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Keith William Hamilton, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Infectious Diseases Division
Co-Director & Co-Founder Mycobacterial Co-management Clinic, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director Internal Medicine Clerkship, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Infectious Diseases Transition Service (IDTS), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Clinical Operations, Suite 110 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-6995
Education:
BA (Major in Chemistry, Minor in American Government)
Franklin and Marshall College, 2002.
MD (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2006.
Post-Graduate Training
Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2007.
Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2007-2009.
Infectious Diseases, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2011.
Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills, Harvard Medical School, 2011-2011.
Basic Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America/Centers for Disease Control, 2011-2011.
Course for New Clerkship Directors, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, 2011-2011.
Advanced Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America/Centers for Disease Control , 2012-2012.
Penn Medicine Physician Leadership Academy, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 2013-2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Treatment of Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections
Infection Control
Healthcare Epidemiology
Antimicrobial Stewardship
General Infectious Diseases

Description of Research Expertise

Infection Control
Healthcare Epidemiology
Antimicrobial Stewardship
Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections

Selected Publications

White D, Hamilton K, Pegues D, Hanish A, Umscheid CA.: The impact of a computerized clinical decision support tool on inappropriate Clostridium difficile testing. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 38(10): 1204-8, October 2017.

Agarwalla A, Weber A, Davey S, Hamilton K, Goldberg D, Rhim A, Yang Y.: Lactulose is associated with decreased risk of Clostridium difficile-infection in decompensated cirrhosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 15(6): 953-4, June 2017.

Scarpato SJ, Timko DR, Cluzet VC, Dougherty JP, Nunez JJ, Fishman NO, Hamilton KW.: An Evaluation of Antibiotic Prescribing Practices upon Hospital Discharge. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 38(3): 353-5, March 2017.

Lukaszewicz Buschen J, Mehta JM, Hamilton KW, Binkley S, Timko DR, Lautenbach E, Pegues DA.: Impact of two different antimicrobial stewardship methods on frequency of streamlining antimicrobial agents in patients with bacteremia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 38(1): 89-95, January 2017.

Carey GB, Kim D, Barton, G; Rubin H, Hadjiliadis D, Hansen-Flaschen J, Dorgan, D, Hines J, Blumberg E, Weikert B, Wilck M, Norris A, Tebas P, Hamilton KW. : Clofazimine in Rapidly Growing Mycobacterial Infection. IDWeek 2017.

Overly S, Peterson D, Mehta JM, Hayes S, Hamilton KW.: Evaluating models used in clinical decision support for empiric antibiotic therapy. IDWeek 2017.

Varga A, Cressman L, Lautenbach E, Cluzet V, Tolomeo P, Hamilton KW.: Use of a precision antibiotic therapy (PAT) prediction model to identify multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organisms. IDWeek 2017.

Huang KG, Cluzet V, Hamilton K, Fadugba O. : The impact of reported β-lactam allergy in hospitalized patients with hematological malignancies requiring antibiotics. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting 2017.

Olivier K, Vinnard C, Marras TK, Hamilton K. Adjemian J, Eagle Ga, Zhang R, Chou E, Wang P, Zhang Q.: All-cause mortality in patients with non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease in a large US managed care population. Chest 2017.

Hamilton K: Médecins Sans Frontières and the West African Ebola epidemic. Emerg Infect Dis 2017.

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