Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD

Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD
Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD, is an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, and Senior Scholar within the Penn Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Areas of Expertise: Antimicrobial stewardship, Infections in the immunocompromised host

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Pediatric Infectious Diseases - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

PhD - Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
MSCE in Epidemiology & Biostatistics - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Associate Director, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness

Distinguished Chair in the Department of Pediatrics

Associate 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

2019

Gmuca S, Xiao R, Urquhart A, Weiss PF, Gillham JE, Ginsburg KR, Sherry DD, Gerber JS: The Role of Patient and Parental Resilience in Adolescents with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. J Pediatr 210: 118-126.e2, Jul 2019 Notes: Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Ramchandar N, Gierhart S, Creppage KE, Chukwuma U, Gerber JS, Arnold J, Milder E: Epidemiology of Serious Bacterial Infections in Infants Less Than 90 Days in a Military Health System Cohort. Pediatr Infect Dis J Jun 17 2019 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Chiotos K, Tamma PD, Gerber JS: Antibiotic stewardship in the intensive care unit: Challenges and opportunities. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 40(6): 693-698, Jun 2019 Notes: Epub 2019 May 3.

Szymczak JE, Kitt E, Hayes M, Chiotos K, Coffin SE, Schriver ER, Patton AM, Metjian TA, Gerber JS: Threatened efficiency not autonomy: Prescriber perceptions of an established pediatric antimicrobial stewardship program. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 40(5): 522-527, May 2019 Notes: Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Florin TA, Byczkowski T, Gerber JS, Ruddy R, Kuppermann N: Diagnostic Testing and Antibiotic Use in Young Children With Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the United States, 2008-2015. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc May 20 2019 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Hamdy RF, Handy LK, Spyridakis E, Dona D, Bryan M, Collins JL, Gerber JS: Comparative Effectiveness of Ceftriaxone plus Metronidazole versus Anti-Pseudomonal Antibiotics for Perforated Appendicitis in Children. Surg Infect (Larchmt) Mar 15 2019 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

Hamdy RF, Dona D, Jacobs MB, Gerber JS: Risk Factors for Complications in Children with Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia. J Pediatr Page: pii: S0022-3476(18)31719-0, Mar 14 2019 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

Tribble AC, Ross RK, Gerber JS: Comparison of Antibiotic Prescribing for Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children's and Non-Children's Hospitals. JAMA pediatrics 173(2): 190-192, Feb 2019.

Gerber JS, Ross RK, Szymczak JE, Xiao R, Localio AR, Grundmeier RW, Rettig SL, Teszner E, Canning DA, Coffin SE: Infections After Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery: Incidence and Risk Factors. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 40(2): 150-157, Feb 2019.

Frost HM, Gerber JS, Hersh AL: Antibiotic Recommendations for Acute Otitis Media and Acute Bacterial Sinusitis. Pediatr Infect Dis J 38(2): 217, Feb 2019.

2018

Spaulding AB, Thurm C, Courter JD, Banerjee R, Gerber JS, Newland JG, Parker SK, Brogan TV, Kronman MP, Shah SS, Smith MJ, Patel SJ, Lee BR, Hersh AL: Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in patients admitted to freestanding pediatric hospitals, 2009-2016. Infection control and hospital epidemiology 39(12): 1487-1490, Dec 2018.

Smith MJ, Thurm C, Shah SS, Patel SJ, Kronman MP, Gerber JS, Courter JD, Lee BR, Newland JG, Hersh AL: Route of administration for antibiotics with high oral bioavailability. Infection control and hospital epidemiology Page: 1-2, Dec 2018.

Hsu Alice J, Hamdy Rana F, Huang Yanjie, Olson Jared A, Ghobrial Shahira, Gerber Jeffrey S, Hersh Adam L, Tamma Pranita D: Association Between Vancomycin Trough Concentrations and Duration of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in Children. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 7(4): 338-341, Dec 2018.

Downes KJ, Fitzgerald JC, Schriver E, Boge CLK, Russo ME, Weiss SL, Balamuth F, Kubis SE, Tolomeo P, Bilker WB, Han JH, Lautenbach E, Coffin SE, Gerber JS: Implementation of a Pragmatic Biomarker-Driven Algorithm to Guide Antibiotic Use in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: the Optimizing Antibiotic Strategies in Sepsis (OASIS) II Study. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Nov 2018.

Karavite DJ, Miller MW, Ramos MJ, Rettig SL, Ross RK, Xiao R, Muthu N, Localio AR, Gerber JS, Coffin SE, Grundmeier RW: User Testing an Information Foraging Tool for Ambulatory Surgical Site Infection Surveillance. Applied clinical informatics 9(4): 791-802, Oct 2018.

