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Frank Myers, MA, CIC
Assistant Director Infection Prevention and Clinical Epidemiology
UCSD Health

Frank Myers has worked in the infection disease control for over 25 years, 20 of them in acute care.  He is currently the Assistant Director of Infection Prevention and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of California San Diego Health.  He has consulted and lectured nationally and internationally on both inpatient and ambulatory infection prevention issues. He has authored over 35 papers on infection prevention on topics as diverse as endoscopy standards, NHSN SSI SIR interpretations, Clostridium difficile, hand hygiene and others.   

Frank is an active APIC, SHEA and AAMI member and has served in many capacities at the local and national levels. He was a contributing member on AAMI ST79 (steam sterilization) and AAMI ST91 (endoscope reprocessing).  In addition he has awarded the Infection control educator of the year in 2009.  He has been a faculty member for APIC’s ASC infection prevention classes and co-chair and instructor of California’s Foundations course for new infection preventionists.  He notes he still answers email questions from infection preventionists that took his courses decades ago.  Mr. Myers enjoys mixing his real life experiences with his knowledge of the standards and his unique sense of humor.