Dr. Jorge Parada
P. Parada, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, is the medical advisor for the
National Pest Management Association (NPMA), the medical director
of the Loyola University Medical System Infection Control Program
in Chicago, Illinois, and an associate professor of medicine at the
university's Stritch School of Medicine. He is also a senior
research associate at the Center for Management of Complex Chronic
Care at Hines Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Hines,
After earning his medical degree at the Lisbon Medical School in
Portugal, Dr. Parada remained in Lisbon to complete a
medical-surgical residency and to train at the Institute for
Tropical Medicine. He completed additional residency training in
internal medicine at the State University of New York at Stony
Brook an Northport VA Medical Center. Dr. Parada went on to obtain
a masters degree in public health from Harvard University while
completing an infectious diseases fellowship at Boston University.
He also completed a health services research outcomes fellowship at
Rush University and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois,
before joining the faculty of Loyola University in 1999.
Dr. Parada's research interests include hospital epidemiology,
emergency preparedness, and infection control with an emphasis on
process of care variables related to Clostridium
difficile-associated disease, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureusinfection, and device-related infections. Outcomes from his
work have been published in such notable journals as Infection
Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Journal of Infection, and
Clinical Infectious Diseases. Dr. Parada has also served as course
director for the Chicago Medical Society and the Chicago Department
of Public Health's programs on emergency preparedness for
bioterrorism, pandemic/avian influenza, and severe acute
respiratory syndrome (SARS).
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