Grundmeier RW, Xiao R, Ross RK, Ramos MJ, Karavite DJ, Michel JJ, Gerber JS, Coffin SE: Identifying surgical site infections in electronic health data using predictive models. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA 25(9): 1160-1166, Sep 2018.

Kelly BJ, Lautenbach E, Nachamkin I, Coffin SE, Gerber JS, Fuchs BD, Garrigan C, Han X, Bilker WB, Wise J, Tolomeo P, Han JH: Combined Biomarkers Predict Acute Mortality Among Critically Ill Patients With Suspected Sepsis. Critical care medicine 46(7): 1106-1113, Jul 2018.

Elgarten CW, Arnold SD, Li Y, Huang Y-SV, Riches ML, Gerber JS, Aplenc R, Saber W, Fisher BT: Hospital-Level Variability in Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Use for Children With Acute Leukemia Undergoing Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Infection control and hospital epidemiology 39(7): 797-805, Jul 2018.

Tasian GE, Jemielita T, Goldfarb DS, Copelovitch L, Gerber JS, Wu Q, Denburg MR: Oral Antibiotic Exposure and Kidney Stone Disease. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 29(6): 1731-1740, Jun 2018.

Gmuca S, Xiao R, Weiss PF, Sherry DD, Knight AM, Gerber JS: Opioid Prescribing and Polypharmacy in Children with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Pain medicine 20(3): 495-503, Jun 2018.

Flannery DD, Ross RK, Mukhopadhyay S, Tribble AC, Puopolo KM, Gerber JS: Temporal Trends and Center Variation in Early Antibiotic Use Among Premature Infants. JAMA network open 1(1): e180164, May 2018.

Spyridakis E, Gerber JS, Schriver E, Grundmeier RW, Porsch EA, St Geme JW, Downes KJ: Clinical Features and Outcomes of Children with Culture-Negative Septic Arthritis. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Apr 2018.

Gmuca S, Xiao R, Weiss PF, Waldman AT, Gerber JS: Use of Rituximab and Risk of Re-hospitalization for Children with Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder. Multiple sclerosis and demyelinating disorders 3, Apr 2018.

Brogan TV, Thurm C, Hersh AL, Gerber JS, Smith MJ, Shah SS, Courter JD, Patel SJ, Parker SK, Kronman MP, Lee BR, Newland JG: Variability in Antibiotic Use Across PICUs. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Mar 2018.

Ross RK, Keele L, Kubis S, Lautz AJ, Dziorny AC, Denson AR, O'Connor KA, Chilutti MR, Weiss SL, Gerber JS: Effect of the Procalcitonin Assay on Antibiotic Use in Critically Ill Children. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Feb 2018.

Gaw CE, Hamilton KW, Gerber JS, Szymczak JE.: Physician Perceptions Regarding Antimicrobial Use in End-of-Life Care. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Epub ahead of print, Feb 12 2018.

Simpao AF, Ahumada LM, Larru Martinez B, Cardenas AM, Metjian TA, Sullivan KV, Gálvez JA, Desai BR, Rehman MA, Gerber JS: Design and Implementation of a Visual Analytics Electronic Antibiogram within an Electronic Health Record System at a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital. Applied Clinical Informatics 9(1): 37-45, Jan 2018.

McPherson C, Lee BR, Terrill C, Hersh AL, Gerber JS, Kronman MP, Newland JG: Characteristics of Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: Current Status of the Sharing Antimicrobial Reports for Pediatric Stewardship (SHARPS) Collaborative. Antibiotics (Basel, Switzerland) 7(1), Jan 2018.

2017

Lewis-de Los Angeles WW, Thurm C, Hersh AL, Shah SS, Smith MJ, Gerber JS, Parker SK, Newland JG, Kronman MP, Lee BR, Brogan TV, Courter JD, Spaulding A, Patel SJ: Trends in Intravenous Antibiotic Duration for Urinary Tract Infections in Young Infants. Pediatrics 140(6), Dec 2017.

Kronman MP, Banerjee R, Duchon J, Gerber JS, Green MD, Hersh AL, Hyun D, Maples H, Nash CB, Parker S, Patel SJ, Saiman L, Tamma PD, Newland JG: Expanding Existing Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Pediatrics: What Comes Next. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Dec 2017.

Gerber JS, Ross RK, Bryan M, Localio AR, Szymczak JE, Wasserman R, Barkman D, Odeniyi F, Conaboy K, Bell L, Zaoutis TE, Fiks AG: Association of Broad- vs Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics With Treatment Failure, Adverse Events, and Quality of Life in Children With Acute Respiratory Tract Infections. JAMA 318(23): 2325-2336, 12 2017.

