James K. Todd, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology, and PreventMedicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Director of the Department of Epidemiology at the Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado, where he also heads the clinical microbiology laboratory and the outcomes program.
Dr. Todd graduated magna cum laude with a degree in microbiology and cum laude with a degree in medicine from the University of Michigan. He completed an internship and a residency in pediatrics at Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a fellowship in pediatrie infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Dr. Todd is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and infectious diseases and has served on numerous committees of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pediatrie Infectious Diseases Society. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma XI, and Alpha Omega Alpha, as well as many other pediatrie professional societies.
During the course of his career, Dr. Todd has maintained a strong interest in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of bacterial diseases, including bacteremia, meningitis, and shock, with an emphasis on streptococcal and staphylococcal diseases, Dr. Todd was awarded a special research citation for the original description of toxic shock syndrome, and has received many teaching awards in pediatrics and epidemiology.