As Associate Professor in Medicine-Infectious Diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Chief of Infection Prevention at Parkland, Dr. Sreeramoju has led quality, safety and process improvement efforts related to healthcare-associated infections and sepsis mortality, and accelerated training and research in infection-related quality and safety. Key accomplishments during her 10-year tenure in the University of Texas system have been reduction in several HAI in hospitals she served, implementation of prevention programs including hand hygiene and healthcare personnel vaccination programs, enhancement of data infrastructures, and establishment of training programs in healthcare epidemiology. She is currently leading the RITE (Reduce
Infections Together in Everyone) program, an 1115 waiver initiative at Parkland. Her areas of expertise include implementation science, outcomes evaluation, hospital safety culture, horizontal adaptive interventions such as positive deviance, and quality improvement, patient safety and epidemiology of
She chairs the infection prevention and control committee at Parkland and serves on several national and
regional quality and safety committees including the education committee of the American College of Medical Quality, the public policy and government affairs committee of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the Texas Medical Association Council for Quality and Patient Safety. 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 been named as one of the ‘Top 50 leaders in Patient Safety in 2015’ by Becker’s Hospital Review. Her work was instrumental in placing
Parkland in the National Honor Roll for Patient Safety. 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.
- Medical School
- Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (1995)
- Other Post Graduate Training
- Tulane University School of Public Health (2000), Epidemiology
- Cook County Hospital (2001), Internal Medicine
- Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (2003), Medicine
- University of Illinois at Chicago & University of Chicago (2005), Infectious Disease
- Internal Medicine
- Adaptive Interventions including Positive Deviance
- Healthcare Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Control
- Implementation Science
- Infection-related Occupational Health
- Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
- 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
Aspiration Pneumonia. In Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Case Based Approach to Diagnosis and Management, 1st ed.
Sreeramoju P (2012). New York, Oxford University Press
Honors & Awards
- Top 50 Leaders in Patient Safety
Becker's Hospital Review (2015)
- 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)
- The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (2015)
- 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)