Leonard Mermel DO, ScM, AM (Hon), FSHEA, FIDSA, FACP

Professor of Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Medical Director, Department of Epidemiology and Infection Control, Lifespan Hospital System Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

Dr. Leonard Mermel is Professor of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, Medical Director of the Epidemiology & Infection Control Department, Lifespan Hospital System. He was 2005 President of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), 2014 SHEA Mentor Scholar Award recipient, 2016 recipient of The Milton W. Hamolsky Outstanding Physician Award from Rhode Island Hospital Medical Staff Association, 2021 SHEA Senior Scholarship Award recipient and 2021 Rhode Island ACP Milton Hamolsky Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and past recipient of Ralph A. Kinsella, Sr. Memorial Tribute Award from St. Louis University Hospitals, SHEA Young Investigator Award, Brown Medical School Department of Medicine Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Teaching, Brown Medical School Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Brown Medical School Certificate of Recognition for Exemplary Teaching. On his June 15, 2016 birthday, a Resolution was passed by Rhode Island House of Representatives observing that day as ‘Dr. Leonard Alan Mermel Day’ in RI. Dr. Mermel co-authored US guidelines on prevention and management of intravascular catheter infections, and he has co-authored >350 articles, textbook chapters, and abstracts. His research focus has been the prevention of healthcare-associated infections.