Editor Profile

Larry M. Baddour, MD

Editor-in-Chief, 2008–2016

About the NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases Board

Larry M. Baddour, MD, FIDSA, FAHA, is the HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Professor of Infectious Diseases Honoring Walter R. Wilson, MD, and Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota. He has career-long interests in skin and soft-tissue infections and cardiovascular infections. He provided the initial clinical description of postvenectomy cellulitis among coronary artery bypass patients, in 1982. He also provided an early description of breast cellulitis complicating breast conservation therapy. He has analyzed risk factors for this complication and for lower-extremity cellulitis. Dr. Baddour’s laboratory and clinical work on cardiovascular infections has yielded more than 100 publications. A member of the American Heart Association’s Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease Committee since 1999, he has first-authored three Scientific Statements for the group and now serves as Chairman. Dr. Baddour began editing and writing for NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases in 2007 and was Editor-in-Chief from 2008 to 2016.

The above information was accurate at the time Dr. Baddour last served on the board.



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