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R. Scott Stienecker, MD, Infectious Disease, Fort Wayne, IN, Parkview Hospital

R. ScottStieneckerMD

Infectious Disease Fort Wayne, IN

Healthcare Associated Infections

Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention

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  • Scott Stienecker MD FACP FSHEA FIDSA CIC is the Medical Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention for Parkview Health System, supervising a department of 25 overseeing 1075 bed, 10 hospital system, and 2 affiliated hospitals. Additional responsibilities include antimicrobial stewardship, clinical research, externalizing infection prevention, project management, quality improvement, healthcare informatics and predictive analytics and Epic BUGSY development.
    Dr. Stienecker teaches for the Fort Wayne Medical Education residency program, and the Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne and serves on advisory committees for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, and on the Antimicrobial Stewardship subcommittee for the Indiana State Department of Health, among others.
    After matriculation from the Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences with honors, he completed medical school at the Ohio State University School of Medicine with internship and residency at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia with research component at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researching the molecular identification of outbreaks and relatedness of TB using IS1610.
    After 22 years in private practice seeing over 27,000 unique patients, he had developed a long-standing fascination with hospital epidemiology, and a desire to better serve population health. The next career challenge was pursuit of a hospital administrative role to support expansion of infection prevention and stewardship throughout the hospital system in a patient-physician focused health care system at Parkview Health.

Education & Training

  • Emory University Hospital
    Emory University HospitalFellowship, Infectious Disease, 1992 - 1994
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
    Wake Forest University Baptist Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 1990 - 1992
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
    Wake Forest University Baptist Medical CenterInternship, Internal Medicine, 1989 - 1990
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Ohio State University College of MedicineClass of 1989
  • The Ohio State University College of Arts and SciencesBS, Microbiology, 1981 - 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2011 - 2023
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 1994 - 2024
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 1992 - 2003
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 1990 - 2013
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2011
  • Fellow Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • Fellow American College of Physicians
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Outbreak Response and Incident Management: SHEA Guidance  
    David B. Banach, MD, MPH, MS;1,a B. Lynn Johnston, MD, MS, FRCPC;2,a Duha Al-Zubeidi, MD;3 Allison H. Bartlett, MD, MS;4, Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 12/2017
  • Evaluation Of The Use Of Daptomycin In Diabetic Foot Infections With Osteomyelitis  
    4. R Stienecker, R Wolcott, M Crompton, E Hershberger, M Yoon, H Hoffman-Roberts, The Internet Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2012 Volume 10 Number 1., 10/1/2012


  • Chairman, SHEA Taskforce, Community Based Hospital Epidemiologists 2018 - Present

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