Olivier Lortholary is Deputy Director of the French National Reference Center for Invasive Mycoses and Antifungals, co-director of the Medical Mycology course, Professor of Medicine at Paris Descartes University and Head of the Necker-Pasteur Center for Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine (Necker side).
His main research interests concern translational research in medical mycology with focus on Cryptococcus neoformans and cryptococcal meningitis, the leading opportunistic fungal infection in advanced HIV-infected patients and characterization of new immune deficiencies predisposing to human invasive fungal infections. His second research area concerns diagnostic and therapeutic innovations in invasive fungal infections. His third research area focuses on clinical and microbiological investigations of central nervous system and emerging infectious diseases.
Olivier Lortholary received his M.D. from the Paris 6 School of Medicine, and his Ph.D. from the Paris 7 University (France). He has published over 590 papers, including over 12 invited contributions to Clinical Infectious Diseases or Lancet Infectious Diseases, as well as several book chapters and three medical books.
He was nominated Section Head of the Faculty of 1000 Medicine Infectious Diseases, Invasive Fungal Infections, member of the Institut Hospitalo Universitaire Imagine Committee and member of the panel of experts for several international guidelines : the Infectious Diseases Society of America (management of cryptococcosis), the American Society of Transplantation (donor-derived fungal infections in organ transplant recipients), the ESCMID (Candida; co-chairman of HIV section) and invasive fungal infections in solid organ transplantation, the ESCMID and ECMM (hyalohyphomycosis, phaeohyphomycosis, mucormycosis and rare yeasts; co-chairman) and the ECIL (mucormycosis).
He is the French representative of the EUCAST Antifungal Susceptibility Testing Committee.