- Fellowship - University of Illinois at Chicago & University of Chicago (2003-2005), Infectious Diseases
- Residency - Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (2001-2003), Medicine
- Internship - Cook County Hospital (2000-2001), Internal Medicine
- Other Post Graduate Training - Tulane University School of Public Health (1999-2000), Epidemiology
- Medical School - Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, India (1989-1995)
Pranavi Sreeramoju, M.D.
- Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
Dr. Sreeramoju is passionate about improving health care delivery for all patients. She serves currently as Medical Director of Clinical Finance at UT Southwestern Medical Center. In this role, she serves as a bridge between clinical services and financial departments by championing financial efforts among clinicians and helping financial experts develop strategies that are meaningful from a clinical perspective. Prior to this role, she served as a health care epidemiologist for fourteen years in the UT system, in which she oversaw programs responsible for preventing infections that patients could be at risk of acquiring from their contact with health care.
As a board-certified infectious diseases physician since 2005, Dr. Sreeramoju provides inpatient clinical consultation for approximately eight weeks every year. As a consulting physician, she provides comprehensive assessment of infectious disease problems, and makes recommendations to clinical teams regarding diagnostic work up and treatment, including complex antimicrobial therapies. Dr. Sreeramoju’s patient care philosophy includes making sure the plan of care is customized to patient needs and preferences, while ensuring that excellent care is provided to the patient. She supervises residents, fellows, and students; and contributes to training the future generation of physicians.
She enjoys treating infectious diseases because infections can occur in any part of the body and in any person. Diagnosing infectious diseases involves a great deal of detective work. Unlike many other conditions, infections can spread from person to person, and sometimes the "diagnostic journey" of looking for an infection involves a thorough assessment of a patient’s past medical history, and virtually every aspect of a person’s life including lifestyle, hobbies, travel, exposure to animals, housing situation, and income.
Dr. Sreeramoju earned her medical degree at the Jawaharlal Institute in Puducherry, India. She completed her internal medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland, California, and then completed an infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Chicago in Illinois. She also has a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and she is on track to complete a Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Organizational Leadership from the University of Texas Jindal School of Management in Dallas, Texas.
- National Quality Forum (2016), Committee member
- Infectious Diseases Society of America (2003), Fellow
- Texas Infectious Diseases Society (2005), Member
- Dallas County Medical Society (2008), Member
- The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (2015), Fellow
- Department of Internal Medicine Award for Outstanding Research by Junior Faculty 2007, The study was on the epidemiology of acute hepatitis B at a public healthcare system at UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
- Judene Bartley Award for Public Policy and Advocacy 2015, Association for Professionals in Infections Control and Epidemiology and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
- IDSA Member Spotlight in January 2017 2017, The IDSA features 1-2 accomplished members on its website every month.
- Division of Medicine-Infectious Diseases Teaching Award of the Year 2011, This award is given by the outgoing class of Infectious Diseases fellows at UT Southwestern every year to a faculty member they thought contributed most to their learning during their fellowship.
- Featured in Women in Medicine series in the Dallas Medical Journal 2014, Each year, the Dallas County Medical Society profiles 3-4 women physicians in Dallas County.
- Top 50 Leaders in Patient Safety 2015, Becker's Hospital Review
Aspiration Pneumonia in Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Case Based Approach to Diagnosis and Management, 1st ed.
Sreeramoju P (2012), New York, Oxford University Press
Airborne Isolation Precautions: PAPR-Only Approach in Controversies in Infection Prevention. 1st Edition
Sreeramoju P, Cadena J. (2017), New York, NY, Springer Publishing
Regulatory issues concerning healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention in Practical Healthcare Epidemiology. 4th Edition
Sreeramoju P, Weber SG (2017), Alexandria, VA, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
- Aspiration Pneumonia in Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Case Based Approach to Diagnosis and Management, 1st ed.
Tuberculosis Patients Who Are A Potential Source for Unprotected Exposure in Health Care Systems: A Multicenter Case Control Study.
Cadena J, Castro-Pena NA, Javeri H, Hernandez B, Michalek J, Arzola AF, Shroff M, Jinadatha C, Valero G, Bowling J, Przykucki J, Adams M, Jorgensen J, Patterson JE, Sreeramoju P Open forum infectious diseases 2017 4 4 ofx201
Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Patients on Emergent Hemodialysis.
Rojas-Moreno CA, Spiegel D, Yalamanchili V, Kuo E, Quinones H, Sreeramoju PV, Luby JP Infection control and hospital epidemiology 2015 Nov 1-5
Antimicrobial prophylaxis may not be the answer: Surgical site infections among patients receiving care per recommended guidelines.
Lee FM, Trevino S, Kent-Street E, Sreeramoju P American journal of infection control 2013 Mar
Controlling outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium among infants caused by an endemic strain in adult inpatients.
