Tamar F Barlam
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Dr. Barlam is the Chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases and the Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship for the Boston Medical Center. She has close to 30 years’ experience directing antimicrobial stewardship programs. Her research is focused on understanding factors that influence antimicrobial prescribing, and the implementation and impact of stewardship interventions. She has also led public policy initiatives to reduce inappropriate use of antimicrobials in food animals and served on a national task force to improve antimicrobial use in companion animals. She is the chair of a national committee on antimicrobial stewardship education and implementation.

Section Chief
Boston University School of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

04/01/2019 - 03/31/2023 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tamar F Barlam
University of Antwerp European Commission

Evaluating the Effectivness of Alternative Implementation Strategies for Antibiotic Stewardship
05/01/2017 - 04/30/2021 (PI)
Univ of Utah DHHS


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  1. Barocas JA, Komaromy M, Haidar D, Barlam TF, Orr BL, Miller NS. Assessment of Oropharyngeal Specimens for Discontinuation of Transmission-Based COVID-19 Precautions. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Sep; 7(9):ofaa382.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32964067; PMCID: PMC7494181; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa382;
  2. Sinha P, Mostaghim A, Bielick CG, McLaughlin A, Hamer DH, Wetzler LM, Bhadelia N, Fagan MA, Linas BP, Assoumou SA, Ieong MH, Lin NH, Cooper ER, Brade KD, White LF, Barlam TF, Sagar M. Early administration of interleukin-6 inhibitors for patients with severe COVID-19 disease is associated with decreased intubation, reduced mortality, and increased discharge. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Oct; 99:28-33.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32721528; PMCID: PMC7591937; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.07.023;
  3. Barlam TF, Childs E, Zieminski SA, Meshesha TM, Jones KE, Butler JM, Damschroder LJ, Goetz MB, Madaras-Kelly K, Reardon CM, Samore MH, Shen J, Stenehjem E, Zhang Y, Drainoni ML. Perspectives of Physician and Pharmacist Stewards on Successful Antibiotic Stewardship Program Implementation: A Qualitative Study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Jul; 7(7):ofaa229.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32704510; PMCID: PMC7367692; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa229;
  4. Burrowes SAB, Rader A, Ni P, Drainoni ML, Barlam TF. Low Uptake of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Respiratory Tract Infections in an Urban Safety Net Hospital. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Mar; 7(3):ofaa057.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32166096; PMCID: PMC7060900; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa057;
  5. Eby JC, Lane MA, Horberg M, Gentry CN, Coffin SE, Ray AJ, Sheridan KR, Bratzler DW, Wheeler D, Sarumi M, Barlam TF, Kim TJ, Rodriguez A, Nahass RG. How Do You Measure Up: Quality Measurement for Improving Patient Care and Establishing the Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 05 17; 68(11):1946-1951. PMID: 30256911
  6. Kimmel SD, Jawa R, Walley AY, Barlam TF. Actions to Integrate Treatment of Opioid and Infectious Disease Epidemics. Ann Intern Med. 2019 04 02; 170(7):508-509.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30934072
  7. Barlam TF, Morgan JR, Kaplan WA, Outterson K, Pelton SI. Disproportionate Exposure to Antibiotics in Children at Risk for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease: Potential for Emerging Resistance and Opportunity for Antibiotic Stewardship. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2019 Mar 28; 8(1):63-65.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28992176
  8. Morgan JR, Carey KM, Barlam TF, Christiansen CL, Drainoni ML. Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Bronchitis in Children and Impact on Subsequent Episodes of Care and Treatment. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 03; 38(3):271-274.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29794648; PMCID: PMC7918285; DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002117;
  9. Barlam TF, Soria-Saucedo R, Ameli O, Cabral HJ, Kaplan WA, Kazis LE. Retrospective analysis of long-term gastrointestinal symptoms after Clostridium difficile infection in a nonelderly cohort. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0209152.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30557401; PMCID: PMC6296708; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209152;
  10. Morgan JR, Barlam TF, Drainoni ML. A Qualitative Study of the Real-world Experiences of Infectious Diseases Fellows Regarding Antibiotic Stewardship. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Sep; 5(9):ofy102.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30280120; PMCID: PMC6159649; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofy102;
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Questions and answers on the COVID-19 vaccine

The Boston Globe 7/19/2021

Boston infectious disease specialists: How to make the vaccination rollout a success

The Boston Globe 1/29/2021

Famous patients tout COVID-19 treatment, but the drug is slow to reach others

The Boston Globe 1/3/2021

Boston infectious disease specialists: Our New Year’s resolutions

The Boston Globe 12/31/2020

CDC Director Appointee Rochelle Walensky “Won’t Be Susceptible to Political Pressure”

The Brink 12/8/2020

Boston infectious disease specialists: Baker’s COVID-19 guidelines can get Mass. back to work and school

The Boston Globe 11/12/2020

Opinion: A COVID-19 vaccine must be safe and effective

The Boston Globe 10/5/2020

Boston Infectious Disease Experts: Don’t Reopen Massachusetts Too Quickly

The Boston Globe 5/11/2020

'Balancing the Potential for Benefit with the Potential for Harm’: How Boston Hospitals are Using Hydroxychloroquine on Coronavirus Patients

The Boston Globe 4/17/2020

Boston Medical Center Tries Anti-Malaria Drug On Coronavirus Patients

WBZ Radio 4/9/2020

Boston Medical Center Testing Possible COVID-19 Treatment

WCVB 3/20/2020

Boston’s Infectious Disease Specialists’ Message to the Public: Don’t be Cavalier About the Coronavirus

The Boston Globe 3/13/2020

Poor Hand Hygiene May Be Biggest Transmitter Of Superbug E.Coli

Reuters 11/22/2019

Somerville Resident Named Chief of Infectious Diseases at BMC

Patch Somerville 10/11/2019

How To Protect Yourself And Your Family This Tick Season

Tech Times 4/13/2019

C Difficile Infection 2 Years Later: Even Nonelderly Patients Vulnerable to GI Symptoms

Contagion Live 2/4/2019

Nonelderly Patients Vulnerable 2 Years After C Difficile Infection

MD Magazine 1/25/2019
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Antimicrobial stewardship

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