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Sara Elizabeth Cosgrove, M.D.

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  • Associate Hospital Epidemiologist
  • Professor of Medicine


Infectious Disease

Research Interests

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

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Appointment Phone: 410-955-1725
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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

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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. more


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

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine (1995)


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


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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Infectious Disease (2000)

Activities & Honors

Professional Activities

  • Chair, SHEA’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Taskforce
  • Secretary, SHEA Board of Directors

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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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