Dr. Tenover is Vice President of Scientific Affairs at Cepheid, Consulting Professor of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and Consulting Professor of Biology at the University of Dayton. He joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta in 1990 and served for 18 years as Associate Director for Laboratory Science in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion and then as Director of the Office of Antimicrobial Resistance for CDC. He joined Cepheid in California in 2008 where he focused his research studies on carbapenem resistance and the epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridiodes difficile. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Microbiology and the Infectious Disease Society of America. He has authored over 350 peer-reviewed journal articles and has written or edited 11 books.