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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

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3900 Woodland Avenue, Dept. of Medicine, Div. of ID
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Wesleyan University, 1993.
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.
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.

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 Mar 2015 Notes: Accepted manuscript published for advance access online at: ijkey=bMqdCgU5z9tbCSz&keytype=ref.

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:

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.

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.

Yates F, Janakiraman A, Headly A Linkin DR, Vinnard C : Attitudes Towards Latent Tuberculosis Among Physicians in Training: the Role of BCG Vaccination. J Commun Health Sep 2014.

Reid MJA, Cary M, Dhar SI, 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 RCT Examining the Efficacy of SMS Reminders to Enhance Antiretroviral Adherence: a Cross Sectional Survey. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Sydromes 65(2): 86-88, 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.

Han JH, Bilker WB, Nachamkin I, Zaoutis TE, Coffin SE, Linkin DR, Hu B, Tolomeo P, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E: The Effect of a Hospital-Wide Urine Culture Screening Intervention on the Incidence of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL)-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella Species. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34(11), Nov 2013.

Linkin DR, Fishman NO, Shea JA, Yang W, Cary MS, Lautenbach E: Public Reporting of Hospital Acquired Infections is Not Associated with Improved Processes or Outcomes Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34(8): 844-846, Aug 2013.

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