Thomas M. Hooton, MD

Thomas Hooton, MD is a key opinion leader of the epidemiology, pathogenesis and treatment of urinary tract infections. He has chaired and served on several committees of the Infectious Diseases Society of America to publish guidelines on the screening and treating asymptomatic bacteriuria, acute uncomplicated UTI, catheter-associated UTI and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr. Hooton has conducted many clinical studies examining acute and recurrent uncomplicated UTI, and is an author or co-author on more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and over 200 other articles, book chapters and abstracts. He has authored or co-authored several UTI chapters in the influential web-based medical text, UpToDate over the past two decades. Dr. Hooton recently retired as a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Associate Chief of Staff (Chief of Medicine) at the Miami Veterans Administration Hospital.

Scott J. Hultgren, PhD

Helen L. Stoever Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Director, Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research, Washington University School of Medicine.

Scott Hultgren, PhD is a key opinion leader of the mechanisms by which bacteria establish urinary tract infections and evade the body’s immune system. Dr. Hultgren was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011 and to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017. He received his B.S. in Microbiology from Indiana University and his PhD in Microbiology from Northwestern University. He did post-doctoral work in the laboratory of Staffan Normark at the University of Umea, Sweden. He bacame an Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in 1989, Associate Professor in 1995 and Professor in 1998. He was named the Director of the Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research at Washington University School of Medicine in 2007. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed and 80 invited publications. Scott has mentored numerous individuals within and outside of his lab. Twenty-four PhD/MSTP students have graduated from his lab and more than 30 postdoctoral and medicial fellows have trained with him.