John Iskander joined CDC in 2000, serving as a Project Officer and a later Team Leader for the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) before being named in 2006 as the Associate Director for Science in CDC's Immunization Safety Office (ISO). During 2007-2008, Dr. Iskander served as the Acting Director of ISO. He currently serves as the Senior Medical Consultant in the office of the Associate Director for Science. As a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS), Iskander has field experience responding to anthrax and monkeypox cases. He has received the Outstanding Service Medal, Commendation Medal, and PHS Citation for his work in vaccine safety. After graduating from the College of the University of Chicago, CDR, Iskander earned his medical degree and an M.S. degree in public health from Tulane University, La, USA, in 1992. He served as a pediatrician in Albany, Ga, with the National Health Services Corps from 1995 to 1998 and as a medical epidemiologist from 1998 to 2000 for the South Carolina Department of Health. He drafted that state’s first pandemic influenza plan and has been active in national pandemic planning efforts since 1999. Dr. Iskander is a former Steering Committee Member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has authored more than 50 scientific articles and book chapters and has served as a short- and long-term Consultant to the World Health Organization.
Biography Updated on 20 May 2010