Pranavi Sreeramoju, M.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Internal Medicine

Biography

Pranavi Sreeramoju, M.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor of Medicine-Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Chief of Infection Prevention at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, TX. Over eight years of career as a physician leader in large academic medical centers, she has successfully initiated and led several system and campus-wide initiatives and programs to improve infection prevention processes and clinical outcomes. She has designed and implemented educational programs in healthcare epidemiology, and is a recipient of the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in 2011.

She currently chairs the Infection Prevention and Control Committee at Parkland Health and Hospital System and serves on a number of quality and infection control committees including the quality committee of the board of managers at Parkland, the citywide infection control and antimicrobial stewardship committee, the regional executive quality committee of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Public Policy and Government Affairs Committee.

She has mentored several residents, fellows, and students during her career.

Her research interests include epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections, outbreak investigation and control, and adaptive interventions such as positive deviance. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed healthcare epidemiology and infection control journals.

Education

Medical School Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (1995)
Other Post Graduate Training Tulane University School of Public Health (2000), Epidemiology
Internship Cook County Hospital (2001), Internal Medicine
Residency Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (2003), Medicine
Fellowship University of Illinois at Chicago & University of Chicago (2005), Infectious Disease

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Internal Medicine

Research Interests

  • Adaptive Interventions including Positive Deviance
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Epidemiology and Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • Implementation Science
  • Infection Control
  • Infection-related Occupational Health

Publications

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Healthcare epidemiology practicum rotation for postgraduate physician trainees in medicine-infectious diseases.

Sreeramoju P, Fernandez-Rojas ME Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Oct 34 10 1114-6

Prompt Control of an Outbreak Caused by Extended-Spectrum ß-Lactamase-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Cantey JB, Sreeramoju P, Jaleel M, Treviño S, Gander R, Hynan LS, Hill J, Brown C, Chung W, Siegel JD, Sánchez PJ J. Pediatr. 2013 Apr

Preventing healthcare-associated infections: beyond best practice.

Sreeramoju P Am. J. Med. Sci. 2013 Mar 345 3 239-44

Antimicrobial prophylaxis may not be the answer: Surgical site infections among patients receiving care per recommended guidelines.

Lee FM, Trevino S, Kent-Street E, Sreeramoju P Am J Infect Control 2013 Mar

Risk factors for development of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection among colonized patients.

Ramarathnam V, De Marco B, Ortegon A, Kemp D, Luby J, Sreeramoju P Am J Infect Control 2013 Jan

Controlling outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium among infants caused by an endemic strain in adult inpatients.

Pusch T, Kemp D, Trevino S, Button T, Sanchez P, Gander R, Sreeramoju P Am J Infect Control 2013 Jan 41 1 51-6

Clindamycin-resistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: epidemiologic and molecular characteristics and associated clinical factors.

Cadena J, Sreeramoju P, Nair S, Henao-Martinez A, Jorgensen J, Patterson JE Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 2012 Sep 74 1 16-21

Dose of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole to treat skin and skin structure infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Cadena J, Nair S, Henao-Martinez AF, Jorgensen JH, Patterson JE, Sreeramoju PV Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 2011 Dec 55 12 5430-2

Recurrent skin and soft tissue infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus requiring operative debridement.

Sreeramoju P, Porbandarwalla NS, Arango J, Latham K, Dent DL, Stewart RM, Patterson JE Am. J. Surg. 2011 Feb 201 2 216-20

Healthcare-associated infection: a significant cause of hospital readmission.

Sreeramoju P, Montie B, Ramirez AM, Ayeni A Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010 Nov 31 11 1195-7

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Honors/Awards

  • Division of Medicine-Infectious Diseases Teaching Award of the Year
    This award is given by the outgoing class of Infectious Diseases fellows at UT Southwestern every year to a faculty member they thought contributed most to their learning during their fellowship. (2011)
  • Award for outstanding research presentation
    The study was related to the epidemiology of acute hepatitis B at a public healthcare system in San Antonio, TX. The award was in the category of junior faculty members in the Department of Medicine, given at the department’s Annual Research Day. (2007)
  • Honors in Physiology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine
    Awarded to the top 10th percentile of the class for excellent academic performance in medical school courses at the Jawaharlal Institute, Pondicherry, India (1989-1995)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Dallas County Medical Society (2008)
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (2005)
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology in America (2005)
  • Texas Infectious Diseases Society (2005)
  • Texas Medical Association (2005)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2003)