David Elkharrat

Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

David Elkharrat was born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1950 and moved to France in 1967 of which he is a citizen. He graduated from Faculté de Médecine Lariboisière Saint-Louis and became an M.D. in 1983. He was trained in intensive care and internal medicine through 4 years (1978–1982) of internship and 4 years (1983–1987) of chief-residency in several hospitals of the Hôpitaux de Paris, the first health care institution in France. He was the Associate Head of Department (1990–1997) then Head of Department of the Departmnet of Emergency Medicine (1997–2004), Lariboisière Hospital, Head of Department, Department of Emergency Medicine, since 2004, Ambroise Parè Hospital, and Professor of medicine, Depatment of Therapeutics, Université de Versailles-St Quentin-en-Yvelines, UFR Paris-Ile-de-France Ouest (2006). His topics of interest are infectious diseases, epidemiology, cost-efficacy of medical strategies, and preventive medicine. He coordinated several multicenter national studies in emergency medicine and has been the recipient of 3 government grants in studies regarding the management of acute pyelonephritis and head trauma in the emergency department. He has acted as a Reviewer for journals such as Clinical Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology and Infection. He is currently involved in two multicenter studies exploring “the cost-efficacy of a bedside test identifying individual protection against tetanus in patients with wounds” and “a new classification of and its consequences on the management of acute pyelonephritis.”

Biography Updated on 4 September 2011

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