Dr. Theoklis Zaoutis is Chief Scientific Officer for the Penta Foundation, as well as Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), Senior Scholar at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Penn, Director of the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Visiting Professor at Bambino Gesù Hospital in Rome.
Dr. Zaoutis serves on numerous committees in both the U.S. and Europe, advising the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID), and the World Health Organization (WHO), among other institutions. Dr. Zaoutis is the author of over 270 peer-reviewed publications, most of which are in the field of pediatric infectious diseases with a focus on healthcare-acquired infections and antimicrobial use and resistance, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS).
As CSO, his work involves participating in the definition and implementation of PENTA’s strategic research agenda; leading and coordinating specific research projects, particularly in the area of antimicrobial stewardship; and representing PENTA-ID in the global scientific community. Dr. Zaoutis is also the PENTA-ID representative of c4c (Collaborative Network For European Clinical Trials For Children).