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

Obstetricians on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Front Lines and the Confusing World of Personal Protective Equipment.
Jamieson DJ, Steinberg JP, Martinello RA, Perl TM, Rasmussen SA, Obstet Gynecol 2020 06 135 6 1257-1263
Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases: Should Travel Be the Fifth Vital Sign?
Perl TM, Price CS, Ann. Intern. Med. 2020 04 172 8 560-561
"The Art of War" in the Era of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Maxwell DN, Perl TM, Cutrell JB, Clin. Infect. Dis. 2020 Mar
N95 Respirators vs Medical Masks in Outpatient Settings-Reply.
Radonovich LJ, Simberkoff MS, Perl TM, JAMA 2020 02 323 8 789-790
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

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)