Robert A.Weinstein, M.D., is the Chief Operating Officer of the outpatient CORE Center for the Prevention, Care and Research of Infectious Diseases. He is also Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases, Stroger Hospital; Director of Infectious Disease Services for the Cook County Bureau of Health Services; and Professor of Medicine, Rush Medical College. He directs the Cook County component of the Rush/Cook County Infectious Disease Fellowship Program. Dr. Weinstein is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Cornell University and an AOA graduate of Cornell University Medical College. He is a past president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. He is the current Chair of the CDC’s Federal Advisory Committee on Healthcare Infection Control Practices (HICPAC). He is active in the research of hospital-acquired infections (particularly the epidemiology and control of antimicrobial resistance and infections in intensive care units) and health-care outcomes for patients with HIV/AIDS. He was the first recipient of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems “Clinical Research Award” and has published over 240 scientific articles and book chapters, 2 books and 21 CDs and internet educational materials.