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Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE

Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE Physician

Associate Director, Clinical Epidemiology Unit and Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology Robert Austrian Professor

Dr. Lautenbach is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 1999

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Epidemiology (ACE), National American College of Physicians (ACP), National American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), National American Society for Microbiology (ASM), National Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG), facilitated by Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)and supported by the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Association of American Physicians (AAP), National Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), National International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE), International Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), National Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), National The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lautenbach is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

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, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epicenters Program: A Pragmatic Biomarker-Driven Algorithm to Guide Antibiotic Use in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: The Optimizing Antibiotic Strategies in Sepsis (OASIS) Study J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 6 (2): 134-141,2017.

Kerlin MP, Trick WE, Anderson DJ, Babcock HM, Lautenbach E, Gueret R, Klompas M: Interrater Reliability of Surveillance for Ventilator-Associated Events and Pneumonia Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 38 (2): 172-178,2017.

Bushen JL, Mehta JM, Hamilton KW, Shawn B, Timko DR, Lautenbach E, Pegues DA: Impact of Two Different Antimicrobial Stewardship Methods on Frequency of Streamlining Antimicrobial Agents in Patients with Bacteremia Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 38 : 89-95,2017.

Anesi JA, Lautenbach E, Nachamkin I, Garrigan C, Bilker WB, Wheeler M, Tolomeo P, Han JH: Clinical and Molecular Characterization of Community-Onset Urinary Tract Infections Due to Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporin-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37 (12): 1433-1439,2016.

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, for the CDC Epicenters Program: The Effect of Total Household Decolonization on Clearance of Colonization With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37 (10): 1226-1233,2016.

Garrigan C, Han J, Tolomeo P, Johnson KJ, Master SR, Lautenbach E, Nachamkin I: Evaluation of a research use only luminex based assay for measurement of procalcitonin in serum samples Am J Transl Res 8 (10): 4362-4369,2016.

Goodman KE, Lessler J, Cosgrove SE, Harris AD, Lautenbach E, Han JH, Milstone AM, Massey CJ, Tamma PD: A Clinical Decision Tree to Predict Whether a Bacteremic Patient Is Infected With an Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Organism Clin Infect Dis 63 (7): 896-903,2016.

Kelly BJ, Lautenbach E, Nachamkin I, Coffin SE, Gerber JS, Fuchs BD, Garrigan C, Han X, Bilker WB, Wise J, Tolomeo P, Han JH, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)Prevention Epicenters Program: Combined biomarkers discriminate a low likelihood of bacterial infection among surgical intensive care unit patients with suspected sepsis Diag Microbial Infect Dis 85 (1): 109-15,2016.

Davis MF, Hu B, Carroll K, Bilker WB, Tolomeo P, Cluzet VC, Baron P, Ferguson JM, Morris DO, Rankin SC, Lautenbach E, Nachamkin I, CDC Prevention Epicenters Network: Comparison of culture-based methods to identify colonization with methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in the context of co-colonization J Clin Microbiol : JCM.00132-16,2016.

Balamuth F, Alpern ER, Grundmeier RW, Chilutti M, Weiss SL, Fitzgerald JC, Hayes K, Bilker W, Lautenbach E: Comparison of Two Sepsis Recognition Methods in a Pediatric Emergency Department Acad Emer Med 22 (11): 1298-1306,2015.

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Academic Contact Info

502A Johnson Pavilion
3610 Hamilton Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6073
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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