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Daniel S. Chertow, MD, MPH
Assistant Clinical Investigator
Critical Care Medicine Department

Academic Degrees
MD, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
MPH, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health

Phone: 301-496-9320

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Daniel S. Chertow, MD, MPH


Dr. Chertow is an Assistant Clinical Investigator in the Critical Care Medicine Department and a Special Volunteer in the Viral Pathogenesis and Evolution Section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Public Health Association.

Dr. Chertow received his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Boston College, his degree in Medicine from Northwestern University and his degree in Public Health with a focus in Health Policy and Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and training in Applied Epidemiology as an officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fellowship training in Critical Care was completed at NIH and Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University.

Influenza pathogenesis and treatment are research interests of Dr. Chertow. Recent investigations have focused on the study of influenza and bacterial co-pathogenesis in a mouse model and characterization of the clinical, microbiologic, and molecular virology features of fatal 1918 influenza and pneumonia cases.

Honors and Awards

USPHS Citation Award, 2011; USPHS Field Medical Readiness Badge, 2011; USPHS Commissioned Corps Training Ribbon, 2011; USPHS Unit Commendation Award, 2010; Secretary of Health Special Recognition, Florida DOH, 2006; USPHS Unit Commendation Award, 2005; Certificate of Appreciation, Bureau of Epidemiology, Florida DOH, 2005; Secretary of Health Special Recognition, Florida DOH, 2005; Boehringer Ingelheim Medical Resident Teaching Award, Univ. of California San Diego, 2003; Certificate of Appreciation, St. Vincent De Paul Medical Clinic, San Diego, 2003; Blue Cross/Blue Shield California, Student Scholarship Award in Health Policy Research, 1998; Order of the Cross and Crown, Boston College, 1995; Alpha Epsilon Delta, Boston College, 1995; Alpha Kappa Delta, Boston College, 1995; Golden Key National honors society, Boston College, 1995; National Collegiate Medical Professions Award, Boston College, 1995.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

O'Grady NP, Chertow DS. Managing bloodstream infections in patients who have short-term central venous catheters. Cleve Clin J Med. 2011 Jan;78(1):10-7.

Chertow DS. Contribution of bacterial coinfection to severe influenza infection. Crit Care Med. 2012 May;40(5):1664-5.

Chertow DS, O'Grady NP. Room for improvement in central venous catheter postinsertion care. Crit Care Med. 2012 Jun;40(6):1962-3.

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