Michael G. Ison, M.D., M.S., is associate professor in the divisions of infectious diseases and organ transplantation at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
He has served as chair of the OPTN/ UNOS ad hoc disease transmission advisory committee and as a member of the operations and safety committee.
Dr. Ison is a global leader in transplantation, particularly in the field of donor-derived infections. He is chair of the World Health Organization's Project NOTIFY infectious diseases workgroup, a member of the executive committee of the Bologna Initiative for Global Vigilance and Surveillance, and chair of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' advisory committee on blood safety and availability. He also is a contributor to the Council of Europe's "Guide to the Safety and Quality Assurance for Organs, Tissues and Cells."
He earned a medical degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa and a master's degree in health evaluation sciences from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.