Christopher Polage, MD, Pathology, Sacramento, CA

ChristopherRobertPolageMDMAS

Pathology Sacramento, CA

Microbiology, Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology

Associate Professor, Pathology and Infectious Diseases, UC, Davis School of Medicine

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Education & Training

  • University of California, DavisM.S., Advanced Study in Clinical Research, 2008 - 2010
  • University of Utah
    University of UtahFellowship, Medical Microbiology, 2005 - 2007
  • University of Utah
    University of UtahResidency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2001 - 2005
  • University of Colorado
    University of ColoradoInternship, Internal Medicine, 2000 - 2001
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    University of New Mexico School of MedicineClass of 2000
  • University of New MexicoB.S., Biology, 1987 - 1992

Certifications & Licensure

  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2017 - 2021
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2007 - 2021
  • UT State Medical License
    UT State Medical License 2002 - 2008
  • American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
  • American Board of Pathology Pathology - Medical Microbiology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Physician Quality and Safety Honoree University of California, Davis Medical Center, 2015
  • Associate Scientific Advisor Science Translational Medicine, 2013
  • CHQI Fellow University of California, 2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Overdiagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection in the Molecular Test Era  
    Polage CR, Gyorke C, Kennedy M, Leslie J, Chin D, Wang S, Nguyen H, Huang B, Tang YW, Lee L, Kim K, Taylor S, Romano PS, Panacek EA, Goodell P, Solnick JV, Cohen SH, JAMA internal medicine, 1/8/2015
  • Identification of gram-negative bacteria and genetic resistance determinants from positive blood culture broths using the Verigene Gram-Negative Blood Culture multiple...  
    Ledeboer NA, Lopansri BK, Dhiman N, Cavagnolo R, Carroll K, Granato P, Thompson R, Butler-Wu S, Samuel L, Pancholi P, Hansen GT, Tran N, Polage CR, Thompson KS, Winega..., J Clin Microbiol, 1/1/2015
  • Invited Editorial Commentary: Microbiologic testing in post-solid-organ transplant diarrhea  
    Polage CR, Clin Infect Dis, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • Multicenter Evaluation of Vancomycin MIC Results for Staphylococci and Enterococci Using MicroScan Dried Gram Positive MIC Panel
    Humphries RM, Hindler JA, Schreckenberger PC, Tjhio J, Polage CR, Weinstein MP, Evans M, Brookman RK, Chau JY, Roe-Carpenter D, 115th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology (ASM), New Orleans, LA, 1/30/2015
  • Multicenter Evaluation of Vancomycin MIC Results for Staphylococci and Enterococci Using MicroScan Dried Gram Positive MIC Panels read on the WalkAway System and autoS...
    Humphries RM, Hindler JA, Schreckenberger PC, Tjhio J, Polage CR, Weinstein MP, Evans M, Brookman RK, Chau JY, Roe-Carpenter D, 115th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology (ASM), New Orleans, LA, 1/30/2015
  • Multicenter Evaluation of Clindamycin MIC Results for Staphylococci Using MicroScan Dried Overnight Panels
    Humphries RM, Hindler JA, Schreckenberger PC, Tjhio J, Polage CR, Weinstein MP, Evans M, Brookman RK, Chau JY, Roe-Carpenter D, 115th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology (ASM), New Orleans, LA, 1/30/2015
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Lectures

  • Preliminary Results of the UC Davis STOP C. difficile Project 
    Atlanta, GA - 1/1/2015
  • Overdiagnosis of C. difficile Infection in the Molecular Test Era 
    Atlanta, GA - 1/1/2015
  • State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Testing for Central Nervous System Infections 
    San Diego, CA - 1/1/2015
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Other

Press Mentions

  • 'Shortages at Every Turn:' Duke, UNC Labs Jump in to Make Coronavirus Test as States Struggle to Keep Up
    'Shortages at Every Turn:' Duke, UNC Labs Jump in to Make Coronavirus Test as States Struggle to Keep UpMarch 12th, 2020
  • Rapid Tests Could Alleviate Delays in Diagnosing the Coronavirus — but They're Not Without Flaws
    Rapid Tests Could Alleviate Delays in Diagnosing the Coronavirus — but They're Not Without FlawsJuly 25th, 2020
  • ASCP Proudly Celebrates the Future Leaders of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    ASCP Proudly Celebrates the Future Leaders of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineJune 17th, 2020