Christopher J Graber

Title(s)Professor of Clinical , Medicine
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    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VABA06/1996biological chemistry
    University of Texas-Southwestern, Dallas, TXMD06/2001medicine
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA06/2004internal medicine residency
    Seattle VA Medical Center, Seattle, WA02/2005chief residency
    UCSF, San Francisco, CA12/2007infectious diseases fellowship
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CAMPH06/2007epidemiology
    VA-AMIA 10x10 Medical Informatics Certificate08/2018informatics
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    University of Virginia1993NCAA Academic All-American
    University of Virginia1995Phi Beta Kappa
    University of Virginia1996NCAA Academic All-American
    University of Virginia1996Dept of Chemistry Merck Index Award
    University of Virginia1996Louis A. Onesty Memorial Scholar Athlete Award
    University of Virginia1996NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
    Atlantic Coast Conference1996Weaver-James Postgraduate Scholarship
    UT-Southwestern2001Alpha Omega Alpha

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    Dr. Graber is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, the medical director of the antimicrobial stewardship program at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VA GLA), and the Program Director of the UCLA Multicampus Fellowship in Infectious Diseases. He is a member of the VA Antimicrobial Stewardship Task Force Metrics and Innovations Work Group and Research-Operations Collaboration Work Group. His research interest is providing cognitive support to providers and antimicrobial stewards to promote the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents.

