Chris Paddock, MD, MPHTM

Chief, Reference Diagnostics and Microbiology Activity, Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Chris Paddock, MD, MPHTM

Christopher Paddock is a rickettsiologist and pathologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Paddock received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Entomology at the University of California, Davis, in 1981 and 1986, respectively, and his M.D. and M.P.H.T. M. degrees at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1990. He completed his residency in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco in 1995. His employment with CDC began in 1996, as medical officer in the Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, where he worked until taking a position as staff pathologist with the Infectious Disease Pathology Branch from 2003-2014. He now serves as the medical officer and chief of the Reference Diagnostics and Microbiology Activity in the Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch at CDC. He has authored or co authored more than 175 scientific publications and 20 book chapters. His research interests include clinical, diagnostic, and epidemiologic aspects of rickettsial diseases, primarily newly recognized spotted fever group rickettsioses.

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