Biography

Dr. Sreeramoju is an Associate Professor in Medicine-Infectious Diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center and serves as Chief of Infection Prevention at Parkland Hospital and Health System. She is passionate about improving healthcare delivery through improving reliability of care as well as using innovative methods. She believes that every individual deserves high-quality and high-value healthcare. She currently leads system-wide efforts to improve quality of care related to healthcare-associated infections and pathogens with potential for transmission in healthcare facilities. One of the major programs she oversees is the Parkland program to Reduce Infections Together in Everyone (RITE). She has formal training in internal medicine, infectious diseases and epidemiology and she is currently pursuing an executive MBA in healthcare organizational leadership. She chairs the infection prevention and control committee at Parkland and serves on several national and regional quality, safety and public health committees. She has received intramural awards in teaching and research. She was featured in the Women in Medicine series in 2014 by the Dallas Medical Journal and in the member spotlight on the Infectious Diseases Society of America webpage in January 2017. She has been named as one of the ‘Top 50 leaders in Patient Safety in 2015’ by Becker’s Hospital Review, and she was the recipient of Judene Bartley Award for Public Policy and Advocacy jointly awarded by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. Some of her team's accomplishments include contributing to restoration of Parkland's status with CMS by meeting critical conditions of participation related to infection control in 2013, and earning National Honor Roll for Patient Safety for Parkland for the healthcare personnel vaccination program. She along with her colleagues in the UT Southwestern Division of Infectious Diseases earned a multi-year contract with the CDC to conduct quality improvement research through the Safe Healthcare, Epidemiology and Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD). She has mentored several residents, fellows, and students during her career. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed medical 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 Diseases

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Internal Medicine
  • Research Interest

    • Healthcare Delivery Improvement
    • Healthcare Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Control
    • Implementation Research

    Publications

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    Tuberculosis Patients Who Are A Potential Source for Unprotected Exposure in Health Care Systems: A Multicenter Case Control Study.
    Cadena J, Castro-Pena NA, Javeri H, Hernandez B, Michalek J, Arzola AF, Shroff M, Jinadatha C, Valero G, Bowling J, Przykucki J, Adams M, Jorgensen J, Patterson JE, Sreeramoju P Open Forum Infect Dis 2017 4 4 ofx201
    Hospital-Onset Bloodstream Infection Rates After Discontinuing Active Surveillance Cultures for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Regional Burn Center.
    Drum BE, Collinsworth K, Arnoldo BD, Sreeramoju PV Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016 Dec 1-2
    Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Patients on Emergent Hemodialysis.
    Rojas-Moreno CA, Spiegel D, Yalamanchili V, Kuo E, Quinones H, Sreeramoju PV, Luby JP Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015 Nov 1-5
    Quality Improvement of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia Management and Predictors of Relapse-Free Survival.
    Townsend J, Pelletier J, Peterson G, Matulevicius S, Sreeramoju P Am. J. Med. 2015 Oct
    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

    Books

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    Honors & Awards

    • IDSA Member Spotlight in January 2017
      The IDSA features 1-2 accomplished members on its website every month. (2017)
    • Judene Bartley Award for Public Policy and Advocacy
      Association for Professionals in Infections Control and Epidemiology and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (2015)
    • 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)
    • Department of Internal Medicine Award for Outstanding Research by Junior Faculty
      The study was on the epidemiology of acute hepatitis B at a public healthcare system at UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (2007)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • National Quality Forum (2016)
    • The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (2015)
    • Dallas County Medical Society (2008)
    • Texas Infectious Diseases Society (2005)
    • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2003)