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Scholarly Activity during ID Fellowship

Year One

Two to three months of the first year are not assigned to clinical rotations. Part of this time is vacation. During the remaining time, the fellow is expected to meet with faculty members within or outside the division to discuss possible scholarly projects. Under the faculty member’s mentorship, we anticipate that by the end of year 1 a project has been selected.

Scholarly work can include Quality Improvement projects, Antimicrobial Stewardship projects or research initiatives, Hospital Epi research, clinical research, bench research or coordination of new clinical initiatives.

Year Two                

Three to four months of the year are dedicated to consult work.  The second year of fellowship allows for significant time to develop and execute a scholarly project. A mentor will guide the project, and a research committee or co-mentor selected from other faculty members will provide additional guidance as needed. Work will be presented during the ID Research Conference toward the end of year 2.  

Year Three

A third year of fellowship is available for those who plan a career in academics and are engaged in a fruitful research project (see Fellowship Tracks). Building on productive scholarly work during Year 2, the majority of Year 3 will be dedicated to research/scholarly work and possible course work. 


Select publication by Infectious Disease fellows:

Matthew Smith (graduating 2022)

Smith M, Kobayashi T, Sekar P. Antibody testing to distinguish between histoplasmosis and blastomycosis. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 May 31;14(5):e243587. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2021-243587.

Livorsi, DJ, Nair, R, Dysangco, A, Aylward, A, Alexander, B, Smith, MW, Kouba, S, Perencevich, EN. Using audit-and-feedback to improve antimicrobial-prescribing in Emergency Departments: a multicenter quasi-experimental study in the Veterans Health Administration. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, ofab186, April 14, 2021.

Fernando Casado Castillo (graduated 2021)

Casado-Castillo F, Kobayashi T, Sekar P, Streit J, Molano De Pena I. Prosthetic hip infection due to Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis. IDCases. 2021 May 23;25:e01170. doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2021.e01170.

Kobayashi T, Trannel A, Holley SA, Alsuhaibani M, Abosi OJ, Jenn KE, Meacham H, Sheeler LL, Etienne W, Dains A, Casado F, Kukla ME, Ward E, Ford B, Edmond MB, Wellington M, Diekema DJ, Salinas JL. COVID-19 Serial Testing among Hospitalized Patients in a Midwest Tertiary Medical Center, July-September 2020. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 26:ciaa1630. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1630. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33103196

Edin Pujagic (graduated 2021)

Kobayashi, T, Bogdanic, F, Pujagic, E, Goto, M. Isolated Splenic Abscess due to Salmonella Berta in a Healthy Adult. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Apr 7;13(4). pii: e235318. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-235318

Htay Phyu (graduated 2020)

Phyu, H, Edmond, MB, Kobayashi, T. Metronidazole-Induced Encephalopathy ID Cases. 2019 Sep 7; 18:e00639 doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2019.e00639. eCollection 2019. PMID 31692663

Phyu, H, Kobayashi, T., Rastogi, P, Cho, C. Vancomycin-induced linear Immunogloblulin A bullous dermatosis. BMJ Case Reports, Dec 2019, 12(12) e233281: DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2019-233281 PMID 31822537

Phyu H, Kobayashi T, Ford, B, Molano, I. Splenic abscess as a rare presentation of blastomycosis. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Feb 13; 13(2). Pii: e234062. Doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-234062 PMID 32060116

Takaaki Kobayashi (graduated 2020)

Kobayashi T, Trannel A, Holley SA, Alsuhaibani M, Abosi OJ, Jenn KE, Meacham H, Sheeler LL, Etienne W, Dains A, Casado F, Kukla ME, Ward E, Ford B, Edmond MB, Wellington M, Diekema DJ, Salinas JL. COVID-19 Serial Testing among Hospitalized Patients in a Midwest Tertiary Medical Center, July-September 2020. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 26:ciaa1630. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1630. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33103196

