Kerri A. Thom, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Thom received her medical degree from the University of Florida, College of Medicine and her Master of Science degree in clinical research from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She completed her postgraduate training in in internal medicine and underwent subsequent training in infectious disease at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Thom’s research has two main areas of focus and includes the study of antimicrobial resistant pathogens and prevention of infections in the healthcare setting. She is currently supported by an NIH career development award to explore the epidemiology of Acinetoabacter baumannii and how this important pathogen is spread in the healthcare setting.