Dr Chetan Jinadatha received his Medical Doctor from JJM Medical College, in India, and his Masters in Public Health from the School of Public Health, Texas A & M Health Science Center, Bryan, Texas. He completed his internship, residency and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Scott & White Memorial Hospital, in Temple, Texas.
Dr Chetan Jinadatha currently is the Chief of Infectious Diseases Section at Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Temple, Texas. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center, Bryan, TX.
He has extensive experience in prevention of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). His clinical and research interests focus on the role of surfaces in the causation of HAIs and how technology might be able to solve the problem of HAIs as well as Legionella prevention. Dr Jinadatha has also testified as an expert witness on the use of technology for prevention of HAI in front of Science, Technology and Space Committee of US Congress in June 2014 and participated in several task force related to Legionella prevention in the VA. Dr Jinadatha has also authored chapters in the APIC textbook of Infection prevention and control and has published several manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.