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Medicine Grand Rounds - Friday, January 24

"Golden Grapes of Wrath: Update on Staphylococcus aureus Infection" Jeffrey Parsonnet, MD Professor of Medicine Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Friday, January 24, 2014
Auditorium E, DHMC
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Free Food, Lectures & Seminars

Please join us for Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday, January 24, 2014 for the presentation titled:


Golden Grapes of Wrath: Update on Staphylococcus aureus Infection


Jeffrey Parsonnet, MD

Professor of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Auditorium E, Rubin Building, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


Co-sponsored by the Section of Infectious Disease and the Department of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the diversity of infections caused by S. aureus and the pathogenic mechanisms of this versatile organism
  2. Identify patterns, trends and significance of antimicrobial resistance of S. aureus
  3. Summarize data on the management of staphylococcal bacteremia, including diagnostic methods, duration of therapy, and value of expert ID consultation


Jeffrey Parsonnet, MD

Dr. Parsonnet attended Princeton University, where he majored in English and wrote his senior thesis on the work of Edgar Allen Poe.  He attended New York University School of Medicine and did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  He did his Infectious Diseases fellowship in a combined Brigham and Women’s/Beth Israel Hospital program in Boston, completing his fellowship in 1985.  He then served as a member of the ID faculty at these two hospitals until his move to DHMC in 1990.  He is currently a Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  He has served as the ID fellowship program director from the program’s inception from 1991 through 2010.

Dr. Parsonnet’s major research interest has been studies of staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome.  He was among the first investigators to purify the main TSS toxin, TSST-1, and to identify its mode of action as a staphylococcal superantigen.  He has done extensive work on the epidemiology of TSS, including studies on immunologic susceptibility to TSST-1 and other host factors contributing to development of TSS.  He has also studied factors influencing production of TSST-1 by toxigenic strains of staphylococci.  Other areas of research interest have been novel therapies for septic shock and new treatments for C. difficile colitis.

Dr. Parsonnet is one of our main providers of longitudinal care for patients with HIV infection, following patients at DHMC and at an outreach site in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Jeffrey Parsonnet, MD has stated that he has no financial interests or arrangements in association with this presentation.

Please join the Department of Medicine in welcoming Dr. Jeffrey Parsonnet to Medicine Grand Rounds.

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For more information, contact:
Lara Judd

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.