Dr. Stan Deresinski is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine as well as Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.
Dr. Deresinski received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he also completed two years of training in Internal Medicine. His training was then interrupted by 2 years of U.S. Army service, starting with a tour in Vietnam. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Stanford University where he then received 3 years of training in Infectious Diseases. His career and experience have been long and varied. In addition to serving as a physician in the military, he has worked at Veterans Administration hospital and a public county hospital, as well as at both a university hospital and a private community hospital.
He maintained a private practice in Infectious Disease, HIV, and Travel Medicine in Redwood City, California and was Hospital Epidemiologist at Sequoia Hospital where he served as President of the Medical Staff for 2 years. During most of that time he was also Associate Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of the AIDS Program at the Santa Valley Medical Center. In 1987, he founded the AIDS Community Research Consortium, serving as its Medical Director and Chairman of the Board for almost 2 decades. He was also Site Principal Investigator for the Stanford AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and the California Collaborative Treatment Group. Dr. Deresinski is currently Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford and is Medical Director of the Stanford Antimicrobial Stewardship Program as well as Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
In addition to multiple book chapters, Dr. Deresinski has published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles dealing with a broad range of infectious. He has also been Editor of Infectious Disease Alert since 1992 and Section Editor of Clinical Infectious Diseases since 2005. In addition, he has served as a consultant to industry.
Dr. Deresinski is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.