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Carlos A. Q. Santos

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentInternal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
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    2013 - 2015KL2 Career Development Award, Washington University in St. Louis
    2007Teaching and Service Award, Rush University Medical Center
    2002Class Valedictorian, University of the Philippines, Manila

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    I am a Transplant Infectious Disease Physician and Population Health Scientist at Rush University Medical Center. My dual and complementary career missions are to: (1) provide outstanding clinical care to patients with complicated infections while educating fellows, residents and students; and (2) generate evidence that can help optimize the outcomes of infections by performing comparative effectiveness research using large observational data. I began my career at Washington University School of Medicine in 2009 as a clinician, and grew my expertise to include research after being awarded a KL2 Career Development Award in 2012. I was recruited by Dr. Gordon Trenholme and Dr. David Simon to come to Rush in 2015 to spearhead clinical and research programs in Transplant Infectious Disease and Medical Informatics. Since coming to Rush, I helped maintain excellent transplant outcomes by participating in the transplant programs, and increased national recognition of the transplant program by successfully participating in the HOPE in Action Study, a multicenter NIH-funded study led by investigators at Johns Hopkins University to study the outcomes of HIV-to-HIV transplantation for kidney transplant patients. I also spearheaded research projects in medical informatics, epidemiology and healthcare-associated infections by being the Site Principal Investigator for projects funded by PCORI, the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health. My ultimate career goals are to educate fellows, residents and students in Transplant Infectious Disease, perform important and high-quality research in medical informatics, and provide outstanding clinical service to Rush University Medical Center and its affiliated hospitals.


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    1. Santos CAQ, Brennan DC. Cytomegalovirus: a Guide for the Perplexed. Transplantation. 2018 Apr 19. PMID: 29677079.
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    2. George IA, Spec A, Powderly WG, Santos CAQ. Comparative Epidemiology and Outcomes of Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Non-HIV Non-transplant, and Solid Organ Transplant Associated Cryptococcosis: A Population-Based Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 01; 66(4):608-611. PMID: 29028978.
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    3. Britt NS, Hagopian JC, Brennan DC, Pottebaum AA, Santos CAQ, Gharabagi A, Horwedel TA. Effects of recurrent urinary tract infections on graft and patient outcomes after kidney transplantation. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2017 Oct 01; 32(10):1758-1766. PMID: 28967964.
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    4. Pande A, Non LR, Romee R, Santos CA. Pseudozyma and other non-Candida opportunistic yeast bloodstream infections in a large stem cell transplant center. Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Apr; 19(2). PMID: 28099778.
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    5. George IA, Santos CAQ, Olsen MA, Powderly WG. Epidemiology of Cryptococcosis and Cryptococcal Meningitis in a Large Retrospective Cohort of Patients After Solid Organ Transplantation. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(1):ofx004. PMID: 28480277.
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    6. Non LR, Santos CA. The occurrence of infective endocarditis with Staphylococcus lugdunensis bacteremia: A retrospective cohort study and systematic review. J Infect. 2017 Feb; 74(2):179-186. PMID: 27777118.
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    7. Spec A, Santos CA, Pence MA. The Brief Case: Dyspnea in a Profoundly Immunocompromised Man. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 10; 54(10):2410-2. PMID: 27664266.
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    8. Spec A, Santos CA, Pence MA. Closing the Brief Case: Dyspnea in a Profoundly Immunocompromised Man. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 10; 54(10):2628. PMID: 27664267.
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    9. Santos CA. Cytomegalovirus and Other ß-Herpesviruses. Semin Nephrol. 2016 09; 36(5):351-361. PMID: 27772620.
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    10. George IA, Santos CA, Olsen MA, Bailey TC. Epidemiology and Outcomes of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients at a Midwestern Center. Transplantation. 2016 05; 100(5):1073-8. PMID: 26950719.
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    11. Santos CA, Brennan DC, Saeed MJ, Fraser VJ, Olsen MA. Pharmacoepidemiology of cytomegalovirus prophylaxis in a large retrospective cohort of kidney transplant recipients with Medicare Part D coverage. Clin Transplant. 2016 Apr; 30(4):435-44. PMID: 26841129; PMCID: PMC4818663 [Available on 04/01/17].
    12. Santos CA, Hotchkiss RS, Chapman WC, Olsen MA. Epidemiology of Bloodstream Infections in a Multicenter Retrospective Cohort of Liver Transplant Recipients. Transplant Direct. 2016 Mar; 2(3):e67. PMID: 27458606; PMCID: PMC4946508.
    13. Santos CA, Brennan DC, Yusen RD, Olsen MA. Incidence, Risk Factors and Outcomes of Delayed-onset Cytomegalovirus Disease in a Large Retrospective Cohort of Lung Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2015 Aug; 99(8):1658-66. PMID: 25675196; PMCID: PMC4534357.
    14. Santos CA, Brennan DC, Olsen MA. Accuracy of Inpatient International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification Coding for Cytomegalovirus After Kidney Transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2015 Jul-Aug; 47(6):1772-6. PMID: 26293049; PMCID: PMC4547363.
    15. Santos CA, Brennan DC, Chapman WC, Fraser VJ, Olsen MA. Delayed-onset cytomegalovirus disease coded during hospital readmission in a multicenter, retrospective cohort of liver transplant recipients. Liver Transpl. 2015 May; 21(5):581-90. PMID: 25678072; PMCID: PMC4545663.
    16. Reis AL, Reis LO, Saade RD, Santos CA, Lima ML, Fregonesi A. Validation of Portuguese version of Quality of Erection Questionnaire (QEQ) and comparison to International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) and RAND 36-Item Health Survey. Int Braz J Urol. 2015 Jan-Feb; 41(1):155-67. PMID: 25928522; PMCID: PMC4752069.
    17. Santos CA, Brennan DC, Fraser VJ, Olsen MA. Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of delayed-onset cytomegalovirus disease in a large, retrospective cohort of heart transplant recipients. Transplant Proc. 2014 Dec; 46(10):3585-92. PMID: 25498094; PMCID: PMC4270011.
    18. Santos CA, Brennan DC, Fraser VJ, Olsen MA. Delayed-onset cytomegalovirus disease coded during hospital readmission after kidney transplantation. Transplantation. 2014 Jul 27; 98(2):187-94. PMID: 24621539; PMCID: PMC4101035.
    19. Monaganti S, Santos CA, Markwardt A, Pence MA, Brennan DC. Pulmonary phaeohyphomycosis caused by phaeoacremonium in a kidney transplant recipient: successful treatment with posaconazole. Case Rep Med. 2014; 2014:902818. PMID: 24959182; PMCID: PMC4053290.
    20. Chanin JM, Marcos LA, Thompson BM, Yusen RD, Dunne WM, Warren DK, Santos CA. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 clone as a cause of Lemierre's syndrome. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 May; 49(5):2063-6. PMID: 21430106; PMCID: PMC3122675.
    21. Lane MA, Barsanti MC, Santos CA, Yeung M, Lubner SJ, Weil GJ. Human paragonimiasis in North America following ingestion of raw crayfish. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Sep 15; 49(6):e55-61. PMID: 19681705.
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    22. Santos CQ, Adeyemi O, Tenorio AR. Attitudes toward directly administered antiretroviral therapy (DAART) among HIV-positive inpatients in an inner city public hospital. AIDS Care. 2006 Oct; 18(7):808-11. PMID: 16971292.
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