is the Director of the Department of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection
Control and the Director of the Antimicrobial Management Program for
the University of Pennsylvania Health System. His research focuses on
outcome assessment and quality management issues in infectious diseases.
Specific interests include models to improve the use of antibiotics,
risk factors for the emergence of resistance, the relationship between
antimicrobial use and the emergence of resistance, and interventions
to prevent healthcare-associated infections. He received the 1996 Abbott
Achievement Award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America in
recognition of his ongoing efforts to improve antibiotic utilization
throughout the University of Pennsylvania Health System and for a proposal
to study the effects of a comprehensive antimicrobial management program
on the quality and cost of patient care in community hospitals. Additional
ongoing studies include an investigation of risk factors for the emergence
of drug resistant pneumococci, risk factors for emergence of fluoroquinolone
resistance, a randomized controlled trial of antimicrobial management
strategies, and electronic surveillance for antimicrobial errors. He
is also President-Elect of Division L (Infection Control) of the American
Society of Microbiology.
Fishman NO. Antimicrobial management and cost containment in Mandall
GL, Bennet JE, Dolin R (eds), Principles and Practice of Infectious
Diseases,Fifth Edition. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 539-546. 2000.
(Revised chapter for 6th edition in press)
JP, Branas CC, Fishman NO: Hospital-reported pneumococcal susceptibility
to penicillin. Emerging Infect Dis 2004;10:54-9.
E, Strom BL, Nachamkin I, Bilker WB, Marr AM, LaRosa LA, Fishman NO:
Longitudinal trends in fluoroquinolone resistance among enterobacteriaceae
isolates from inpatients and outpatients, 1989-2000: Differences
in the emergence and epidemiology of resistance across organisms. Clin
Infect Dis 2004;38:655-62.
Guidelines for Antimicrobial Therapy at the Hospital of the University
of Pennsylvania at http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/bugdrug/
Neil Fishman, M.D.
3rd Floor Silverstein Pavilion/Suite E
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Medical School: Temple University
ID Training: University of Pennsylvania
Academic Rank: Associate Professor of Medicine