Theoklis E Zaoutis

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennylvania School of Medicine
Co-Director, Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology Training Grant (T32), NICHD
Co-Director, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Training Grant (T32), NIAID
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, CHOP Research Institute
Director, Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology Training Program, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Division of Infectious Diseases
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Roberts Building for Pediatric Research
2716 South Street
Room 10473
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: (267) 426-5570
Fax: (267) 426-0380
Graduate Group Affiliations
BS (Biology)
State University of New York at Stonybrook, 1985.
MCM (Clinical Microbiology)
Hahnemann University , 1987.
MD (Medicine)
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, 1996.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2005.
PhD (Medicine)
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, 2014.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Zaoutis’ research focuses on healthcare-acquired infections and antibiotic resistance. He is investigating the epidemiology of fungal infections in children with a specific focus on how antibiotics may affect the risk of developing candidemia. Furthermore, he is investigating the emergence of extended-spectrum beta lactamase producing organisms and community-acquired methcillin-resistant S. aureus in children. Finally, Dr. Zaoutis is studying patterns of antibiotic use in hospitalized children and the potential impact of antimicrobial stewardship programs on antibiotic utilization.

Selected Publications

Saavedra-Lozano J, Falup-Pecurariu O, Faust SN, Girschick H, Hartwig N, Kaplan S, Lorrot M, Mantadakis E, Peltola H, Rojo P, Zaoutis T, LeMair A.: Bone and Joint Infections. Pediatr Infect Dis J 36(8): 788-99, August 2017.

Handy LK, Bryan M, Gerber JS, Zaoutis T, Feemster KA: Variability in Antibiotic Prescribing for Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Pediatrics Mar 7 2017 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Gerber JS, Zaoutis TE: Azithromycin Prophylaxis for Laboring Mothers. Pediatrics 139(2), Feb 2017.

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Nachamkin I, Coffin SE, Davis MF, Julian KG, Zaoutis TE, Metlay JP, Linkin DR, Tolomeo P, Wise JA, Bilker WB, Hu B, Lautenbach E; CDC PREVENTION EPICENTERS PROGRAM: Factors associated with persistent colonisation with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Epidemiol Infect 21: 1-9, February 2017.

Goyal MK, Fein JA, Badolato GM, Shea JA, Trent ME, Teach SJ, Zaoutis TE, Chamberlain JM: A Computerized Sexual Health Survey Improves Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infection in a Pediatric Emergency Department. J Pediatr Jan 10 2017 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Chiotos K, Vendetti N, Zaoutis TE, Baddley J, Ostrosky-Zeichner L, Pappas P, Fisher BT: Comparative effectiveness of echinocandins versus fluconazole therapy for the treatment of adult candidaemia due to Candida parapsilosis: a retrospective observational cohort study of the Mycoses Study Group (MSG-12) J Antimicrob Chemother 71(12): 3536-9, Dec 2016.

Lehrnbecher T, Robinson PD, Fisher BT, Castagnola E, Groll AH, Steinbach WJ, Zaoutis TE, Negeri ZF, Beyene J, Phillips B, Sung L.: Galactomannan, β-D-Glucan, and Polymerase Chain Reaction-Based Assays for the Diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Disease in Pediatric Cancer and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clin Infect Dis 63(10): 1340-48, November 2016.

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Metlay JP, Nachamkin I, Zaoutis TE, Davis MF, Julian KG, Linkin DR, Coffin SE, Margolis DJ, Hollander JE, Bilker WB, Han X, Mistry RD, Gavin LJ, Tolomeo P, Wise JA, Wheeler MK, Hu B, Fishman NO, Royer D, Lautenbach E; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program: The Effect of Total Household Decolonization on Clearance of Colonization With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37(10): 1226-38, October 2016.

Folgori L, Bielicki J, Ruiz B, Turner MA, Bradley JS, Benjamin DK Jr, Zaoutis TE, Lutsar I, Giaquinto C, Rossi P, Sharland M: Harmonisation in study design and outcomes in paediatric antibiotic clinical trials: a systematic review Lancet Infect Dis 16(9): e178-89, September 2016.

Hamdy RF, Zaoutis TE, Seo SK: Antifungal stewardship considerations for adults and pediatrics. Virulence Page: 1-15, Sep 2 2016 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

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Last updated: 10/06/2017
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