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Keith W. Hamilton, MD

Keith W. Hamilton, MD Physician

Associate Director of Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Prevention and Control
Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship
Director of Infectious Diseases Transition Service
Director of Internal Medicine Clerkship
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Hamilton is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 2011
  • Internal Medicine, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Multi-Drug Resistant Organism Infections
  • Mycobacterial Infections
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Soft Tissue Infection

Description of Clinical Expertise

Treatment of Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections
Infection Control
Healthcare Epidemiology
Antimicrobial Stewardship
General Infectious Diseases

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
  • 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
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

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

Memberships

Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, National Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Hamilton is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Infection Control
Healthcare Epidemiology
Antimicrobial Stewardship
Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections

Selected Publications:

Jou J, Ebrahim J, Shofer FS, Hamilton KW, Stern J, Han JH and CDC Epicenters Prevention Program: Environmental transmission of Clostridium difficile: association between hospital room size and C. difficile infection Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 36 (5): 564-8,2015.

Sears J, Hamilton KW, Gerber JS, Szymczak J, Patel A: Assessment of local antimicrobial stewardship activities: a call for collaboration Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Spring 2015: Science Guiding Prevention Annual Conference, Orlando, FL : 2015.

Hamilton KW, Gerber JS, Moehring R, Anderson DJ, Calderwood MS, Han JH, Mehta JM, Polalck LA, Zaoutis T, Srinivasan A, Camins BC, Schwartz DN, Lautenbach E: Point-of-prescription interventions to improve antimicrobial Stewardship Clin Infect Dis 60 (8): 1252125-8,2015.

Bartsch SM, Umscheid C, Nachamkin I, Hamilton KW, Lee BY: Comparing the economic and health benefits of different approaches to diagnosing Clostridium difficile infection Clin Microbiol Infect 21 (1): e1-9,2015.

Byrne DD, Rosenbach MA, Hamilton KW: Take one's breath away Infections in the immunocompromised patient : 2015.

White D, Hamilton K, Pegues D, Hanish A, Resnic J, Umscheid C: The impact of a computerized clinical decision support tool on inappropriate Clostridium difficile testing Hospital Medicine, National Harbor, MD : 2015.

Hamilton KW, O'Donnell JA: Urinary tract infection Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2nd Edition : 2015.

Rolek K, Talati N, Binkley S, Timko D, Morgan S, Pegues D, Hamilton KW: Implementation of a provider-based antimicrobial stewardship strategy at a long term acute care hospital (LTACH) and inpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) facility ID Week 2014 Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA : 2014.

Mazo D, Pegues D, Hamilton KW: Treatment of colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteremia: a systematic review ID Week 2014 Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA : 2014.

Caroff D, Binkley S, Timko D, Morgan S, Hamilton KW: Use of electronic de-escalation alerts to facilitate prospective audit and feedback for antimicrobial stewardship ID Week 2014 Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Prevention and Control, Ground Founders
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6995
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)