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

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

Efficacy and safety of a novel antimicrobial preoperative skin preparation.
Crnich CJ, Pop-Vicas AE, Hedberg TG, Perl TM, Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 Oct 40 10 1157-1163
N95 Respirators vs Medical Masks for Preventing Influenza Among Health Care Personnel: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Radonovich LJ, Simberkoff MS, Bessesen MT, Brown AC, Cummings DAT, Gaydos CA, Los JG, Krosche AE, Gibert CL, Gorse GJ, Nyquist AC, Reich NG, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Price CS, Perl TM, JAMA 2019 09 322 9 824-833
Personal protective equipment for viral hemorrhagic fevers.
Raj D, Hornsey E, Perl TM, Curr. Opin. Infect. Dis. 2019 Aug 32 4 337-347
Universal Influenza Vaccination Among Healthcare Personnel: Yes We Should.
Perl TM, Talbot TR, Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 Apr 6 4 ofz096
Does use of Electronic Alerts for Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) to Identify Patients with Sepsis Improve Mortality?
Seetharaman S, Wilson C, Landrum M, Qasba S, Katz M, Ladikos N, Harris JE, Galiatsatos P, Yousem DM, Knight AM, Pearse DB, Blanding R, Bennett R, Galai N, Perl TM, Sood G Am. J. Med. 2019 Mar

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Professor and Chief of Infectious Diseases, UT Southwestern (2016)
  • Assistant Professor to Professor, Johns Hopkins University (1996-2016)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Iowa (1991-1995)
  • Fellow–Infectious Diseases and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Iowa (1988-1991)