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Sara Elizabeth Cosgrove, MD

Associate Hospital Epidemiologist
Associate Professor of Medicine
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  • Associate Hospital Epidemiologist
  • Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality


Infectious Disease

Research Interests

Epidemiology and outcomes of antimicrobial resistance; Development of tools and programs to promote rational use of antimicrobials; Prevention of hospital-acquired infections and epidemiology and management of S. aureus bacteremia


Sara Cosgrove, M.D., M.S., FSHEA, FIDSA, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, is an infectious diseases physician, Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is responsible for oversight of antibiotic use at hospital and assists the hospital epidemiologist with the functions of the HEIC department. Dr. Cosgrove’s research interests include epidemiology and outcomes of antimicrobial resistance, development of tools and programs to promote rational use of antimicrobials, prevention of hospital-acquired infections and epidemiology and management of S. aureus bacteremia. She currently serves as Secretary on the SHEA Board of Directors and is the Chair of SHEA’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Taskforce.department.


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    • Baylor College of Medicine (Houston TX ) (1995)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (1998)


    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Infectious Diseases (Boston MA ) (2001)


    • Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2010)
    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
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    Professional Activities

    Secretary, SHEA Board of Directors 

    Chair, SHEA’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Taskforce


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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-1725
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    Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
    10753 Falls Road
    Pavilion II
    Baltimore, MD 21093
    Phone: 410-583-2850
    Appointment Phone: 410-583-2851
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