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Dr. Peter Axelrod


Peter Axelrod, MD


Professor, Medicine

Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

Chair, Infection Control Committees of Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center

Telephone:  215-707-3807

FAX: 215-707-4414

Email: peter.axelrod@temple.edu


Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases

Department of Microbiology and Immunology


Educational Background:

BA, Grinnell College


MD, Yale University


Residency in Medicine, Temple University


Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, University of Pennsylvania


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clinical Interests:

Nosocomial infections

Device-related infections

Infections in patients with cancer

Fever:  infectious and non-infectious

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professional Societies:

Member, Infectious Diseases Society of America

Member, Society for Health Care Epidemiology of America

Member, Association of Professionals in Infection Control

Member, American Society for Microbiology

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General infectious diseases


Internal medicine



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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

25022587. Gallagher JC, Kuriakose S, Haynes K, Axelrod P, Case-case-control study of patients with carbapenem-resistant and third-generation-cephalosporin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 58:10(5732-5)2014 Oct

23415769. Doshi M, Woodwell S, Kelleher K, Mangan K, Axelrod P, An outbreak of norovirus infection in a bone marrow transplant unit. Am J Infect Control 41:9(820-3)2013 Sep

21835501. Baang JH, Axelrod P, Decker BK, Hujer AM, Dash G, Truant AR, Bonomo RA, Fekete T, Longitudinal epidemiology of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter species in a tertiary care hospital. Am J Infect Control 40:2(134-7)2012 Mar

21323565. Clauss H, Collins JM, Eldakar-Hein S, Palermo B, Gentile N, Adige S, Pace W, Duffalo C, Menajovsky J, Zambrotta J, Zachary D, Axelrod P, Samuel R, Bettiker R, Prevalence and characteristics of patients with undiagnosed HIV infection in an urban emergency department. AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:4(207-11)2011 Apr

20429040. Kalra AD, Fisher RS, Axelrod P, Decreased length of stay and cumulative hospitalized days despite increased patient admissions and readmissions in an area of urban poverty. J Gen Intern Med 25:9(930-5)2010 Sep

18547905. Blanchard E, Klibanov OM, Axelrod P, Palermo B, Samuel R, Virologic success in an urban HIV clinic: outcome at 12 months in patients who were HAART na´ve. HIV Clin Trials 9:3(186-91)2008 May-Jun

18534621. Turcios-Ruiz RM, Axelrod P, St John K, Bullitt E, Donahue J, Robinson N, Friss HE, Outbreak of necrotizing enterocolitis caused by norovirus in a neonatal intensive care unit. J Pediatr 153:3(339-44)2008 Sep

17461996. Monkowski DH, Axelrod P, Fekete T, Hollander T, Furukawa S, Samuel R, Infections associated with ventricular assist devices: epidemiology and effect on prognosis after transplantation. Transpl Infect Dis 9:2(114-20)2007 Jun

16877101. Bettiker RL, Axelrod PI, Fekete T, St John K, Truant A, Toney S, Yakrus MA, Delayed recognition of a pseudo-outbreak of Mycobacterium terrae. Am J Infect Control 34:6(343-7)2006 Aug

16240229. Irani S, Parkman HP, Thomas R, Krevsky B, Fisher RS, Axelrod P, Increased Barrett's esophagus for the decade between 1991 and 2000 at a single university medical center. Dig Dis Sci 50:11(2141-6)2005 Nov

15762934. Sherman-Weber S, Axelrod P, Suh B, Rubin S, Beltramo D, Manacchio J, Furukawa S, Weber T, Eisen H, Samuel R, Infective endocarditis following orthotopic heart transplantation: 10 cases and a review of the literature. Transpl Infect Dis 6:4(165-70)2004 Dec

15728934. Levin TP, Suh B, Axelrod P, Truant AL, Fekete T, Potential clindamycin resistance in clindamycin-susceptible, erythromycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: report of a clinical failure. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:3(1222-4)2005 Mar

