Philip Zachariah, MD, MS

Board Certifications: 
Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Treats Children
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Infectious Disease, Infections In Immunocompromised Patients, Epidemiology

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Hospital Epidemiologist
  • Site Director Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

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 onf of the hospital epidemiologists. He is particularly interested in the use of data science and informatics to improve care for hospitalized children.

Philip trained in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at NewYork Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. 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. He publishes widely 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.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Languages

  • Hindi

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Christian Medical College
  • Residency: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

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.

Grants

NURSING INTENSITY OF PATIENT CARE NEEDS AND RATES OF HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (NIC-HAI) (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2016 - Aug 31 2019

PEDIATRIC AMBULATORY HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS: INCIDENCE RATES, RISK FACTORS, OUTCOMES, COSTS AND ALGORITHMS FOR DETECTION (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2015 - Sep 29 2018

PEDIATRIC AMBULATORY HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS: INCIDENCE RATES, RISK FACTORS, OUTCOMES, COSTS AND ALGORITHMS FOR DETECTION (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2015 - Sep 29 2018

MOSAIC: MOBILE SURVEILLANCE FOR ARI AND ILI IN THE COMMUNITY (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2012 - Sep 29 2018

PEDIATRIC AMBULATORY HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS: INCIDENCE RATES, RISK FACTORS, OUTCOMES, COSTS AND ALGORITHMS FOR DETECTION (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2015 - Sep 29 2016