Goyal MK, Johnson TJ, Chamberlain JM, Casper TC, Simmons T, Alessandrini EA, Bajaj L, Grundmeier RW, Gerber JS, Lorch SA, Alpern ER; Pediatric Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Antibiotic Use for Viral Illness in Emergency Departments. Pediatrics. 140(4), Oct 2017.

Blyth CC, Gerber JS.: Macrolides in Children With Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Panacea or Placebo? J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. Epub ahead of print(1): 71-77, Oct 31 2017.

Szymczak JE, Klieger SB, Miller M, Fiks AG, Gerber JS.: What Parents Think About the Risks and Benefits of Antibiotics for Their Child's Acute Respiratory Tract Infection. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. Epub ahead of print, Sept 14 2017.

Neuman MI, Hall M, Lipsett SC, Hersh AL, Williams DJ, Gerber JS, Brogan TV, Blaschke AJ, Grijalva CG, Parikh K, Ambroggio L, Shah SS; Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings Network.: Utility of Blood Culture Among Children Hospitalized With Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Pediatrics 140(3), Sept 2017.

Hsu AJ, Hamdy RF, Huang Y, Olson JA, Ghobrial S, Gerber JS, Hersh AL, Tamma PD.: Association Between Vancomycin Trough Concentrations and Duration of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in Children. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. Epub ahead of print, Sept 14 2017.

Gerber JS, Hersh AL, Kronman MP, Newland JG, Ross RK, Metjian TA: Development and Application of an Antibiotic Spectrum Index for Benchmarking Antibiotic Selection Patterns Across Hospitals. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 38(8): 993-997, Aug 2017.

Courter JD, Parker SK, Thurm C, Kronman MP, Weissman SJ, Shah SS, Hersh AL, Brogan TV, Patel S, Smith MJ, Lee BR, Newland JG, Gerber JS.: Accuracy of Administrative Data for Antimicrobial Administration in Hospitalized Children. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. Epub ahead of print, Aug 18 2017.

Basiaga ML, Ross ME, Gerber JS, Ogdie A: Incidence of Pneumocystis jirovecii and Adverse Events Associated With Pneumocystis Prophylaxis in Children Receiving Glucocorticoids. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Jul 2017.

Goldman JL, Ross RK, Lee BR, Newland JG, Hersh AL, Kronman MP, Gerber JS: Variability in Antifungal and Antiviral Use in Hospitalized Children. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 38(6): 743-746, Jun 2017.

Hamdy RF, Hsu AJ, Stockmann C, Olson JA, Bryan M, Hersh AL, Tamma PD, Gerber JS: Epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in Children. Pediatrics May 2017 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Williams DJ Hall M, Gerber JS, Neuman MI, Hersh AL, Brogan TV, Parikh K, Mahant S1, Blaschke AJ, Shah SS, Grijalva CG; Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings Network.: Impact of a National Guideline on Antibiotic Selection for Hospitalized Pneumonia. Pediatrics 139(4): e20163231, Apr 2017.

Newland JG, Gerber JS, Kronman MP, Meredith G, Lee BR, Thurm C, Hersh AL; SHARPS Collaborative.: Sharing Antimicrobial Reports for Pediatric Stewardship (SHARPS): A Quality Improvement Collaborative. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. Apr 4 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1093/jpids/pix020. [Epub ahead of print]

Mistry RD, Newland JG, Gerber JS, Hersh AL, May L, Perman SM, Kuppermann N, Dayan PS: Current State of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Children's Hospital Emergency Departments. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 38(4): 469-475, April 2017.

Weiss SL, Keele L, Balamuth F, Vendetti N, Ross R, Fitzgerald JC, Gerber JS: Crystalloid Fluid Choice and Clinical Outcomes in Pediatric Sepsis: A Matched Retrospective Cohort Study. The Journal of Pediatrics 182: 304-310, Mar 2017.

Handy LK, Bryan M, Gerber JS, Zaoutis T, Feemster KA: Variability in Antibiotic Prescribing for Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Pediatrics 139(4): e20162331, Mar 2017.

Goldman JL, Richardson T, Newland JG, Lee B, Gerber JS, Hall M, Kronman M, Hersh AL: Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy in Pediatric Medicaid Enrollees. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 6(1): 65-71, March 2017.

Chiotos K, Ross RK, Han JH, Miller M, Gerber JS: Use of Carbapenems, Polymyxins, and Tigecycline in United States Children's Hospitals, 2010-2014. Open Forum Infect Dis. 4(2): ofx039, Mar 2017.

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Nachamkin I, Coffin SE, Davis MF, Julian KG, Zaoutis TE, Metlay JP, Linkin DR, Tolomeo P, Wise JA, Bilker WB, Hu B, Lautenbach E: Factors associated with persistent colonisation with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Epidemiology and Infection Page: 1-9, Feb 2017.

