Biography

As Associate Professor in Medicine-Infectious Diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Chief of Infection Prevention at Parkland, Dr. Sreeramoju is responsible for advancing scholarly activities in healthcare epidemiology and leading system-wide quality, safety and process improvement efforts related to healthcare-associated infections. Key accomplishments during her 9-year tenure in the UT system have been reduction in several HAI in hospitals she served, implementation of prevention programs including hand hygiene and mandatory influenza vaccination program for healthcare personnel that placed Parkland in the National Honor Roll for Patient Safety, enhancement of data infrastructures, and establishment of training programs in healthcare epidemiology. Her areas of expertise include implementation science, outcomes evaluation, hospital safety culture, horizontal adaptive interventions, positive deviance, quality improvement, patient safety and epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections.

She currently chairs the infection prevention and control committee at Parkland and serves on several quality and safety committees including the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America public policy and government affairs committee, the Texas Medical Association Council for Quality and Patient Safety, the regional executive quality committee of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation, and the city-wide infection control and antimicrobial stewardship committee. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Infectious Diseases teacher of the Year award in 2011. She has been featured in the Women in Medicine series in 2014 by the Dallas Medical Journal. She has mentored several residents, fellows, and students during her career. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed healthcare epidemiology, infection control, and surgery 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 Interest

  • Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Adaptive Interventions including Positive Deviance
  • Healthcare Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Control
  • Implementation Science
  • Infection-related Occupational Health
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Publications

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Surveillance of patients identified with fungal mold at a public academic medical center.
Patwari P, Cutrell J, Bhaskaran A, Trevino S, Sreeramoju P Am J Infect Control 2014 May
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

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Featured in Women in Medicine series in the Dallas Medical Journal
    Each year, the Dallas County Medical Society profiles 3-4 women physicians in Dallas County. (2014)
  • 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

  • Academy Health (2014)
  • American College of Medical Quality (2014)
  • 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)