Curriculum Vitae

AMY J. RAY, MD, MPH pdf

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
President Elect
University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center Medical Staff
4/13-present

Chief of Staff
University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center Medical Staff
4/11-1/13

Hospital Epidemiologist
University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
1/11-present

Medical Director
UH System Infection Control Committee
1/08-present

Physician
University Hospitals Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine
11/06-present

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Assistant Professor
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
7/10-present

Instructor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
11/06-6/10

Clinical Senior Instructor
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
7/03-7/04

CERTIFICATION and LICENSURE
Ohio State Medical Board
2000-present

American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
2003-2013
Recertified 2013-2023

American Board of Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases
2006-2016

POST-GRADUATE TRAINING
University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Accelerated Internal Medicine Residency
2000-2003

University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH Chief Medical Resident
2003-2004

University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH
Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine
2004-2006

EDUCATION
Case Western Reserve University
MPH, Masters of Public Health
2005-2009

Case Western Reserve University
MD, Doctor of Medicine
1998-2001

Oral Roberts University
BS, Bachelors of Science
1990-1994

HONORS and AWARDS
Jonathan Freeman Scholarship to advanced epidemiology course
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, 10/04

Ivan E. Shalit Award for excellence in the care of patients, Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine, 5/01

William A. Bernbaum, M.D. Award for internship excellence
University Hospitals of Cleveland, Department of Medicine Residency Program, 5/01

Max. E. Miller Award for intellectual curiosity, discipline in evaluating clinical data, and exemplary patient care
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 5/01

Dean’s Scholarship
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1997-2001

President’s List Scholar
Oral Roberts University, 1990-1994

Outstanding Chemistry Department Senior
Oral Roberts University, 1993-1994

Provost’s Scholarship
Oral Roberts University, 1990-1994

Chemical Rubber Company Freshman Chemistry Student of the Year
Oral Roberts University, 1990-1991

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship
State of West Virginia, 1990-1991

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP
Infectious Diseases Society of America, Member 2003-present

Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Member, 2008-present

American College of Physician Executives, Member 2012-present

COMMITTEE SERVICE
National
National Quality Forum
Infectious Diseases Technical Advisory Panel Member of the National Voluntary
Consensus Standards for Patient Outcomes project, 2009

Hospital Affiliate
University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center
Infection Control Committee, Chair
11/06-1/12

University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center
Quality Management/Utilization Review Committee, Member
1/07-1/12

University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Infection Control Committee, Member
1/08-present

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
Medical Executive Committee, Chair
1/12-4/13

University Hospitals Health System
High Level Disinfection Task Force, Chair
8/12-present

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
Member, Board of Directors, 5/14-present

PRESENTATIONS: COMMUNITY TEACHING and CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
Influenza in the 21st Century: A Seasonal Illness and a Global Threat, University Hospitals
Conneaut Medical Center Staff Presentation, 12/16/08

New Technology in Infection Control, Northeast Ohio Infectious Diseases Roundtable (NEORT),
2/2/08

Infection Control Reminder University Hospitals Extended Care Campus Medical Executive
Committee, 4/14/08

Acinetobacter Inservice, University Hospitals Extended Care Campus Medical Staff meeting,
6/11/08

Management of Infectious Diseases Outbreaks: Case History at UH, University Hospitals Quality
Board Meeting, 9/12/08

Management of Infectious Diseases Outbreaks: Case History at UH, University Hospitals Case
Medical Center Quality Board, 10/15/08

Influenza in the 21st Century: A Seasonal Illness and a Global Threat, University Hospitals
Richmond Medical Center Staff Presentation, 10/22/08

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Northeast Ohio Infectious Diseases Roundtable
(NEORT), 10/12/08

Herpes Zoster, aka “Shingles”. Senior Lunch and Learn University Hospitals Richmond Medical
Center, 11/7/08

Management of Infectious Diseases Outbreaks: Case History at University Hospitals Extended
Care Campus, Board of Directors meeting, 11/12/08

Moderator, Symposium on multi-drug resistant organisms and C. difficile: National and local
Issues, UH Case Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, 11/08

How to Isolate and Control Pathogens in the Long-Term Care Setting, Nursing Facility Council
Meeting, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, 11/2008

The Use of Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Room Decontamination during an Outbreak of Acinetobacter baumannii at a Long Term Acute Care Hospital, STERIS Infection Control Forum, 1/09

Hand Hygiene and Prevention of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection, University
Hospitals Case Medical Center Quality Board meeting, 4/09

Hand Hygiene, University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center Grand Rounds, 4/09

Hand Hygiene, University Hospitals Case Medical Center Quality Liaisons Committee meeting, 4/09

The State of Infection Control, University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center Grand
Rounds, 5/15/09

The Use of Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Room Decontamination during an Outbreak of
Acinetobacter baumannii at a Long Term Acute Care Hospital, American Professionals of Infection Control Annual Conference, 6/10/09