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    1. Using Serologic Testing to Assess the Effectiveness of Outbreak Control Efforts, Serial Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing, and Cohorting of Positive Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Patients in a Skilled Nursing Facility. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 08 02; 73(3):545-548. Dora AV, Winnett A, Fulcher JA, Sohn L, Calub F, Lee-Chang I, Ghadishah E, Schwartzman WA, Beenhouwer DO, Vallone J, Graber CJ, Goetz MB, Bhattacharya D. PMID: 32857830.
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    2. Hormonal intervention for the treatment of veterans with COVID-19 requiring hospitalization (HITCH): a multicenter, phase 2 randomized controlled trial of best supportive care vs best supportive care plus degarelix: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2021 Jul 05; 22(1):431. Nickols NG, Goetz MB, Graber CJ, Bhattacharya D, Soo Hoo G, Might M, Goldstein DB, Wang X, Ramoni R, Myrie K, Tran S, Ghayouri L, Tsai S, Geelhoed M, Makarov D, Becker DJ, Tsay JC, Diamond M, George A, Al-Ajam M, Belligund P, Montgomery RB, Mostaghel EA, Sulpizio C, Mi Z, Dematt E, Tadalan J, Norman LE, Briones D, Clise CE, Taylor ZW, Huminik JR, Biswas K, Rettig MB. PMID: 34225789.
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    3. Antimicrobial Stewardship in a Pandemic: Picking Up the Pieces. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 05 18; 72(10):e542-e544. Furukawa D, Graber CJ. PMID: 32857832.
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    4. Inpatient antibiotic utilization in the Veterans' Health Administration during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 06; 42(6):751-753. Dieringer TD, Furukawa D, Graber CJ, Stevens VW, Jones MM, Rubin MA, Goetz MB. PMID: 33077000.
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    5. Decreases in Antimicrobial Use Associated With Multihospital Implementation of Electronic Antimicrobial Stewardship Tools. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 08 22; 71(5):1168-1176. Graber CJ, Jones MM, Goetz MB, Madaras-Kelly K, Zhang Y, Butler JM, Weir C, Chou AF, Youn SY, Samore MH, Glassman PA. PMID: 31673709.
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    6. The Impact of Rapid Species Identification on Management of Bloodstream Infections: What's in a Name? Mayo Clin Proc. 2020 11; 95(11):2509-2524. Wu S, Huang G, de St Maurice A, Lehman D, Graber CJ, Goetz MB, Haake DA. PMID: 32829901.
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    7. Behavioral change challenges in limiting fluoroquinolone and extended-spectrum cephalosporins to prevent Clostridioides difficile disease. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 10; 41(10):1194-1195. Graber CJ. PMID: 32762787.
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    8. Coordinated outreach for veterans in long-term care facilities by an integrated Veterans Affairs healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 06; 42(6):783-784. Winnett A, Jatt LP, Sohn L, Lysaght M, Yoshikawa T, Simon SR, Graber CJ, Goetz MB. PMID: 32616091.
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    9. Widespread severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) laboratory surveillance program to minimize asymptomatic transmission in high-risk inpatient and congregate living settings. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 11; 41(11):1331-1334. Jatt LP, Winnett A, Graber CJ, Vallone J, Beenhouwer DO, Goetz MB. PMID: 32539876.
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    10. Organizational readiness assessment in acute and long-term care has important implications for antibiotic stewardship for asymptomatic bacteriuria. Am J Infect Control. 2020 11; 48(11):1322-1328. Goebel MC, Trautner BW, Wang Y, Van JN, Dillon LM, Patel PK, Drekonja DM, Graber CJ, Shukla BS, Lichtenberger P, Helfrich CD, Sales A, Grigoryan L. PMID: 32437753.
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    11. Sodium Content of Intravenous Antibiotic Preparations. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Dec; 6(12):ofz508. Wang N, Nguyen PK, Pham CU, Smith EA, Kim B, Goetz MB, Graber CJ. PMID: 31858019.
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    12. Lack of improvement in antimicrobial prescribing after a diagnosis of Clostridium difficile and impact on recurrence. Am J Infect Control. 2018 12; 46(12):1370-1374. Watson RL, Graber CJ. PMID: 29779687.
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    13. Choosing Wisely Overnight? Residents' Approach to Fever. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(2):ofx080. Howard-Anderson J, Schwab K, Quinn R, Graber CJ. PMID: 28638842.
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    14. Clostridium difficile infection: stewardship's lowest hanging fruit? Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 02; 17(2):123-124. Graber CJ. PMID: 27825596.
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    15. Think twice: A cognitive perspective of an antibiotic timeout intervention to improve antibiotic use. J Biomed Inform. 2017 07; 71S:S22-S31. Jones M, Butler J, Graber CJ, Glassman P, Samore MH, Pollack LA, Weir C, Goetz MB. PMID: 27327529.
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    16. Next steps for antimicrobial stewardship. Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 07; 16(7):764-765. Graber CJ, Goetz MB. PMID: 26947616.
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    17. Taking an Antibiotic Time-out: Utilization and Usability of a Self-Stewardship Time-out Program for Renewal of Vancomycin and Piperacillin-Tazobactam. Hosp Pharm. 2015 Nov; 50(11):1011-24. Graber CJ, Jones MM, Glassman PA, Weir C, Butler J, Nechodom K, Kay CL, Furman AE, Tran TT, Foltz C, Pollack LA, Samore MH, Goetz MB. PMID: 27621509.
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    18. Association of COPD With Risk for Pulmonary Infections Requiring Hospitalization in HIV-Infected Veterans. . 2015 Nov 01; 70(3):280-8. Attia EF, McGinnis KA, Feemster LC, Akgün KM, Butt AA, Graber CJ, Fine MJ, Goetz MB, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Pisani MA, Tindle HA, Brown ST, Soo Hoo GW, Rimland D, Gibert CL, Huang L, Freiberg MS, Hough CL, Crothers K. PMID: 26181820.
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    19. Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: Comparison of a Program with Infectious Diseases Pharmacist Support to a Program with a Geographic Pharmacist Staffing Model. Hosp Pharm. 2015 Jun; 50(6):477-83. Bessesen MT, Ma A, Clegg D, Fugit RV, Pepe A, Goetz MB, Graber CJ. PMID: 26405339.
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    20. Unnecessary antimicrobial use in the context of Clostridium difficile infection: a call to arms for the Veterans Affairs Antimicrobial Stewardship Task Force. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jun; 34(6):651-3. Graber CJ, Madaras-Kelly K, Jones MM, Neuhauser MM, Goetz MB. PMID: 23651905.
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    21. Concurrent epidemics of skin and soft tissue infection and bloodstream infection due to community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Sep; 55(6):781-8. Tattevin P, Schwartz BS, Graber CJ, Volinski J, Bhukhen A, Bhukhen A, Mai TT, Vo NH, Dang DN, Phan TH, Basuino L, Perdreau-Remington F, Chambers HF, Diep BA. PMID: 22670044.
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    22. Evaluation of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C telemedicine clinics. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Apr; 18(4):207-12. Saifu HN, Asch SM, Goetz MB, Smith JP, Graber CJ, Schaberg D, Sun BC. PMID: 22554009.
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    23. Elevated vancomycin trough is not associated with nephrotoxicity among inpatient veterans. J Hosp Med. 2012 Feb; 7(2):91-7. Prabaker KK, Tran TP, Pratummas T, Goetz MB, Graber CJ. PMID: 22086511.
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    24. Clonality of Staphylococcus aureus colonization over time in attendees of a camp for children with chronic dermatoses. Pediatr Dermatol. 2011 Sep-Oct; 28(5):519-23. Graber CJ, Shane AL, Weintrub P, Chambers HF. PMID: 21895757.
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    25. Limitations of antibiotic options for invasive infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: is combination therapy the answer? J Antimicrob Chemother. 2010 Jan; 65(1):24-36. Nguyen HM, Graber CJ. PMID: 19861337.
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    26. The arginine catabolic mobile element and staphylococcal chromosomal cassette mec linkage: convergence of virulence and resistance in the USA300 clone of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Infect Dis. 2008 Jun 01; 197(11):1523-30. Diep BA, Stone GG, Basuino L, Graber CJ, Miller A, des Etages SA, Jones A, Palazzolo-Ballance AM, Perdreau-Remington F, Sensabaugh GF, DeLeo FR, Chambers HF. PMID: 18700257.
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    27. A population-based study of the incidence and molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus disease in San Francisco, 2004-2005. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Jun 01; 46(11):1637-46. Hanna RF, Ward TJ, Chow DS, Lagana SM, Moreira RK, Emond JC, Weintraub JL, Prince MR, Liu C, Graber CJ, Karr M, Diep BA, Basuino L, Schwartz BS, Enright MC, O'Hanlon SJ, Thomas JC, Perdreau-Remington F, Gordon S, Gunthorpe H, Jacobs R, Jensen P, Leoung G, Rumack JS, Chambers HF. PMID: 18433335.
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    28. Clinical problem-solving. A stitch in time--a 64-year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease was admitted to the hospital with a several-month history of fevers, chills, and fatigue. N Engl J Med. 2007 Sep 06; 357(10):1029-34. Graber CJ, Lauring AS, Chin-Hong PV. PMID: 17804848.
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