Chief, International Infection Control Program, Office of the Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, CDC
Benjamin J. Park, MD, is the chief of the International Infection Control Program in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Park received his bachelor's degree at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, and his MD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York. He completed his clinical residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
He began his career at CDC in 2002 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer. He has since worked on many aspects of public health domestically and globally, including serving as one of the leads in the large multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak related to a contaminated compounded medication in 2012.
He began leading the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion’s international program in 2014. During the 2014-15 CDC Ebola response he led the CDC infection control efforts across the affected countries. In his current role as chief of the International Infection Control Program, he is leading the CDC international infection control efforts globally and is the CDC co-lead for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) program. Under his lead, CDC’s International Infection Control Program has helped to respond to outbreaks and improve infection control in healthcare systems in over 15 countries since 2014.