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Darren R Linkin, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Hospital Epidemiologist, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Infectious Diseases Attending Physician, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Infectious Diseases Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Infectious Diseases Attending Physician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Department: Medicine

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3900 Woodland Avenue, Dept. of Medicine, Room a803
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Wesleyan University, 1993.
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 1997.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2006.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship/Residency in Internal Medicine, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, 1997-2000.
Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2000-2003.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2004.
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2000.
Infectious Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2002.
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Description of Research Expertise

Antimicrobial use/stewardship, hospital antimicrobial resistance, hospital-acquired infections, clinical epidemiology, patient-oriented research

Description of Other Expertise

Infection control / hospital epidemiology

Selected Publications

Madaras-Kelly K, Jones M, Remington R, Hill N, Huttner B, Samore M: Development of an Antibiotic Spectrum Score Based on Veterans Affairs Culture and Susceptibility Data for the Purpose of Measuring Antibiotic De-Escalation: A Modified Delphi Approach. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35(9): 1103-1113, Sept 2014 Notes: Modified Delphi panel participant.

Mills JP, Linkin DR;for the Prevention Epicenter Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Data on Whole-Genome Sequencing Are Insufficient to Rule Out Patient-to-Patient Transmission as a Significant Source of Staphylococcus aureus Acquisition in an Intensive Care Unit. Clin Infect Dis Page: 368, May 2014.

Safdar N, Anderson DJ, Braun BI, Carling P, Cohen S, Donskey C, Drees M, Harris A, Henderson DK, Huang SS, Juthani-Mehta M, Lautenbach E, Linkin DR, Meddings J, Miller LG, Milstone A, Morgan D, Sengupta S, Varman M, Yokoe D, Zerr DM; Research Committee of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America: The Evolving Landscape of Healthcare-Associated Infections: Recent Advances in Prevention and a Roadmap for Research (SHEA WHITE PAPER) Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35(5): 480-93, May 2014.

Reid MJA, Cary M, Dhar SI, Liang P, Thompson J, Gabaitiri L, Steele K, Mayisela S, Dickinson D, Friedman H, Linkin DR, Steenhoff AP: Opinions and Attitudes of Participants in a RCT Examining the Efficacy of SMS Reminders to Enhance Antiretroviral Adherence: a Cross Sectional Survey. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Sydromes 65(2): 86-88, Feb 2014.

Tillekeratne LG, Linkin DR, Obino M, Omar A, Wanjiku M, Holtzman D, Cohn J: A Multi-Faceted Intervention to Reduce Rates of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in a Resource-Limited Setting. Am J Infect Control 42(1): 12-16, Jan 2014.

Caroff DA, Norris AH, Keller S, Vinnard C, Zeitler KE, Lukaszewicz J, Zborowski KA, Linkin DR: Catheter-Salvage in Home Infusion Patients with Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection. Am J Infect Control 2014 Notes: In Press.

Han JH, Bilker WB, Nachamkin I, Zaoutis TE, Coffin SE, Linkin DR, Hu B, Tolomeo P, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E: The Effect of a Hospital-Wide Urine Culture Screening Intervention on the Incidence of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL)-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella Species. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34(11), Nov 2013.

Linkin DR, Fishman NO, Shea JA, Yang W, Cary MS, Lautenbach E: Public Reporting of Hospital Acquired Infections is Not Associated with Improved Processes or Outcomes Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34(8): 844-846, Aug 2013.

Keller S, Linkin DR, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E: Variations in Identification of Healthcare-Associated Infections Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34(7): 678-86, Jul 2013.

Cheema S, Vinnard C, Foster-Chang S, Linkin DR: A Time-Off Incentive Was Not Associated with Influenza Vaccination Acceptance among Healthcare Workers. Influenza Research and Treatment Jun 2013.

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