Medical School
University of North Carolina School of Medicine (1983)
McGill University Faculty of Medicine (1987), Internal Medicine
University of Iowa Medical Center (1992), Infectious Diseases

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • General Infectious Diseases
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Infections Complications in Non-HIV Immunocompromised Hosts
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
  • Mycobacteria Infection
  • Nocardiosis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Research Interest

    • antimicrobial resistance
    • C. difficile
    • healthcare associated infections
    • infection prevention and control
    • resistant gram negative infections
    • S. aureus infections
    • surgical site infections


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Gonococcal Conjunctivitis: A Case Report of an Unusual Mode of Transmission.
    Bodurtha Smith AJ, Holzman SB, Manesh RS, Perl TM J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2017 Aug 30 4 501-502
    Assessment of operating room airflow using air particle counts and direct observation of door openings.
    Teter J, Guajardo I, Al-Rammah T, Rosson G, Perl TM, Manahan M Am J Infect Control 2017 May 45 5 477-482
    Minimizing hair dispersal: Is this an opportunity for improvement in health care-acquired infection prevention?
    Mantyh CR, Xi H, Pearson L, Perl TM Am J Infect Control 2017 Mar 45 3 308-310
    Preparedness planning and care of patients under investigation for or with Ebola virus disease: A survey of physicians in North America.
    Lewis JD, Enfield KB, Perl TM, Sifri CD Am J Infect Control 2017 Jan 45 1 65-68
    Saccharomyces boulardii probiotic-associated fungemia: Questioning the safety of this preventive probiotic's use.
    Martin IW, Tonner R, Trivedi J, Miller H, Lee R, Liang X, Rotello L, Isenbergh E, Anderson J, Perl T, Zhang SX Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 2016 Dec

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • UTSouthwestern (2016)
    • Johns Hopkins University (1996-2016)
    • University of Iowa (1991-1995)
    • University of Iowa (1988-1991)