Tom Frieden | 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety 2016

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Tom Frieden, MD. Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Frieden was named director of the CDC in 2009 by President Barack Obama. In that role, he leads the nation's efforts to control health threats from infectious diseases. Earlier in his career, Dr. Frieden made a name for himself in tuberculosis control with the New York City Health Department. There Dr. Frieden led a program that rapidly reduced TB, including cases of multidrug-resistant TB, by 80 percent. He became a household name in 2014 as the CDC responded to the Ebola outbreak. In 2016, Dr. Frieden continues to be a vocal public figure as the CDC addresses the potential threat of the Zika virus to U.S. residents.

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