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Matt Linam


Associate Professor
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Emory University

wlinam@emory.edu


Education and Training
  • Medical Degree:MD, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN, 2001
  • Graduate Degree:MS, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2009
  • Residency:Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2005
  • Fellowship:Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 2008
  • Fellowship:The Quality Scholars Program in Transforming Healthcare, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009
Interests
  • Healthcare associated infections, hospital epidemiology, hand hygiene, quality improvement, patient safety
Biography
  • Dr. Linam is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Emory University. He is Medical Director of the Vascular Access Service and Medical Director of Quality Improvement for the Infectious Diseases Division. His focus is on the prevention of healthcare associated infections. He has previously led hospital-wide initiatives to improve healthcare worker hand hygiene and influenza immunization as well as reduce healthcare associated viral respiratory infections. Dr. Linam is also very involved in quality improvement and patient safety and has previously developed and led quality improvement training courses for physicians, hospital staff and pediatric residents.
Publications / Presentations
  • Selected journal articles authored/co-authored by Dr. Linam (Click here) are available at PubMed, the online database provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health publications.