Education

Medical School
University of North Carolina School of Medicine (1983)
Residency
McGill University Faculty of Medicine (1987), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
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

Publications

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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
A compendium of strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 updates.
Yokoe DS, Anderson DJ, Berenholtz SM, Calfee DP, Dubberke ER, Ellingson KD, Gerding DN, Haas JP, Kaye KS, Klompas M, Lo E, Marschall J, Mermel LA, Nicolle LE, Salgado CD, Bryant K, Classen D, Crist K, Deloney VM, Fishman NO, Foster N, Goldmann DA, Humphreys E, Jernigan JA, Padberg J, Perl TM, Podgorny K, Septimus EJ, VanAmringe M, Weaver T, Weinstein RA, Wise R, Maragakis LL Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Sep 35 Suppl 2 S21-31
A systematic review of mandatory influenza vaccination in healthcare personnel.
Pitts SI, Maruthur NM, Millar KR, Perl TM, Segal J, Am J Prev Med 2014 Sep 47 3 330-40
Approaches for preventing healthcare-associated infections: go long or go wide?
Septimus E, Weinstein RA, Perl TM, Goldmann DA, Yokoe DS, Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Sep 35 Suppl 2 S10-4
Healthcare providers as sources of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Sydnor E, Perl TM Vaccine 2014 Aug 32 38 4814-22
A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Updates.
Yokoe DS, Anderson DJ, Berenholtz SM, Calfee DP, Dubberke ER, Ellingson KD, Gerding DN, Haas JP, Kaye KS, Klompas M, Lo E, Marschall J, Mermel LA, Nicolle LE, Salgado CD, Bryant K, Classen D, Crist K, Deloney VM, Fishman NO, Foster N, Goldmann DA, Humphreys E, Jernigan JA, Padberg J, Perl TM, Podgorny K, Septimus EJ, VanAmringe M, Weaver T, Weinstein RA, Wise R, Maragakis LL Am J Infect Control 2014 Aug 42 8 820-8
The prediction of complicated Clostridium difficile infections in children.
Tschudin-Sutter S, Tamma PD, Milstone AM, Perl TM Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Jul 35 7 901-3
Variable screening and decolonization protocols for Staphylococcus aureus carriage prior to surgical procedures.
Kline S, Highness M, Herwaldt LA, Perl TM Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Jul 35 7 880-2

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)