Joshua Schaffzin, MD, PhD
Joshua K. Schaffzin, MD, PhD, completed his training in medicine, molecular genetics, biochemistry, and microbiology as a member of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program, followed by a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He then was accepted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, serving in Albany, NY at the New York State Department of Health. He stayed on at the NYSDOH for three additional years before coming back to Cincinnati Children’s as a surgical hospitalist for 5 years. He then completed a Pediatric Infectious Fellowship in 2017, and was hired as the associate director of Infection Control and Prevention.
Dr. Schaffzin has been recognized for his work on outbreak investigation and mitigation, and as a clinical educator. He founded and co-chaired the AAP Surgical Care Subcommittee for the Section on Hospital Medicine, and currently serves as a co-leader of the Solutions for Patient Safety Surgical Site Infection Prevention group. He is a member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, serving on the guidelines committee and pediatric leadership council. His greatest joy comes from interacting with patients, families, and colleagues, finding solutions to clinical and system problems together.