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Darren R Linkin, MD, MSCE

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Hospital Epidemiologist, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
Infectious Diseases Attending Physician, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz 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
Section Chief, Infectious Diseases Division, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of Infectious Diseases, Philadelphia Veterans Medical Center, 3900 Woodland Avenue
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, 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, Hu B, Fishman NO, Royer D, Lautenbach E, for the CDC Prevention Epicenter Program: The Effect of Total Household Decolonization on Clearance of Colonization with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol Aug 2016 Notes: August 2016 was "FirstView" online publication ahead of planned publication in printed journal.

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 61(2): 171-176, Jul 2015.

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Nachamkin I, Metlay JP, 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 : Risk Factors for Recurrent Colonization With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Community-Dwelling Adults and Children. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 36(7): 786-793, Jul 2015.

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 36(6): 627-631, Jun 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 60(20): 1489-1496, May 2015.

Yates F, Janakiraman A, Headly A Linkin DR, Vinnard C : Attitudes Towards Latent Tuberculosis Among Physicians in Training: the Role of BCG Vaccination. J Community Health 40(2): 364-366, Apr 2015.

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.

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.

Reid MJ, Dhar S, Cary M, 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 randomized controlled trial examining the efficacy of SMS reminders to enhance antiretroviral adherence: a cross-sectional survey. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 65(2): e86-88, 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: 09/23/2016
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