University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Michael Pulia is a tenure track, Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Madison School of Medicine & Public Health. He earned his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois-Chicago, serving as a Chief Resident. He completed his PhD in Clinical Investigation at UW in 2022.
Dr. Pulia’s Emergency Care for Infectious Diseases (EC-ID) research program focuses on improving the management of infectious diseases in the emergency department, with an emphasis on reducing diagnostic error, antibiotic stewardship, and systems engineering guided interventions. His work has been supported with funding from both intra and extramural sources, including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. As a nationally recognized expert in the management of resistant bacterial infections, sepsis, skin infections, pneumonia, urinary tract infections and COVID-19, he has been a regularly invited speaker at national and international conferences.
From 2014-2019, Dr. Pulia chaired the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s Antibiotic Stewardship Task Force, representing emergency medicine at the White House One Health Forum and the United Nations Global Antibiotic Resistance Challenge. Since the onset of the pandemic, Dr. Pulia has shifted some of his focus to COVID-19 with multiple publications and ongoing related research projects, including a recent 5-year 2.4 million dollar R01 award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study the long term effects of COVID on antibiotic prescribing and bacterial resistance. In 2022, Dr. Pulia was named a National Academy of Medicine Scholar in Diagnostic Excellence for his work to improve diagnosis of infectious diseases in older adults.
Improving Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases in Older Adult
Monday, April 24, 2023
3:45 PM – 4:05 PM CST