Find a Doctor or Practice Location

Are you a referring physician?
I am searching for a
Reset Form
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
Robert Austrian Professor
Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Dr. Lautenbach is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 1999
  • Internal Medicine, 1996

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Infectious Diseases

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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
  • 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 Geriatrics Society, National American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), National American Society of 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

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lautenbach is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

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: The Effect of Total Household Decolonization on Clearance of Colonization With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection control and hospital epidemiology 37 (10): 1226-33,2016.

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 ß-Lactamase-Producing Organism Clinical infectious diseases 63 (7): 896-903,2016.

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 Infection control and hospital epidemiology : 1-7,2016.

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: A Pragmatic Biomarker-Driven Algorithm to Guide Antibiotic Use in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: The Optimizing Antibiotic Strategies in Sepsis (OASIS) Study Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society : pii: piw02,2016.

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 Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease 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 Journal of clinical microbiology : 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 Academic emergency medicine 22 (11): 1298-306,2015.

Davis MF, Misic AM, Morris DO, Moss JT, Tolomeo P, Beiting DP, Nachamkin I, Lautenbach E, Rankin SC: Genome sequencing reveals strain dynamics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the same household in the context of clinical disease in a person and a dog Veterinary microbiology 180 (3-4): 304-7,2015.

Han JH, Nachamkin I, Coffin SE, Gerber JS, Fuchs B, Garrigan C, Han X, Bilker WB, Wise J, Tolomeo P, Lautenbach E; Prevention Epicenters Program of the Centers for Disease ControlPrevention: Use of a Combination Biomarker Algorithm To Identify Medical Intensive Care Unit Patients with Suspected Sepsis at Very Low Likelihood of Bacterial Infection Antimicrob Agents and Chemotherapy 59 (10): 6494-500,2015.

Evans SR, Rubin D, Follmann D, Pennello G, Huskins WC, Powers JH, Schoenfeld D, Chuang-Stein C, Cosgrove SE, Fowler VG Jr, Lautenbach E, Chambers HF: Desirability of Outcome Ranking (DOOR) and Response Adjusted for Duration of Antibiotic Risk (RADAR) Clinical Infectious Diseases 61 (5): 800-6,2015.

View all publications

Academic Contact Info

502A Johnson Pavilion
3610 Hamilton Walk

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

Related Links