Associate Professor, ID Fellowship Program Director
Yale School of Medicine - Yale New Haven Hospital
Dr. Juthani is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Director since 2012, and Associate Program Director for Career Development in the Internal Medicine Residency Program since 2017 at Yale School of Medicine. She attended Edgemont High School in Scarsdale, NY, received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1998. She completed Internal Medicine residency training at New-York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell where she served as an Assistant Chief Resident and was a Chief Medical Resident at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from 2001-2002. Dr. Juthani came to Yale School of Medicine as a post-doctoral fellow in Infectious Diseases in 2002. For the past 17 years, her research has focused on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of infections in older adults, specifically urinary tract infection (UTI) and pneumonia in nursing home residents. She has over 50 peer-reviewed publications in this field. She was the Principal Investigator of an R01-funded research project that resulted in the 2016 JAMA publication entitled, “Effect of Cranberry Capsules on Bacteriuria Plus Pyuria Among Older Women in Nursing Homes: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” This publication received widespread attention in the lay press, including The New York Times and CNN to name a few, and achieved an Almetric Attention Score that placed it in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric in 2016. In December 2016, The New Yorker identified this research as one of the most notable medical findings of 2016, and Dr. Juthani was interviewed and featured in a GeriPal podcast. Additionally, in her parallel work with pneumonia prevention, she was the first author on the 2015 Clinical Infectious Diseases publication entitled, “A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of a Multicomponent Intervention Protocol for Pneumonia Prevention Among Nursing Home Elders.” Her investigative expertise has made her a sought-after editorialist in high impact journals such as JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, and the British Medical Journal. In addition to her academic responsibilities, Dr. Juthani enjoys writing about and discussing medical topics in the lay press. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been featured on CNN, WTNH News 8, ABC's 20/20, CT Public Radio/NPR, BBC's News Hour, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and CGTN to name a few. Her current research interests are focused on antimicrobial use at the end of life and merging best practices with ID and palliative medicine. Through original publications and perspective pieces, she has been recognized as a thought leader on the topic of antimicrobial use at the end of life. At IDWeek 2020, she will present her findings and perspectives at the session entitled, "Palliative Care Approach for the ID Provider: First, Do No Harm."
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose
Thursday, October 22, 2020
3:45pm – 5:00pm EDT