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Jorge Parada
M.D.,M.P.H., FACP, FIDSA
  • Professor
  • Medical Director/Committee Chair, Infection Control
  • Infectious Disease
Specialties
Infection Complications in Surgery, Foot Infections in Diabetics, Bone infections, Pneumonias, Tuberculosis (TB), General Infectious Disease, Travel-Related Infection, Joint infections, Clostridium Difficile Infection
Board Certifications
  • Infectious Disease - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Publications

Granulomatous hepatitis due to Bartonella henselae infection in an immunocompetent patient.VanderHeyden,T. R.; Yong,S. L.; Breitschwerdt,E. B.; Maggi,R. G.; Mihalik,A. R.; Parada,J. P.; Fimmel,C. J.BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 ;12( ):17

Is universal screening of children for nasal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization necessary on hospital admission?.Thomson,T.; Takagishi,T.; Parada,J. P.; Schreckenberger,P.; Rekasius,V.; Challapalli,M.Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2011 ;32(6):626-627

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization among women admitted to labor and delivery and their newborn infantsVolk,L.; Thomson,T.; Chhangani,P.; Digangi,L.; Parada,J. P.; Schreckenberger,P.; Rekasius,V.; Challapalli,M.Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America 2011 ;32(10):1045-1046

Cost-Effectiveness of Universal Screening of Healthy Newborns for Nasal Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization at BirthChhangani,P.; Durazo,R.; Digangi,L.; Parada,J. P.; Schreckenberger,P.; Rekasius,V.; Challapalli,M.Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2011 ;32(3):301-302

Spontaneous vertebral osteomyelitis due to Staphylococcus epidermidisIsenberg,Y.; Parada,J. P.Journal of Medical Microbiology 2010 ;59(5):599-601

Racial variations in care and outcomes for inpatient HIV-related pneumocystis pneumonia.Parada,J. P.; Yarnold,P. R.; Uphold,C. R.; Chmiel,J. S.; DeHovitz,J. A.; Goetz,M. B.; Weinstein,R. A.; McKoy,J. M.; Chandler,K. L.; Bennett,C. L.Journal of Health Care for the Poor & Underserved 2010 ;21(1):318-333

Challenges in the diagnosis of 2009 H1N1 in a lung transplant patient and the long-term implications for prevention and treatment: a case report.Davis,C. S.; Deburghgraeve,C. R.; Yong,S.; Parada,J. P.; Palladino-Davis,A. G.; Lowery,E.; Gagermeier,J.; Fisichella,P. M.Transplantation proceedings 2010 ;42(10):4295-4299

Effectiveness of alcohol-based hand rubs for removal of Clostridium difficile spores from hands.Jabbar,U.; Leischner,J.; Kasper,D.; Gerber,R.; Sambol,S. P.; Parada,J. P.; Johnson,S.; Gerding,D. N.Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2010 ;31(6):565-570

Mupirocin resistance among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-colonized patients at admission to a tertiary care medical center.Babu,T.; Rekasius,V.; Parada,J. P.; Schreckenberger,P. C.; Challapalli,M.Journal of clinical microbiology 2009 ;47(7):2279-2280

Epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder.Evans,C. T.; LaVela,S. L.; Weaver,F. M.; Priebe,M.; Sandford,P.; Niemiec,P.; Miskevics,S.; Parada,J. P.Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2008 ;29(3):234-242

Exophiala jeanselmei keratitis after laser in situ keratomileusis.Leung,E. H.; Moskalewicz,R.; Parada,J. P.; Kovach,K. J.; Bouchard,C. S.Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery 2008 ;34(10):1809-1811

Onset of symptoms and time to diagnosis of Clostridium difficile-associated disease following discharge from an acute care hospital.Chang,H. T.; Krezolek,D.; Johnson,S.; Parada,J. P.; Evans,C. T.; Gerding,D. N.Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2007 ;28(8):926-931

Long-term outcomes from nosocomial infections in persons with spinal cord injuries and disordersLaVela,S. L.; Evans,C. T.; Miskevics,S.; Parada,J. P.; Priebe,M.; Weaver,F. M.American Journal of Infection Control 2007 ;35(6):393-400

Outcome of metronidazole therapy for Clostridium difficile disease and correlation with a scoring system.[see comment]Belmares,J.; Gerding,D. N.; Parada,J. P.; Miskevics,S.; Weaver,F.; Johnson,S.Journal of Infection 2007 ;55(6):495-501

Rashid,R. M.; Salah,W.; Parada,J. P.Journal of Medical Microbiology 2007 ;56(Pt 2):280-282

Trends in antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infection in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder.Evans,C. T.; Smith,B.; Parada,J. P.; Kurichi,J. E.; Weaver,F. M.Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2005 ;55(6):1045-1049

Etiology and outcomes of veterans with spinal cord injury and disorders hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia.Chang,H. T.; Evans,C. T.; Weaver,F. M.; Burns,S. P.; Parada,J. P.Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2005 ;86(2):262-267

Effects of type and level of training on variation in physician knowledge in the use and acquisition of blood cultures: a cross sectional survey.Parada,J. P.; Schwartz,D. N.; Schiff,G. D.; Weiss,K. B.BMC Infectious Diseases 2005 ;5( ):71

Intrathecal colistin and sterilization of resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa shunt infection.Quinn,A. L.; Parada,J. P.; Belmares,J.; O'Keefe,J. P.Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2005 ;39(5):949-952

Management of community-acquired pneumonia in persons with spinal cord injury.Burns,S. P.; Weaver,F. M.; Parada,J. P.; Evans,C. T.; Chang,H.; Hampton,R. Y.; Kapur,V.Spinal Cord 2004 ;42(8):450-458

Relationship between health insurance and medical care for patients hospitalized with human immunodeficiency virus-related Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, 1995-1997: Medicaid, bronchoscopy, and survival.Parada,J. P.; Deloria-Knoll,M.; Chmiel,J. S.; Arozullah,A. M.; Phan,L.; Ali,S. N.; Goetz,M. B.; Weinstein,R. A.; Campo,R.; Jacobson,J.; Dehovitz,J.; Berland,D.; Bennett,C. L.Clinical Infectious Diseases 2003 ;37(11):1549-1555

Education
Medical School
  • Classical University of Lisbon/Lisbon Medical School
Residency
  • SUNY at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Internal Medicine: General
  • Santa Maria University Hospital, Internal Medicine & Surgery
Fellowship
  • Cook County Hospital/Rush Center for Health Services Research, Health Services Research
  • Boston University Medical Center/Boston City Hospital/VA Medical Center, Boston, Infectious Diseases
Languages
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French
Interests
  • Sailing
  • Travel
  • Bicycling
  • Art History
  • Social- Political and International History