Leonard Mermel, DO, ScM

Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Division of Infectious Diseases
Providence RIUSA
Email: lmermel@lifespan.org

Biographical Sketch:
Leonard A. Mermel, D.O., Sc.M., AM (Hon), FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA is Professor of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Medical Director, Dept. of Epidemiology & Infection Control, Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Mermel was a Technical Expert Panel Member of the Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System, US Dept. of Health and Human Services. He was the 2005 President of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). He is a past recipient of the Ralph A. Kinsella, Sr. Memorial Tribute Award from St. Louis University Hospitals for outstanding qualities of work, leadership, and ability as a house staff officer, the SHEA Young Investigator Award, and the Brown Medical School Department of Medicine Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Teaching. Dr. Mermel is also an elected member of Delta Omega, the Honorary Public Health Society. He has been repeatedly selected by his peers to be included as one of The Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors, The Best of Rhode Island - Infectious Diseases Physician, Castle Connolly Top Doctor and he’s listed in the Guide to America’s Top Physicians, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Science & Engineering. Dr. Mermel has co-authored US guidelines dealing with prevention and management of intravascular catheter infections and he has authored or co-authored over 100 articles and textbook chapters dealing with infection control and infectious diseases. He lectures nationally and internationally on infectious diseases and infection control. His research interest is the epidemiology and prevention of hospital-acquired infections.