Kobayashi T, Amram AL, Gehrs K, Diekema D, Barker J. A 52-Year-Old Man With Uveitis and Altered Mental Status. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Mar 1;72(5):873-875. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa051.PMID: 33667312

Kobayashi T, Salinas JL, Ten Eyck P, Chen B, Ando T, Inagaki K, Alsuhaibani M, Auwaerter PG, Molano I, Diekema DJ. Palliative care consultation in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Palliat Med. 2021 Apr;35(4):785-792. doi: 10.1177/0269216321999574. Epub 2021 Mar 24.PMID: 33757367

Kobayashi T, Marra AR, Schweizer ML, Ten Eyck P, Wu C, Alzunitan M, Salinas JL, Siegel M, Farmakiotis D, Auwaerter PG, Healy HS, Diekema DJ. Impact of Infectious Disease Consultation in Patients With Candidemia: A Retrospective Study, Systematic Literature Review, and Meta-analysis. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 3;7(9):ofaa270. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa270. eCollection 2020 Sep.PMID: 32904995

Kobayashi T, Beck B, Miller A, Polgreen P, O'Shea AMJ, Ohl ME. Positive Predictive Values of 2 Algorithms for Identifying Patients with Intravenous Drug Use-Associated Endocarditis Using Administrative Data. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 1;7(6):ofaa201. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa201. eCollection 2020 Jun.PMID: 32607386

Kobayashi T, Jenn KE, Bowdler N, Malloy R, Holley S, Izakovic T, Kukla ME, Abosi O, Dains A, Meacham H, Diekema DJ, Edmond MB, Salinas JL. Reduction in abdominal hysterectomy surgical site infection rates after the addition of anaerobic antimicrobial prophylaxis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Dec;41(12):1469-1471. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.386. Epub 2020 Aug 28.PMID: 32856576

Kobayashi T, Meacham H, Alsuhaibani M, Holley S, Marra AR, Edmond MB, Diekema DJ, Hartley PG, Salinas JL. Occupational tuberculosis exposures and conversion rates can guide deimplementation of annual tuberculosis skin test screening. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Jan;42(1):123-124. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.205. Epub 2020 Jun 2.PMID: 32484119

Kobayashi T, Clore GS, Kukla ME, Alzunitan M, Kritzman J, Abosi O, Puig-Asensio M, Marra AR, Diekema DJ, Edmond MB, Salinas JL. Insertion site inflammation was associated with central-line-associated bloodstream infections at a tertiary-care center, 2015-2018. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Mar;42(3):348-350. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.445. Epub 2020 Oct 9.PMID: 33032671

Kobayashi T, Ford B, Fujita N, Appenheimer AB. Ocular Actinomycosis Mimicking Meningioma. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 May 19;7(6):ofaa170. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa170. eCollection 2020 Jun.PMID: 32529000

Kobayashi T, Lawler E, Samra H, Ford B, Sekar P. Prosthetic Finger Joint Infection Due to Aspergillus terreus. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 13;8(1):ofaa614. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa614. eCollection 2021 Jan.PMID: 33511236

Kobayashi T, Ando T, Streit J, Sekar P. Current Evidence on Oral Antibiotics for Infective Endocarditis: A Narrative Review. Cardiol Ther. 2019 Dec;8(2):167-177. doi: 10.1007/s40119-019-00148-4. Epub 2019 Sep 18.PMID: 31535282

Sammantha Kouba (graduated 2020)

Kouba SJ, Kobayashi T, Blount RJ, Herwaldt L. Atrial flutter as a rare manifestation of leptospirosis. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Aug 26:13(8)e237693 PMID 32847893

Kouba S, Kobayashi T, Meier J, Sekar, P. Osseous blastomycosis mimicking malignancy. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Aug 25;13(8):e237688 PMID 32843470

Livorsi, DJ, Nair, R, Dysangco, A, Aylward, A, Alexander, B, Smith, MW, Kouba, S, Perencevich, EN. Using audit-and-feedback to improve antimicrobial-prescribing in Emergency Departments: a multicenter quasi-experimental study in the Veterans Health Administration. Open Forum

Hiroyuki Suzuki (graduated 2019)

Suzuki H, Perencevich EN, Livorsi DJ, Alexander B, Beck BF, Richardson KK, Goto M. Attributable mortality due to fluoroquinolone and extended-spectrum cephalosporin resistance in hospital-onset Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp bacteremia: A matched cohort study in 129 Veterans Health Administration medical centers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Aug;40(8):928-931.

