- Clinical Interests
- Infectious diseases
- Medical Education
- MD, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Board Certifications
- Internal Medicine
- Infectious Disease
- Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Insurances Accepted
- Aetna Health Inc.
- Beech Street
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
- Cigna (PAL #'s)
- Fallon Community HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
- Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
- Humana/Choice Care PPO
- Medicare - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
- OSW - Maine
- OSW - New Hampshire
- OSW - New York
- OSW - Rhode Island
- OSW - Vermont
- Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
- Railroad Medicare
- Railroad Medicare - ACD
- Senior Whole Health
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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- Research Summary
- My laboratory studies the mechanisms and epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in bacteria with a major focus on the molecular determinants of quinolone action and resistance in Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. The work includes characterization of the regulation of expression, membrane topology, and structure-activity relationships of the NorA and related quinolone efflux transport proteins of S. aureus; genetic dissection of the roles of topoisomerase IV and DNA gyrase in DNA replication, in regulation of virulence gene expression, and as drug targets; epidemiologic analyses of quinolone resistance and factors determining rates of antibiotic resistance in hospitals; molecular determinants favoring clonal spread of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium; and role of perioperative antibiotic use in selection of resistant bacteria.
Hooper DC. Quinolones. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and practice of infectious diseases. 7th edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone Inc., 2009; 487-510.
Hooper DC. Urinary tract agents. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and practice of infectious diseases. 7th edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone Inc., 2009; 515-520.
Peleg AY, Hooper DC. Hospital-acquired infections due to gram-negative bacteria. N. Engl. J. Med. 2010; 362:1804-1813.
Recently, the MGH Center for Global Health convened members of the MGH community for a seminar discussing a range of issues related to the Ebola outbreak, including the latest research, hospital preparedness and reports from the field.
Three innovative teams were honored with this year&rsquo;s Nathaniel Bowditch Prize, which recognized their significant contributions to enhance the delivery of quality patient care while also reducing the cost of that care.
At the MGH, there has been a considerable increase in the number of flu cases in the past several weeks, with health centers, outpatient practices and the Emergency Department reporting seeing an additional 40 to 80 patients a day with flu-like illness.
MGH Hotline 5.22.09 The MGH STOP (Stop Transmission of Pathogens) Task Force recently hosted &ldquo;Hand Hygiene Day&rdquo; May 12 to celebrate the hospital reaching a 91/94 percent hand hygiene compliance rate &ndash; the practice of proper hand hygiene both before and after contact with the patient or patient&rsquo;s environment &ndash; from January through March.
MGH Hotline 5.22.09 The MGH STOP (Stop Transmission of Pathogens) Task Force recently hosted &quot;Hand Hygiene Day&quot; May 12 to celebrate the hospital reaching a 91/94 percent hand hygiene compliance rate -- the practice of proper hand hygiene both before and after contact with the patient or patient's environment -- from January through March.
MGH Hotline 4.3.09 Health care workers know that using an alcohol-based hand rub such as Cal Stat both before and after contact with a patient or a patient&rsquo;s environment is a fast and effective way to reduce health care-associatedinfections.
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