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Brian Koll

  • PROFESSOR Medicine, Infectious Diseases
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  • Infectious Disease

  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • MD, George Washington University

  • Sc.B, Brown University

  • Internship, OB-GYN
    Case Western Reserve University

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Beth Israel Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Infectious Disease
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering (Brooklyn)


    1982 ScB Biology Brown University Providence, RI
    1986 MD George Washington University Washington, DC
    1990 Residency, Internal Medicine Beth Israel Medical Center New York, NY
    1993 Fellowship, Infectious Diseases Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY


  • 2013 -
    United States Department of Health and Human Services and Critical Care Societies Collaborative Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award for Eliminating Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs)

  • 2013 -
    Island Peer Review Organization (IPRO) Quality Award Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections

  • 2012 -
    United States Department of Health and Human Services and Critical Care Societies Collaborative Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award for Eliminating Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABS)

  • 2010 -
    National Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Hero of Infection Prevention

  • 2010 -
    Healthcare Association of New York State Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety Prevention and Reduction in Foley Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections

  • 2010 -
    Island Peer Review Organization (IPRO) Quality Award New York State MRSA Prevention Project


Koll BS, Brown AE, Kiehn TE, Armstrong D. Disseminated Nocardia brasiliensis infection with septic arthritis. Clin Infect Dis 1992; 15:4692-7..;.

Koll BS, Brown AE. The changing epidemiology of infections at cancer hospitals. Clin Infect Dis Suppl 1993;17 (Suppl 2):S322-8..;.

Safdar A, Chaturvedi V, Koll B, Larone DH, Perlin DS, Armstrong D. Prospective, Multicenter Surveillance Study of Candida glabrata: Fluconazole and Itraconazole Susceptibility Profile Among Bloodstream Invasive Disease, Colonizing Strains and Differences Between Isolates from Three Urban Teaching Hospitals - Candida Susceptibility Trends (CST) Study During 1998 - 1999 in New York. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2002; 46:3268-72..;.

Baltrami EM, Cheingsong R, Heneine WM, Respess RA, Orelien JG, Mendelson MH, Stewart MA, Koll BS, Sulis CA, Cardo DM and the Occupational HIV Exposure Study Group. Antiretroviral Drug Resistance in HIV - Infected Source Patients for Occupational Exposures to Healthcare Workers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2003; 24:724-730..;.

Ruhe J, Kreiswirth B, Perlman D, Mildvan D, Koll B. Impact of Nasal Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Surveillance Culture Results on Subsequent Antibiotic Prescribing Patterns. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010; 31; 8:342-5 .;.

Ruhe J, de Guzman L, Moss, M, Riley W, Mildvan, D, Perlman D, Koll, B, Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization and the Risk of Subsequent Methicillin Resistant Staphyloccus aureus Infections Among Hospitalized Patients. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 2011; 71:163-166..;.

Mediavilla J, Chen L, Uhlemann A, Hanson B, Rosenthal M, Stanak K, Koll B, Fres B, Armellino D, Schilling M, Weiss D, Smith T, Lowy F, Kreiswirth B. Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus. ST398, New York and New Jersey, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2012; 18:4: 700-702..;.

Chen, L, Chavda K, Melano R, Jacobs M, Koll B, Hong T, Rojtman A, Leni M, Bonomo R, Kreiswirth B. An Epidemic Plasmid in an Endemic Region: Comparative Genomic Analysis of KPC - Encoding pkp QIL-like Plasmids and Their Distribution in New Jersey and New York Hospitals. Antimicrob Agents Encoding Chemother 2014; 58:5 2871-2877..;.

Koll B, Ruiz R, Calfee D, Jalon H, Stricof R, Adams A, Smith B, Shin G, Gase K, Woods M, Sirtalin I. Prevention of Hospital Onset Clostridium difficile Infection in the New York Metropolitan Region Using a Collaborative Intervention Model. Healthcare Quality 2014, 36:3:35-45..;.

Friedman SR, Sandoval M, Mateu-Gelabert P, Rossi D, Gwadz M, Dombrowski K, Smyrnov P, Vasylyeva T, Pouget ER, Perlman D. Theory, measurement and hard times: some issues for HIV/AIDS research. AIDS and behavior 2013 Jul; 17(6).

Koll BS, Straub T, Jalon, H, Block R, Heller K, Ruie, R. The CLABS Collaborative: A Region Wide Effort to Improve the Quality of Care in Hospitals. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2008; 34:713-723..;.

Koll B, Ruiz R, Calfee D, Jalon H, Stricof R, Adams A, Smith B, Shin G, Gase K, Woods M, Sirtalin I. Prevention of Hospital Onset Clostridium difficile Infection in the New York Metropolitan Region Using a Collaborative Intervention Model. Healthcare Quality 2014, 36:3:35-45..;.

Dhingra L, Masson CL, Perlman DC, Seewald RM, Katz J, McKnight C, Homel P, Wald E, Jordan AE, Young C, Portenoy RK. Epidemiology of pain among outpatients in methadone maintenance treatment. Drug & Alcohol Dependence 2013, 128: 161-165. .;.

Seewald RM, Bruce RD, Elam R, Tio R, Lorenz S, Rabin D, Garger YB, Bonilla V, Perlman DC. Effectiveness and Feasibility of Routine HIV Rapid Testing in a Large Urban Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program. Am J Drug and Alcohol Abuse 2013; 39 (4): 247-251. .;.

Des Jarlais DC, Arasteh K, McKnight C, Perlman DC, Cooper HLF, Hagan H. HSV-2 infection as a cause of male/female and racial/ethnic disparities in HIV infection PLOS ONE 2013;8(6): e66874. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066874 PMCID: PMC3688945.;.

Masson CL, Delucchi KL, McKnight C, Hettema J, Khalili M, Min A, Jordan AE, Pepper N, Hall J, Hengl N, Young C, Shopshire MS, Manuel J, Coffin L, Hammer H, Shapiro B, Seewald RM. Bodenheimer H, Sorensen JL, Des Jarlais DC, Perlman DC. A Randomized Trial of a Hepatitis Care Coordination Model in Methadone Maintenance Treatment. Am J Pub Health 2013: 103 (10): e81-e88. PMCID: PMC3853128.;.

Mizusawa M, Perlman DC, Lucido D, Salomon N. Rapid loss of vaccine-acquired HBsAB after 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccination in HIV-infected persons. Int J STD & AIDS 2014; 25(3): 201-206. first published on August 29, 2013 as doi:10.1177/0956462413495820..;.

Jordan AE, Masson CL, Mateu-Gelabert P, McKnight C, Pepper N, Bouche K, Guzman L, Kletter E, Seewald RM, Sorensen JL, Des Jarlais DC, Perlman DC. Perceptions of Drug Users Regarding Hepatitis C Screening and Care: A Qualitative Study. Harm Reduction Journal, 2013; 10:10-18. PMCID: PMC3695813.;.

Nigo M, Salinas-Cevalos C, Woods K, Maco-Flores V, Francis G, Perlman DC, Revuelta M, Mildvan D, Waldron M, Gomez T, Koshy S, Jodlowski T, Riley W, Ruhe J. Nestd case control study of the emergence of tigecycline resistance among multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2013; 57 (11): 5743-5746. PMCID: PMC3811295.;.

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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Koll during 2014 and/or 2015. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Equity (Stock or stock options valued at greater than 5% ownership of a publicly traded company or equity of any value in a privately held company)

  • Merck & Co., Inc.; Neostem, Inc.

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