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

Saving costs through the decontamination of the packaging of unused medical supplies using hydrogen peroxide vapor.
Otter JA, Nowakowski E, Salkeld JA, Duclos M, Passaretti CL, Yezli S, Ross T, Carroll KC, Perl TM Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 May 34 5 472-8
Clinical practice guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery.
Bratzler DW, Dellinger EP, Olsen KM, Perl TM, Auwaerter PG, Bolon MK, Fish DN, Napolitano LM, Sawyer RG, Slain D, Steinberg JP, Weinstein RA Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2013 Feb 14 1 73-156

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)