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Dr. Sreeramoju is an Associate Professor in Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine. She is passionate about improving healthcare delivery for all patients. She has served in various administrative roles in her career, most recently as Medical Director Clinical Finance at UT Southwestern, a role in which she championed financial efforts among clinicians and helped financial experts develop strategies that are meaningful from a clinical perspective. Prior to this role, she served as healthcare epidemiologist overseeing programs to prevent healthcare-associated infections and improve patient safety with respect to infections, at UT Southwestern as Chief of Infection Prevention at Parkland Health and Hospital System, and at UT Health in San Antonio.

She received her fellowship training in infectious diseases at the University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago, an MPH in epidemiology from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and an MBA in healthcare organizational leadership from UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management.

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 has mentored several residents, fellows, and students during her career. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals. Most recently, she edited and published a book, The Patient and Health Care System: Perspectives on High-Quality Care. She loves blogging, traveling and reading.

Education

Medical School
Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, India (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-Associated Infections
  • Quality Improvement
  • Safety Culture
  • Socioadaptive approaches

Publications

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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
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
Preventing healthcare-associated infections: beyond best practice.
Sreeramoju P Am. J. Med. Sci. 2013 Mar 345 3 239-44
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
Reducing health care-associated infections (HAIs): lessons learned from a national collaborative of regional HAI programs.
Welsh CA, Flanagan ME, Hoke SC, Doebbeling BN, Herwaldt L, Am J Infect Control 2012 Feb 40 1 29-34

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Academy of Performance Excellence Mentor
    Office of Quality, Safety, and Outcomes Education, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2020)
  • Scholar of High Distinction
    Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas (2020)
  • 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)