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Sumanth Gandra, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

Specialty Areas

Infectious Diseases

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Languages

Telugu
Hindi

Areas of Clinical Interest

General infectious diseases

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

Taylor Ave. Building Extension

620 South Taylor Ave.
Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-362-9098
Fax: 314-454-5392

Education

Education

Fellowship - Medical Microbiology: University of Chicago/North Shore University Health System 2018
Fellowship - Infectious Diseases: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 2013
Residency - Internal Medicine: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL 2010
Masters of Public Health - Community Medicine: Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY 2007
Medical Degree: Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India 2004

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Need to improve availability of "access" group antibiotics and reduce the use of "watch" group antibiotics in India for optimum use of antibiotics to contain antimicrobial resistance.
Gandra S, Kotwani A
J Pharm Policy Pract. 2019; 1220. doi: 10.1186/s40545-019-0182-1.

PMID:
    31346472
    [PubMed]
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Quantifying uncertainty about future antimicrobial resistance: Comparing structured expert judgment and statistical forecasting methods.
Colson AR, Megiddo I, Alvarez-Uria G, Gandra S, Bedford T, Morton A, Cooke RM, Laxminarayan R
PLoS One. 2019; 14(7)e0219190. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219190.

PMID:
    31276536
    [PubMed - in process]
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Antibiotic resistance, stewardship, and consumption - Authors' reply.
Collignon P, Beggs JJ, Walsh TR, Gandra S, Laxminarayan R
Lancet Planet Health. 2019 Feb; 3(2)e68. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30263-8.

PMID:
    30797412
    [PubMed - in process]
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Reply to Chopra and Rizvi.
Gandra S, Arora A, Laxminarayan R, Klein EY
Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Sep 13; 69(7)1265-1266. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz128.

PMID:
    30753356
    [PubMed - in process]
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Is the efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical procedures decreasing? Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized control trials.
Gandra S, Trett A, Alvarez-Uria G, Solomkin JS, Laxminarayan R
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Feb; 40(2)133-141. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.295.

PMID:
    30417800
    [PubMed - in process]
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The mortality burden of multidrug-resistant pathogens in India: a retrospective observational study.
Gandra S, Tseng KK, Arora A, Bhowmik B, Robinson ML, Panigrahi B, Laxminarayan R, Klein EY
Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 8; doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy955.

PMID:
    30407501
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Anthropological and socioeconomic factors contributing to global antimicrobial resistance: a univariate and multivariable analysis.
Collignon P, Beggs JJ, Walsh TR, Gandra S, Laxminarayan R
Lancet Planet Health. 2018 Sep; 2(9)e398-e405. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30186-4.

PMID:
    30177008
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impact of elimination of contact precautions on noninfectious adverse events among MRSA and VRE patients.
Gandra S, Barysauskas CM, Mack DA, Barton B, Finberg R, Ellison RT
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Oct; 39(10)1272-1273. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.204.

PMID:
    30168402
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Point prevalence surveys of antimicrobial use among eight neonatal intensive care units in India: 2016.
Gandra S, Alvarez-Uria G, Murki S, Singh SK, Kanithi R, Jinka DR, Chikkappa AK, Subramanian S, Sharma A, Dharmapalan D, Kandraju H, Vasudevan AK, Tunga O, Akula A, Hsia Y, Sharland M, Laxminarayan R
Int J Infect Dis. 2018 Jun; 7120-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.03.017.

PMID:
    29608958
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Global increase and geographic convergence in antibiotic consumption between 2000 and 2015.
Klein EY, Van Boeckel TP, Martinez EM, Pant S, Gandra S, Levin SA, Goossens H, Laxminarayan R
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Apr 10; 115(15)E3463-E3470. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1717295115.

PMID:
    29581252
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acinetobacter baumannii Resistance Trends in Children in the United States, 1999-2012.
Logan LK, Gandra S, Trett A, Weinstein RA, Laxminarayan R
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2019 May 11; 8(2)136-142. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piy018.

PMID:
    29579216
    [PubMed - in process]
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Global forecast of antimicrobial resistance in invasive isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Alvarez-Uria G, Gandra S, Mandal S, Laxminarayan R
Int J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar; 6850-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.01.011.

PMID:
    29410253
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Classifying antibiotics in the WHO Essential Medicines List for optimal use-be AWaRe.
Sharland M, Pulcini C, Harbarth S, Zeng M, Gandra S, Mathur S, Magrini N, 21st WHO Expert Committee on Selection and Use of Essential Medicines.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Jan; 18(1)18-20. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30724-7.

PMID:
    29303731
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Discovery, research, and development of new antibiotics: the WHO priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and tuberculosis.
Tacconelli E, Carrara E, Savoldi A, Harbarth S, Mendelson M, Monnet DL, Pulcini C, Kahlmeter G, Kluytmans J, Carmeli Y, Ouellette M, Outterson K, Patel J, Cavaleri M, Cox EM, Houchens CR, Grayson ML, Hansen P, Singh N, Theuretzbacher U, Magrini N, WHO Pathogens Priority List Working Group.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Mar; 18(3)318-327. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30753-3.

PMID:
    29276051
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Surveillance for control of antimicrobial resistance.
Tacconelli E, Sifakis F, Harbarth S, Schrijver R, van Mourik M, Voss A, Sharland M, Rajendran NB, Rodríguez-Baño J, EPI-Net COMBACTE-MAGNET Group.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Mar; 18(3)e99-e106. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30485-1.

PMID:
    29102325
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impact of Antibiotic Policy on Antibiotic Consumption in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in India.
Jinka DR, Gandra S, Alvarez-Uria G, Torre N, Tadepalli D, Nayakanti RR
Indian Pediatr. 2017 Sep 15; 54(9)739-741.

PMID:
    28984251
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Point Prevalence Surveys of Antimicrobial Use among Hospitalized Children in Six Hospitals in India in 2016.
Gandra S, Singh SK, Jinka DR, Kanithi R, Chikkappa AK, Sharma A, Dharmapalan D, Vasudevan AK, Tunga O, Akula A, Garg G, Hsia Y, Murki S, Alvarez-Uria G, Sharland M, Laxminarayan R
Antibiotics (Basel). 2017 Sep 13; 6(3)pii: E19. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics6030019.

PMID:
    28902135
    [PubMed]
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Clinical outcome of dual colistin- and carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infections: A single-center retrospective study of 75 cases in India.
Kaur A, Gandra S, Gupta P, Mehta Y, Laxminarayan R, Sengupta S
Am J Infect Control. 2017 Nov 1; 45(11)1289-1291. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.06.028.

PMID:
    28807425
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Is Antimicrobial Resistance a Bigger Problem in Tertiary Care Hospitals Than in Small Community Hospitals in the United States?
Gandra S, Trett A, Klein EY, Laxminarayan R
Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Sep 1; 65(5)860-863. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix413.

PMID:
    28472253
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Multidrug- and Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Children, United States, 1999-2012.
Logan LK, Gandra S, Mandal S, Klein EY, Levinson J, Weinstein RA, Laxminarayan R, Prevention Epicenters Program, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Nov 24; 6(4)352-359. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piw064.

PMID:
    27856730
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Research interests include understanding the molecular epidemiology, burden, transmission dynamics of antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings and in the community in India and other resource-limited settings