Theoklis
 
E
 
Zaoutis
MD, MSCE
Email: 
Zaoutis@email.chop.edu
Address: 
Division of Infectious Diseases The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 34th & Civic Center Blvd. CHOP North Room 1527
(267) 426-5570
Affiliations
Expertise

Dr. Zaoutis' research focuses on healthcare-acquired infections and antibiotic resistance. Within the area of healthcare-acquired infections, he is particularly interested on fungal infections. His work also focuses on pediatric pharmacoepidemiology as it relates to the judicious use of antimicrobial agents (antimicrobial stewardship) in both the hospital and ambulatory care. Finally, Dr. Zaoutis is Associate Director of the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness Research at the Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia. The center promotes research on how to best manage pediatric illness, disseminates knowledge gained from research, and partners with other groups to implement best practices to improve the quality of care delivered to children.

Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, Pharmacoepidemiology

Dr. Zaoutis? research focuses on healthcare-acquired infections and antibiotic resistance. He is investigating the epidemiology of fungal infections in children with a specific focus on how antibiotics may affect the risk of developing candidemia. Furthermore, he is investigating the emergence of extended-spectrum beta lactamase producing organisms and community-acquired methcillin-resistant S. aureus in children. Finally, Dr. Zaoutis is studying patterns of antibiotic use in hospitalized children and the potential impact of antimicrobial stewardship programs on antibiotic utilization.

Clinical Trials, Diagnostic Testing, Multivariate Analysis, Survival Analysis, Time Series

Appointments
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2009 – 2013)
Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2013– present)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2003 – 2009)
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2006 – 2009)
Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2009 – 2013)
Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2013– present)
Education
MSCE, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2005)
MD, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (1996)
MCM, Clinical Microbiology, Hahnemann University (1987)
BS, Biology, State University of New York at Stonybrook (1985)
Selected Publications
Tamma PD, Robinson GL, Gerber JS, Nelwand JG, Delisle CM, Zaoutis TE, Milstone AM. Pediatric antimicrobial susceptibility trends across the United States. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Vol 34(12) . 2013 Dec:1244-51.
Gerber JS, Kronman MP, Ross RK, Hersh AL, Newland JG, Metjian TA, Zaoutis TE. Identifying targets for antimicrobial stewardship in children's hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Vol 34(12) . 2103 Dec:1252-8.
Han JH, Bilker WB, Nachamkin I, Zaoutis TE, Coffin SE, Linkin DR, Hu B, Tolemeo P, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E. The effect of a hospital-wide urine culture screening intervention on the incidence of extended-spectrum ß-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Vol 34(11) . 2013 Nov:1160-6.
Prasad PA, Fisher BT, Coffin SE, Walsh TJ, McGowan KL, Gross R, Zaoutis TE. Pediatric risk factors for Candidemia secondary to Candida glabrata and Candida krusei species. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. Vol 2(3) . 2013 Sep:263-266.
de Blank P, Zaoutis T, Fisher B, Troxel A, Kim J, Aplenc R. Trends in Clostridium difficile infection and risk factors for hospital acquisition of Clostridium difficile among children with cancer. J Pediatr. Vol 163(3) . 2013 Sep:699-705.
Goyal M, Hersh A, Luan X, Localio R, Trent M, Zaoutis T. National trends in pelvic inflammatory disease among adolescents in the emergency department. J Adolesc Health. Vol 53(2) . 2013 Aug:249-52.
Goyal M, Hersh A, Luan X, Mollen C, Localio R, Trent M, Zaoutis T. Frequency of pregnancy testing among adolescent emergency department visits. Acad Emerg Med. Vol 20(8) . 2013 Aug:816-21.