University of Iowa

Dr. Diekema is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Pathology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He is the associate director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, and associate hospital epidemiologist at the University of Iowa Healthcare.

Dr. Diekema’s clinical and research interests include the role of the diagnostic laboratory in infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship. He has served on national committees that establish standards in clinical microbiology and infection prevention, including the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the CDC’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), and he is a past-president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).