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

To Test or Not to Test: COVID-19 Prevention Strategies to Keep Large Gatherings Safe.
Estelle CD, Perl TM, Ann Intern Med 2021 Jul
Take-home kits to detect respiratory viruses among healthcare personnel: Lessons learned from a cluster randomized clinical trial.
Los J, Gaydos CA, Gibert CL, Gorse GJ, Lykken J, Nyquist AC, Price CS, Radonovich LJ, Rattigan S, Reich N, Rodriguez-Barradas M, Simberkoff M, Bessesen M, Brown A, Cummings DAT, Perl TM, Am J Infect Control 2021 07 49 7 893-899
Déjà Vu: Coronaviruses and Transmission in Health Care Settings.
Kang M, Perl TM, Ann Intern Med 2021 06 174 6 864-865
Expanding mandatory healthcare personnel immunization beyond influenza: Impact of a broad immunization program with enhanced accountability.
Talbot TR, Schimmel R, Swift MD, Rolando LA, Johnson RT, Muscato J, Sternberg P, Dubree M, McGown PW, Yarbrough MI, Hickson GB, Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2021 May 42 5 513-518
A Silver Lining? Fewer non-SARS-CoV-2 Respiratory Viruses during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Most ZM, Holcomb M, Jamieson AR, Perl TM, J Infect Dis 2021 Apr

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)