2016

Lautz AJ, Dziorny AC, Denson AR, O'Connor KA, Chilutti MR, Ross RK, Gerber JS, Weiss SL.: Value of Procalcitonin Measurement for Early Evidence of Severe Bacterial Infections in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The Journal of Pediatrics 179: 74-81, Dec 2016.

Larru B, Sulieman SE, Localio R, Ross RK, Sharland M, Zaoutis TE, Gerber JS.: Frontline Clinician Knowledge of Antimicrobial Prescribing in an Academic Tertiary Children's Hospital: A Point Prevalence Study. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 5(4): 462-464, Dec 2016.

Drees M, Gerber JS, Morgan DJ, Lee GM.: Research Methods in Healthcare Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship: Use of Administrative and Surveillance Databases. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 37(11): 1278-1287, Nov 2016.

Velarde A, Gerber JS, Leonard MB, Xie D, Schinnar R, Strom BL: Children with lower respiratory tract infections and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels: A case-control study. Pediatric Pulmonology 51(10): 1080-1087, Oct 2016.

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Metlay JP, Nachamkin I, Zaoutis TE, Davis MF, Julian KG, Linkin DR, Coffin SE, Margolis DJ, Hollander JE, Bilker WB, Han X, Mistry RD, Gavin LJ, Tolomeo P, Wise JA, Wheeler MK, Hu B, Fishman NO, Royer D, Lautenbach E; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program.: The Effect of Total Household Decolonization on Clearance of Colonization With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 37(10): 1226-33, Oct 2016.

Ross RK, Beus JM, Metjian TA, Localio AR, Shelov ED, Desai BR, O'Neill SP, Zaoutis TE, Gerber JS: Safety of Automatic End Dates for Antimicrobial Orders to Facilitate Stewardship. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 37(8): 974-8, Aug 2016.

Zachariah P, Newland JG, Gerber JS, Saiman L, Goldman JL, Hersh AL: Costs of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs at US Children's Hospitals. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 37(7): 852-4, Jul 2016.

Miller MW, Ross RK, Voight C, Brouwer H, Karavite DJ, Gerber JS, Grundmeier RW, Coffin SE.: Patient-generated Digital Images after Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery. Applied Clinical Informatics 7(3): 646-52, July 6 2016.

Kronman MP, Oron AP, Ross RK, Hersh AL, Newland JG, Goldin A, Rangel SJ, Weissman SJ, Zerr DM, Gerber JS: Extended- Versus Narrower-Spectrum Antibiotics for Appendicitis. Pediatrics 138(1): e20154547, Jul 2016.

Himebauch AS, Sankar WN, Flynn JM, Sisko MT, Moorthy GS, Gerber JS, Zuppa AF, Fox E, Dormans JP, Kilbaugh TJ: Skeletal muscle and plasma concentrations of cefazolin during complex paediatric spinal surgery. British Journal of Anesthesia 117(1): 87-94, Jul 2016.

Vendetti N, Gerber JS, Sammons JS, Fisher BT, Zaoutis TE, Coffin SE: Administration of Palivizumab in the NICU. Hospital Pediatrics 6(6): 354-8, Jun 2016.

Downes KJ, Weiss SL, Gerber JS, Klieger SB, Fitzgerald JC, Balamuth F, Kubis SE,Tolomeo P, Bilker WB, Han X, Nachamkin I, Garrigan C, Han JH, Lautenbach E, Coffin SE: A Pragmatic Biomarker-Driven Algorithm to Guide Antibiotic Use in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: The Optimizing Antibiotic Strategies in Sepsis (OASIS) Study. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Epub ahead of print(6(2)): 134-141, Jun 1 2016.

Parikh K, Hall M, Blaschke AJ, Grijalva CG, Brogan TV, Neuman MI, Williams DJ, Gerber JS, Hersh AL, Shah SS: Aggregate and hospital-level impact of national guidelines on diagnostic resource utilization for children with pneumonia at children's hospitals. Journal of Hospital Medicine 11(5): 317-23, May 2016.

Larru B, Gong W, Vendetti N, Sullivan KV, Localio R, Zaoutis TE, Gerber JS: Bloodstream Infections in Hospitalized Children: Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Susceptibilities. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 35(5): 507-10, May 2016.

Kelly BJ, Lautenbach E, Nachamkin I, Coffin SE, Gerber JS, Fuchs BD, Garrigan C, Han X, Bilker WB, Wise J, Tolomeo P, Han JH: Combined biomarkers discriminate a low likelihood of bacterial infection among surgical intensive care unit patients with suspected sepsis. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 85(1): 109-15, May 2016.

