Chris Crnich, MD, PhD
Position title: Medicine
Dr. Chris Crnich is a faculty member in the Division of Infectious Disease within the Department of Medicine. He is also the chief of medicine and the hospital epidemiologist at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, and the assistant director of infection control at UW Hospital and Clinics. He chairs the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s Long-Term Care Special Interest group, and its Nursing Home Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit Development Taskforce (carried out in partnership with the American Medical Directors Association).
Dr. Crnich specializes in the prevention and management of infectious diseases.
Dr. Crnich has research interests in healthcare-associated infections among vulnerable elderly patients, with specific focuses on improving antibiotic use in skilled nursing facilities and developing and implementing effective interventions to reduce the cross-transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria between nursing home residents.