissue infections, and co-chaired the IDSA guideline committee for treatment of MRSA infections. Dr. Chambers currently chairs IDSA’s Antimicrobial Resistance Committee. He and Vance Fowler, MD, of Duke University, are co-principal investigators of the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group, a major effort supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop, implement, and manage a clinical research agenda to increase knowledge of antibacterial resistance. A fellow of IDSA and the American College of Physicians, Dr. Chambers has also been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.
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