Fleming-Dutra KE, Hersh AL, Shapiro DJ, Bartoces M, Enns EA, File TM, Finkelstein JA, Gerber JS, Hyun DY, Linder JA, Lynfield R, Margolis DJ, May LS, Merenstein D, Metlay JP, Newland JG, Piccirillo JF, Roberts RM, Sanchez GV, Suda KJ, Thomas A, Woo TM, Zetts RM, Hicks LA: Prevalence of Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescriptions Among US Ambulatory Care Visits, 2010-2011. JAMA 315(17): 1864-73, May 2016.

Wolf J, Sun Y, Tang L, Newland JG, Gerber JS, Van Dyke CJ, Hymes SR, Yu D, Carias DC, Bryant PA: Antimicrobial Stewardship Barriers and Goals in Pediatric Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation: A Survey of Antimicrobial Stewardship Practitioners. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 37(3): 343-7, Mar 2016.

Stevens VW, Thurm C, Schwab EM, Kronman MP, Gerber JS, Shah SS, Newland JG, Courter J, Parker S, Brogan TV, Hersh AL: Use of Concomitant Antibiotics During Treatment for Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in Pediatric Inpatients: An Observational Cohort Study. Infectious Diseases and Therapy 5(1): 45-51, Mar 2016.

Gerber JS, Bryan M, Ross RK, Daymont C, Parks EP, Localio AR, Grundmeier RW, Stallings VA, Zaoutis TE: Antibiotic Exposure During the First 6 Months of Life and Weight Gain During Childhood. JAMA 315(12): 1258-65, Mar 22-29 2016.

Nayar Vaidehi, Kennedy Andrea, Pappas Janine, Atchley Krista D, Field Cynthia, Smathers Sarah, Teszner Eva E, Sammons Julia S, Coffin Susan E, Gerber Jeffrey S, Spray Thomas L, Steven James M, Bell Louis M, Forrer Joan, Gonzalez Fernando, Chi Albert, Nieczpiel William J, Martin John N, Gaynor J William: Improving Cardiac Surgical Site Infection Reporting and Prevention By Using Registry Data for Case Ascertainment. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 101(1): 190-8, Jan 2016.

2015

Schilling Samantha, Samuels-Kalow Margaret, Gerber Jeffrey S, Scribano Philip V, French Benjamin, Wood Joanne N: Testing and Treatment After Adolescent Sexual Assault in Pediatric Emergency Departments. Pediatrics 136(6): e1495-503, Dec 2015.

Kronman Matthew P, Hersh Adam L, Gerber Jeffrey S, Ross Rachael K, Newland Jason G, Goldin Adam, Rangel Shawn J, Oron Assaf P, Zerr Danielle M: Identifying Antimicrobial Stewardship Targets for Pediatric Surgical Patients. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 4(4): e100-8, Dec 2015.

Gerber JS, Prasad PA, Localio RA, Fiks AG, Grundmeier RW, Bell LM, Wasserman RC, Keren R, Zaoutis TE: Variation in Antibiotic Prescribing Across a Pediatric Primary Care Network. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 4(4): 297-304, Dec 2015.

Ross RK, Hersh AL, Kronman MP, Newland JG, Gerber JS: Cost of Antimicrobial Therapy Across US Children's Hospitals. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 36(10): 1242-4, Oct 2015.

Han Jennifer H, Nachamkin Irving, Coffin Susan E, Gerber Jeffrey S, Fuchs Barry, Garrigan Charles, Han Xiaoyan, Bilker Warren B, Wise Jacqueleen, Tolomeo Pam, Lautenbach Ebbing: Use of a Combination Biomarker Algorithm To Identify Medical Intensive Care Unit Patients with Suspected Sepsis at Very Low Likelihood of Bacterial Infection. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 59(10): 6494-500, Oct 2015.

Kourlaba G, Kourkouni E, Spyridis N, Gerber JS, Kopsidas J, Mougkou K, Lourida A, Zaoutis TE: Antibiotic prescribing and expenditures in outpatient paediatrics in Greece, 2010-13. The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 70(8): 2405-8, Aug 2015.

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Nachamkin I, Metlay JP, Zaoutis TE, Davis MF, Julian KG, Linkin DR, Coffin SE, Margolis DJ, Hollander JE, Bilker WB, Han X, Mistry RD, Gavin LJ, Tolomeo P, Wise JA, Wheeler MK, Hu B, Fishman NO, Royer D, Lautenbach E: Risk Factors for Recurrent Colonization With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Community-Dwelling Adults and Children. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 36(7): 786-93, Jul 2015.

Milder EA, Rizzi MD, Morales KH, Ross RK, Lautenbach E, Gerber JS: Impact of a New Practice Guideline on Antibiotic Use With Pediatric Tonsillectomy. JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 141(5): 410-6, May 2015.

Klieger SB, Vendetti ND, Fisher BT, Gerber JS: Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in Hospitalized Children: Incidence and Outcomes. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 36(5): 603-5, May 2015.

