Dr. Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE, PhD, is a clinician, researcher, professor, and leader in the field of pediatric infectious diseases and is active in public health and policy in both the U.S. and Europe. He serves as Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In 2011, he founded the Collaborative Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research (CLEO) in Athens, whose mission is to improve patient safety and the quality of healthcare services provided in Greek hospitals and whose work includes a robust program of international, multi-center research and collaboration. In 2018, he was appointed Chief Scientific Officer of the PENTA Foundation. The PENTA network includes hundreds of researchers and physicians who design, implement, and coordinate high-quality clinical research and training at over 90 clinical sites in 18 countries around the world, including Greece.
At the SNF, Dr. Zaoutis serves as a consultant to the Health Initiative project. He also serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe in Greece. He 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), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), among other institutions; and holds roles in the Antibiotic Resistance and Prescribing in European Children (ARPEC) Working Group and the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID).