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

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
National Costs Associated With Methicillin-Susceptible and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Hospitalizations in the United States, 2010-2014.
Klein EY, Jiang W, Mojica N, Tseng KK, McNeill R, Cosgrove SE, Perl TM Clin. Infect. Dis. 2019 Jan 68 1 22-28
Nasal Carriage among Industrial Hog Operation Workers and Household Contacts, USA.
Nadimpalli ML, Stewart JR, Pierce E, Pisanic N, Love DC, Hall D, Larsen J, Carroll KC, Tekle T, Perl TM, Heaney CD Environ. Health Perspect. 2018 12 126 12 127005
Infections: A Snapshot of Processes and Outcomes in the Real World.
Townsend J, Keller S, Tibuakuu M, Thakker S, Webster B, Siegel M, Psoter KJ, Mansour O, Perl TM Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 Nov 5 11 ofy274
A polymicrobial fungal outbreak in a regional burn center after Hurricane Sandy.
Sood G, Vaidya D, Dam L, Grubb LM, Zenilman J, Krout K, Khouri-Stevens Z, Bennett R, Blanding R, Riedel S, Milner S, Price LA, Perl TM Am J Infect Control 2018 Sep 46 9 1047-1050
Infections complicating cesarean delivery.
Sood G, Argani C, Ghanem KG, Perl TM, Sheffield JS Curr. Opin. Infect. Dis. 2018 08 31 4 368-376
Protecting Healthcare Personnel in Outpatient Settings: The Influence of Mandatory Versus Nonmandatory Influenza Vaccination Policies on Workplace Absenteeism During Multiple Respiratory Virus Seasons.
Frederick J, Brown AC, Cummings DA, Gaydos CA, Gibert CL, Gorse GJ, Los JG, Nyquist AC, Perl TM, Price CS, Radonovich LJ, Reich NG, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Bessesen MT, Simberkoff MS Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 04 39 4 452-461

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)