Roger Pecoraro Lecture Award
Benjamin A. Lipsky, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FRCP
The Roger Pecoraro Award Lecture has been given to Benjamin A. Lipsky, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FRCP. Supported by an educational grant from Curative Health Services, ConvaTec, Ortho McNeil-Pharmaceuticals, and Sechrist Clinical Services, this award recognizes a researcher who has made scientific contributions and demonstrates an untiring commitment to improving the understanding of the detection, treatment, and prevention of diabetic foot complications.
Currently professor of medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, and director of the primary care clinic at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Dr. Lipsky has conducted pioneering research in the diagnosis and treatment of foot infections in diabetic patients for over 25 years. He has authored over 175 peer-reviewed publications, and his studies of epidemiology, and classification and evaluation of new antimicrobial agents, have fundamentally changed our understanding of managing these difficult infections.
Dr. Lipsky has been on the research committee of the Association’s Council on Foot Care, and he has chaired the consensus groups on infection of both the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot and the Infectious Diseases Society of America since 2001. He authored an award-winning book on diabetic foot infections, and he was honored with the Olmos Award for Advocacy in Amputation Prevention in 2008.