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Emily R.M. Sydnor Spivak, M.H.S., M.D.

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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-2031
University Hospital
Infectious Diseases, Clinic 1A
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Dr. Sydnor joined the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2011. She cares cares for general infectious diseases patients on the inpatient Infectious Diseases consult service at both the University and VA Hospitals, and also sees patients at the Salt Lake City VA Infectious Diseases Clinic. She is the founder and Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the Salt Lake City VA and is similarly working to develop an antimicrobial stewardship program at the University of Utah Hospital focused on optimizing antimicrobial use to achieve the best clinical outcomes for our patients.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Infectious Diseases
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Infectious Disease)

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Infectious Diseases
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Infectious Disease)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-7447 Department of Internal Medicine
30 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Spivak joined the faculty in 2011 after completing Infectious Diseases fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an MHS in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. During fellowship, Dr. Spivak received training in antimicrobial stewardship and hospital epidemiology. She founded and is the Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center. She is similarly expanding her efforts and working with the Clinical Pharmacy to develop a robust antimicrobial stewardship program at the University of Utah Hospital.

Dr. Spivak's research interests focus on understanding patterns and drivers of antimicrobial use, methods to assess appropriateness of antimicrobial use, and development and evaluation of methods to promote the rational use of antimicrobials. To this end, she is involved with national efforts within the VA and other professional organizations to increase awareness around antimicrobial resistance and the importance of improving antimicrobial prescribing in order to improve clinical outcomes and improve patient safety.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Clinical Investigation
M.H.S.
Fellowship Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Fellow
Chief Resident Osler Medical Service, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Chief Resident
Residency Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Resident
Internship Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical University of Virginia School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate The College of William and Mary
Biology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Emily RM Sydnor MD, MHS, Amy Greer PhD, Alicia P Budd MPH, Miriana Pehar RN, Supriya Munshaw PhD, Dionissios Neofytos MD, Trish M Perl MD, MSc, Alexandra Valsamakis MD, PhD (2012). An outbreak of human parainfluenza virus 3 infection in an outpatient hematopoietic stem cell transplantation clinic. Am J Infect Control, 40(7), 601-5.
  2. Sydnor ER, Bova G, Gimburg A, Cosgrove SE, Perl TM, Maragakis LL (2012). Electronic Eye Faucets: Legionella spp.Contamination in Healthcare Settings. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 33(3), 235-40.
  3. Sydnor ER, Lenhart A, Trollinger B, Avdic E, Maragakis LL, Carroll KC, Cosgrove SE (2011). Antimicrobial Prescribing Practices in Response to Different Clostridium difficile Diagnostic Methodologies. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 32(11), 1133-6.
  4. Tamma PD, Turnbull AE, Milstone AM, Lehmann CU, Sydnor ER, Cosgrove SE (2011). Ventilator-associated tracheitis in children: does antibiotic duration matter? Clin Infect Dis, 52(11), 1324-31.

Review

  1. Sydnor ER, Perl TM (2011). Hospital epidemiology and infection control in acute-care settings. [Review]. Clin Microbiol Rev, 24(1), 141-73.
  2. Spivak AM, Sydnor ER, Blankson JN, Gallant JE (2010). Seronegative HIV-1 infection: a review of the literature. [Review]. AIDS, 24(10), 1407-14.

Case Report

  1. Zeidner JF, Ostrin EJ, Sydnor E, Fine D, Sperati CJ (2010). The tissue's the issue. Am J Med, 123(5), 420-2.
  2. Zeidner JF, Sydnor E (2010). Painless jaundice. Am J Med, 123(7), 601-3.

Abstract

  1. Sydnor E, Bova G, Bord J, Gimburg A, Cosgrove SE, Perl TM, Maragakis LL (2011). Electronic-eye Faucets: Help or Hindrance to Infection Control and Prevention? Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA [Abstract].

Poster

  1. Sydnor E, Greer A, Budd AP, Pehar M, Munshaw S, Perl TM, Valsamakis A (2011). An Outbreak of Human Parainfluenza Virus 3 Infection in an Outpatient Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Clinic: Implications for Surveillance and Infection Control. Poster session presented at Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.

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