Sonali Advani, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Email address sonali.advani@duke.edu

Dr. Advani is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine and serves as the Associate Medical Director with the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON). In her role, she assists member hospitals in further development and strengthening of their existing infection prevention programs. She also participates as a physician investigator in the research activities of the Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention. Prior to joining Duke, Dr. Advani served as the Associate Medical Director for the Yale-New Haven Hospital Epidemiology program. Her main research interests include prevention of catheter-related harm, application of diagnostic stewardship interventions and improving metrics to better align with outcomes. She currently serves on the SHEA Guidelines Committee, IDWeek Mentorship Committee, IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Workgroup and was recently appointed as the Chair of SHEA Journal Club 2020.

Education and Training

  • Co-chief Fellow, Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2016 - 2017
  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2015 - 2017
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2012 - 2015
  • Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases & Hospital Epidemiolgy, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2010 - 2012
  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
  • M.B.B.S., Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College (India), 2008

Publications

Advani, Sonali, Becky Smith, Sarah Lewis, Deverick J. Anderson, and Daniel J. Sexton. “Universal Masking in Hospitals in the COVID-19 era: Is it Time to consider Shielding?” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, April 29, 2020, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.179.

PMID
32345392
Full Text

Pepe, Dana E., Meghan Maloney, Vivian Leung, Adora Harizaj, David B. Banach, Louise-Marie Dembry, and Sonali D. Advani. “An evaluation of metrics for assessing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs): A statewide comparison.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, February 24, 2020, 1–2. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.30.

PMID
32089141
Full Text

Advani, Sonali D., Thomas S. Murray, Christina M. Murdzek, Michael J. Aniskiewicz, and Matthew J. Bizzarro. “Shifting focus toward healthcare-associated bloodstream infections: The need for neonatal intensive care unit-specific NHSN definitions.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 41, no. 2 (February 2020): 181–86. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2019.310.

PMID
31694731
Full Text

Advani, S. D., I. S. Schwartz, E. S. Spivak, and J. D. Sutton. “Re: 'Antibiotic treatment for 6 days versus 12 days in patients with severe cellulitis' by Cranendonk et al.” Clin Microbiol Infect, December 2, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2019.11.023.

PMID
31805376
Full Text

Advani, Sonali D., Catherine A. Gao, Rupak Datta, Lawrence Sann, Cindy Smith, Michael S. Leapman, Adam B. Hittelman, et al. “Knowledge and Practices of Physicians and Nurses Related to Urine Cultures in Catheterized Patients: An Assessment of Adherence to IDSA Guidelines.” Open Forum Infect Dis 6, no. 8 (August 1, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofz305.

PMID
31375836
Full Text

Fakih, Mohamad G., Sonali D. Advani, and Valerie M. Vaughn. “Diagnosis of urinary tract infections: need for a reflective rather than reflexive approach.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 40, no. 7 (July 2019): 834–35. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2019.98.

PMID
31030695
Full Text

Advani, Sonali D., and Mohamad G. Fakih. “The evolution of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI): Is it time for more inclusive metrics?” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 40, no. 6 (June 2019): 681–85. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2019.43.

PMID
30915925
Full Text

Luther, Vera P., Rachel Shnekendorf, Lilian M. Abbo, Sonali Advani, Wendy S. Armstrong, Alice E. Barsoumian, Cole B. Beeler, et al. “Antimicrobial Stewardship Training for Infectious Diseases Fellows: Program Directors Identify a Curriculum Need.” Clin Infect Dis 67, no. 8 (September 28, 2018): 1285–87. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy332.

PMID
29668905
Full Text

Advani, Sonali D., Anoma Nellore, Giorgos Hadjivassiliou, Devin E. Eckhoff, Donna Salzman, Daniel Lavie, Peter Pavlidakey, and John W. Baddley. “Two Cases and a Review of Graft-Versus-Host Disease and the Role of Hepatitis C Treatment in Liver Transplant Patients.” Prog Transplant 28, no. 3 (September 2018): 267–70. https://doi.org/10.1177/1526924818781558.

PMID
29954253
Full Text

Pages