Suzuki H, Perencevich EN, Alexander B, Beck BF, Goto M, Lund BC, Nair R, and Livorsi DJ. Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Stewardship Improves the Quantity and Quality of Fluoroquinolone-prescribing at Hospital Discharge: A Retrospective Analysis among 122 Veterans Health Administration Hospitals. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 22;71(5):1232-1239.

Suzuki H, Perencevich EN, Nair R, Livorsi DJ, Goto M. Excess Length of Acute Inpatient Stay Attributable to Acquisition of Hospital-Onset Gram-Negative Bloodstream Infection with and without Antibiotic Resistance: A Multistate Model Analysis. Antibiotics 2020, 9(2), 96

Suzuki H, Clore G, Perencevich EN, Hockett-Sherlock S, Goto M, Nair R, Branch-Elliman W, Richardson K, Gupta K, Beck BF, Alexander B, Balkenende E, Schweizer ML. Development of a Fully Automated Surgical Site Infection Detection Algorithm for Use in Cardiac and Orthopedic Surgery Research. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Feb 23;1-6.

Suzuki H, Perencevich EN, Goto M, Nair R, Puig-Asensio M, Ernst E, Livorsi DJ. A Comprehensive Assessment of Carbapenem Use across 90 Veterans Health Administration Hospitals with Defined Stewardship Strategies for Carbapenems. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2021 Feb 1;dkab008.

Christine Cho (graduated 2017)

Cho C, Teghanemt A, Apicella MA, Nauseef WM. Modulation of phagocytosis-induced cell death of human neutrophils by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. J Leukoc Biol. 2020 September 25. doi: 10.1002/JLB.4MA0820-649R.

Kobayashi T, Swick BL, Cho C. Clinical image: chronic skin ulcers in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis on immunosuppressant therapy. Clin Rheumatol. 2020 Jun 26. doi:10.1007/s10067-020-05251-9.

Phyu H, Kobayashi T, Cho C, Rastogi P. Vancomycin-Induced Linear Immunoglobulin A Bullous Dermatosis. BMJ Case Reports. 2019;12:e233281.

Kobayashi T, Cho C. Mediastinal granuloma due to histoplasmosis in a patient on infliximab. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2019;86(9):579-581.

Benjamin Avner (graduated 2017)

Amjadi MF, Avner BS, Greenlee-Wacker MC, Horswill AR, Nauseef WM (2021). Neutrophil-derived extracellular vesicles modulate the phenotype of naïve human neutrophils. J Leukoc Biol (published online ahead of print) PMID 33682200

Alpheus (Benjamin) Appenheimer (graduated 2016)

Appenheimer AB, Bokhour B, McInnes DK, Richardson KK, Thurman AL, Beck BF, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Asch SM, Midboe AM, Taylor T, Dvorin K, Gifford AL, Ohl ME. Should HIV Specialty Clinics Treat Patients with Hypertension or Refer to Primary Care? An Analysis of Treatment Outcomes. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2017 Feb 3;4(1):ofx005.

