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Rosenthal, Victor D. -ARGENTINA-.
Founder and Chairman

Rosenthal, Victor D. -ARGENTINA-, Founder and Chairman

Dr. Victor D. Rosenthal. MD, MSc, CIC, is a medical doctor, specialist in Internal Medicine and in Infectious Diseases. He is certified on Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. He is the Founder and Chairman of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC), a non-profit international research center which focuses on Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) leading trials and activities about HAI with more than 2,000 researchers in hundreds of cities in more than 50 countries. He is author of 380 scientific publications and book chapters, of which, 119 are indexed at the US National Library of Medicine of National Institute of Health, Pubmed. According with Scopus, he has 5,412 total citations by 2,579 documents, and his h-index is 42. According with Research Gate he has 8,265 total citations, his h-index is 50, his score is higher than 97.5% of all Research Gate members’ scores, and his total Research Interest is higher than 99% of researchers on ResearchGate. He has been honored with ten major international awards for excellence, four of them granted in the U.S., such as the Blue Ribbon Award, Best International Abstract Award, and Award for Publication Excellence, granted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology of America, and the SHEA William Jarvis Award, awarded by the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America. As a key opinion leader, Dr. Rosenthal was a speaker in thousands of conferences and symposiums in more than 50 countries, at the five continents, during last 28 years. Dr. Rosenthal has written chapters in 2007, 2012 and 2020 in the book, Bennett & Brachman's Hospital Infections, which is the most widely sold and used book on HAI prevention in the United States and throughout the world. He also wrote chapters about HAIs in other books in Argentina, Colombia, and India, among other countries. Dr Rosenthal has a critical role in several distinguished organizations, such as with Oxford University in UK, by conducting multicenter researches about bacterial resistance; with St George University in UK, by conducting multicenter researches about HAIs in pediatric and neonatal ICUs; with Washington University in Seattle, USA, by conducting multicenter researches about bacterial resistance; with Washington University in St Louis, USA, as a member of a panel for scientific trials; with the Joint Commission International based in USA, contributing as task force member of the guideline to prevent bloodstream infections and as an author of a chapter at the book of best practices in infection prevention and control; at the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention of USA (CDC), by developing an online software for surveillance of multidrug resistant tuberculosis worldwide; with World Health Organization, being reviewer of hand hygiene and also multi drug resistant microorganism guidelines, and by providing primary data for their meta-analysis about surgical site infections; with Ministry of Health of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Colombia by collaborating with edition of guidelines to prevent HAIs; with ministry of health and senate of Argentina by being a consultant and editor of national guidelines to prevent HAIs; with ministry of health of Italy, and of Swiss National Foundation, by being reviewer of requests for research grants; with the International Society of Infectious Diseases, by editing guidelines to prevent HAIs. He has being a jury of other researchers being an Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Infection Control, the Journal of Infection and Public Health, and the Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials. He has judged the work of his colleagues as peer reviewer in over twenty peer review journals indexed at the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health, including Lancet and many others.