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

The Creation of a Biocontainment Unit at a Tertiary Care Hospital: The Johns Hopkins Medicine Experience.
Garibaldi BT, Kelen GD, Brower RG, Bova G, Ernst N, Reimers M, Langlotz R, Gimburg A, Iati M, Smith C, MacConnell S, James H, Lewin JJ, Trexler P, Black MA, Lynch C, Clarke W, Marzinke MA, Sokoll LJ, Carroll KC, Parish NM, Dionne K, Biddison EL, Gwon HS, Sauer L, Hill P, Newton SM, Garrett MR, Miller RG, Perl TM, Maragakis LL Ann Am Thorac Soc 2016 Apr
Postdischarge surveillance for infection following cesarean section: A prospective cohort study comparing methodologies.
Halwani MA, Turnbull AE, Harris M, Witter F, Perl TM Am J Infect Control 2016 Apr 44 4 455-7
Livestock-Associated, Antibiotic-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage and Recent Skin and Soft Tissue Infection among Industrial Hog Operation Workers.
Nadimpalli M, Stewart JR, Pierce E, Pisanic N, Love DC, Hall D, Larsen J, Carroll KC, Tekle T, Perl TM, Heaney CD PLoS ONE 2016 11 11 e0165713
Impact of Toxigenic Clostridium difficile Colonization on the Risk of Subsequent C. difficile Infection in Intensive Care Unit Patients.
Tschudin-Sutter S, Carroll KC, Tamma PD, Sudekum ML, Frei R, Widmer AF, Ellis BC, Bartlett J, Perl TM Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015 Nov 36 11 1324-9
Using the Pillars of Infection Prevention to Build an Effective Program for Reducing the Transmission of Emerging and Reemerging Infections.
Branch-Elliman W, Savor Price C, Bessesen MT, Perl TM Curr Environ Health Rep 2015 Sep 2 3 226-35
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in healthcare settings.
Al-Tawfiq JA, Perl TM Curr. Opin. Infect. Dis. 2015 Aug 28 4 392-6
Operating room myths: what is the evidence for common practices.
Pada S, Perl TM Curr. Opin. Infect. Dis. 2015 Aug 28 4 369-74
Practices to Reduce Surgical Site Infections Among Women Undergoing Cesarean Section: A Review.
McKibben RA, Pitts SI, Suarez-Cuervo C, Perl TM, Bass EB Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015 Aug 36 8 915-21
Phaeohyphomycosis in transplant recipients: Results from the Transplant Associated Infection Surveillance Network (TRANSNET).
McCarty TP, Baddley JW, Walsh TJ, Alexander BD, Kontoyiannis DP, Perl TM, Walker R, Patterson TF, Schuster MG, Lyon GM, Wingard JR, Andes DR, Park BJ, Brandt ME, Pappas PG Med. Mycol. 2015 Jun 53 5 440-6
Protecting the frontline: designing an infection prevention platform for preventing emerging respiratory viral illnesses in healthcare personnel.
Branch-Elliman W, Savor Price C, McGeer A, Perl TM Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015 Mar 36 3 336-45

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)