Robert A. Bonomo
Robert is chief of the medical service and director of the VISN 10 GRECC at the Cleveland VA Medical Center, and is professor of medicine, pharmacology, molecular biology and microbiology, biochemistry, proteomics and bioinformatics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
Over the past decade, infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organisms have increased. The limited availability in treatment options for these infections prompted both the UK to create a five-year antimicrobial resistance strategic plan to stimulate the development of new antibiotics, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America to call for ten new antimicrobial agents to be developed by 2020. Ceftazidime-avibactam is a combination of a third-generation cep