Julian KG, Crook T, Curley E, Appenheimer AB, Paules CI, Hasse B, Diekema DJ, Daley CL, de Sanctis J, Hellinger WC, Levin A, McSherry G, Freer C, Whitener CJ. Long-term follow-up of post-cardiac surgery Mycobacterium chimaera infections: A 5-center case series. J Infect. 2020 Feb;80(2):197-203

Kobayashi T, Ford, B, Fujita, N, Appenheimer, AB. Ocular actinomycosis mimicking meningioma, Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2020 June; 7 (6): ofaa170

Thulasi P, Saeed HN, Rapuano CJ, Hou JH, Appenheimer AB, Chodosh J, Kang JJ, Morrill AM, Vyas N, Zegans ME, Zuckerman R, Tu EY. Oral Miltefosine as Salvage Therapy for Refractory Acanthamoeba Keratitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2020 Oct 10;223:75-82. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2020.09.048. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33045218

Kunatum Prasidthrathsint (graduated 2015)

Shah NS, Greenberg JA, McNulty MC, Gregg KS, Riddell IV J, Mangino JE, Weber DM, Hebert CL, Marzec NS, Barron MA, Chaparro-Rojas F, Restrepo A, Hemmige V, Prasidthrathsint K, Cobb S, Herwaldt, L, Raabe, V, Cannavino, CR, Green Hines A, Bares SH, Antiporta PB, Scardina T, Patel U, Reid G, Mohazabnia P, Kachhdiya S, Le B-M, Park CJ, Ostrowsky B, Robicsek A, Smith BA, Schied J, Bhatti MM, Mayer S, Sikka M, Murphy-Aguilu I, Patwari P, Abeles SR, Torriani FJ, Abbas Z, Toya S, Doktor K, Chakrabarti A, Doblecki-Lewis S, Looney DJ, David MZ. Severe Influenza in 33 US Hospitals, 2013–2014: Complications and Risk Factors for Death in 507 Patients. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, July 2015;00(0):1-10

Shah NS, Greenberg JA, McNulty MC, Gregg KS, Riddell J, Mangino JE, Weber DM, Hebert CL, Marzec NS, Barron MA, Chaparro-Rojas F, Restrepo A, Hemmige V, Prasidthrathsint K, Cobb S, Herwaldt L, Raabe V, Cannavino CR, Hines AG, Bares SH, Antiporta PB, Scardina T, Patel U, Reid G, Mohazabnia P, Kachhdiya S, Le BM, Park CJ, Ostrowsky B, Robicsek A, Smith BA, Schied J, Bhatti MM, Mayer S, Sikka M, Murphy-Aguilu I, Patwari P, Abeles SR, Torriani FJ, Abbas Z, Toya S, Doktor K, Chakrabarti A, Doblecki-Lewis S, Looney DJ, David MZ. Severe Influenza in 33 US Hospitals, 2013-2014: Complications and Risk Factors for Death in 507 Patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Nov; 36(11):1251-60

Shah NS, Greenberg JA, McNulty MC, Gregg KS, Riddell J 4th, Mangino JE, Weber DM, Hebert CL, Marzec NS, Barron MA, Chaparro-Rojas F, Restrepo A, Hemmige V, Prasidthrathsint K, Cobb S, Herwaldt L, Raabe V, Cannavino CR, Hines AG, Bares SH, Antiporta PB, Scardina T, Patel U, Reid G, Mohazabnia P, Kachhdiya S, Le BM, Park CJ, Ostrowsky B, Robicsek A, Smith BA, Schied J, Bhatti MM, Mayer S, Sikka M, Murphy-Aguilu I, Patwari P, Abeles SR, Torriani FJ, Abbas Z, Toya S, Doktor K, Chakrabarti A, Doblecki-Lewis S, Looney DJ, David MZ. Bacterial and viral co-infections complicating severe influenza: incidence and impact among 507 U.S. Patients 2013-2014. J Clin Virol. 2016 Jul;80:12-9

Prasidthrathsint K, Voigt M, Streit JS. Association of Q Fever with Autoimmune Hepatitis. J of Autoimmune Disorders, 1:1, 2015

Prasidthrathsint, K., Lewis, J. & Couturier, M. R. (2017). The Brief Case: Angiostrongylus cantonensis Eosinophilic Meningitis in a Returned Traveler. (Vols. 55). (10), pp. 2880-2883. Journal of clinical microbiology. PMID: 28947508. 2017

