Biography

Dr. Sreeramoju is passionate about improving healthcare delivery for all patients and believes that every individual deserves high-quality and high-value healthcare. She is currently pursuing an MBA in healthcare organizational leadership at UT Dallas and recently assumed a new role as Medical Director Clinical Liaison with Finance in the UTSW Health System. She is recognized as a subject matter expert in healthcare-associated infections and the intersection between the fields of quality improvement, patient safety and healthcare epidemiology. She has been a healthcare epidemiologist in the UT System for thirteen years and currently serves as Chief of Infection Prevention for the Parkland Health and Hospital System.  She was awarded Junior Faculty Researcher of the Year in Internal Medicine in 2007 at UT Health San Antonio, and Teacher of the Year in Infectious Diseases in 2011 at UTSW. She has been named as one of the ‘Top 50 leaders in Patient Safety in 2015’ by Becker’s Hospital Review and she is the recipient of Judene Bartley Award for Public Policy and Advocacy in 2015 jointly awarded by the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She is an active blogger. 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

Research Interest

  • Healthcare Delivery Improvement
  • Healthcare Epidemiology
  • 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)