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Lewis J. Radonovich, MD

Courtesy Associate Professor

Office: 1601 SW Archer Road (11-C)
Phone: 352-376-1611 x 5105
Email: lewis.radonovich@med.va.gov

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Affiliations

Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards’ National Center for Occupational Health and Infection Control, Director
Veterans Health Administration

Current Projects

The Center for Occupational Safety and Infection Control, Director
A new Center within the Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards in the Veterans Health Administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Purpose is to conduct policy analysis, demonstration projects and clinical applied research programs related to occupational health, infection control, industrial hygiene and/or biosafety.

Department of Veterans Affairs, Better Respiratory Equipment using Advanced Technologies for Healthcare Employees (Project BREATHE), Co-Prinicipal Investigator.

Department of Veterns Affairs, Interagency Working Group that will recommend ideal features for respirators for healthcare wokers.

Education
  • 2001-2005 Graduate School: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland. Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation. 80 + credit hours with emphasis in statistics and epidemiology.
  • 2000-2002 Postdoctoral Fellow: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1995-1997 Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • 1994-1995 Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • 1990-1994 Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks, ND; M.D.
  • 1986-1990 Undergraduate School: University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.; B.S. in Natural Science, Minor in Chemistry

Professional Experience

2008 – present Director, National Center for Occupational Safety and Infection Control, Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC. Field Office: Gainesville, FL.

2009 – present Co-Director of Influenza Pandemic Response and Senior Medical Advisor. Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. Washington, DC.

2010 – present Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida.

2007 – 2010 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida.

2007 – 2008 Director, Biosecurity Programs, Office of Program Development, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, Gainesville, Florida.

2006 – 2007 Clinical Leader of Emergency Management, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

2004 – 2007 Director of Occupational Health Services, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida

2003 – 2004 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland

2003 – 2004 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

2002 – 2003 Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland

2002 – 2003 Senior Fellow, Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

1997 – 2000 General Internal Medicine Private Practice, Gainesville Internal Medicine Physicians, Gainesville, Florida

Selected Publications
  • Baig A, Eagan A, Radonovich L. Healthcare Healthcare Workers’ Views about Respirator Use and Features that should be Included in the Next Generation of Respirators. American Journal of Infection Control, Feb 2009.
  • Radonovich L, Yanke R, Cheng J, Bender B. Diminished Speech Intelligibility Associated with Certain Respirators Worn by Healthcare Workers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, January 2010 (In Press). Online ahead of print November 2009.
  • Radonovich L, Perl T, Cohen H. Preventing the Soldiers of Healthcare from becoming Victims on the Pandemic Battlefield: Respirators or Surgical Masks as the Armor of Choice. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. (In Press).
  • Radonovich L, Magalian P, Hollingsworth MK, Baracco G. Stockpiling supplies for the next influenza pandemic. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Expedited online version ahead of print: May 2, 2009. 2009(June).
  • Radonovich L, Cheng J, Hodgson M, Shenal B, Bender B. Respirator Tolerance in Healthcare Workers and Implications for Pandemic Influenza. JAMA. January (301): 2009.
  • Radonovich L, Hodgson M, Cohen H. Do Respirators Protect Healthcare Workers from Airborne Infectious Diseases? Respiratory Care. December(53); 12:1660-1663
  • Mair M, Grow B, Mair J, Radonovich L. Universal Influenza Vaccination: The time to act is now. Biosecurity & Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice and Science. 2006(4).
  • Bartlett J, Borio L, Radonovich L, Mair J, Inglesby T, O’Toole T, Mair M, Halsey N, Grow R. Smallpox Vaccination in 2003: Key Information for Clinicians. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2003(36)
  • Radonovich L, Baig A, Shaffer R, Roberge R, Davey V.. Project BREATHE (Better Respirator Equipment using Advancing Technologies for Healthcare Employees) Report to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Project BREATHE Interagency Working Group. Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards. 4/26/2009.
  • Radonovich L, Bender B. Commentary on Loeb M, Dafoe N, Mahony J, et al. Surgical mask vs N95 respirator for preventing influenza among health care workers: a randomized trial. JAMA. 2009;302:1865-71. 19797474. ACP Journal Club (152)3; March 2010 (In Press)
  • Radonovich L, Martinello R, Hodgson M, Milton D, Nardell E. Influenza and Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation. January 2009.
  • Radonovich L, Bender B, Small P. Children should be among the highest priority groups to receive immunization for seasonal and pandemic influenza. Biosecurity & Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice and Science. 2007(4).