Director, Clinical Microbiology
Professor, Clinical Pathology
Ohio State East Hospital
181 Taylor Avenue,
Columbus, OH, 43205
As the Director of Clinical Microbiology, I oversee the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory operations and microbiological diagnosis for the OSU Medical Center, Ross Heart Hospital, Ohio State East Hospital, and the associated outreach clinics. I am particularly excited about approaches to infectious disease diagnostics by rapid methods that detect pathogens in a clinically-relevant time frame to impact optimal patient management.
As a principal investigator, test development from the lab bench or clinical trials and translation into clinically valuable tests that impact patient care is a particularly gratifying experience. My lab plays an active role in the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program within the Medical Center to employ proactive, multifaceted strategies to detect, report and minimize the spread of antibiotic resistant pathogens within the hospital.
Education and Training
PhD: (Microbiology and Immunology), Post Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, 1986
Post-doctoral Fellow: Rockefeller University, New York city, NY, 1986-1993
Clinical Microbiology Fellow: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1993-1995
Postdoctoral Associate: Weill Cornell Medical Center, NY, 1995-1996
Senior Research Fellow: The Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, The New York Blood Center, NY, 1996-1998
Honors and Awards