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Nachamkin I, Metlay JP, Zaoutis TE, Davis MF, Julian KG, Royer D, Linkin DR, Coffin SE, Margolis DJ, Hollander JE, Mistry RD, Gavin LJ, Tolomeo P, Wise JA, Wheeler MK, Bilker WB, Han X, Hu B, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E: Duration of Colonization and Determinants of Earlier Clearance of Colonization with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Clinical Infectious Diseases 60(10): 1489-96, May 2015.

Larru Beatriz, Cowden Carter L, Zaoutis Theoklis E, Gerber Jeffrey S: Daptomycin Use in United States Children's Hospitals. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 4(1): 60-2, Mar 2015.

Hersh AL, De Lurgio SA, Thurm C, Lee BR, Weissman SJ, Courter JD, Brogan TV, Shah SS, Kronman MP, Gerber JS, Newland JG: Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Freestanding Children's Hospitals. Pediatrics 135(1): 33-9, Jan 2015.

Hamilton KW, Gerber JS, Moehring R, Anderson DJ, Calderwood MS, Han JH, Mehta JM, Pollack LA, Zaoutis TE, Srinivasan A, Camins BC, Schwartz DN, Lautenbach E: Point-of-Prescription Interventions to Improve Antimicrobial Stewardship. Clinical Infectious Diseases 60(8): 1252-8, Jan 2015.

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.

Fierro JL, Prasad PA, Fisher BT, Gerber JS, Coffin SE, Walsh TJ, Zaoutis TE: Ocular manifestations of candidemia in children. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 32(1): 84-6, Jan 2013.

Tamma PD, Newland JG, Pannaraj PS, Metjian TA, Banerjee R, Gerber JS, Weissman SJ, Beekmann SE, Polgreen PM, Hersh AL: The Use of Intravenous Colistin among Children in the United States: Results from a Multicenter, Case-Series. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 32(1): 17-22, Jan 2013.

Gerber JS, Prasad PA, Localio AR, Fiks AG, Grundmeier RW, Bell LM, Wasserman RC, Rubin DM, Keren R, Zaoutis TE: Racial differences in antibiotic prescribing by primary care pediatricians. Pediatrics 131(4): 677-84, Apr 2013.

McLeod LM, Keren R, Gerber J, French B, Song L, Sampson NR, Flynn J, Dormans JP: Perioperative Antibiotic Use for Spinal Surgery Procedures in US Children's Hospitals. Spine 38(7): 609-16, Apr 2013.

2012

Kronman MP, Gerber JS, Prasad PA, Adler AL, Bass JA, Newland JG, Shah KM, Zerr DM, Feng R, Coffin SE, Zaoutis TE: Variation in Antibiotic Use for Children Hospitalized With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Exacerbation: A Multicenter Validation Study. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 1(4): 306-313, Dec 2012.

2010

Gerber JS, Newland JG, Coffin SE, Hall M, Thurm C, Prasad PA, Feudtner C, Zaoutis TE: Variability in antibiotic use at children's hospitals. Pediatrics 126(6): 1067-73, Dec 2010.

Herigon JC, Hersh AL, Gerber S, Zaoutis TE, Newland JG: Antibiotic management of Staphylococcus aureus infections in US children's hospitals, 1999-2008. Pediatrics 125(6): e1294-300, Jun 2010.

Mascitti KB, Gerber JS, Zaoutis TE, Barton TD, Lautenbach E: Preferred treatment and prevention strategies for recurrent community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infections: a survey of adult and pediatric providers. American Journal of Infection Control 38(4): 324-8, May 2010.

2009

Gerber JS, Coffin SE, Smathers SA, Zaoutis TE: Trends in the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in children's hospitals in the United States. Clinical Infectious Diseases 49(1): 65-71, Jul 2009.

Nolan SM, Gerber JS, Zaoutis TE, Prasad P, Rettig S, Gross K, McGowan KL, Reilly AF, Coffin SE: Outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus colonization among pediatric oncology patients. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 30(4): 338-45, Apr 2009.

2002

Anderson CF, Gerber JS, Mosser DM: Modulating macrophage function with IgG immune complexes. Journal of Endotoxin Research 8(6): 477-81, 2002.

2001

Gerber JS, Mosser DM: Reversing lipopolysaccharide toxicity by ligating the macrophage Fc gamma receptors. Journal of Immunology 166(11): 6861-8, Jun 2001.

1996

Hinton DM, March-Amegadzie R, Gerber JS, Sharma M: Bacteriophage T4 middle transcription system: T4-modified RNA polymerase; AsiA, a sigma 70 binding protein; and transcriptional activator MotA. Methods in Enzymology 274: 43-57, 1996.

