Tamar F. Barlam

Associate Professor, Medicine

Tamar Barlam
617.414.5282

Biography

Dr. Barlam is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases, the Program Director of the Infectious Disease Training Program, 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 engaged in policy work to reduce inappropriate use of antimicrobials in food animals and is currently on a national task force to improve antimicrobial use in companion animals. She is the co-chair of a national panel tasked with creating an implementation guideline on antimicrobial stewardship.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Medicine, Boston Medical Center

Education

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

Classes Taught

Publications

  • Published on 5/14/2018

    Morgan JR, Carey KM, Barlam TF, Christiansen CL, Drainoni ML. Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Bronchitis in Children and Impact on Subsequent Episodes of Care and Treatment. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 May 14. PMID: 29794648.

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  • Published on 3/19/2018

    Luo R, Weinberg JM, Barlam TF. The Impact of Clostridium difficile Infection on Future Outcomes of Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 May; 39(5):563-570. PMID: 29553007.

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  • Published on 10/7/2017

    Luo R, Barlam TF. Ten-year review of Clostridium difficile infection in acute care hospitals in the USA, 2005-2014. J Hosp Infect. 2018 Jan; 98(1):40-43. PMID: 29017933.

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  • Published on 9/7/2017

    Barlam TF, Morgan JR, Kaplan WA, Outterson K, Pelton SI. Disproportionate Exposure to Antibiotics in Children at Risk for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease: Potential for Emerging Resistance and Opportunity for Antibiotic Stewardship. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Sep 07. PMID: 28992176.

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  • Published on 2/15/2017

    Barlam TF, Cosgrove SE. Reply to Macy et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 15; 64(4):532-533. PMID: 28172595.

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  • Published on 12/7/2016

    Barlam TF, Cosgrove SE. Reply to Macy et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 07. PMID: 27927855.

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  • Published on 5/15/2016

    Barlam TF, Cosgrove SE, Abbo LM, MacDougall C, Schuetz AN, Septimus EJ, Srinivasan A, Dellit TH, Falck-Ytter YT, Fishman NO, Hamilton CW, Jenkins TC, Lipsett PA, Malani PN, May LS, Moran GJ, Neuhauser MM, Newland JG, Ohl CA, Samore MH, Seo SK, Trivedi KK. Executive Summary: Implementing an Antibiotic Stewardship Program: Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 May 15; 62(10):1197-1202. PMID: 27118828.

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  • Published on 4/13/2016

    Barlam TF, Cosgrove SE, Abbo LM, MacDougall C, Schuetz AN, Septimus EJ, Srinivasan A, Dellit TH, Falck-Ytter YT, Fishman NO, Hamilton CW, Jenkins TC, Lipsett PA, Malani PN, May LS, Moran GJ, Neuhauser MM, Newland JG, Ohl CA, Samore MH, Seo SK, Trivedi KK. Implementing an Antibiotic Stewardship Program: Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 May 15; 62(10):e51-77. PMID: 27080992.

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  • Published on 2/23/2016

    Barlam TF, Soria-Saucedo R, Cabral HJ, Kazis LE. Unnecessary Antibiotics for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections: Association With Care Setting and Patient Demographics. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Jan; 3(1):ofw045. PMID: 27006968.

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  • Published on 4/1/2015

    Bender JB, Barlam TF, Glore RP, Gumley N, Grayzel SE, Hoang C, Murphy MJ, Papich MG, Sykes JE, Watts JL, Whichard JM. The AVMA Task Force for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Companion Animal Practice responds. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2015 Apr 1; 246(7):727-8. PMID: 25958435.

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