Manisha Juthani, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program; Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: CPIRT - Pulmonary Infection Research and Treatment | Infectious Diseases

Faculty Research

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Biography

Dr. Juthani is an Infectious Diseases physician at Yale School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania, attended Cornell University Medical College, completed residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Campus, and was a Chief Resident at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She arrived at Yale School of Medicine in 2002 for Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training and joined the full-time faculty in 2006. She assumed the role of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Director in 2012. Her federally funded research has focused on infections in older adults, specifically urinary tract infections and pneumonia. Most notably, she was the Principal Investigator of an R01-funded research project that resulted in the 2016 JAMA publication entitled, “Effect of Cranberry Capsules on Bacteriuria Plus Pyuria Among Older Women in Nursing Homes: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” This publication received widespread attention in the lay press, including The New York Times and CNN to name a few, and achieved an Almetric Attention Score of 1564 that keeps on rising, placing it in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric. In December 2016, The New Yorker identified this research as one of the most notable medical findings of 2016, and Dr. Juthani was interviewed and featured in a GeriPal podcast. Additionally, in her parallel work with pneumonia prevention, she was the first author on the 2015 Clinical Infectious Diseases publication entitled, “A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of a Multicomponent Intervention Protocol for Pneumonia Prevention Among Nursing Home Elders.” In addition to her academic responsibilities, Dr. Juthani enjoys about writing about medical topics in the lay press. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, Pacific Standard, and Next Avenue. Her most recent area of interest is at the interface of infectious diseases and palliative care, specifically the role of antibiotics at the end of life. Additional areas of interest include antibiotic resistant organisms, the emergence and spread of resistant organisms, hospital epidemiology, and medical education.

Education & Training

MD Cornell University Medical College (1998)
BA University of Pennsylvania (1994)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Chief Resident Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Intern and Resident New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell

Honors & Recognition

  • FellowSociety for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (2014)

  • FellowAmerican College of Physicians (2014)

  • FellowInfectious Diseases Society of America (2013)

Activities

  • A Cluster Randomized Trial to Test an Enhanced Oral Care Intervention for Prevention of Pneumonia in Nursing Home Residents San Francisco, CA, United States (2013 - 2013)

  • UTI in Older Adults Dallas, TX, United States (2013 - 2013)

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