About the Author
Mark S. Davis, M.D. is an operating room safety consultant specializing in reducing sharps injuries and blood exposures. Dr. Davis has consulted at healthcare facilities across the United States and in Japan. He has long been recognized as a vocal champion and pioneering leader in the area of OR sharps safety. Dr. Davis holds bachelor and medical degrees from New York University. He spent forty years in the practice of gynecologic surgery and obstetrics. In 1999 he wrote and published the groundbreaking First Edition of Advanced Precautions for Today’s OR, widely acclaimed as the first-of-its-kind OR safety handbook. A Second Edition in paperback followed in 2001. The Third Edition (2014) has just been published and is now available as an eBook download at Amazon.com.
Dr. Davis has written over 30 articles on sharps safety for surgical, obstetrical, infection control and nursing journals. He has served as a consultant in the arena of exposure prevention to federal healthcare agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Dr. Davis has worked closely for over a decade with the International Healthcare Worker Safety Center at the University of Virginia, where Dr. Janine Jagger developed the EPINet system for tracking bloodborne exposures. He has been a Curriculum Advisor for Touro University International and served on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Advances in Exposure Prevention and Life Sciences Business and Technology Review (Nexus Research Institute LLC).
Dr. Davis has been a frequent event speaker for national and international healthcare associations and organizations, including the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST), the Japan Association for Operative Medicine and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).