Prasidthrathsint, K., Fisher, M. A. (2017). Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns among a Large, Nationwide Cohort of Abiotrophia and Granulicatella Clinical Isolates. Journal of clinical microbiology, 55(4), 1025-1031. PMID: 28077699. 2017

Prasidthrathsint K, Stapleton JT. Laboratory Diagnosis and Monitoring of Viral Hepatitis. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2019 Jun;48(2):259-279. PMID 31046974

Michihiko Goto (graduated 2014)

All citations can be reviewed at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/michihiko.goto.1/bibliography/public/

Goto M, Harris AD, Perencevich EN. Contact Precautions and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus-Modeling Our Way to Safety. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Mar 1;4(3):e211574. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.1574. PubMed PMID: 33720366.

Goto M, Ueckert N, Meiches RK, Perencevich EN. Successful multimodal measures preventing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreaks without universal frequent testing within long-term care units in the Midwestern Veterans' Health Care Network. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Jan 11;:1-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.1419. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33427153; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7853753.

Feller J, Lund BC, Perencevich EN, Alexander B, Heintz B, Beck B, Nair R, Goto M, Livorsi DJ. Post-discharge oral antimicrobial use among hospitalized patients across an integrated national healthcare network. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2020 Mar;26(3):327-332. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2019.09.016. Epub 2019 Oct 7. PubMed PMID: 31600582.

Suzuki H, Perencevich EN, Nair R, Livorsi DJ, Goto M. Excess Length of Acute Inpatient Stay Attributable to Acquisition of Hospital-Onset Gram-Negative Bloodstream Infection with and without Antibiotic Resistance: A Multistate Model Analysis. Antibiotics (Basel). 2020 Feb 23;9(2). doi: 10.3390/antibiotics9020096. PubMed PMID: 32102195; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7168210.

Goto M, Jones MP, Schweizer ML, Livorsi DJ, Perencevich EN, Richardson K, Beck BF, Alexander B, Ohl ME. Association of Infectious Diseases Consultation With Long-term Postdischarge Outcomes Among Patients With Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Feb 5;3(2):e1921048. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.21048. PubMed PMID: 32049296.

Eiyu Matsumoto (graduated 2013)

Suzuki, H, Carlson JR, Matsumoto E. Treatment of Enterococcus faecalis infective endocarditis with penicillin G plus ceftriaxone. Infect Dis (Lond). 2020 Feb: 52(2): 135-138, PMID 31566044

Matsumoto, S., Matsumoto, E. A Case Report “A 20-Month-Old Girl With Fever, Seizures, Hemiparesis, and Brain Lesions Requiring a Diagnostic Brain Biopsy.” Seminars in Pediatric Neurology (available online, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spen.2017.03.012)

Matsumoto, E., Carlson, J., Mini-Review for Clinicians, UTI Case Study 1”. Consultant. 2017;57(8):464-467. (last accessed on 12/12/2017.)

Matsumoto, E., Carlson, J., Xu, A., Mini-Review for Clinicians, UTI Case Study 2. Consultant. 2017;57(9):526-529. (last accessed on 12/12/2017)

Matsumoto, E., Carlson, J., Xu, A., Mini-Review, Recurrent C. difficile Infection, Case-Based-Approach. Consultant. 2017;57(10):583-587. (Last accessed on 12/12/2017.)

Matsumoto, E., Miller, S., Dika, M., Ferguson, N., Holte, A., Carlson, J., Photo Quiz 360, A thumb lesion in a farmer; Orf (Ecthyma Contagiosum). Consultant. 2017;57(10):609. (Last accessed on 12/12/2017.)

Matsumoto, E., Carlson, J., How Would You Triage This Patient’s Low Back Pain? (last accessed in 3/2019)

Streit JA, Matsumoto E. African Trypanosomiasis. N Engl J Med. 2016;375(24):2380. PMID: 27974038.