Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 
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Scott G. Filler, M.D.

Dr. Filler is Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he graduated Magna cum Laude.  He then received his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine, and performed an internship and residency in internal medicine before completing a fellowship in infectious diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.  His research focuses on the mechanisms by which pathogens including Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus invade and damage human cells, causing life-threatening infections.  Dr. Filler and his team discovered the first two fungal invasins.  He is co-founder and scientific advisory board member of NovaDigm Therapeutics, Inc., which is developing vaccines that address the increasing challenge of drug-resistant fungal and bacterial infections.  A widely sought lecturer at professional conferences around the world, Dr. Filler has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and reviews. He is inventor on 3 U.S. patents of pharmaceutical compositions to vaccinate against disseminated candidiasis.  Dr. Filler is the Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA. 



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