Medical Director, Transplant & Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases; Professor of Medicine (Infectious Disease) and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)
Dr. Michael Ison is an infectious disease specialist in Chicago, Illinois and is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His primary clinical and research areas focus on infections in transplant recipients, including norovirus, CMV and respiratory viral infections. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Network for Organ Sharing, the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network and of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Transplantation. Dr. Ison has also been a leader in the field of Transplant Infectious Diseases where he was the inaugural chair of the OPTN/UNOS Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee and was appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to chair the Advisory Committee on Blood Availability and Safety. In addition, Dr. Ison has 14 years of experience in conducting Phase II, III and IV clinical trials, including several multi-center studies assessing novel antivirals in the prevention and management of CMV, BK, influenza, and RSV in transplant recipients. Dr. Ison received his medical degree from University of South Florida College of Medicine.