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Ronald P. Rabinowitz M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Location: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Room T3R68
Phone: (410) 328-3656
Fax: (410) 328-6826

Research Interests:

The prevalence of MRSA and VRE in new admissions to large rehabilitation hospitals, as well as the trauma unit, continue to grow.  These patients need to be carefully followed and isolated as part of the standard of care of infection control in acute-care hospitals.  Rehabilitation hospitals are often the next level of care for hospitalized patients.  Currently, it is unknown whether these organisms are prevalent in rehabilitation facilities and whether infection control policies in place are adequate.     

Clinical Speciality:

Teaching - I enjoy teaching first and year medical students as an instructor for "Introduction to Clinical Medicine, as well as "Physical Diagnosis". I also enjoy teaching the Infectious Diseases fellows, Critical care fellows, nurse practitioners, medical students from Maryland, as well as outside institutions in the multi-disciplinary care teams located in the trauma unit.  Daily patient care rounds, as well monthly lectures are given. I also enjoy following the trauma patients as well as new patients at Kernan Hospital, where I am the acting Chief of Infectious Diseases.


Rabinowitz, R Doherty, P, The role of antibiotics in the management of civilan gunshot wounds to the head. Infections in Medicine Vol 21 (6):297-300, 2004.

Book Chapters
Rabinowitz, R, Mulinde, J and Caplan, ES: Hyperbaric Oxygen in Mandell, Douglas, Bennett’s 6th  Edition of Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, Churchill Livingstone, Inc., Chapter 38: 501-505, 2000 and Chapter 40: 563-568, 2004

Stein, D, Rabinowitz, R, Caplan, E: Trauma in Hospital Medicine, 2nd Edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Chapter 34, 287-294, 2005.