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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 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
5/2010-6/2010 Infection Control Fellows Course, Infectious Diseases Society of America and Society for Health Care and Epidemiology of America, Arlington, VA
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

2014 James S, and Suzanne Cyrus Scholar Award, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2010 Infectious Diseases Society of America 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 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, Razonable RR. Human herpes virus 8 in solid organ transplantation. Transplantation 92(8):837-44, 10/2011. PMID: 21946171.
2. 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.
3. Munoz-Price LS, Ariza-Heredia E, Adams S, Olivier M, Francois L, Socarras M, Coro G, Adedokun A, Pappas T, Tamayo M, McDade R, Dezfulian C. Use of UV powder for surveillance to improve environmental cleaning. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32(3):283-5, 3/2011. PMID: 21460514.
4. Abbo L, Sinkowitz-Cochran R, Smith L, Ariza-Heredia E, Gómez-Marín O, Srinivasan A, Hooton TM. Faculty and resident physicians' attitudes, perceptions, and knowledge about antimicrobial use and resistance. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32(7):714-8, 7/2011. PMID: 21666405.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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 non-ertapenem antibiotics. Ann Surg Oncol. e-Pub 10/2013. PMID: 24114052.
13. Chemaly RF, Ghantoji SS, Shah DP, Shah JN, El Taoum KK, Champlin RE, Nunez CA, Mulanovich V, Ariza-Heredia E. Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections in Children With Cancer. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. e-Pub 12/2013. PMID: 24327130.
14. Ariza-Heredia EJ, Kontoyiannis DP. Our recommendations for avoiding exposure to fungi outside the hospital for patients with haematological cancers. Mycoses 57(6):336-41, 6/2014. e-Pub 1/2014. PMID: 24446760.
15. Torres HA, Rallapalli V, Saxena A, Granwehr BP, Viola GM, Ariza-Heredia E, Adachi JA, Chemaly RF, Marfatia R, Jiang Y, Mahale P, Kyvernitakis A, Fanale MA, Mulanovich V. Efficacy and safety of antiretrovirals in HIV-infected patients with cancer. Clin Microbiol Infect. e-Pub 2/2014. PMID: 24529214.
16. Ariza-Heredia EJ, Beam EN, Lesnick TG, Cosio FG, Kremers WK, Razonable RR. Impact of urinary tract infection on allograft function after kidney transplantation. Clin Transplant. e-Pub 3/2014. PMID: 24654771.

Invited 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.

Abstracts

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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. 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.
9. Mahajan SN, Ghantoji SS, Shah DJ, Mulanovich VE, Ariza-Heredia EJ, Chemaly RF. Impact of RSV Infection in Patients with Lymphoma or Multiple Myeloma (MM): A Single Center Study. The 52nd Intersciensce Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC). San Francisco, California (#1075), 9/2012.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Doan V, Yeh J, Gulbis A, Ariza-Heredia E, Ahmed S. Levofloxacin versus Cefpodoxime for Antibacterial Prophylaxis in Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation. The 10th Annual Hematology-Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Annual Conference, New Orleans, Lousiana, 3/2014.
16. Viola GM, Adachi JA, Ariza-Heredia E, Yang W, Villa MT, Butler CE, Kronowitz S, Clemens MW, Selber JC, Baumann DP. Breast Tissue Expander-Related Infections: A Standardized Multidisciplinary Approach to Salvaging the Implant. The 24th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Barcelona, Spain, 5/2014.
17. Nesher L, Chemaly RF,Rezvani K,Shpall E, Shah D, Ariza-Heredia E. Immune Monitoring of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantat (allo-HSCT) Recipients at Risk for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Reactivation: A Prospective Observational Study. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Division of internal Medicine, 2014 Research Retreat, Houston, Texas (#James S, and Suzanne Cyrus Scholar Award Finalist), 5/2014.

Book Chapters

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

Last updated: 6/6/2014