Community-acquired MRSA, University Hospitals Mentor Health Center, House Calls
CME Presentation, 6/23/09

Pandemic H1N1 Influenza A Vaccine, University Hospitals System Medication, Safety, and Therapeutics, 9/09

Pandemic H1N1 Influenza A, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, Primary Care
Institute, 9/09

Pandemic H1N1 Influenza A, University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center Grand
Rounds, 9/09

Novel H1N1 and the Obstetric Patient, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand
Rounds, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, 9/09

Novel H1N1 and the Obstetric Patient, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand
Rounds, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 9/09

Pandemic H1N1 Influenza A, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, Continuing Medical
Education, 10/13/2009

Swine Flu (H1N1): Protecting Your Family, Schools, & Community, Cuyahoga Community
College (Tri-C®) Eastern Campus, panel discussant, 11/2/09

Pandemic H1N1 Influenza A, Public Affairs Lunch Discussion; Case Western Reserve University,
11/6/09

Staying Healthy During Influenza Season, Curtis Wright Business Parkway, 12/3/09

Pandemic H1N1 Influenza A Vaccine Update, University Hospitals Chief Nursing Officers,
11/13/09

The State of Infection Control, Fifth Annual STERIS Infection Control Forum, 4/30/10

Transmission Interrupted, Society of Gastroenterology Nurses National Meeting, 5/1/10

Primary Prevention of Infectious Diseases: A Vaccine Update, APN (advanced practice nurses) Conference, 3/28/12

Infection Control and Prevention in the ICU, Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Akron
General Hospital, 4/4/12

“Highly-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Northeast Ohio, STERIS 2012 Infection
Control Forum 11/3/12

Group A Streptococcal Infections, University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center Grand Rounds, 10/29/13

TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Hand Hygiene, Protecting our Patients, Protecting Ourselves, postgraduate didactic for trainees in medicine, surgery, and podiatry, University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center, 5 hours, 4/16/08

Acinetobacter baumannii: Epidemiology and Outbreaks within the UH System, University
Hospitals Department of Medicine, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, 20 hours, 7/17/08

Introduction to Infection Control, Case Western Reserve University Infectious
Diseases and HIV Medicine fellows’ didactic, 3 hours, 8/08

Block 1 Table Top Exercise Pandemic Influenza, Case Western Reserve University School of
Medicine MS1, 20 hours, 7/17/2009

Infection Control Reminder, University Hospitals Department of Medicine, Intern
Orientation, 3 hours, 6/17/09

Infection Control Reminder, University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Intern Orientation, 3 hours, 6/22/09

The State of Infection Control, University Hospitals Case Medical Center Department of
Neurological Surgery residents’ didactic, 3 hours, 6/24/09

The State of Infection Control, Case Western Reserve University Infectious
Diseases and HIV Medicine fellows’ didactic, 3 hours, 7/6/09

Block 1 Table Top Exercise Pandemic Influenza, Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine MS1, 20 hours, 7/17/09

The Febrile Patient, University Hospitals Department of Medicine, Morbidity and
Mortality Conference, 20 hours, 8/28/09

Block 5 Clinical Immersion Week, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
MS2, 10 hours, Oct 19-21, 2009

Critical Care and Pandemic H1N1 Influenza A, University Hospitals Department of Medicine
Morbidity and Mortality Conference, 10 hours, 11/13/09

The State of Infection Control, University Hospitals Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, 10 hours, 3/16/10

ENT Infections, University Hospitals otolaryngology residents’ didactic, 10 hours, 4/22/10

IQ plus diabetic foot infection group facilitator, Case Western Reserve University School of
Medicine MS1, 10 hours, 5/21/10

Block 1 Table Top Exercise Pandemic Influenza, Case Western Reserve University School of
Medicine MS1, 20 hours, 7/16/2010

Infection Control Basics, University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center postgraduate didactic for trainees in medicine, surgery, and podiatry, 5 hours, 1/19/12

Primary Prevention of Infectious Diseases: A Vaccine Update, Case Western Reserve University
Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine fellows’ didactic, 3 hours, 5/7/12

Block 5 Clinical Immersion Week Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine MS2, 5 hours 10/11/12

Group A Streptococcal Infections, University Hospitals Department of Medicine, Morbidity & Mortality Conference, 20 hours, 10/25/13

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Advisory groups
Advisory Board Meeting, Cubist Pharmaceuticals Medical Affairs, 5/31/13-6/1/13

RESEARCH SUPPORT
Principal Investigator, Prevalence and Significance of Clostridium difficile Infection in a Large African Referral Hospital; Funding Source: Case/CCF Digestive Health Research Center (DHRC), and STERIS Corporation for Infectious Diseases Research Support for Investigators (STERIS); 3/2012-3/2013,

Principal Investigator, The Use of Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide as a Novel Means of Decontaminating Operating Rooms During an Outbreak of Surgical Site Infections; Funding source: STERIS Corporation for Infectious Diseases Research Support for Investigators (Steris); 2012-2013

Co-Investigator, (Donskey, PI) R18 HS20004-01A1. An environmental disinfection intervention to control Clostridium difficile. Funding source: Agency for Healthcare Research Quality; 2011-
2014, 10% effort.

