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Dr. Francesca Torriani, MD is an infectious disease specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from University Of Lausanne / Faculty Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in infectious disease medicine and orthopedic hand surgery.Read her story
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Specializes in Infectious Disease Medicine
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Dr. Torriani's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Torriani "Francesca J. Torriani, MD, is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Torriani received her medical degree in 1985 from the University Medical School in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1995, Dr. Torriani joined the UC San Diego Health System faculty after completing an Infectious Diseases Fellowship. She is fluent in 5 languages: Italian, French, German, Spanish and English. She attends in the Owen clinic, on the General Medicine Wards, on the inpatient Infectious Diseases Transplant and on General ID Consultation services. Dr. Torriani is the Medical Director of the UC San Diego Infection Prevention and Clinical Epidemiology and TB Control Units at UC San Diego Health System.In collaboration with Atlas Public Health, she has been instrumental in creating an extensive electronic microbiology surveillance and pharmacy utilization program called Guardian that allows for internal data mining, surveillance, unit specific antibiogram production, and external reporting of contagious infections to San Diego Public Health and to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI). Since 2010, Dr. Torriani has served on the Metrics Group for CA HAI Reporting, an independent group of experts discussing best standards and methods for HAI reporting in California. Dr. Torriani has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of Infectious Diseases, AIDS, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and Clinical Infectious Diseases and New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). In June 2013, Dr. Torriani was awarded a 1.35 million dollar 3 year grant from the UC Office of the President to prevent surgical site infections (SSI). The goal of this grant is to standardize and implement the education of patients, CHG bathing and wound care after orthopedic, neurosurgical and colorectal surgeries at all 5 UC academic Medical Centers. "
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Infectious Disease Medicine
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Dr. Torriani does not have any board certifications listed.