Dr. Michael A. Pfaller has served as Chief Medical Officer since March 2014. From 2005 until he joined our company, Mike was a consultant to JMI Laboratories, managing the in vitro testing of fungal and bacterial isolates. From 1983 to 2005, he was Clinical Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at the University of Iowa and in 2013, he was named one of the world's most "highly influential biomedical researchers" by the European Journal of Clinical Investigation. Mike has published over 700 articles in peer-reviewed literature as well as 10 books in the areas of antifungal agents and resistance, epidemiology of bacterial and fungal infections, and the role of the clinical microbiology laboratory in hospital infection control. He currently serves on the editorial boards of eight microbiology journals, as Co-Editor in Chief of the American Society for Microbiology Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 11th edition and as co-editor of the 8th edition of Medical Microbiology, a popular medical school text. Mike earned his M.D. from the Washington University School of Medicine and his B.A. in chemistry from Linfield College.