Jessica Seidelman, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
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Education and Training

University of Pennsylvania

Medical School
University of Michigan

Duke University

Career and Research Goals

My research interest are in hospital epidemiology and infection prevention. Clinically, I enjoy seeing patients with orthopedic-related infections.

Honors, awards and distinctions

  • IDWeek Trainee Award: In recognition of excellence in abstract submission for 2017 IDWeek conference (2017)
  • IDWeek 2016 Kass Award: In recognition of excellence in abstract submission. The Kass Awards have been established to honor the achievements of Edward H. Kass, MD in infectious disease research. (2016)
  • Patient Visitor Relations Gold Star: received when a patient turns in a caregiver’s name as someone who delivered excellent patient care during their hospital stay or clinic visit (2014)
  • Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Clinical Skills and the Art of Medicine Award: This award is reserved for the top 10% of the graduating class and is based on clinical skills performance and the clinical component of clerkship grades (2013)
  • Faculty Appreciation Award: This award is for a senior who is “seen as a role model, has achieved a high GPA (top 10% of class) and who has demonstrated a commitment to school and/or community (2009)

What are the strengths of the Duke ID fellowship program?

Infectioius disease fellowship at Duke allows trainees to work with leading experts in multiple fields of infectious diseases. The faculty are very supportive and open to working with fellows on research projects. Duke also has a very strong transplant program, which exposes fellows to a significant amount of transplant-related infectious disease cases.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Infectious Disease, Duke University School of Medicine, 2016 - 2019
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2013 - 2016
  • M.P.H., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, 2019
  • M.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013


Charalambous, Lefko T., Billy I. Kim, Andrew M. Schwartz, Ayden Case, Jessica L. Seidelman, Edward F. Hendershot, Michael P. Bolognesi, Thorsten M. Seyler, and William A. Jiranek. “Prosthetic Knee Infection With Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcus: A Harbinger of Poor Outcomes.” J Arthroplasty 37, no. 6S (June 2022): S313–20.

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Zhang, Xinxin, Jessica Seidelman, Dilraj Grewal, Tamer H. Mahmoud, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, Eric Postel, Xi Chen, and Frank Brodie. “Methicillin-resistant S. aureus endogenous endophthalmitis retinal detachment repairs.” Ophthalmol Retina, April 15, 2022.

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Charalambous, Lefko T., Zoe Hinton, Billy I. Kim, Ayden Case, Meredith Brown, William Jiranek, Jessica Seidelman, Michael P. Bolognesi, and Thorsten M. Seyler. “An analysis of 90-day emergency department visits after peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) placement for prosthetic joint infection.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, March 7, 2022, 1–6.

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Cochrane, N. H., B. I. Kim, M. Wu, J. A. O’Donnell, J. L. Seidelman, and W. A. Jiranek. “Cutibacterium Positive Cultures in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Contaminant or Pathogen?” Journal of Arthroplasty, January 1, 2022.

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Seidelman, Jessica, and Daniel J. Sexton. “Is Long-term Oral Therapy for Treatment of Bone and Joint Infections Ready for Prime Time?” Clin Infect Dis 73, no. 9 (November 2, 2021): e2589–91.

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Seidelman, Jessica L., Nicholas A. Turner, Rebekah H. Wrenn, Christina Sarubbi, Deverick J. Anderson, Daniel J. Sexton, and Rebekah W. Moehring. “Impact of Antibiotic Stewardship Rounds in the Intensive Care Setting: a prospective cluster-randomized crossover study.” Clin Infect Dis, August 30, 2021.

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Lewis, Sarah S., Ibukunoluwa C. Kalu, Jessica Seidelman, Deverick J. Anderson, Rebekah W. Moehring, Becky A. Smith, and Becky A. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epicenters Program. “Challenges in hospital-acquired coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) surveillance and attribution of infection source.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, August 2, 2021, 1–4.

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Seidelman, Jessica L., Ibukunoluwa C. Akinboyo, Bonnie Taylor, Nancy G. Henshaw, Anfal Abdelgadir, Gregory C. Gray, Becky A. Smith, and Sarah S. Lewis. “Pseudo-outbreak of adenovirus in bronchoscopy suite.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 42, no. 8 (August 2021): 1016–17.

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