Faculty Profile

Carol E. Chenoweth, M.D., M.S.

Carol E. Chenoweth, M.D., M.S.

  • Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Professor, Epidemiology
  • Hospital Epidemiologist
  • A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center
  • 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Rm 3119L
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5378

9/2007-present: Professor, Clinical Track, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 9/2003-9/2007: Associate Professor, Clinical Track, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 9/2001-9/2007: Associate Professor, Clinical Track, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 7/1995-9/2001: Assistant Professor, Clinical Track, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 7/1995-9/2003: Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan 9/1994-7/1995: Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 7/1991-9/1994: Instructor, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • M.D., , University of Michigan Medical School, 1984
  • M.S., Immunology/Microbiology, Wayne State University, 1980
  • B.S., , Alma College, 1972
  • Postdoctoral Training V.A., Intern, University of Virginia Medical Center,
  • V.A., Internal Medicine REsident, University of Virginia Medical Center,
  • Internal Medicine Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, University of Michigan,

  • Nosocomial infections remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. As the Hospital Epidemiologist for the University of Michigan Health Systems and Chair of the Infection Control Committee, my research interests have focused on the identification of risk factors and prevention of hospital-acquired infections, in particular, those occurring in immunocompromised and high-risk patient populations. Recent studies have looked at risk factors for candidemia in the pediatric population, nosocomial infections in adult patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and predictive models for bacteremia in cancer and intensive care unit patients.
    Another area of interest is antibiotic resistance in nosocomial and community-acquired, antibiotic-resistant enterococci.

  • Cinti, S.K., Washer, L..L., Chenoweth, C.E. (2007). Clostridium difficile-associated disease. Infectious Diseases Board Review Manual. Hosp Phys 1-12.
  • Chenoweth CE, Washer LL, Obeyesekera K, Friedman C, Brewer K, Fugitt GE, Lark R. (2007). Ventilator-associated pneumonia in the home care setting. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 910-915.
  • Cinti, S.K., Washer, L.L., Chenoweth, C.E. (2007). Clostridium difficile colitis: A reemerging threat. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Managment 505-514.
  • Washer, L.L., Riddell, IV. J., Rider, J., Chenoweth, C.E. (2007). Mycobacterium neoaurum bloodstream infections: report of 4 cases and review of the literature. Clinical Infectious Diseases e10-13.
  • Malani A, Trimble, K., Parekh, V., Chenoweth, C., Kaufman, S., Saint, S. (2007). Review of clinical trials of skin antiseptic agents used to reduce blood culture contamination. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 892-895.
  • Day, L.J., Chenoweth, C.E., Vander Hyde, K., Lynch, J.P., Iannettoni, M., Clark, N.M. (2006). Risk factors for Aspergillosis following lung transplantation. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 283-288.
  • Borschel, D.M., Chenoweth, C.E., Kaufman, S.R., Hyde, K.V., VanDerElzen, K.A., Raghunathan, T.E., Collins, C.D., Saint, S. (2006). Are antiseptic-coated central venous catheters effective in a real-world setting? American Journal of Infection Control 388-393.
  • Washer, L.L., Chenoweth, C.D. (2006). Infection control strategies for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant eterococcus: What is the evidence? JCOM 333-341.

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American College of Physicians
  • Michigan Infectious Diseases Society
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology