Sonali Advani, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Campus mail Hanes House Room 154, Box 102359, Durham, NC 27710
Email address sonali.advani@duke.edu

Dr. Advani is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine and serves as the Co-Medical Director of 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 Chair of SHEA Journal Club 2020. She has been awarded the K12 Urologic Career Development Award and SHEA Research Scholar Award to continue her UTI related research.

Dr. Advani is leading the COVID-19 response for over 50 network hospitals within DICON. She has helped create and disseminate a library of COVID-19 resources to community hospitals nationwide. She is currently working on expanding these resources to low and middle income countries.

Education and Training

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

Publications

Advani, Sonali D., Becky A. Smith, Sarah S. 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 41, no. 9 (September 2020): 1066–67. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.179.

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Fakih, Mohamad G., and Sonali D. Advani. “Striving to Reach the Optimal Measure for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI): Moving to Catheter Harm.” Clin Infect Dis, July 17, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1005.

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Advani, Sonali D., Michael E. Yarrington, Becky A. Smith, Deverick J. Anderson, and Daniel J. Sexton. “Are we forgetting the "universal" in universal masking? Current challenges and future solutions.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, July 16, 2020, 1–2. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.333.

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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 26, no. 5 (May 2020): 654–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2019.11.023.

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31805376
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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 41, no. 4 (April 2020): 481–83. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.30.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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