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Richard Watkins, MD, Infectious Disease, Rootstown, OH

RichardRWatkinsMD, MS, FACP, FIDSA, FISAC

Infectious Disease Rootstown, OH

HIV/AIDS Medicine, Healthcare Associated Infections, Microbiology

Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Medical University

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Education & Training

  • Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University
    Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann UniversityFellowship, Infectious Disease, 2006
  • Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium
    Allegheny Health Network Medical Education ConsortiumResidency, Internal Medicine, 2004
  • American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
    American University of the Caribbean School of MedicineClass of 2001
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Thomas Jefferson UniversityM.S., Microbiology, 1995 - 1997
  • Gannon University
    Gannon UniversityB.S., Biology, 1991 - 1995

Certifications & Licensure

  • KY State Medical License
    KY State Medical License 2021 - 2023
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2006 - 2023
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2001 - 2008
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease
  • Board Certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellowship Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2016
  • Sigma Xi scientific research honor society, 2016
  • Fellowship American College of Physicians, 2011
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • The Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery: Defining a Model for Antimicrobial Stewardship—Results from an International Cross-Sectional Survey  
    Richard R Watkins, Eleftherios Mylonakis, Robert G Sawyer, Costi D Sifri, BioMed Central
  • Prolonged Clostridium difficile infection may be associated with vitamin D deficiency  
    Wong KK, Lee R, Watkins RR, Haller N., J Parenter Enteral Nutr, Epub, 1/26/2015
  • Low vitamin D level and impact on severity and recurrence of Clostridium difficile infections  
    Abdelfatah M, Nayfe R, Moftakhar B, Nijim A, El Zoghbi M, Donskey CJ, Kandil H, Watkins RR., J Investig Med, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Differences in clinical manifestations of acute and early HIV-1 infection between HIV-1 subtypes in African women.
    Lemonovich TL, Watkins RR, Morrison CS, Kwok C, Salata RA., 49th Annual Meeting IDSA., 1/1/2011
  • Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections with Silver Alloy/Hydrogel Coated Foley Catheters Using Two Separate Evaluation Periods.
    Watkins RR, Osterholt SN, Parker P, Salata RA., 119th Annual Meeting Ohio Academy of Science, 1/1/2010
  • PCP Prophylaxis in HIV-Infected Renal Allograph Recipients.
    Watkins R, Kumar MS, Alvarez D., 43rd Annual Meeting IDSA., 1/1/2005

Lectures

  • Invasive fungal and mold infections 
    1/26/2013
  • Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma 
    1/11/2013
  • Respiratory Infections in Pregnant Women in the Ambulatory Setting 
    1/8/2011
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Press Mentions

  • Cat-Scratch Disease Is A Thing—What You Need to Know
    Cat-Scratch Disease Is A Thing—What You Need to KnowSeptember 20th, 2016
  • Drug-Resistant Superbugs Are a Threat to Public Health, Says WHO
    Drug-Resistant Superbugs Are a Threat to Public Health, Says WHOSeptember 23rd, 2016
  • How 40 Harvard Students Got the Mumps—Despite Being Vaccinated
    How 40 Harvard Students Got the Mumps—Despite Being VaccinatedApril 28th, 2016
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Grant Support

  • “Describing Infections of the Spine treated with Ceftaroline” (DISC Study)Allergan2014–2017
  • “Does the oral microbiome change while a patient is in the ICU?”Akron General Foundation2012–2014

Committees

  • member, Publications Committee/ Infectious Diseases Society of America 2016 - Present
  • member, International Advisory Board Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery 2016 - Present
  • member, American Federation for Medical Research Midwestern Regional Council 2013 - Present
  • At-large member, ACP Ohio Chapter Governor’s Advisory Council 2013 - Present
  • member, Standards and Practice Guidelines Committee/ Infectious Diseases Society of America 2009 - 2013