David A Pegues, MD

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Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Ground Founders Building, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: 215-614-1614
Fax: 215-662-7971
Education:
BA (Biology)
University of Chicago, 1982.
MD
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 1986.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Transplant infectious diseases, healthcare-associated infections including catheter-associated urinary tract infections, Salmonellosis

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Pegues’ current research interests include include developing clinical decision support tools to improve testing stewardship and to reduce inappropriate device utilization; evaluating novel technologies and implementation strategies to reduce environmental microbial contamination and infection risk; and the prevention and control of device-associated infections in high-risk patient populations, including dialysis, oncology, and solid organ transplant.

Selected Publications

Zhang HL, Kelly BJ, David MZ, Lautenbach E, Huang E, Bekele S, Tolomeo P, Reesey EC, Loughrey S, Pegues D, Ziegler M: SARS-CoV-2 environmental surface contamination of healthcare staff common areas IDWeek 2021 Sep 2021.

Stopping Hospital Infections with Environmental Services (SHINE): A cluster-randomized trial of intensive monitoring methods for terminal room cleaning on rates of multidrug-resistant organisms in the intensive care unit: Stopping Hospital Infections with Environmental Services (SHINE): A cluster-randomized trial of intensive monitoring methods for terminal room cleaning on rates of multidrug-resistant organisms in the intensive care unit. IDWeek 2021, Sep. 29-Oct 3, 2021. IDWeek 2021 Sep 2021.

Azarian T, Cella E, Baines S, Shumaker MJ, Samel C, Jubair M, Pegues DA, David MZ: Genomic epidemiology and global population structure of exfoliative toxin A (ETA) producing Staphylococcus aureus strains associated with Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome Front Microbiol Aug 2021.

Dutcher L, Degnan K, Adu-Gyamfi AB, Lautenbach E, Cressman L, David MZ, Cluzet V, Szymczak JE, Pegues DA, Bilker W, Tolomeo P, Hamilton KW: Improving outpatient antimicrobial prescribing for respiratory tract infections in primary care; a stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial. Clin Infect Dis Jul 2021.

Cella E, David M, Jubair M, Baines SL, Pegues D, Azarian : Complete genome sequence of an exfoliative toxin producing Staphylococcus aureus strain MSSA_SSSS_01 from a case of Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome. Microbiol Resour Announc Feb 2021.

Abdallah HO, Weingart MF, Fuller R, Pegues D, Fitzpatrick R, Kelly BJ: Subglottic suction frequency and adverse ventilator-associated events during critical illness. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 42: 826-32, Jan 2021.

Escobar DJ, Pegues DA: How nurses can educate the “thoughtless person playing with penicillin” Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 46: 605-7, Nov 2020.

Fang FC, Benson CA, del Rio C, Edwards KM, Fowler VG, Fredricks DN, Limaye AP, Murray BE, Nagie S, Pappas PG, Patel R, Paterson DL, Pegues DA, Petri WA, Schooley RT: COVID-19—Lessons Learned and questions remaining. Clin Infect Dis Oct 2020.

Read TD, Jacko NF, Petit RA, Pegues DA, David MZ: Genomic clustering of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causing bloodstream infection in hospitalized adults, 2018-2019. IDWeek 2020 Oct 2020.

Anesi GL, Meyer NJ, Reilly JP, Schweickert WD, Mikkelsen ME, Myers EV, Dickinson ET, Kelly MP, Pegues DA, Fishman NO. : Preparedness tested: Severe cerebral malaria presenting as a high-risk person under investigation for Ebola virus disease at a U.S. hospital. Disaster Med Public Health Prep 8: 1-6, May 2020.

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Last updated: 09/13/2021
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