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Antimicrobial Stewardship

graphic of a hand holding a bunch of different microbesAntimicrobial Stewardship is a multidisciplinary effort to investigate and optimize antibiotic prescriptions with the goal to improve patient outcomes both in and out of the hospital and limit unintended consequences, such as C. difficile infection and antibiotic resistance.

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Outcomes Team within the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS ASCOT) and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program within the Veteran’s Affairs Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS ASP) include IHV Division faculty, and pharmacy and nursing colleagues, who are dedicated to this work.

Core Faculty

Antimicrobial Stewardship TeamJacqueline Bork, MD 
Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Clinical and research interests:

  • Diagnosing and managing complex infections in immune compromised patients
  • Identifying impactful interventions and strategies to optimize antimicrobial selection
  • Understanding the role of infectious disease consultation versus antimicrobial stewardship in managing infections in hospitalized patients
  • Discovering ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness in antimicrobial stewardship practice
  • Leveraging advancing diagnostics to improve the accuracy of experimental antibiotics in hospitalized patients

Michael Kleinberg, MD, PhD 
Associate Medical Director ASCOT, University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown

John Baddley, MD 
Assistant Medical Director, ASCOT Immunocompromised section, University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown; Assistant Medical Director VAMHCS ASP

Wisna Jean, MD
Assistant Medical Director, ASCOT Critical Care section, University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown

James Doub, MD
Assistant Medical Director, ASCOT Surgical section, University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown

Shivakumar Narayanan, MBBS, MD
Assistant Medical Director, ASCOT General section and Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy, University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown and Midtown

Collaborating Providers

Pharmacy

Emily Heil, PharmD, MS, BCIDP 
Pharmacy Director ASCOT, University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown

Mary Banoub, PharmD, BCIDP
Associate Pharmacy Director ASCOT, University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown

Kimberly Claeys, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Pharmacy Director ASCOT, University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown

Mandee Noval, PharmD
Associate Pharmacy Director ASCOT, University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown and Midtown

Rohini Davé, PharmD, BCIDP
Pharmacy Director AS Program, VA Maryland Health Care System

Nursing

Jacqueline Heslin, RN, BSN, CCM
Nurse Coordinator Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy, University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown

Jayne Parris, RN, BSN
Nurse Coordinator Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown

Jona Devera, RN, BSN
Nurse Coordinator Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy, VA Maryland Health Care System