Philip Zachariah, MD, MS

Expertise in: 
Infectious Disease
Board Certifications: 
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics
Treats Children
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Overview

Philip Zachariah is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center and an attending physician at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital. He directs the antibiotic stewardship program at the children's hospital and serves as one of the hospital epidemiologists. He is particularly interested in the use of data science and informatics to improve care for children with infections.

Philip trained in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia. He holds a Masters degree in clinical research from the the Mailman School of Public Health and is currently obtaining a graduate degree in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. He has previously served on the national executive committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics section on LGBT health and wellness, and the child health services research interest group advisory committee of AcademyHealth. His research has received support from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Thrasher Foundation, Columbia Irving Institute and the National Institutes of Health. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal and Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. He presents regularly at national meetings including the IDWeek and Pediatric Academies Societies Meetings.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Epidemiology
  • Infections In Immunocompromised Patients
  • Infectious Disease

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Hospital Epidemiologist
  • Site Director Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Languages

  • Hindi

Gender

  • Male

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Christian Medical College
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics

Research

Dr. Zachariah's overall research focus is the effective use of clinical informatics and analytics to achieve two complementary patient safety goals: i) prevention of antimicrobial resistance through appropriate antimicrobial use ii) surveillance and prevention of multidrug resistant infections. His previous work has included infectious disease surveillance using electronic data, use of the electronic health record for decision support, use of microbiology testing to guide antibiotic prescribing, and evaluation of healthcare interventions. He has served as a co-investigator on multiple federally funded grants. Dr. Zachariah is passionate about encouraging appropriate antibiotic use and preventing healthcare associated infections in children.