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VCU Department of Internal Medicine

VCU Division of
Infectious Diseases

VCU Department of Epidemiology & Community Health

VCU Medical Center Epidemiology Unit


Michael B. Edmond, MD, MPH, MPA is the Richard P. Wenzel Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Virginia Commonwealth University. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health and serves as the Hospital Epidemiologist for the VCU Health System.

He is a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Medicine (MD), the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (MPH), and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Government and Public Affairs (MPA). He was a resident and chief resident in Internal Medicine at West Virginia University Hospitals. He then completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a fellowship in Hospital Epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine.

Dr. Edmond's areas of research focus on the epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections and the public policy implications of infection control. He has published 350 papers, abstracts and book chapters, and co-writes a blog entitled Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention. Over the past few years, Dr. Edmond has been named to Richmond Magazine's Top Doctors, America's Top Doctors, US News and World Report's Top Doctors, Our Health Richmond Magazine's Best Bedside Manner Award, and Health Leaders Magazine's 20 People Who Make Healthcare Better.

In September 2014, Dr. Edmond will return to Iowa City to serve as the Chief Quality Officer for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.