Pusch T, Kemp D, Trevino S, Button T, Sanchez P, Gander R, Sreeramoju P American journal of infection control 2013 Jan 41 1 51-6
Healthcare epidemiology practicum rotation for postgraduate physician trainees in medicine-infectious diseases.
Sreeramoju P, Fernandez-Rojas ME Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America 2013 Oct 34 10 1114-6
Clindamycin-resistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: epidemiologic and molecular characteristics and associated clinical factors.
Cadena J, Sreeramoju P, Nair S, Henao-Martinez A, Jorgensen J, Patterson JE Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease 2012 Sep 74 1 16-21
Recurrent skin and soft tissue infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus requiring operative debridement.
Sreeramoju P, Porbandarwalla NS, Arango J, Latham K, Dent DL, Stewart RM, Patterson JE American journal of surgery 2011 Feb 201 2 216-20
Dose of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole to treat skin and skin structure infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Cadena J, Nair S, Henao-Martinez AF, Jorgensen JH, Patterson JE, Sreeramoju PV Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy 2011 Dec 55 12 5430-2
Quality Improvement of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia Management and Predictors of Relapse-Free Survival.
Townsend J, Pelletier J, Peterson G, Matulevicius S, Sreeramoju P The American journal of medicine 2015 Oct
Risk factors for development of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection among colonized patients.
Ramarathnam V, De Marco B, Ortegon A, Kemp D, Luby J, Sreeramoju P American journal of infection control 2013 Jan
Healthcare-associated infection: a significant cause of hospital readmission.
Sreeramoju P, Montie B, Ramirez AM, Ayeni A Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America 2010 Nov 31 11 1195-7
Hospital-Onset Bloodstream Infection Rates After Discontinuing Active Surveillance Cultures for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Regional Burn Center.
Drum BE, Collinsworth K, Arnoldo BD, Sreeramoju PV Infection control and hospital epidemiology 2016 Dec 1-2
Surveillance of patients identified with fungal mold at a public academic medical center.
Patwari P, Cutrell J, Bhaskaran A, Trevino S, Sreeramoju P American journal of infection control 2014 May
Preventing healthcare-associated infections: beyond best practice.
Sreeramoju P The American journal of the medical sciences 2013 Mar 345 3 239-44
Prompt Control of an Outbreak Caused by Extended-Spectrum ß-Lactamase-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Cantey JB, Sreeramoju P, Jaleel M, Treviño S, Gander R, Hynan LS, Hill J, Brown C, Chung W, Siegel JD, Sánchez PJ The Journal of pediatrics 2013 Apr
Reducing health care-associated infections (HAIs): lessons learned from a national collaborative of regional HAI programs.
Welsh CA, Flanagan ME, Hoke SC, Doebbeling BN, Herwaldt L, American journal of infection control 2012 Feb 40 1 29-34
Healthcare Personnel Relationships Related to Coordination of Catheter Care.
Sreeramoju PV, Connally RC Infection control and hospital epidemiology 2018 Jan 1-2
Emergency Department Testing Patterns for Sexually Transmitted Diseases in North Texas.
Barnes A, Jetelina KK, Betts AC, Mendoza T, Sreeramoju P, Tiro JA, Sexually transmitted diseases 2019 Mar
Correlation between respiratory colonization with gram-negative bacteria and development of gram-negative bacterial infection after cardiac surgery.
Sreeramoju PV, Garcia-Houchins S, Bova J, Kelly CC, Patterson JE, Weber SG Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America 2008 Jun 29 6 546-8
Recent advances in understanding the epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections.
Sreeramoju P F1000Research 2019 8
Predictive factors for the development of central line-associated bloodstream infection due to gram-negative bacteria in intensive care unit patients after surgery.
Sreeramoju PV, Tolentino J, Garcia-Houchins S, Weber SG Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America 2008 Jan 29 1 51-6
Reducing Infections "Together": A Review of Socioadaptive Approaches.
Sreeramoju P Open forum infectious diseases 2019 Feb 6 2 ofy348
Using a Positive Deviance Approach to Influence the Culture of Patient Safety Related to Infection Prevention.
Sreeramoju P, Dura L, Fernandez ME, Minhajuddin A, Simacek K, Fomby TB, Doebbeling BN Open forum infectious diseases 2018 Oct 5 10 ofy231
Nonpayment measures and surveillance for health care-associated infections.
Sreeramoju PV, Madsen T, Patterson JE American journal of infection control 2009 Apr 37 3 256-7
- Tuberculosis Patients Who Are A Potential Source for Unprotected Exposure in Health Care Systems: A Multicenter Case Control Study.
- Implementation Research
- Healthcare Delivery Improvement
- Healthcare Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Control