15644766. Young WF, Axelrod P, Jallo J, Elective spinal surgery in asymptomatic HIV-seropositive persons: perioperative complications and outcomes. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2(256-9)2005 Jan 15

15628710. Shah RN, Izanec JL, Friedel DM, Axelrod P, Parkman HP, Fisher RS, Achalasia presenting after operative and nonoperative trauma. Dig Dis Sci 49:11-12(1818-21)2004 Nov-Dec

12138976. Samuel R, Axelrod P, John KS, Fekete T, Alexander S, McCarthy J, Truant A, Todd B, Furukawa S, Eisen H, Spotnitz W, An outbreak of mediastinitis among heart transplant recipients apparently related to a change in the united network for organ sharing guidelines. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:7(377-81)2002 Jul

11828860. Tedaldi E, Willard S, Gilmore J, Holdsworth C, Dix-Lassiter S, Axelrod P, Continuation of postpartum antiretroviral therapy in a cohort of women infected with human immunodeficiency virus. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 13:1(60-5)2002 Jan-Feb

11113027. Axelrod P, External cooling in the management of fever. Clin Infect Dis 31 Suppl 5:(S224-9)2000 Oct

9195084. O'Donnell J, Axelrod P, Fisher C, Lorber B, Use and effectiveness of hypothermia blankets for febrile patients in the intensive care unit. Clin Infect Dis 24:6(1208-13)1997 Jun

8678093. Fekete T, Tumah H, Woodwell J, Satishchandran V, Truant A, Axelrod P, Comparative susceptibilities of Klebsiella species, Enterobacter species, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa to 11 antimicrobial agents in a tertiary-care university hospital. Am J Med 100:6A(20S-25S)1996 Jun 24

7844336. Forman W, Axelrod P, St John K, Kostman J, Khater C, Woodwell J, Vitagliano R, Truant A, Satishchandran V, Fekete T, Investigation of a pseudo-outbreak of orthopedic infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 15:10(652-7)1994 Oct

7996532. Nyirjesy P, Jones RS, Chatwani A, Zinner ES, Axelrod P, Streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome as an unusual complication of laparoscopic tubal ligation. A case report. J Reprod Med 39:8(649-51)1994 Aug

7924222. Fekete T, Tumah H, Woodwell J, Truant A, Satishchandran V, Axelrod P, Kreter B, A comparison of serial plate agar dilution, Bauer-Kirby disk diffusion, and the Vitek AutoMicrobic system for the determination of susceptibilities of Klebsiella spp., Enterobacter spp., and Pseudomonas aeruginosa to ten antimicrobial agents. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 18:4(251-8)1994 Apr

8250663. Navarro VJ, Axelrod PI, Pinover W, Hockfield HS, Kostman JR, A comparison of Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcal) bacteremia at an urban and a suburban hospital. The importance of intravenous drug use. Arch Intern Med 153:23(2679-84)1993 Dec 13

1289356. Wadsworth SJ, Kim KH, Satishchandran V, Axelrod P, Truant AL, Suh B, Development of new antibiotic resistance in methicillin-resistant but not methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus. J Antimicrob Chemother 30:6(821-6)1992 Dec

1740857. Axelrod PI, Lorber B, Vonderheid EC, Infections complicating mycosis fungoides and SÚzary syndrome. JAMA 267:10(1354-8)1992 Mar 11

1548889. Pegues D, Axelrod P, McClarren C, Eisenberg BL, Hoffman JP, Ottery FD, Keidan RD, Boraas M, Weese J, Comparison of infections in Hickman and implanted port catheters in adult solid tumor patients. J Surg Oncol 49:3(156-62)1992 Mar

2244552. Axelrod P, Finestone AJ, Infectious mononucleosis in older adults. Am Fam Physician 42:6(1599-606)1990 Dec

2294763. Isaacs SN, Axelrod PI, Lorber B, Antipyretic orders in a university hospital. Am J Med 88:1(31-5)1990 Jan

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