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Bioterrorism Part 2: The Role of the Healthcare EM in Defeating a Bioterrorist Attack

Ted Cieslak, MD


A pediatrician and infectious disease physician, Dr. Cieslak has more than 30 years of experience in academic and military medicine, including appointments at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences & Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

He served as associate professor of epidemiology in the UNMC College of Public Health, as well as medical director of the National Quarantine Unit and co-director of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit. He served eight years as biodefense consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General and for nine years as head of the U.S. delegation to NATO's Biomedical Advisory Council. He also has held positions with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the Center for Disease Control & Prevention. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Infectious Disease Society of American and received 20 awards during his military career.


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