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Dr. Anurag Malani

Description of Research: Anurag Malani, M.D.

Dr. Malani’s research interests involve antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention, Clostridium difficile infection, and invasive mycoses. Dr. Malani serves as the Medical Director for the Infection Prevention and Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs at St. Joseph Mercy Health System.

Recent Publications:

Washer L, Chenoweth C, Kim HW, Rogers MA, Malani AN, Riddell J, Kuhn L, Noeyack B, Neusius H, Newton D, Saint S, Flanders SA.  Blood culture contamination:  A cluster-randomized cross-over trial evaluating the comparative effectiveness of three skin antiseptic interventions.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013;34(1):15-21. 

Malani AN, Richards PJ, Kapila S, Otto M, Singal B.  Clinical and economic outcomes from a community hospital antimicrobial stewardship program.  Am J Infect Cont  2013;41(2):145-8.  

Malani AN, Vandenberg DM, Singal B, Kasotakis M, Koch S, Moudgal V, Jagarlamudi R, Neelakanta A, Otto M, Halasyamani L Kaakaji R, Kauffman C.  Magnetic resonance imaging screening to identify spinal and paraspinal infections associated with injection of contaminated methylprednisolone acetate.  JAMA 2013;309(23):2465-2472.

Hartley S, Valley S, Kuhn L, Washer L, Gandhi T, Meddings J, Chenoweth C,
Malani AN, Saint S, Srinivasan A, Flanders S.  Inappropriate testing for urinary tract infection in hospitalized patients: an opportunity for improvement.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013;34(11):1204-1207. 

Chiller T, Roy M, Nguyen D…Malani AN (5/22)… Jernigan J.  Clinical findings for fungal infections caused by methylprednisolone injections. N Engl J Med 2013;369:1610-1619. 

Marchaim D, Pogue J…Malani AN (18/21)...Kaye K. Minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of tigecycline to Acinetobacter baumannii:  major variations as a function of testing method.  J Clin Microbiol 2014;52(5):1617-21. 

Brennan B, Coyle J, Marchaim D, Pogue J, Boehme M, Finks J, Malani AN, VerLee K, Buckley B, Mollon N, Sundin D, Washer L, Kaye K.  Statewide surveillance of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Michigan.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014; 35(4):342-49.  

Malani AN, Kerr L, Obear J, Singal B, Kauffman C.  Alopecia and nail findings associated with voriconazole therapy.  Clin Infect Dis 2014;59(3):e61-65.  

Moudgal V, Singal B…Malani AN (5/21)…Halasyamani L.  Spinal and paraspinal fungal infections associated with contaminated methylprednisolone acetate injections.  Open Forum Inf Dis 2014; doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofu022. 

Moon W, Scheller E, Suneja A…Malani AN (5/9)…Vandenberg D.  Fluoride level and bone pain as a predictor of voriconazole induced periostitis.  Clin Infect Dis 2014;59(9):1237-45. 

Pettit A, Malani AN.  Outbreak of fungal infections associated with contaminated methylprednisolone acetate:  an update.  Curr Infect Dis Rep 2015;17(1):441.   

Malani AN, Singal B, Wheat J, Al Suis O, Summons T, Durkin M, Pettit A.  Cerebrospinal Fluid 1,3 Beta-D-Glucan for the diagnosis of fungal meningitis associated with contaminated methylprednisolone injections.  J Clin Microbiol 2015;53(3):799-803. 

Hartley S, Valley S, Kuhn L, Washer L, Gandhi T, Meddings J, Chenoweth C, 
Malani AN, Saint S, Srinivasan A, Flanders S.  Ovetreatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria: identifying targets for improvement.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;36(4):470-473. 

Malani AN, Kerr L, Kauffman CA.  Voriconazole: How to use this antifungal agent and what to expect.  Semin Respir Crit Care Med 2015;36(5):786-95. 

McCotter O, Smith R, Westercamp M ….Malani AN (5/10)…Chiller T.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Notes from the Field:  Update on Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Infections Associated with Contaminated Methylprednisolone Injections, 2012-2014. MMWR Morb.Mortal.Wkly.Rep2015

Brumley P, Malani AN, Pisani J, Collins C.   Effect of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Bundle for Patients with Clostridium difficile Infection.  J Antimicrob Chemother 2015; Dec 11 pii: dkv404. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID 26661392.

Malani AN, Brennan B, Collins C, Finks J, Pogue J, Kaye K.  Antimicrobial Stewardship Practices in Michigan Long-Term Care Facilities. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016.  


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