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Emily A. Thorell, M.D., M.S.C.I

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Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-3599
Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building
81 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
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Specialties

Bio

Dr. Emily Thorell received her medical degree from the University of Utah and completed her Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri.

She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah and Primary Children´s Hospital.

Dr. Thorell’s clinical interests include appropriate antimicrobial use, antibiotic resistant pathogens, the epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus, and Hospital Epidemiology. She serves as the Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program for Primary Children’s Medical Center as well as the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Infectious Diseases)
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Quality Improvement

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Infectious Diseases)
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 213-3599 Williams Building
Department of Pediatric Infectious Disease
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Thorell received her B.S. at the University of Denver and her medical degree at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases at the Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2013, she also completed the Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation Program at the University of Utah.

She joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 2007 initially as a Visiting Instructor in both the Divisions of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Inpatient Medicine. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and serves as the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. Dr. Thorell is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America. She currently serves as both the Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist for Primary Children’s Hospital. She serves as Chair of the Pediaric Infectious Diseases Team and sits on the Pediatric Guidance Council for Intermountain Healthcare. She is a member of the Inpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

Dr. Thorell’s research interests include antimicrobial stewardship, antibiotic resistant pathogens and quality improvement. Her work focuses on understanding variability in the use of antimicrobials in pediatrics and improving antimicrobial use in hospitalized children over a large healthcare system. Her research and training has been supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. She has published over 12 peer-reviewed scientific articles, textbook chapters, and scientific abstracts.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Comparative Effectiveness Research
M.S.C.I
Fellowship Children's Mercy Hospital
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Fellow
Residency Children's Mercy Hospital
Pediatrics
Resident
Professional Medical University of Utah
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Denver
Biology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Carly R Davis, Chris Stockmann, Andrew T Pavia, Carrie L Byington, Anne J Blaschke, Adam L Hersh, Emily A Thorell, Kent Korgenski, Judy Daly, Krow Ampofo (2015). Incidence, Morbidity, and Costs of Human Metapneumovirus Infection in Hospitalized Children. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc.
  2. Nelson RE, Stockmann C, Hersh AL, Pavia AT, Korgenksi K, Daly JA, Couturier MR, Ampofo K, Thorell EA, Doby EH, Robison JA, Blaschke AJ (2015). Economic analysis of rapid and sensitive polymerase chain reaction testing in the emergency department for influenza infections in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 34(6), 577-82.
  3. Bender JM, Virgallito M, Newland JG, Sammons JS, Thorell EA, Coffin SE, Pavia AT, Sandora TJ, Hersh AL (2015). Infection prevention and control practices in children's hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 36(5), 597-600.
  4. RS Evans, JA Olson, E Stenehjem, W Buckel, EA Thorell, S Howe, X Wu, PS Jones, JF Lloyd (02/01/2015). Use of Computer Decision Support in an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP). Appl Clin Inform, 6(1).
  5. Balch AH, Constance JE, Thorell EA, Stockmann C, Korgenski EK, Campbell SC, Spigarelli MG, Sherwin CM (2015). Pediatric vancomycin dosing: Trends over time and the impact of therapeutic drug monitoring. J Clin Pharmacol, 55(2), 212-20.
  6. Skarda DE, Schall K, Rollins M, Andrews S, Olson J, Greene T, McFadden M, Thorell EA, Barnhart D, Meyers R, Scaife E (2015). A dynamic postoperative protocol provides efficient care for pediatric patients with non-ruptured appendicitis. J Pediatr Surg, 50(1), 149-52.
  7. Knackstedt ED, Stockmann C, Davis CR, Thorell EA, Pavia AT, Hersh AL (2015). Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy in pediatrics: an opportunity to expand antimicrobial stewardship. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 36(2), 222-4.
  8. Skarda DE, Schall K, Rollins M, Andrews S, Olson J, Greene T, McFadden M, Thorell EA, Barnhart D, Meyers R, Scaife E (2014). Response-based therapy for ruptured appendicitis reduces resource utilization. J Pediatr Surg, 49(12), 1726-9.
  9. Simon TD, Mayer-Hamblett N, Whitlock KB, Langley M, Kestle JR, Riva-Cambrin J, Rosenfeld M, Thorell EA (2014). Few Patient, Treatment, and Diagnostic or Microbiological Factors, Except Complications and Intermittent Negative Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Cultures During First CSF Shunt Infection, Are Associated With Reinfection. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc, 3(1), 15-22.
  10. Guerra AH, Stockmann C, Pavia AT, Hersh AL, Thorell EA, Weng HY, Korgenski K, Byington CL, Ampofo K (2012). Laboratory-Confirmed Rotavirus Disease in Utah Children: Clinical and Economic Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc, 1(4), 268-77.
  11. Tuan TJ, Thorell EA, Hamblett NM, Kestle JR, Rosenfeld M, Simon TD (2011). Treatment and microbiology of repeated cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 30(9), 731-5.
  12. Antommaria AH, Thorell EA (2011). Non-pharmaceutical interventions to limit the transmission of a pandemic virus: the need for complementary programs to address children's diverse needs. J Clin Ethics, 22(1), 25-32.

Review

  1. Stockmann C, Spigarelli MG, Campbell SC, Constance JE, Courter JD, Thorell EA, Olson J, Sherwin CM (2014). Considerations in the pharmacologic treatment and prevention of neonatal sepsis. [Review]. Paediatr Drugs, 16(1), 67-81.

Book Chapter

  1. Thorell EA (2012). Cervical Lymphadenitis and Neck Infections. In Long S (Ed.), Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Fourth Edition). New York: Elsevier.
  2. Thorell EA (2012). MRSA: Chapters 5-8. In Myers AL (Ed.), Curbside Consultations in Infectious Disease: 49 Clinical Questions (1). Slack Inc.

Case Report

  1. Olarte L, Ampofo K, Thorell EA, Sanderson S, Doby E, Pavia AT, Rosado H, Raoult D, Socolovschi C, Hersh AL (2012). Bartonella vinsonii endocarditis in an adolescent with congenital heart disease. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 31(5), 531-4.
  2. King MA, Thorell EA (2012). Vesicular rash in a 28-day-old girl. Pediatr Rev, 33(6), e45-8.
  3. Thorell EA, Sharma M, Jackson MA, Selvarangan R, Woods GM (2006). Disseminated nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in sickle cell anemia patients. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol, 28(10), 678-81.

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