Co-Investigator, (Salata, PI) Automated Cluster Detection in Hospitals (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epicenters III); Funding source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS) (Government), Grant number 1U54CK000172, 2/13-1/15.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Peer Reviewed Articles
1. Ray AJ, Hoyen CK, Taub TF, Eckstein EC, Donskey CJ. Nosocomial transmission of vancomycin-resistant enterococci from surfaces. JAMA. 2002; 287(11): 1400-1401.

2. Ray AJ, Hoyen CK, Eckstein EC, Donskey CJ. Improving healthcare workers’ compliance with hand hygiene: is a picture worth a thousand words? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002; 23 (23):418-419.

3. Ray AJ, Hoyen CK, Das SM, Eckstein EC, Donskey CJ. Undetected vancomycin- resistant Enterococcus stool colonization in a Veterans Affairs Hospital using a Clostridium difficile-focused surveillance strategy. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002;
23 (8): 474-477.

4. Ray AJ, Donskey CJ. 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):54-56.

5. 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;
24(4):242-245.

6. Ray, AJ, Pultz NJ, Bhalla A, Hoyen CK, Eckstein EC, Donskey CJ. Coexistence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococci and Staphylococcus aureus in the intestinal tracts of hospitalized patients. Clin Infect Dis. 2003; 37(7):875-881.

7. Bhalla A, Pultz NJ, Ray AJ, Hoyen CK, Eckstein EC, Donskey CJ. Antianerobic antibiotic therapy promotes overgrowth of antibiotic-resistant Enterococci in the stool of colonized patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2003; 24(9): 644-649.

8. 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; 25(2): 164-167.

9. Arfons L, Ray AJ, Donskey CJ. Clostridium difficile infection among health care
workers receiving antibiotic therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2005; 40(9):1384-1385.

10. 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; 65(8):1807-1818. doi:10.1093.jac/dkq191.

12. Ray A, 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 at a long-term acute care hospital. Infection Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010; 31(12):1236-1241.

13. Deshpande A, Sitzlar B, Fertelli D, Kundrapu S, Sunkesula VC, Ray AJ, Donskey CJ. Utility of an adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence assay to evaluate disinfection of Clostridium difficile isolation rooms. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013
Aug;34(8):865-7. doi: 10.1086/671272.

Invited, Non-Peer Reviewed
1. Ray AJ, Rice LB. Wildcatters welcome: the need for new antimicrobial agents.
Therapy 2004; 1(1).

2. Beltramini AM, Salata RA, Ray AJ. Thermoregulation and risk of surgical site infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011; 32(6):603-610.

Book Chapters
1. Ray A, Donskey C. Infection Control and nosocomial infections, Salata RA, Armitage KB. The
Year in Infection Volume 3, Oxford, UK. Clinical Publishing, 2006, 203-222.

2. Ray AJ, Lisgaris ML, Salata RA. Healthcare-Associated Infections, Andreoli and
Carpenter’s Cecil Essentials of Medicine, 8th ed, Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia PA
2009, 992-997.

Abstracts
1. Ray A, Perez F, Jakubowycz M, Dimick P, Jacobs MR, Roman K, Bonomo RA, Salata RA. The Use of Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Room Decontamination During an Outbreak of Acinetobacter baumannii at a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital, Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/Infectious Diseases Society of America 46th Annual Meeting, 10/28/08

2. Ray AJ, Kunkel P, Wendt J Salata RA. The Impact of Daily Chlorhexidine Bathing of Intensive Care Patients on Rates of Healthcare-Associated Infections, Infectious Diseases Society of America 48th Annual Meeting, 10/23/10.

3. Sitzlar B, Deshpande A, Fertelli D, Cadnum J, Thota P, Pozwich E, Kundrapu S, Sunkesula V, Ray A, Salata R, Donskey C. Fertelli D, Cadnum J, Thota P, Pozwich E, Kundrapu S, Sunkesula V, Ray A, Salata R, Donskey C. Environmental contamination with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin resistant Enterococcus after routine cleaning and disinfection of hospital rooms, Infectious Diseases Society of America ID Week, 10/3/13.

4. Deshpande A, Sitzlar B, Fertelli D, Cadnum J, Thota P, Pozwich E, Kundrapu S, Sunkesula V, Ray A, Salata R, Donskey C. Frequent environmental contamination with Clostridium difficile after routine cleaning and disinfection of hospital rooms: a multihospital study, Infectious Diseases Society of America ID Week, 10/5/13.