University of Virginia
Dr. Amy Mathers MD, ABMM is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the University of Virginia. She is Clinical Director of the Adult Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and is Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology for the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Focusing on the urgent clinical problem of increasing carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae she has been evaluating detection methods in clinical microbiology and molecular transmission of carbapenemase genes for the last twelve years with a focus on the hospital environment. Molecular characterization has included analysis of mobile resistance mechanisms with evaluation of plasmid evolution and mobility across species with next generation sequencing paired with more traditional techniques. With current support for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention she has been recently investigating the role that the hospital environment can play in evolution and dissemination of carbapenemase genes.
With additional interest in antimicrobial susceptibility testing and its relation to antimicrobial use and stewardship, she is a current voting member of the Clinical Laboratory and Standards Institute (CLSI) Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Committee. She is the IDSA liaison for the CLSI.
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose
Friday, October 23, 2020
2:45pm – 4:00pm EDT