Richard Watkins, MD, Infectious Disease, Akron, OH, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

RichardRWatkinsMDMS, FACP, FIDSA

Infectious Disease Akron, OH

HIV/AIDS Medicine, Healthcare Associated Infections, Microbiology

Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Medical University

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Education & Training

  • Drexel University - Hahnemann University Hospital
    Drexel University - Hahnemann University HospitalFellowship, Infectious Disease, 2006
  • Allegheny General Hospital - Western Pennsylvania Hospital
    Allegheny General Hospital - Western Pennsylvania HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 2004
  • American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
    American University of the Caribbean School of MedicineClass of 2001
  • Thomas Jefferson UniversityM.S., Microbiology, 1995 - 1997
  • Gannon UniversityB.S., Biology, 1991 - 1995

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2006 - 2021
  • 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

  • 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
  • Treatment of giardiasis: current status and future directions  
    Watkins RR, Eckmann L., Clin Infect Dis Rep., 1/1/2014
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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

  • Why Some Officials Are Asking People to Get COVID-19 Tests — Even Without Symptoms or Exposure
    Why Some Officials Are Asking People to Get COVID-19 Tests — Even Without Symptoms or ExposureNovember 6th, 2020
  • COVID-19 and Kids: Experts Explain Why Cases of Rare MIS-C Are Rising
    COVID-19 and Kids: Experts Explain Why Cases of Rare MIS-C Are RisingNovember 5th, 2020
  • How an Earache Could Be a Possible COVID-19 Symptom, According to Doctors
    How an Earache Could Be a Possible COVID-19 Symptom, According to DoctorsNovember 5th, 2020
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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

Hospital Affiliations