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Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

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Keith M. Ramsey, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Infection Control, University
  Health Systems-Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Division of Infectious Diseases

Undergraduate: B.S., Biology, Wester Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 1973
Medical School: M.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 1977

Internship: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA 1978
Internal Medicine Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA 1980
Fellowship:  Junior Staff Fellow Research 1982, HHS/FDA/Office of Biological Research and  Review, Division of Virology, Bethesda, MD
Clinical Fellowship: 1983, Division of Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth, University Health System, Richmond VA

Areas of Interest:
Healthcare Epidemiology: MRSA, Multidrug Resistant Organisms, Outbreaks; Occupational Health: Prevention of Exposures; Virology: Immunology of Viral Infections, Vaccines

Recent Publications/Abstracts:
  • Ashraf, M. S., Kinzie, V., Sheikh, N., Cochran, M. K. , Fang, Z., Clinton Faulk, Keith M. Ramsey, (2011). Does Early Foley Catheter Removal Lead To Higher Re-catheterization Rate In Patients At A Rehabilitation (Rehab) Center?   Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Augustino, K. L., Nobles, D. L. , Coogan, M. R. , Bryant, A. D. , Cochran, M. K. , John Christie, Eric A Toschlog, Keith M. Ramsey, (2011). Microbiologic and Molecular Methods to Investigate Possible Environmental Sources of Healthcare Associated Infections due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa.   111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Ayers, E., Augustino, K. L. , & Ramsey, K. M. (2011). Epidemiologic and Molecular Investigation of a Cluster of Cases of Carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC) in a Rural North Carolina Hospital.   APIC 2011, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Pofahl WP, Goetler CD, Ramsey KM, Cochran K, Nobles D, Rotondo MF.  Active Surveillance Screening and Eradication of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus  aureus (MRSA) carriage decreases Surgical Site Infections due to MRSA.  J Am Coll Surg 2009; 208: 981-988.
  • Cohen AL, Calfee D, Fridkin SK, Huang SS, Jernigan JA, Lautenbach E, Oriola S, Ramsey KM, Salgado CD, Weinstein RA.  Recommendations for Metrics for Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings: SHEA/HICPAC Position Paper.  ICHE 2008; 29 (10): 901-913.
  • Ramsey KM.  As the 2007-08 Influenza season approaches:  Highlight of the Committee on Immunization Practices' Prevention and Control of Influenza for 2007-08.  Southern Medical Journal 2008:  101(3):223-224.
  • Calderon E, Carter JE, Ramsey KM, Vande Waa, JA, Green WK and MA Alpert.  Necrotizing facilitis:  A complication of percutaneous coronary revasculaization.  Angiology 2007; 58(3): 360-6.
  • Siegel JD, Rhinehart E, Jackson M, Chairello L; The Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee: Brennan PJ, Bell M, Brinsko VL, Dellinger EP, Engel J, Gordon SM, Harrell LJ, O’Boyle C, Pegues DA, Perrotta DM, Pitt HM, Ramsey KM, Singh N, Stevenson KR, Smith PW, et al.  Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings 2007.
  • Estrada B, Carter M, Barik S, Vidal R, Herbert D, and Ramsey KM.  Severe Human Metapneumovirus Infection in Hospitalized Children.  Clinical Pediatrics 2007; 46 (3): 258-262.
  • Siegel JD, Rhinehart E, Jackson M, Chiarello L, Brennan PJ, Bell M, Brinsko VL, Dellinger EP, Engel J, Gordon SM, Harrell LJ, O’Boyle C, Pegues DA, Perrotta DM, Pitt HM, Ramsey KM, Singh N, Stevenson KB, Smith PW, Weinstein RA, Chinn RY, Demaria, Jr., A, Foster NE, Larsen EL, Lee JT, Moncada RE, Rutala WA, Stover BH, Underwood MA.  Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings, 2006.
  • Wong ES, Rupp ME, Mermel L, Perl TM, Bradley S, Ramsey KM, Ostrowsky B, Valenti AJ, Jernigan JA, Voss A, Tapper M.  Public Disclosure of Healthcare-Associated Infections:  The Role of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America.  ICHE 2005;26:210.