Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD

Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at CHOP and a senior scholar within the Penn Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Areas of Expertise: Adverse effects of antimicrobial use in children, Onset MRSA infections
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Residency

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Fellowship

    Pediatric infectious diseases: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

    Associate Director, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Dr. Gerber’s research focuses on observational studies to determine the epidemiology and outcomes associated with antimicrobial use in children as well as interventions designed to improve antimicrobial use based on established guidelines.

  • Publications

    Papers

    2015

    Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Nachamkin I, Metlay JP, Zaoutis TE, et al. Risk factors for recurrent colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in community-dwelling adults and children. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2015; 36(7):786-93.

    Milder EA, Rizzi MD, Morales KH, Ross RK, Lautenbach E, et al. Impact of a new practice guideline on antibiotic use with pediatric tonsillectomy. JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery. 2015; 141(5):410-6.

    Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Nachamkin I, Metlay JP, Zaoutis TE, et al. Duration of Colonization and Determinants of Earlier Clearance of Colonization With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2015; 60(10):1489-96.

    Hamilton KW, Gerber JS, Moehring R, Anderson DJ, Calderwood MS, et al. Point-of-prescription interventions to improve antimicrobial stewardship. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2015; 60(8):1252-8.

    Hersh AL, De Lurgio SA, Thurm C, Lee BR, Weissman SJ, et al. Antimicrobial stewardship programs in freestanding children's hospitals. Pediatrics. 2015; 135(1):33-9.

    2014

    Fleming-Dutra KE, Shapiro DJ, Hicks LA, Gerber JS, Hersh AL. Race, otitis media, and antibiotic selection. Pediatrics. 2014; 134(6):1059-66.

    Gerber JS, Prasad PA, Fiks AG, Localio AR, Bell LM, et al. Durability of benefits of an outpatient antimicrobial stewardship intervention after discontinuation of audit and feedback. JAMA. 2014; 312(23):2569-70.

    Fierro JL, Prasad PA, Localio AR, Grundmeier RW, Wasserman RC, et al. Variability in the diagnosis and treatment of group a streptococcal pharyngitis by primary care pediatricians. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2014; 35 Suppl 3:S79-85.

    Szymczak JE, Feemster KA, Zaoutis TE, Gerber JS. Pediatrician perceptions of an outpatient antimicrobial stewardship intervention. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2014; 35 Suppl 3:S69-78.

    Mehta JM, Haynes K, Wileyto EP, Gerber JS, Timko DR, et al. Comparison of prior authorization and prospective audit with feedback for antimicrobial stewardship. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2014; 35(9):1092-9. NIHMSID: NIHMS634334

    Mistry RD, Shapiro DJ, Goyal MK, Zaoutis TE, Gerber JS, et al. Clinical management of skin and soft tissue infections in the U.S. Emergency departments. The western journal of emergency medicine. 2014; 15(4):491-8.

    Neuman MI, Hall M, Gay JC, Blaschke AJ, Williams DJ, et al. Readmissions among children previously hospitalized with pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2014; 134(1):100-9.

    Goyal MK, Witt R, Hayes KL, Zaoutis TE, Gerber JS. Clinician adherence to recommendations for screening of adolescents for sexual activity and sexually transmitted infection/human immunodeficiency virus. The Journal of pediatrics. 2014; 165(2):343-7. NIHMSID: NIHMS585308

    Larru B, Gerber JS. Cutaneous bacterial infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes in infants and children. Pediatric clinics of North America. 2014; 61(2):457-78.

    Newland JG, Gerber JS, Weissman SJ, Shah SS, Turgeon C, et al. Prevalence and characteristics of antimicrobial stewardship programs at freestanding children's hospitals in the United States. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2014; 35(3):265-71.

    Ross RK, Hersh AL, Kronman MP, Newland JG, Metjian TA, et al. Impact of Infectious Diseases Society of America/Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society guidelines on treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized children. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2014; 58(6):834-8.

    Atchley KD, Pappas JM, Kennedy AT, Coffin SE, Gerber JS, et al. Use of administrative data for surgical site infection surveillance after congenital cardiac surgery results in inaccurate reporting of surgical site infection rates. The Annals of thoracic surgery. 2014; 97(2):651-7; discussion 657-8.

    2013

    Gerber JS, Kronman MP, Ross RK, Hersh AL, Newland JG, et al. Identifying targets for antimicrobial stewardship in children's hospitals. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2013; 34(12):1252-8.

    Tamma PD, Robinson GL, Gerber JS, Newland JG, DeLisle CM, et al. Pediatric antimicrobial susceptibility trends across the United States. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2013; 34(12):1244-51.

    Gerber JS, Prasad PA, Fiks AG, Localio AR, Grundmeier RW, et al. Effect of an outpatient antimicrobial stewardship intervention on broad-spectrum antibiotic prescribing by primary care pediatricians: a randomized trial. JAMA. 2013; 309(22):2345-52.