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Keith William Hamilton, MD

Keith William Hamilton, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Prevention and Control, Ground Founders
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-6995
BA (Major in Chemistry, Minor in American Government)
Franklin and Marshall College, 2002.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2006.
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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

Bartsch S, Umscheid C, Nachamkin I, Hamilton K, Lee B.: Comparing the economic and health benefits of different approaches to diagnosing Clostridium difficile infection. Clin Microbiol Infect 21: 77.e1-9, 2015.

White D, Hamilton K, Pegues D, Hanish A, Resnic J, Umscheid C.: The impact of a computerized clinical decision support tool on inappropriate Clostridium difficile testing. Hospital Medicine, National Harbor, MD 2015.

Sears J, Hamilton KW, Gerber JS, Szymczak J, Patel A.: Assessment of local antimicrobial stewardship activities: a call for collaboration. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Annual Conference, Orlando, FL 2015.

Jou J, Ebrahim J, Shofer FS, Hamilton KW, Stern J, Han JH.: Environmental transmission of Clostridium difficile: association between hospital room size and C. difficile infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 36: 564-8, 2015.

Hamilton KW, Gerber JS, Moehring R, Anderson DJ, Calderwood MS, Han JH, Mehta JM, Polalck LA, Zaoutis T, Srinivasan A, Camins BC, Schwartz DN, Lautenbach E.: Point-of-prescription interventions to improve antimicrobial Stewardship. Clin Infect Dis 60: 1252-8, 2015.

Caroff DA, Edelstein PH, Hamilton K, Pegues DA.: The Bristol Stool Scale and its relationship to Clostridium difficile infection. J Clin Microbiol 2014; 52: 343 2014.

Caroff D, Binkley S, Timko D, Morgan S, Hamilton K.: Use of electronic de-escalation alerts to facilitate prospective audit and feedback for antimicrobial stewardship. IDWeek 2014.

Mazo D, Pegues D, Hamilton K.: Treatment of colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteremia: a systematic review. IDWeek 2014.

Bernard S, Binkley S, Pegues D, Timko D, Morgan S, Hamilton K.: Impact of multidisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship rounds on prospective audit with intervention and feedback recommendations. IDWeek 2014.

Caroff D, Edelstein P, Hamilton K, Pegues D.: The relationship of Bristol Stool Scale to Clostridium difficile infection. IDWeek 2014.

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Last updated: 09/11/2015
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