Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Areas of Expertise
- Mycotic diseases
- Enteric diseases
Tom M. Chiller, MD, MPHTM
Associate Director for Epidemiologic Science, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, NCEZID
Tom M. Chiller, MD, MPHTM, became the associate director for epidemiologic science in the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases at the National Center for Emerging and Infectious Zoonotic Diseases (NCEZID) in June 2007. He also serves as the deputy chief of the Mycotic Diseases Branch.
Between 2003 and 2006, Dr. Chiller was chief of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria (NARMS) in CDC’s Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch. He also served as CDC’s lead for the Global Foodborne Infections Network, a World Health Organization program to build global capacity for enteric disease surveillance and response. In 2006, he became the epidemiology team lead in the Mycotic Diseases Branch and then shortly after assumed the role of deputy chief.
Dr. Chiller received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his medical and public health degrees from Tulane University. He completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Texas Southwestern, and then worked as an attending physician in HIV medicine. He completed a fellowship in infectious diseases and mycotics at Stanford University and then joined CDC to train in infectious disease epidemiology as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer in the Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch.
Dr. Chiller is board certified in infectious diseases and is a faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Emory School of Medicine. He practices infectious diseases at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Atlanta. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters and given many lectures on public health surveillance and infectious diseases. Dr. Chiller is fluent in Spanish, French and German.
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