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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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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
Healthcare-associated infection: a significant cause of hospital readmission.
Sreeramoju P, Montie B, Ramirez AM, Ayeni A Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010 Nov 31 11 1195-7
Nonpayment measures and surveillance for health care-associated infections.
Sreeramoju PV, Madsen T, Patterson JE Am J Infect Control 2009 Apr 37 3 256-7
Correlation between respiratory colonization with gram-negative bacteria and development of gram-negative bacterial infection after cardiac surgery.
Sreeramoju PV, Garcia-Houchins S, Bova J, Kelly CC, Patterson JE, Weber SG Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2008 Jun 29 6 546-8
Predictive factors for the development of central line-associated bloodstream infection due to gram-negative bacteria in intensive care unit patients after surgery.
Sreeramoju PV, Tolentino J, Garcia-Houchins S, Weber SG Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2008 Jan 29 1 51-6

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)