Dr. Charles W. Stratton IV, MD, 1945-2022

Dr. Stratton was an Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine, Director of a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, and the founding member of Intracell Research Group’s scientific advisory board. He was Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Medical Microbiology.

Emerging infectious diseases are a recognized problem in clinical medicine. Chlamydia pneumoniae was first recognized in 1988 as a cause of community acquired respiratory tract infections. Since then, this unique pathogen has been associated with a number of chronic diseases, including atherosclerosis and asthma. Dr. Stratton passionately studied the pathogenesis of Chlamydia pneumoniae and its role in chronic inflammatory diseases as a cause of secondary infection worsening an original inflammatory process.

Dr. Stratton’s primary research was in pharmacodynamics, particularly the mechanisms of resistance. He has authored or co-authored over 200 papers on this subject and is recognized as an international authority in this area. Dr. Stratton served on a number of editorial boards. Dr. Stratton was a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and received the Bronze Star for service in the Persian Gulf War.

He was a member of numerous professional organizations and was a fellow in the American College of Physicians, College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, American Academy of Microbiology, and Infectious Diseases Society of America. For 14 years, he served as editor of “Topics in Clinical Microbiology”, a bimonthly section of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

Dr. Stratton also served as editor for Infectious Diseases Newsletter and the Antimicrobics and Infectious Diseases Newsletter. Dr. Stratton is the author of many articles, research publications, review publications, chapters, and abstracts. He lectured extensively at teaching activities, meetings, and conferences.

He adored his family, saved countless lives in his career in medicine, mentored others, lived generously, and remained incredibly humble. Dr. Stratton remains at the heart of Intracell’s work in spirit as we lay building blocks upon the foundation he laid throughout his remarkable life. Learn more here.