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Litjen (L.J) Tan, MS, PhD

Director, Infectious Disease, Immunology, and Molecular Medicine, American Medical Association

L.J Tan is Director of Infectious Diseases at the American Medical Association and also Part-time faculty at Columbia College in downtown Chicago.

As Director of Infectious Diseases at the AMA, L.J has focused the AMA’s infectious disease program on issues that have the most impact on the primary care physician. Thus, his efforts have narrowed on three important topics: emerging infections; adolescent and adult immunization; and antimicrobial resistance. He currently serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Immunization Action Coalition , of the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP), of the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (ACET), of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Coalition for Safe Needle Disposal, and of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee’s Pandemic Influenza Working Group. He also co-chairs the National Influenza Vaccine Summit, co-sponsored by the AMA and the CDC. He has also served on numerous expert panels, including the CDC’s Blue Ribbon Panel for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins University Panel for Adult Pertussis, and the CDC Review Panel for the 2006 revision of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Guidelines.

L.J Tan received his MS in Molecular Biology from New York University, his PhD in Immunology/Microbiology from Northwestern University Medical School, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Immunology at the University of Chicago Hospitals.