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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 Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Infectious Diseases Attending Physician, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs 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, Div. of ID
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, Lautenbach E, Nachamkin I, Cary MS, Fishman NO, Shih N, Morales KW, Linkin DR: Risk Factors for gyrA and parC Mutations in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 36(4): 387-393, Apr 2015.

Krain A, Olutunmbi F, St Germain R, Gainsley B, Lyons C, Capone-Swearer D, Marenberg M, Linkin D, Schwab E: Transitioning from “Provider Order” to a Standing Order Influenza Vaccination Protocol at a Long-Term Care Facility. The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine 16(3): B24, Mar 2015.

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Nachamkin I, Metlay JP, Zaoutis TE, Davis MF, Julian KG, Royer D, Linkin DR, Coffin SE, Margolis DJ, Hollander JE, Mistry RK, Gavin LJ, Tolomeo P, Wise JA, Wheeler MK, Bilker WB, Han X, Hu B, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E : Duration of Colonization and Determinants of Earlier Clearance of Colonization with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Clin Infect Dis Feb 2015 Notes: Advance online access prior to print publication: http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/02/03/cid.civ075.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=63auG7QMz6IJU2S.

Morgan DJ, Braun B, Milstone A, Anderson D, Lautenbach E, Safdar N, Drees M, Meddings J, Linkin D, Croft L, Pineles L, Diekema D, Harris AD: Lessons Learned from Hospital Ebola Preparation. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015 Notes: In press.

Richardson DM, Medvedeva EL, Roberts CB, Linkin DR, for the CDC Prevention Epicenter Program: Comparative Effectiveness of High-Dose versus Standard-Dose Influenza Vaccination in Community-Dwelling Veterans. Clin Infect Dis 2015 Notes: In press.

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 42(12): 1331-1333, Dec 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: Duration of Colonization with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Determinants of More Rapid Clearance of Colonization. Program and Abstracts of ID Week 2014(24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America-SHEA and the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America-IDSA), Philadelphia, PA, October 8-12, 2014 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. Program and Abstracts of ID Week 2014,(24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America-SHEA and the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America-IDSA), Philadelphia, PA, October 8-12, 2014 Oct 2014 Notes: Oral presentation.

Janakiraman A, Yates F, Headly A, Linkin D, Vinnard C: BCG Vaccination and LTBI Treatment Attitudes among Resident Physicians Program and Abstracts ID Week 2014,(24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America-SHEA and the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America-IDSA), Philadelphia, PA, October 8-12, 2014 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.

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