Gerber JS, Hinton DM: An N-terminal mutation in the bacteriophage T4 motA gene yields a protein that binds DNA but is defective for activation of transcription. Journal of Bacteriology 178(21): 6133-9, Nov 1996.

Hinton DM, March-Amegadzie R, Gerber JS, Sharma M: Characterization of pre-transcription complexes made at a bacteriophage T4 middle promoter: involvement of the T4 MotA activator and the T4 AsiA protein, a sigma 70 binding protein, in the formation of the open complex. Journal of Molecular Biology 256(2): 235-48, Feb 1996.

Abstracts

2018

Poole NM, Kronman MP, Gerber JS, Baldwin LM, Zerr DM: Antibiotic Prescribing for Children in Family Medicine Clinics within a Practice Research Network, 2014-2017. ID Week 2018, San Francisco, CA October 2018.

Gerber JS, Ross RK, Szymczak J, Xiao R, Localio AR, Grundmeier RW, Rettig SL, Teszner E, Canning DA, Coffin SE: Infections after Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery: Incidence and Risk Factors. ID Week 2018, San Francisco, CA October 2018.

Hayes M, Schriver E; Chiotos K, Metjian T, Gerber JS: Use of local data to define target populations for antifungal prophylaxis in the neonatal and infant intensive care unit (N/IICU). 2018 International Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference, St Louis, MO June 2018.

Flannery DD, Mukhopadhyay S, Gerber JS, Puopolo KM: Delivery Characteristics and the Risk of Neonatal Early-Onset Sepsis. PAS 2018, Toronto May 2018.

2017

Tribble A, Ross RK, Gerber, JS: Antibiotic Prescribing for Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia at Children's Hospitals and General Hospitals Following National Guideline Release. ID Week 2017, San Diego, CA October 2017.

Tribble A, Lee BR, Handy L, Gerber JS, Hersh AL, Kronman M, Terrill C, Newland JG, and the SHARPS Collaborative: Appropriateness of Antibiotic Prescribing at U.S. Children's Hospitals: A National Point Prevalence Survey. ID Week 2017, San Diego, CA October 2017.

Handy, LK, Gerber, JS, Bryan, M, Zaoutis, TE, Feemster, KA : Comparative Effectiveness of Beta-lactams versus Azithromycin for Treatment of Outpatient Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia. ID Week 2017, San Diego, CA October 2017.

Hamdy R, Dona D, Gerber JS: Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in children: The effect of methicillin resistance. ID Week 2017, San Diego, CA October 2017.

Gerber JS, Ross RK, Bryan M, Localio AR, Zaoutis TE, Wasserman R, Fiks A: Adverse effects from antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections in children: comparison of two data sources. ID Week 2017, San Diego, CA October 2017.

Downes KJ, Schriver E, Russo M, Weiss SL, Fitzgerald JC, Balamuth F, Kubis SE, Tolomeo P, Bilker WB, Han JH, Lautenbach E, Coffin SE, Gerber JS for the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program: Implementation of a Pragmatic Biomarker-Driven Algorithm to Guide Antibiotic Use in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: the Optimizing Antibiotic Strategies in Sepsis (OASIS) II Study. ID Week 2017, San Diego, CA October 2017.

Dona, D, Hamdy R, Zaoutis TE, Gerber JS: Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: is intravenous therapy always needed? ID Week 2017, San Diego, CA October 2017.

Szymczak JE, Barkman D; Conaboy K; Gerber JS: Identifying Patient and Family Centered Outcomes around Antibiotics for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Children. PAS 2017, San Francisco, CA May 2017.

Szymczak J, Barkman D, Klieger S, Miller M, Fiks A, Gerber JS: Identifying Patient and Family Centered Outcomes around Antibiotics for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Children. PAS 2017, San Francisco, CA May 2017.

Gerber JS, Ross RK, Bryan M, Localio AR, Szymczak J, Wasserman R, Barkman D, Odeniyi F, Conaboy K, Bell LM, Zaoutis TE, Fiks A: Comparative Effectiveness of Broad vs. Narrow Spectrum Antibiotics for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Children. PAS 2017, San Francisco, CA May 2017.

Flannery D, Gerber JS, Ross RK, Mukhopadhyay S, Puopolo KM: Temporal Trends in Antibiotic Use for Risk of Early-Onset Sepsis Among Very Premature Infants Across the United States. PAS 2017, San Francisco, CA May 2017.

Denburg M, Jemielita T, Goldfarb D, Wu Q, Copelovitch L, Gerber JS, Tasian G: Oral Antibiotic Exposure and Incident Kidney Stone Disease. PAS 2017, San Francisco, CA May 2017.

