Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

2/12/09: Sensible Antibiotics Use

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Charting a Course for Sensible Antibiotics Use

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 12, 2009

8:00 AM
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein

12:15 PM
Cherkasky Auditorium/Montefiore Medical Center


Speaker: Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Ostrowsky joined the Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine facility as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases in July of 2008. She is the director of the newly developing Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, which she will discuss at Grand Rounds.

Dr. Ostrowsky attended the Sophie Davis Biomedical Program at City University of NY and received her MD from SUNY Stony Brook. She did an Internal Medicine Residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and then an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. During her fellowship she obtained an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ostrowsky was then an Epidemiology Intelligence Service Officer at the CDC working on issues relating to healthcare acquired infections.

Dr. Ostrowsky has continued an interest in healthcare-acquired infections, working with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Prior to joining our facility, Dr. Ostrowsky was the Director of Communicable Diseases and TB at the Westchester County Department of Health. She has returned to her ongoing interest in antibiotic resistance and heath care-acquired infections in coming to this challenging position.

Medical Grand Rounds this week is sponsored by the Division of Infectious Diseases.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review data to support and describe components of antimicrobial stewardship in healthcare facilities
  2. Understand some of the challenges in developing an antimicrobial stewardship program
  3. Describe national and local concerns regarding antimicrobial use, antimicrobial resistance and associated patient outcomes


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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