Michael S. Niederman

Winthrop-University Hospital, USA


Michael S. Niederman serves as a Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, New York, NY, USA. He obtained his Medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, and then completed his training in internal medicine at Northwestern University School of Medicine, before undertaking a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. His interests lie in respiratory tract infections, and include mechanisms of airway colonization, the management of community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia, the role of guidelines for pneumonia, and the impact of antibiotic resistance on the management and outcomes of respiratory tract infections. He has published over 350 peer-reviewed or review articles, and has lectured widely, both nationally and internationally. Dr Niederman served as Cochairman of the committees that created the American Thoracic Society 1993 and 2001 guidelines for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and the 1996 and 2005 committees that wrote guidelines for the treatment of nosocomial pneumonia. He was a Member of the ATS/IDSA committee that published guidelines for community-acquried pneumonia in 2007. He serves also as Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Pulmonary Medicine, and has served on the Editorial Boards of The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Chest.

Biography Updated on 16 January 2011

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