Panelist: Ghinwa K. Dumyati, M.D.
Assoc Prof, Dept of Med, Infectious Disease
Dr. Ghinwa Dumyati is board certified in infectious disease and is an active member of the Infectious Disease Society of North America (IDSA) and a Fellow of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
In her current role she is responsible for leading research initiatives focused on surveillance for emerging and healthcare associated infections (HAI) and prevention of HAI in the local Rochester area. Her most notable undertakings are leading two collaborative quality improvement projects in Rochester hospitals with a focus on reducing the burden of HAI. Her initial collaboration focused on reducing central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) outside the intensive care units and achieved a 56% reduction in CLABSI incidence across six Rochester area hospitals. Her current project focuses on prevention of C. difficile infections (CDI) in four Rochester hospitals through enhanced infection prevention and environmental cleaning.
Dr. Dumyati also serves on the Advisory Committee of the IPRO Quality Improvement Organization for Preventing HAI in New York State and she is Co-Chair of the Statewide Infection Prevention Workgroup for the New York State Partnership for Patients