Editor Profile

Richard T. Ellison III, MD


About the NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases Board

Richard T. Ellison III, MD, is Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Physiological Systems in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester. His research interests include nosocomial infections, HIV disease, infection control, and control and treatment of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. He has pursued basic investigations into innate host defenses against bacterial pathogens and into novel antimicrobial agents active against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A hospital epidemiologist, Dr. Ellison has focused his investigations on treating hospital-acquired infections and HIV disease. He is a past president of the Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society. He has written for NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases and served as Deputy Editor from the publication’s launch in 1998 until becoming Editor-in-Chief in 2016.


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