Tamar F. Barlam

Professor, Medicine

Tamar Barlam
617.414.5282

Biography

Dr. Barlam is the Chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases and the Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship for the Boston Medical Center. She has close to 30 years’ experience directing antimicrobial stewardship programs. Her research is focused on understanding factors that influence antimicrobial prescribing, and the implementation and impact of stewardship interventions. She has also led public policy initiatives to reduce inappropriate use of antimicrobials in food animals and served on a national task force to improve antimicrobial use in companion animals. She is the chair of a national committee on antimicrobial stewardship education and implementation.

Other Positions

  • Section Chief, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, MD
  • City College of New York, BS

Publications

  • Published on 2/5/2022

    Dhanani M, Goodrich C, Weinberg J, Acuna-Villaorduna C, Barlam TF. Antibiotic therapy completion for injection drug use-associated infective endocarditis at a center with routine addiction medicine consultation: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Infect Dis. 2022 Feb 05; 22(1):128. PMID: 35123439.

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  • Published on 12/2/2021

    Livorsi DJ, Drainoni ML, Reisinger HS, Nanda N, McGregor JC, Barlam TF, Morris AM, Szymczak JE. Leveraging implementation science to advance antibiotic stewardship practice and research. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2022 02; 43(2):139-146. PMID: 34852212.

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  • Published on 11/29/2021

    Burrowes SAB, Barlam TF, Skinner A, Berger R, Ni P, Drainoni ML. Provider views on rapid diagnostic tests and antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections: A mixed methods study. PLoS One. 2021; 16(11):e0260598. PMID: 34843599.

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  • Published on 10/11/2021

    Heil EL, Bork JT, Abbo LM, Barlam TF, Cosgrove SE, Davis A, Ha DR, Jenkins TC, Kaye KS, Lewis JS, Ortwine JK, Pogue JM, Spivak ES, Stevens MP, Vaezi L, Tamma PD. Optimizing the Management of Uncomplicated Gram-Negative Bloodstream Infections: Consensus Guidance Using a Modified Delphi Process. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Oct; 8(10):ofab434. PMID: 34738022.

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  • Published on 8/26/2020

    Barocas JA, Komaromy M, Haidar D, Barlam TF, Orr BL, Miller NS. Assessment of Oropharyngeal Specimens for Discontinuation of Transmission-Based COVID-19 Precautions. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Sep; 7(9):ofaa382. PMID: 32964067.

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  • Published on 7/25/2020

    Sinha P, Mostaghim A, Bielick CG, McLaughlin A, Hamer DH, Wetzler LM, Bhadelia N, Fagan MA, Linas BP, Assoumou SA, Ieong MH, Lin NH, Cooper ER, Brade KD, White LF, Barlam TF, Sagar M. Early administration of interleukin-6 inhibitors for patients with severe COVID-19 disease is associated with decreased intubation, reduced mortality, and increased discharge. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Oct; 99:28-33. PMID: 32721528.

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  • Published on 6/15/2020

    Barlam TF, Childs E, Zieminski SA, Meshesha TM, Jones KE, Butler JM, Damschroder LJ, Goetz MB, Madaras-Kelly K, Reardon CM, Samore MH, Shen J, Stenehjem E, Zhang Y, Drainoni ML. Perspectives of Physician and Pharmacist Stewards on Successful Antibiotic Stewardship Program Implementation: A Qualitative Study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Jul; 7(7):ofaa229. PMID: 32704510.

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  • Published on 3/3/2020

    Burrowes SAB, Rader A, Ni P, Drainoni ML, Barlam TF. Low Uptake of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Respiratory Tract Infections in an Urban Safety Net Hospital. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Mar; 7(3):ofaa057. PMID: 32166096.

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  • Published on 5/17/2019

    Eby JC, Lane MA, Horberg M, Gentry CN, Coffin SE, Ray AJ, Sheridan KR, Bratzler DW, Wheeler D, Sarumi M, Barlam TF, Kim TJ, Rodriguez A, Nahass RG. How Do You Measure Up: Quality Measurement for Improving Patient Care and Establishing the Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 05 17; 68(11):1946-1951. PMID: 30256911.

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  • Published on 4/2/2019

    Kimmel SD, Jawa R, Walley AY, Barlam TF. Actions to Integrate Treatment of Opioid and Infectious Disease Epidemics. Ann Intern Med. 2019 04 02; 170(7):508-509. PMID: 30934072.

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