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Tamar Foster Barlam

Associate Professor of Medicinetamar2 2010


MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
MSc:Boston University School of Public Health
Residency: Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

General Field of Work:

Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infectious Disease

Affiliations other than medicine:

Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine

Contact information:

Office/Lab: One Boston Medical Center Place, Dowling 3 North
Phone: (617)-414-5265
Fax: (617)-638-8070
Email: Tamar.Barlam@bmc.org


Antimicrobial Stewardship; Hospital-acquired infections; Infectious Disease

Summary of academic interest:

Use of national datasets to study the factors that influence antimicrobial prescribing; reduction of healthcare-associated infections through improved antimicrobial use; antimicrobial stewardship within institutions, inappropriate use of medically important antibiotics in animal agriculture.

Recent Publications:

Singer MV, Haft R, Barlam T, et al. Vancomycin Control Measures at a Tertiary Care Hospital: Impact of Interventions on Volume and Appropriateness of Use. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 1998;19:248-253.

Barlam TF. The impact of antibiotic use in agriculture on human health and the appropriate public policy response. In: Kleinman DL, Abby J. Kinchy AJ, Handelsman J, eds. Controversies in Science and Technology, Volume 1: From Maize to Menopause. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press January 2005

Barlam T, DiVall M. Antibiotic Stewardship Practices at Top Academic Centers Throughout the United States and at Hospitals Throughout Massachusetts. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2006;27 (7):695-703.

Barlam TF, Kasper DL. Approach to the acutely ill infected febrile patient. In: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine.; 18th ed. 2011; New York: McGraw-Hill Medical, In Press

Barlam TF, Kasper DL. Infections due to the HACEK group and miscellaneous gram-negative organisms. In: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine 18th ed. 2011; New York: McGraw-Hill Medical, In Press