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Manisha Juthani, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Professor, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

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Manisha Juthani, MD

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Dr. Juthani is a Professor of Medicine and an Infectious Diseases physician at Yale School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania, attended Cornell University Medical College, completed residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Campus, and was a Chief Resident at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She arrived at Yale School of Medicine in 2002 for Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training and joined the full-time faculty in 2006. She assumed the role of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Director in 2012. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been instrumental in leading the ID efforts at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital. Her federally funded research focused on infections in older adults, specifically urinary tract infections and pneumonia. Most notably, she was the Principal Investigator of an R01-funded research project that resulted in the 2016 JAMA publication entitled, “Effect of Cranberry Capsules on Bacteriuria Plus Pyuria Among Older Women in Nursing Homes: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” This publication received widespread attention in the lay press, including The New York Times and CNN to name a few, and achieved an Almetric Attention Score of 1546, placing it in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric. In December 2016, The New Yorker identified this research as one of the most notable medical findings of 2016, and Dr. Juthani was interviewed and featured in the GeriPal and Gastropod podcasts. Additionally, in her parallel work with pneumonia prevention, she was the first author on the 2015 Clinical Infectious Diseases publication entitled, “A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of a Multicomponent Intervention Protocol for Pneumonia Prevention Among Nursing Home Elders.” In addition to her academic responsibilities, Dr. Juthani enjoys talking and writing about medical topics in the lay press. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been featured on CNN, WTNH, ABC's 20/20, CT Public Radio/NPR, BBC's News Hour, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and CGTN. Her written pieces have been featured in The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, Pacific Standard, and Next Avenue. Her most recent area of research interest was at the interface of infectious diseases and palliative care, specifically the role of antibiotics at the end of life. Additional areas of interest include antibiotic resistant organisms, the emergence and spread of resistant organisms, hospital epidemiology, and medical education. Since 2021, Dr. Juthani has been on a leave for public service to serve as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2005)
  • Chief Resident
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2002)
  • Assistant Chief Resident
    New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell (2001)
  • Intern and Resident
    New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell (2001)
  • MD
    Cornell University Medical College (1998)
  • BA
    University of Pennsylvania (1994)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Leadership Institute, Community of LeadersInfectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)2021
Press Conference Special GuestGovernor Ned Lamont2020
COVID-19 Recognition AwardYale School of Medicine2020
Stories of Internal Medicine Selected PresenterDepartment of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds2020
Weekly ID Contributor on COVID-19WTNH News Channel 82020
Power of Penn Women Instagram Recognition AwardUniversity of Pennsylvania2020
New Day, twice weekly ID contributor on COVID-19CNN2020
Stanford Faculty Development Seminar Attendee2017
The Most Notable Medical Findings of 2016The New Yorker2016
The Leading Edge, Professional Development for Yale Women in Academic Medicine2016
Public Voices Fellowship Program2014
FellowSociety for Healthcare Epidemiology of America2014
FellowAmerican College of Physicians2014
FellowInfectious Diseases Society of America2013
Early Career Women Faculty Seminar Selected AttendeeAssociation of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)2007
T. Franklin Williams ScholarInfectious Diseases Society of America2007
Summer Institute on Aging Research Selected AttendeeNational Institute on Aging2007
Faculty Development Seminar Selected Attendee2006
Hartford Center of Excellence Fellow2004
First Woman Commencement Class SpeakerCornell University Medical College1998
Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of Pennsylvania1994
Dean's ListUniversity of Pennsylvania1994
Benjamin Franklin ScholarUniversity of Pennsylvania1994

Professional Service

Yale Women's Housestaff OrganizationMentor2021
Yale Medical Students Vaccination Education CampaignAdvisor2021
Yale Pepper Center Research Education Core Virtual RetreatFeatured Expert and Consultant2021
COVID-19 Clinical Trials SubcommitteeMember2020 - 2021
Department of Internal Medicine COVID Leadership CommitteeMember2020 - 2021
NIA P01 Nursing Home Infections Review CommitteeReviewer2020
Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew Senior Life, Interventional Studies in Aging Center (ISAC) Pilot Project Study SectionReviewer2020
Yale School of MedicineDaily Zoom meetings during the height of the pandemic to educate the physician workforce about care of patients with COVID-19.2020
Yale PA Program Thesis CommitteeReviewer2019 - 2021
Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC)Member2019 - 2021
Yale Pepper Center Career Development RetreatNavigating the 'K' to 'R' Transition2019
Yale School of Medicine Admissions CommitteeInterviewer2018 - 2021
Yale School of Public Health Thesis CommitteeAdvisor2017 - 2021
Yale Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program Clinical Competency CommitteeMember2017 - 2021
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM)Member2017 - 2021
IDSA Research CommitteeMember2017 - 2019
Yale Department of Medicine Diversity CommitteeMember2017 - 2018
Yale Cancer CenterMember2015 - 2021
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative MedicineMember2015 - 2019
IDSA Clinical Practice Guidelines for Asymptomatic BacteriuriaCommittee Member2015 - 2017
Capstone Project, Dr. Theresa Rowe, Northwestern UniversityAdvisor2015
Capstone Project, Deidre Clark, DNP, Frontier Nursing UniversityMentor2015
American College of PhysiciansFellow2014 - 2021
Open Forum Infectious DiseasesReviewer2014 - 2021
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Fellow Mentorship CommitteeMentor2014 - 2018
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)Fellow2013 - 2021
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)Reviewer2013 - 2021
British Medical JournalReviewer2013 - 2021
Annals of Internal MedicineReviewer2013 - 2021
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology in America (SHEA) Research CommitteeExpert Panel Member2013 - 2016
University of Michigan, Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence CenterReviewer2013
Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Clinical Competency CommitteeMember2012 - 2021
Internal Medicine / Infectious Diseases Physician Scientist ProgramChair2012 - 2021
IDSA Fellowship Program Directors CommitteeMember2012 - 2021
Graduate Medical Education CouncilMember2012 - 2016
Advancing Excellence in Nursing Homes CampaignExpert Panel Member2012
American College of PhysiciansMember2011 - 2014
American Geriatrics Society Organ Specific and Disorders, Biology of AgingAbstract Grader 2011 - 2012
Clinical Infectious DiseasesReviewer2010 - 2021
Nature Reviews UrologyReviewer2010 - 2012
Association of Subspecialty Professionals (ASP) Leadership GroupMember2010 - 2011
Yale PA Program Thesis CommitteeAdvisor2009 - 2021
Williams Alumni Meeting Planning CommitteeChair2009 - 2011
Jahnigen Williams AGS Planning CommitteeMember2009 - 2010
Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group 2009/10 ZRG1 BDA-A (58) R MeetingReviewer2009
Infection Control and Hospital EpidemiologyReviewer2008 - 2021
SHEA Long Term-Care Facility Interest GroupMember2007 - 2021
Journal of the American Geriatrics SocietyReviewer2007 - 2021
American Journal of Infection ControlReviewer2007 - 2018
Intern Selection CommitteeMember2006 - 2021
Archives of Internal Medicine / JAMA Internal MedicineReviewer2006 - 2021
Society of Healthcare Epidemiology in America (SHEA)Member2006 - 2014
Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Evaluation CommitteeChair2006 - 2012
Program on Aging Junior Faculty WorkshopCo-Director2006 - 2007
IDSA Geriatrics Interest GroupMember2005 - 2021
American Geriatrics SocietyMember2005 - 2013
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)Member2001 - 2013

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