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Retired Faculty Association - President

Dr. Theodore Eickhoff

Dr. Theodore Eickhoff
Dr. Theodore Eickhoff

Theodore C. Eickhoff, M.D.
Professor Emeritus
Division of Infectious Disease
Department of Medicine
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center


Following graduation from Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Ted Eickhoff had his internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship training at Boston City Hospital and Harvard Medical School. After several years of experience in epidemiology at CDC, he joined the faculty at the University of Colorado in 1967. He served for 14 years as head of the infectious disease division, and subsequently became a chief of medicine at several affiliated hospitals, including Denver General Hospital and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center. In 1993, he returned to the Division of Infectious Disease at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where his interests continue to be in the influenza and viral respiratory diseases, vaccines and adult immunization, and the epidemiology and control of nosocomial infections.

Nationally, Ted has been active as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, and the American Hospital Association. He has served on each of the federal committees that deal with vaccines, including CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, and the DHHS National Vaccines Advisory Committee.  He continues to be a consultant to the Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Related Biological Products.  While serving on the National Vaccines Advisory Committee, he served as chairman of the Adult Immunization Subcommittee.  He served for many years as a member, and for 8 years as chairman of the American Hospital Association's Advisory Committee on Infections in Hospitals, and received the Trustee's Award for his service.  He is a former secretary and past-president of both the Infectious Disease Society of America and the American Epidemiological Society. He also served as a member and subsequently as chairman of the Infectious Disease Test Committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Ted has also been active in the affairs of the American College of Physicians. He has served on the Health and Public Policy Committee, and chaired the Task Force on Adult Immunization.  He was recently awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians.

He has served as a consultant to various members of the pharmaceutical industry in issues relating to both antibiotic therapy and vaccines. Active in writing, reviewing and editing, he is currently the editor of a monthly news magazine, INFECTIOUS DISEASE NEWS, and also serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals.  His publications in the peer-reviewed medical literature include 73 original research articles, 63 reviews, commentaries and editorials, and 49 book chapters and monographs.

He and his wife Margaret enjoy classical music and theater, as well as walking in Cherry Creek State Park.