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Pranita D Tamma, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Female
Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Expertise

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

Improving antimicrobial use among children; Prevention of healthcare-associated infections

Biography

Pranita Tamma, M.D., M.H.S., instructor of pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is an infectious disease consultant and collaborates with both the hospital epidemiologist and the director of antimicrobial stewardship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her research interests are improving antimicrobial use among children and prevention of healthcare-associated infections. Dr. Tamma is leading the hospital''s ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention efforts. She is also heading pediatric antimicrobial stewardship efforts at Johns Hopkins Hospital which consists of actively educating prescribers about optimizing selection, route, dose, interval, and frequency of antibiotics, developing guidelines to guide appropriate and judicious use of antibiotics, and monitoring patient outcomes after implementation of these practices.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
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    Training

    • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ( Baltimore MD ) (2011)
    • SUNY at Brooklyn College of Medicine ( Brooklyn NY ) (2004)

    Residencies

    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Pediatrics ( Baltimore MD ) (2007)

    Fellowships

    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Pediatric Infectious Diseases ( Baltimore MD ) (2011)

    Certifications

    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases, American Board of Pediatrics (2011)
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2007)
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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410 614 1492
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410 614 1492
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    Department/Division

    • Pediatrics

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