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
34th & Civic Center Blvd.
CHOP North Room 1514
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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

Goyal MK, Shea JA, Hayes KL, Badolato G, Chamberlain JM, Zaoutis T, Fein J: Development of a Sexual Health Screening Tool for Adolescent Emergency Department Patients. Acad Emerg Med 23(7): 809-15, Jul 2016.

Kourlaba G, Gkrania-Klotsas E, Kourkouni E, Mavrogeorgos G, Zaoutis TE: Antibiotic prescribing and expenditures in outpatient adults in Greece, 2010 to 2013: evidence from real-world practice. Euro Surveill 21(26), Jun 30 2016.

Vendetti N, Gerber JS, Sammons JS, Fisher BT, Zaoutis TE, Coffin SE: Administration of Palivizumab in the NICU. Hosp Pediatr 6(6): 354-8, Jun 2016.

Hamula CL, Hughes K, Fisher BT, Zaoutis TE, Singh IR, Velegraki A: T2Candida Provides Rapid and Accurate Species Identification in Pediatric Cases of Candidemia. Am J Clin Pathol 145(6): 858-61, Jun 2016.

Patel SJ, Green N, Clock SA, Paul DA, Perlman JM, Zaoutis T, Ferng YH, Alba L, Jia H, Larson EL, Saiman L: Gram-negative Bacilli in Infants Hospitalized in The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc Jun 14 2016 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

Zerr DM, Miles-Jay A, Kronman MP, Zhou C, Adler AL, Haaland W, Weissman SJ, Elward A, Newland JG, Zaoutis T, Qin X: Previous Antibiotic Exposure Increases Risk of Infection with Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamase- and AmpC-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in Pediatric Patients. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 60(7): 4237-43, Jun 2016.

Larru B, Gong W, Vendetti N, Sullivan KV, Localio R, Zaoutis TE, Gerber JS: Bloodstream Infections in Hospitalized Children: Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Susceptibilities. Pediatr Infect Dis J 35(5): 507-10, May 2016.

Ross RK, Beus JM, Metjian TA, Localio AR, Shelov ED, Desai BR, O'Neill SP, Zaoutis TE, Gerber JS: Safety of Automatic End Dates for Antimicrobial Orders to Facilitate Stewardship. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol Page: 1-5, May 13 2016 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

Prasad PA, Wong-McLoughlin J, Patel S, Coffin SE, Zaoutis TE, Perlman J, DeLaMora P, Alba L, Ferng YH, Saiman L: Surgical site infections in a longitudinal cohort of neonatal intensive care unit patients. J Perinatol 36(4): 300-5, Apr 2016.

Larru B, Cowden CL, Zaoutis TE, Gerber JS: Daptomycin Use in United States Children's Hospitals. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 4(1): 60-2, Mar 2016.

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Last updated: 10/11/2016
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