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Ella J. Ariza-Heredia, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2001 La Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

3/2013-8/2013 Clinical Safety & Effectiveness Training Program, Session 19, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Doris Quinn, PhD
7/2010-6/2011 Clinical Fellowship, Transplant Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Elie Berbari, MD
7/2008-6/2010 Clinical Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, Thomas Hooton, MD
7/2006-6/2008 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, Jose Muniz, MD
7/2005-6/2006 Clinical Internship, Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, Jose Muniz, MD

Board Certifications

10/2010 American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases
8/2008 American Board of Internal Medicine

Experience/Service

Institutional Committee Activities

Elected Member, Transfusion Committee, 1/2013-present
Elected Member, Infection Control Committee, 9/2011-present

Honors and Awards

2010 Infectious Diseases Society of America Fellows' Travel Grant, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Arlington, VA
2010 Outstanding Fellow Award, Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital
2009 Infectious Diseases Society of America Fellows' Travel Grant, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Arlington, VA
2007 Circle of Honor, Women's Professional Staff Association, Cleveland Clinic

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Ariza-Heredia EJ, Nesher L, Chemaly RF. Cytomegalovirus diseases after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: A mini-review. Cancer Lett 342(1):1-8, 1/2014. e-Pub 9/2013. PMID: 24041869.
2. Mahajan SN, Ariza-Heredia EJ, Rolston KV, Graviss LS, Feig BW, Aloia TA, Chemaly RF. Perioperative Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Intra-abdominal Surgery in Patients with Cancer: A Retrospective Study Comparing Ertapenem and Nonertapenem Antibiotics. Ann Surg Oncol. e-Pub 10/2013. PMID: 24114052.
3. Ariza-Heredia EJ, Beam EN, Lesnick TG, Kremers WK, Cosio FG, Razonable RR. Urinary tract infections in kidney transplant recipients: Role of gender, urologic abnormalities, and antimicrobial prophylaxis. Ann Transplant 18:195-204, 2013. e-Pub 5/2013. PMID: 23792521.
4. Ariza-Heredia EJ, Patel R, Blumberg EA, Walker RC, Lewis R, Evans J, Sankar A, Willliams MD, Rogers J, Milano C, Razonable RR. Outcomes of transplantation using organs from a donor infected with Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing K. pneumoniae. Transpl Infect Dis 14(3):229-36, 6/2012. e-Pub 5/2012. PMID: 22624726.
5. Ariza-Heredia EJ, Fishman JE, Cleary T, Smith L, Razonable RR, Abbo L. Clinical and radiological features of respiratory syncytial virus in solid organ transplant recipients: a single-center experience. Transpl Infect Dis 14(1):64-71, 2/2012. e-Pub 10/2011. PMID: 22093238.
6. Ariza-Heredia E, Fishman J, Cleary T, Smith L, Razonable RR, Abbo L. Clinical and Radiological Findings of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Transplant Infectious Diseases. Transpl Infect Dis 14(1):64-71, 2/2012.
7. Ariza-Heredia E, Razonable RR. Incidental hepatic schistosomiasis in a liver transplant recipient. Transpl Infect Dis 14(1):75-8, 2/2012. e-Pub 4/2011. PMID: 21504529.
8. Shah DP, Ghantoji SS, Mulanovich VE, Ariza-Heredia EJ, Chemaly RF. Management of respiratory viral infections in hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Am J Blood Res 2(4):203-18, 2012. e-Pub 11/2012. PMCID: PMC3512176.
9. Ariza-Heredia EJ, Dababneh AS, Wilhelm MP, Wengenack NL, Razonable RR, Wilson JW. Mycobacterium wolinskyi: a case series and review of the literature. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 71(4):421-7, 12/2011. e-Pub 9/2011. PMID: 21945390.
10. Abbo L, Gomez O, Ariza-Heredia E, Smith Laura, Hooton T. Evaluation of Faculty and Resident Physicians' Knowledge and Perceptions about Antimicrobial Use and Resistance: A Web Based Survey. Inf Contrl and Hospital Epidemiology 32(7):714-8, 7/2011.
11. Ariza Heredia E, Espinoza L, Abbo L. Salmonella Bacteremia and Ovarian Abscess in an HIV-Infected Woman. Inf Dis in Clinical Practice 19(6):442-444, 7/2011.
12. Munoz-Price LS, Ariza Heredia E, Adams S. Impact of UV powder surveillances on environmental cleaning at 8 intensive care units. Inf Contrl and Hospital Epidemiology 32(3):283-5, 3/2011.
13. Abbo L, Quartin A, Morris MI, Saigal G, Ariza-Heredia E, Mariani P, Rodriguez O, Muñoz-Price LS, Ferrada M, Ramee E, Rosas MI, Gonzalez IA, Fishman J. Pulmonary imaging of pandemic influenza H1N1 infection: relationship between clinical presentation and disease burden on chest radiography and CT. Br J Radiol 83(992):645-51, 8/2010. e-Pub 6/2010. PMCID: PMC3473510.