Books

Chapters

2012

Gerber, JS and Zaoutis, TE: Clinical Syndromes of Device-Associated Infections. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 4th Ed. Long, SS, Pickering, LK, and Prober, CG (eds.). Elsevier, 2012 Notes: Chapter 102.

2008

Gerber, JS: Antibacterial Agents. Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Bergelson JM (eds.). Mosby, Inc. Page: 18-28, 2008.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures

2019

Gerber JS. "Pediatric Grand Rounds", Penn State Children's Hospital, Hershey, PA. Jan, 2019.

2018

Gerber JS. "Potential best practices for _neonatal antibiotic stewardship", PAS 2018, Toronto, ON. May, 2018.

Gerber JS. "Antibiotic Stewardship Interventions to Address Allergy Labels in Pediatric Outpatients", PAS 2018, Toronto, ON. May, 2018.

Gerber JS. "Antimicrobial Stewardship for Ambulatory Care Settings", Minnesota Annual Antibiotic Stewardship Research Conference, St. Paul, MN. May, 2018.

Gerber JS. "Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Pediatric Perspective", Institute for Immunology Symposium, Penn Vet School, Philadelphia, PA. Mar, 2018.

Gerber JS. "Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship: Interventions that Work", AMR Commissioner's Medical Grand Rounds, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY. Feb, 2018.

2017

Gerber JS. "Grant Funding for Stewardship Research", 2017 SHEA Antimicrobial Stewardship Research Workshop, Chicago, IL. Nov, 2017.

Gerber JS. "Pre-prescription Approval vs. Prospective Audit and Feedback: Which Should I Do?", IDWeek 2017, San Diego, CA. Oct, 2017.

Gerber JS. "Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship", Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute Educational Workshop, Philadelphia, PA. Jun, 2017.

Gerber JS. "Comparative effectiveness of antibiotics for respiratory infections", PAS 2017, San Francisco, CA. May, 2017.

Gerber JS. "Interventions to improve ambulatory antibiotic prescribing for children", PAS 2017, San Francisco, CA. May, 2017.

Gerber JS. "Antimicrobial Stewardship and the Microbiome", Pediatric Grand Rounds, Einstein Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Apr, 2017.

Gerber JS. "Healthcare Associated Viral Infections in Children", Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. Jan, 2017.

2016

Gerber JS. "Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship", Pediatric Grand Rounds, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. Dec, 2016.

Gerber JS. "Use of interactive predictive antibiograms for choice of empiric therapy", 46th Annual Symposium, Eastern Pennsylvania Branch, American Society for Microbiology, Philadelphia, PA. Nov, 2016.

Gerber JS. "Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship", Grand Rounds, Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Nov, 2016.

Gerber JS. "Smarter, more appropriate use of antibiotics", PCORI Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. Nov, 2016.

Gerber JS. "Funding Mechanisms for Stewardship Research", 2016 Antimicrobial Stewardship Research Workshop, San Diego, CA. Nov, 2016.

Gerber JS. "Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship", ID Week, New Orleans, LA. Oct, 2016.

Gerber JS. "Engaging Patients in your Research", Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2016 Spring Conference, Atlanta, GA. May, 2016.

Gerber JS. "Allergies, Interactions, and Adverse Events", Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2016 Spring Conference, Atlanta, GA. May, 2016.

Gerber JS. "Antimicrobial Stewardship", Grand Rounds, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Valhalla, NY. Apr, 2016.

Gerber JS. "Developing a Biomarker-Driven Algorithm to Improve Antibiotic Use in the PICU", Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. Jan, 2016. 

Awards and Honors

2017, Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
2016, Marjorie A. Bowman New Investigator Research Award, Perelman School of Medicine
2016, Excellence in Teaching Epidemiology Award, Perelman School of Medicine Department of Epidemiology
2016, Caroline B. Hall Clinically Innovative Research Award, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
2012, Program Committee Choice Award, ID Week, San Diego, CA
2003, Nelson Prize in Pediatrics, Temple University School of Medicine
2002, Alpha Omega Alpha

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2018-present, Associate Editor, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
2017-2018, Editorial Board, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
2012-present, Editorial Board, Infection Control and Healthcare Epidemiology
2011-2018, Associate Editor, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

Academic and Institutional Committees 

2015-2018, Department of Pediatrics Executive Committee
2015-present, Chair, Antibiotic Drug use and Evaluation Committee
2012-present, co-Chair, Drug Use Evaluation Committee
2011-present, Team Lead, Pneumonia Clinical Pathway Workgroup
2008-present, Infection Prevention and Control Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2018-present, CDC's Pediatric Sepsis Working Group
2017-present, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
2007-present, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
2006-present, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
2006-present, Infectious Diseases Society of America
2003-present, American Academy of Pediatrics 
 - 2017-present, Committee on Infectious Diseases
 - 2016-present, Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Subcommittee