Personal Statement: I have had the extreme pleasure of watching the Internal Medicine Residency mature from one full-time faculty member (myself) in 1971 to the current status of over 15 full-time faculty, literally hundreds of volunteer teaching faculty, and a superb academic teaching clinic in a vibrant atmosphere of mutual respect and intellectual curiosity. I have always been driven by what is referred to as the "multiplier effect." It has not been enough to provide quality patient care to patients. I need to teach, and simultaneously learn, with residents and students, so that the knowledge and experience accrued can be "multiplied" and disseminated to an ever-greater number of physicians. For the highly motivated individual, I truly believe that our program represents an intellectual and academic feast.
Areas of Academic Focus:All facets of infectious diseases with emphasis on antimicrobials.Current project - Role of Chlamydia pneumonial in atherosclerosis.
Regional Director of Infectious Diseases Program, Providence Health & Services
Past-President, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Past Member, Infectious Diseases Section, American Board of Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
Vice Chair, Antimicrobial Availability Task Force of IDSA
Co-Chair, IDSA/FDA Sponsored Workshop on Clinical Trials of Antimicrobials for CAP.
Most Significant Publications & Honors:
Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy revised annually: Co-editor
Sanford Guide to HIV/AIDS Therapy revised annually: Co-editor
Over 120 original peer-reviewed publications in the area of infectious diseases.
Gilbert, DN, Guidos RJ, Boucher HW et al. The 10x20 Initiative: Pursuing a global commitment to develop 10 new antibacterial drugs by 2020. Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis 2010; 50:1081-1083.
Gilbert, DN. Use of plasma procalcitonin levels as an adjust to clinical microbiology. J Clin Microbiol (in press).
Spellberg, B.; Gyidos, R; Gilbert, D et al. The Epidemic of Antibiotic-Resistent Infections: A Call to Action for theMedical Community from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2008; 46:155-164
Doggett, JS; Kohlhepp, S; Gresbrink, R; Metz, P; Gleaves, C; Gilbert, D. Lyme Disease in Oregon. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 46(6): 2115-8, June 2008
Gilbert, D; Urinary Tract Infections in Patients With Chronic Renal Insufficiency. CJASN 1(2):327-31, March 2006
Author of the chapter on Aminoglycosides in Mandell's Textbook of Infectious Diseases.
Master of American College of Physicians - 2002.
First recipient of the William Garnjjobst endowed Chair of Graduate Medical Education.
Recipient Distinguished Alumnus Award of The Oregon Health & Science University, 2006.
Leads resident Morning Report on a rotational basis
Conducts general internal medicine teaching rounds at least twice each year
Attending for Fellows, Residents and Medical Students on the Infectious Diseases Service
ICU Multidisciplinary Rounds 5 times a week
Leads M&M Noon Conferences
Personal Interests: Family. I have been blessed with a loving wife, five children and, at the moment, 11 beautiful grandchildren. Hobbies include golf in the summer and skiing in the winter. Some say that medicine is my ongoing hobby.