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Amy J. Ray, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine

Medical Director, UH System Infection Control and Prevention

Chief of Staff, Ahuja Medical Center


Email : amy.ray@uhhospitals.org
Office Phone : 216.844.1709
Fax : 216.844.1632
Appointments : 216.844.8500
Outpatient Clinic : Chagrin Highlands

Education

  • B.S. : Chemisty, Oral Roberts University, 1994
  • M.D. : Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2001
  • Residency : Internal Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 2000-2003
  • Chief Medical Resident, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 2003-2004
  • Chief of Staff, Ahuja Medical Center

Clinical Interests

  • Infection Control
  • Travel Medicine

Research Interests

  • Healthcare epidemiology
  • Prevention and treatment of healthcare-associated infections
  • Outbreak investigation

Selected References

  • Beltramini AM, Salata RA, Ray AJ.Thermoregulation and risk of surgical site infection.Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Jun;32(6):603-10.
  • Ray AJ, Perez F, Beltramini AM, Jakubowycz M, Dimick P, Jacobs MR, Roman K, Bonomo RA, Salata RA. Use of vaporized hydrogen peroxide decontamination during an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection at a long-term acute care hospital.Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Dec;31(12):1236-41.Epub 2010 Oct 25.
  • Perez F, Endimiani A, Ray AJ, Decker BK, Wallace CJ, Hujer KM, Ecker DJ, Adams MD, Toltzis P, Dul MJ, Windau A, Bajaksouzian S, Jacobs MR, Salata RA, Bonomo RA. Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and Klebsiella pneumoniae across a hospital system: impact of post-acute care facilities on dissemination. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2010 Aug;65(8):1807-18. Epub 2010 May 31.
  • Arfons L, Ray A, Donskey CJ. Clostridium difficile infection among health care workers receiving antibiotic therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2005 May 1;40(9):1384-5.
  • Bhalla A, Pultz NJ, Gries DM, Ray AJ, Eckstein EC, Aron DC, Donskey CJ. Acquisition of nosocomial pathogens on hands after contact with environmental surfaces near hospitalized patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2004 Feb; 25(2): 164-7.
  • Ray A and Rice LB. Wildcatters welcome: the need for new antimicrobial agents. Therapy 1(1), Sept. 2004.
  • Amy J. Ray, M. D. and Curtis J. Donskey, M. D. Clostridium difficile infection and concurrent vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus stool colonization in a health care worker: case report and review of the literature. American Journal of Infection Control. 2003 Feb; 31(1):54-6.
  • Donskey CJ, Ray AJ, Hoyen CK, Fuldauer PD, Aron DC, Salvator A, Bonomo RA. Colonization and infection with multiple nosocomial pathogens among patients colonized with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2003 Apr; 24(4):242-5.
  • Amy J. Ray, M. D., Nicole J. Pultz, B. S., Anita Bhalla, M. D., Claudia K. Hoyen, M. D., Elizabeth C. Eckstein, R. N., Curtis J. Donskey, M. D. Coexistence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococci and Staphylococcus aureus in the intestinal tracts of hospitalized patients. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Oct 1:37(7):875-81.
  • Bhalla A, Pultz NJ, Ray AJ, Hoyen CK, Eckstein EC, Donskey CJ. Antiaerobic antibiotic therapy promotes overgrowth of antibiotic-resistant Enterococci in the stool of colonized patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2003 Sep; 24(9): 644-9.