I am a former software engineer (in the medical device field) turned infectious disease physician. I received my bachelor’s degree in creative writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and my medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. I completed an internal medicine residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Campus and an infectious disease fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering. I have been on the MSK faculty since 2011.
My primary role is in the attending-only inpatient consult service. My clinical and research interests extend from this work and involve hardware-related infections — particularly infections of implantable central nervous system devices such as Ommaya reservoirs and cerebrospinal fluid shunts. I am also interested in infections related to urinary tract hardware (including stents and percutaneous nephrostomy tubes) and bladder replacements (such as ileal conduits and neobladders).
I am a member of the pharmaceutical and therapeutics committee and am interested in and participate in the education of house staff, infectious disease fellows, non-infectious disease physicians, and allied health professionals on antibiotic selection and use.
- Clinical Expertise: Management of infections and infectious complications in patients with cancer.
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
- Residencies: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Infectious Disease
Babady E, Mead P, Stiles J, Brennan C, Li H, Shuptar S, Stratton C, Tang Y-T, Kamjob M. Comparison of the Luminex xTAG RVP Fast Assay and the Idaho Technology FilmArray RP Assay for Detection of Respiratory Viruses in Pediatric Patients at a Cancer Hospital. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2012; 50: 2282-2288.
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