Invited Articles

1. Ariza Heredia E, Razonable R. HHV 8 in Solid Organ Transplant. Transplantation 92(8):837-44, 10/2011.

Abstracts

1. Vanichanan J, Nieto Y, Mulanovich V, Ariza-Heredia E, Roldon G, Shah D, Chemaly R. Central Nervous System Complications After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. The 2013 ID Week, San Francisco, California (#1521), 10/2013.
2. Nesher L, Sha D, Ariza-Heredia D, Rolston K, Chemaly R. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Predicts Infeciton in Recipients of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation. The 2013 ID Week, San Francisco, California (#1535), 10/2013.
3. Torres HA, Rallapalli V, Saxena A, Granwehr BP, Viola G, Ariza-Heredia E, Chemaly RF, Jiang Y, Marfatia R, Shelburne S, Mulanovich V. Efficacy and Safety of Antiretrovirals in HIV-Infected Patients with Cancer. The 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), Denver, Colorado (#H-1255), 9/2013.
4. Vanichanan J, Vilar-Compte D, Shah D, Volkow P, Cornejo-Juarez P, Perez-Jimenez C, Saad M, Mulanovich V, Ariza-Heredia E, Chemaly R. A Multicenter Study of Pandemic H1N1 Influenza (pH1N1) Infections in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies (HM) and Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT) Recipients from 3 Countries. Third Infections in Cancer Symposium, Houston, Texas (#32), 5/2013.
5. Shah D, Alousi A, Bashoura L, Ghantoji S, Rondon G, Mulanovich V, Ariza Heredia E, Chemaly R. Validating an Immunodeficiency Scoring Index (ISI) to Predict Pneumonia and Mortality in Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant (allo-HCT) recipients with RSV, Influenza, and Parainfluenza Virus Infections. Third Infections in Cancer Symposium, Houston, Texas (#25), 5/2013.
6. Shah D, Alousi A, Bashoura L, Shah P, Mahajan S, Mulanovich V, Ariza-Heredia E, Chemaly R. Bronchiolitis Obliterans following Respiratory Viral Infections in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients. The 52nd Intersciensce Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC). San Francisco, California (#1065), 9/2012.
7. Ariza Heredia E, Kazimirko E, Lesnick T, Kremers W, Cosio F, Razonable R. Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ) Prophylaxis for Pneumocystis jiroveci (PCP) Reduces the Risk of Urinary Tract Infection and its Recurrence in Kidney Transplant Recipients. The 51st Intersciensce Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), Chicago, Illinois, 9/2011.
8. Ariza Heredia EJ, Fishman J, Cleary T, Smith L, Razonable RR, Abbo L. Clinical and Radiological Findings of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. The American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4/2011.
9. Ariza Heredia E, Kremers W, Lesnick T, Cosio F, Razonable RR. Urinary Tract Infection in Solitary Kidney Transplant Recipients: An Institutional Cohort Study of Risk Factors and Allograft Outcomes. The American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4/2011.
10. Munoz-Price S, Dezfulian C, Ariza-Heredia E, Adams S, Olivier M, Francois L, SOcarras M, Coro G, Adedokun A, Pappas T, Tamayo M. Brief UV Powder Surveillance and Reporting Results in Sustained Improvements in ICU Environmental Cleaning. The 48th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Vancouver, Canada (#413), 10/2010.
11. Munoz-Price S, Adams S, Ariza-Heredia E. Improvement in Operating Room Environmental Cleaning Using UV Powder Surveillances. The 48th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Vancouver, Canada (#412), 10/2010.
12. Ariza Heredia EJ, Dezfulian C, Morris MM, Munoz-Price S. Restrospective Review of Gram-Negative Bacteremia in Solid Organ Transplant Population. The 48th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Vancouver, Canada (#1250), 10/2010.
13. Ariza-Heredia EJ, Garisto J, Carrillo R. Correlation of Fever and Elevated Leukocyte Count with Chest CT Findings of Septic Pulmonary Emboli in Cardiac Device Related Infections. The 47th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (#560), 10/2009.

Book Chapters

1. Baracco G, Ariza-Heredia E. Neisseria meningitidis. In: Infection Control and Epidemiology, 3rd, 75-1 – 75-5, 2009.

Last updated: 12/1/2013