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Dr. Peter Katona, Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases

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Our guest this morning is Dr. Peter Katona.

Peter is Clinical Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Adjunct Professor of Public Health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

He has worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an EIS Officer studying viral diseases and doing epidemic investigation; and at Apria/Corum Healthcare as their Corporate Medical Director. 

Peter has held appointments at Louisiana State University’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training and the Los Angeles County Emergency Management Services Agency. 

He is an internationally recognized authority on bioterrorism and has lectured throughout the world on this topic. 

He teaches a yearly Honors course at UCLA on terrorism and has edited the books Countering Terrorism and WMD: Creating a Global Counter-Terrorism Network, and Global Biosecurity: Threats and Responses, with a book on the vulnerability of healthcare to disasters in progress. 

He also maintains a private practice in infectious diseases and internal medicine in Los Angeles.


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