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Surbhi  Leekha

Surbhi Leekha M.B.B.S., M.P.H.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Epidemiology & Public Health
Secondary Appointments: Medicine
Location: 110 S. Paca Street, 6th Floor, Suite 100
Phone: (410) 328-1148
Fax: (410) 328-0089

Personal History:


2002: M.B.B.S.: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
2004: M.P.H.: University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA

Post Graduate Education and Training

2004-2007: Internal Medicine Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
2007-2010: Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Research Interests:

Epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections

Clinical Speciality:

Infectious Diseases


Sinsimer D, Leekha S, Park S, Marras SA, Koreen L, Willey B, Naidich S, Musser KA, Kreiswirth BN. Use of a multiplex molecular beacon platform for rapid detection of methicillin and vancomycin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. J Clin Microbiol. 2005;43:4585-91

Zitterkopf NL, Leekha S, Espy MJ, Wood CM, Sampathkumar P, Smith TF. Relevance of influenza A virus detection by PCR, shell vial assay, and tube cell culture to rapid reporting procedures. J Clin Microbiol. 2006;44:3366-7

Leekha S, Zitterkopf NL, Espy MJ, Smith TF, Thompson RL, Sampathkumar P. Duration of Influenza A Virus Shedding in Hospitalized Patients and Implications for Infection Control. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007;28:1071-6

Leekha S, Thompson RL, Sampathkumar P. Epidemiology and control of pertussis outbreaks in a tertiary care center and the resource consumption associated with these outbreaks. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009;30:467-73.

Leekha S, Thomas KG, Chaudhry R, Thomas MR. Patient Preferences for and Satisfaction with Method of Communicating Test Results in a Primary Care Practice. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 2009;35:497-501

Leekha S, Sampathkumar P, Berry DJ, Thompson RL. Should National Standards for Reporting Surgical Site Infections Distinguish between Primary and Revision Orthopedic Surgeries? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010;31:503-508.