Diagnostic Stewardship as a Tool for Antimicrobial Stewardship – Tufts Medical Center’s Shira Doron, MD
Dr. Doron is an expert in the fields of Antimicrobial Stewardship and Diagnostic Stewardship. She serves as Chief Infection Control Officer for Tufts Medicine where she oversees Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship.
October 26, 2023
Levy CIMAR’s own Shira Doron, MD, presented for this month’s Science Seminar on the topic of “Diagnostic Stewardship as a Tool for Antimicrobial Stewardship.” Dr. Doron is a widely recognized expert in the fields of antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship, and among her many titles, is Chief Infection Control Officer for Tufts Medicine. There, she Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship.
Antimicrobial misuse and overuse are known problems in patient care, resulting in the rising prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) pathogens. Antimicrobial stewardship is a collection of clinical practices designed to turn the tide against AMR. Diagnostic stewardship is just one of these practices and entails ordering appropriate tests for individual patients at the right time, improving clinical care. Dr. Doron leads antimicrobial stewardship efforts including diagnostic stewardship efforts for Tufts Medicine.
Dr. Doron is also former chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence Subcommittee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and serves as a consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Antimicrobial Resistance Program. You can learn more about her work here and more about TMC’s antimicrobial stewardship services here. Watch her talk below.
Video: Diagnostic Stewardship as a Tool for Antimicrobial Stewardship – Tufts Medical Center’s Shira Doron, MD