Matt McCarthy, assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell and staff physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, is the author of new book, Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic (2019), an insider’s account of the current battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and the race to develop new treatments for infections.
McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs, bacteria that have built up resistance to the life-saving drugs in our rapidly dwindling arsenal.
Bestselling author Siddhartha Mukherjee (The Emperor of All Maladies) called it, “An amazing, informative book that changes our perspective on medicine, microbes and our future.”
McCarthy’s previous bestsellers include The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician’s First Year (2015) and Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit (2009). His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Slate, and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is also editor-in-chief of Current Fungal Infection Reports.