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Thomas L. Walsh, MD

Thomas L. Walsh, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program for Allegheny Health Network, Allegheny General Hospital, and West Penn Hospital

Education and Training

BS, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (2004)

MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (2008)

Residency and Chief Residency, Internal Medicine, The Allegheny General Hospital – Western Pennsylvania Hospital Medical Education Consortium, Pittsburgh, PA (2012)

Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA (2014)

Professional Memberships

Infectious Disease Society of America

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Walsh’s research focused upon clinical outcomes related to antimicrobial stewardship bundled interventions on the management of common disease states in hospitalized patients, incorporation of biomarkers and rapid diagnostics to assist with optimization of antimicrobial therapy, and initiatives aimed at improving antimicrobial utilization in unique patient populations including outpatients, residents of long term care facilities, and patients with hematopoietic stem cell transplantations.

Selected Publications

  1. Walsh TL, DiSilvio BE, Hammer C, Beg M, Vishwanathan S, Speredelozzi D, Moffa MA, Hu K, Abdulmassih R, Makadia JT, Sandhu R, Naddour M, Chan-Tompkins NH, Trienski TL, Watson C, Obringer TJ, Kuzyck J, and Bremmer DN. Impact of procalcitonin guidance with an educational program on management of adults hospitalized with pneumonia. The American Journal of Medicine [In press]
  2. Walsh TL, Moffa MA, Bean HR, Watson C, and Bremmer DN. Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program guidance on the management of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized adults. Journal of Antimicrobial Stewardship [In press]
  3. Walsh TL, Bremmer DN, Moffa MA, Chan-Tompkins NH, Murillo MA, Chan L, Burkitt MJ, Konopka CI, Watson C, and Trienski TL. Effect of antimicrobial stewardship program guidance on the management of uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalized adults. Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes 2017;1(1):91-99
  4. Walsh TL, DiSilvio BE, Speredelozzi D, Hammer CD, Hu K, Abdulmassih R, Makadia JT, Sandhu R, Naddour M, Vishwanathan S, Chan-Tompkins NH, Trienski TL, Moffa MA, Bremmer DN. Evaluation of management of uncomplicated community-acquired pneumonia: a retrospective assessment. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 2017;25(2):71-75
  5. Walsh TL, Chan L, Konopka CI, Burkitt MJ, Moffa MA, Bremmer DN, Murillo MA, Watson C, Chan-Tompkins NH. Appropriateness of antibiotic management of uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalized adult patients. BMC Infectious Diseases 2016;16(1):721
  6. Walsh TL, Querry AM, McCool S, Galdys AL, Shutt KA, Saul MI, Muto CA. Risk factors for surgical site infections following neurosurgical spinal fusion operations: a case control study. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2017;38(3)340-347

Contact Information

Address
Allegheny General Hospital
420 East North Avenue
4th Floor East Wing, Suite 406
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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