Featured Researcher: Federico Palacio Bedoya

2017 FAME Grant Awardee

Division of Infectious Diseases

Federico Palacio Bedoya, MD

What is your professional background?
I completed medical school in Colombia at CES University and came to the United States in 2006. I did my internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. I came to Emory as a medical student in 2002, and I am happy to be back.

In what division do you work, and who is your mentor?
I work in the Division of Infectious Diseases; my mentors are Drs. Jesse Jacob and Dan Hunt.

Briefly describe your research. Why is it important?
My research is focused on improving care delivery in the outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) clinic. Our goal is to decrease hospital readmission rates by creating an electronic OPAT checklist using REDCap. This will improve patient care and decrease cost at the same time.

What do you like most about Emory?
I like its diversity and friendly working environment.

What is your favorite movie or TV show?
My favorite movie is “The Big Blue” by Luc Besson.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy family time with my wife, son, and daughter doing simple things. I also enjoy swimming and mountain biking.


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