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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

Contact information
3900 Woodland Avenue, Dept. of Medicine, Room a803
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BA
Wesleyan University, 1993.
MD
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.
Certifications
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

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Nachamkin I, Metlay J, Zaoutis T, Julian KG, Royer D, Linkin DR, Coffin SE, Margolis DJ, Hollander JE, Mistry RD, Gavin LJ, Tolomeo P, Wise JA, Wheeler MK, Bilker W, Han X, Hu B, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E and the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program: Duration of Colonization with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Determinants of More Rapid Clearance of Colonization. In: Program and Abstracts of ID Week 2014, Philadelphia, PA Oct 2014 Notes: Poster presentation.

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Nachamkin I, Metlay J, Zaoutis T, Julian KG, Royer D, Linkin DR, Coffin SE, Margolis DJ, Hollander JE, Mistry RD, Gavin LJ, Tolomeo P, Wise JA, Wheeler MK, Bilker W, Han X, Hu B, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E and the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effect of Total Household Decolonization on Termination of Colonization with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. In: Program and Abstracts of ID Week 2014, Philadelphia, PA Oct 2014 Notes: Oral presentation.

Janakiraman A, Yates F, Headly A, Linkin D, Vinnard C: BCG Vaccination and LTBI Treatment Attitudes among Resident Physicians In: Program and Abstracts ID Week 2014, Philadelphia, PA Session: 206. Mycobacterial Infection: Screening and Diagnosis Oct 2014 Notes: Poster presentation.

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.

Yates F, Janakiraman A, Headly A Linkin DR, Vinnard C : Attitudes Towards Latent Tuberculosis Among Physicians in Training: the Role of BCG Vaccination. J Commun Health Sep 2014.

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.

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Nachamkin I, Metlay J, Zaoutis T, Julian KG, Royer D, Linkin DR, Coffin SE, Margolis DJ, Hollander JE, Mistry RD, Gavin LJ, Tolomeo P, Wise JA, Wheeler MK, Bilker W, Han X, Hu B, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E and The CDC Prevention Epicenters Program : Risk Factors for Recurrent Colonization with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. In: Program and Abstracts of SHEA Spring 2014 Conference, Denver, CO Apr 2014 Notes: Oral presentation.

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.

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Last updated: 10/28/2014
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