Biography

Jorge P. Parada, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Stritch School of Medicine
Loyola University

Medical Director
Infection Control Program
Loyola University Medical Center and Health System
Maywood, Illinois

 

Jorge P. Parada, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University; and Medical Director of the Infection Prevention & Control Program at Loyola University Medical Center and Health System, both in Maywood, Illinois. Dr. Parada is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Parada graduated magna cum laude from State University of New York at Stony Brook and he received his medical degree in 1987 from Lisbon Medical School at Classical University of Lisbon, Portugal. He also trained at the Institute for Tropical Medicine and completed a medical-surgical residency in Lisbon. Dr. Parada received his Master of Public Health degree by Harvard School of Public Health at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. His postgraduate training includes an internship and chief medical residency in Internal Medicine performed at University Hospitals at Stony Brook and the Northport VA Medical Center, both in New York. From there, Dr. Parada served as a fellow in Infectious Disease as part of the Boston University Combined Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Boston City Hospital and the Boston VA Medical Center. He also completed a second fellowship in Health Services Research at Rush University & Cook County Hospital, both in Chicago.

An active instructor and clinician, Dr. Parada's research focuses on clinical effectiveness, outcomes, and resource utilization in infectious diseases, with an emphasis on hospital epidemiology and infection control. He is a former VA Career Development Awardeee, and has worked extensively on multicenter trials examining Clostridium difficile-associated disease, HIV-related pneumonia, and TB. Dr. Parada is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He currently reviews for the Journal of Burn Care and Research and Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and holds a number of hospital committee appointments at Loyola, including Director of the Fellowship Research Training Program. He is Co-Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Medical Director of the MRSA Clinic and Research Associate at the Infectious Diseases and Immunology Institute, all at Loyola. He is also a Senior Research Associate at the Center for the Management Complex Chronic Care at the Hines VA Hospital. Dr. Parada has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented his research at over 300 local, regional, national, and international scientific meetings, presentations, and grand rounds.