Profesor Maki is the Ovid O. Meyer Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin, attending physician in the UWHC Center for Trauma and Life Support and eICU, and former Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiologist from 1979 through 2007. An infectious disease consultant, critical care physician and epidemiologist, he has devoted his research career to the prevention of nosocomial infections and management of life-threatening infections, and his publications have formed much of the scientific underpinning for the “bundle” of measures currently employed for prevention of CLABSI in hospitals worldwide. A past consultant to the CDC, NIH, FDA, HHS, GAO and the UK NHS, he is a former President of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and Councillor of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. From 1987 to 1994, he was a member of the ASM-ICAAC Program Committee and from 1989 to 1995, served on the ABIM Board of Critical Care Medicine. In 1994 he received the CIPI Award of the International Congress on Infection Control of the Societe de Pathologie Infectioense de Langue Francise, WHO and CDC for global contributions to the prevention of infection. In 2000 he was made a Master of the American College of Physicians and was cited by the Infectious Diseases Society of America for lifetime achievements in the field of infectious diseases.