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, she served as the Associate Medical Director for the Yale-New Haven Hospital Epidemiology program.

Dr. Advani's main research interests include prevention of catheter-related harm, implementation 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, SHEA Program Planning Committee, 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. In addition, she is one of the key investigators for CDC Epicenter studies related to UTIs and COVID19.

Dr. Advani also led 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., 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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31375836
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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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31030695
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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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30915925
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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.

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29668905
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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.

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29954253
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Advani, Sonali D., Rachael A. Lee, Martha Long, Mariann Schmitz, and Bernard C. Camins. “The Impact of 2015 NHSN Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Definition Change on Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Rates and CLABSI Prevention Efforts at an Academic Medical Center.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 39, no. 7 (July 2018): 878–80. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.78.

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Javier-DesLoges, Juan F., Kamyar Ghabili Amirkhiz, Jeannie J. Su, Patrick A. Kenney, Sonali Advani, Adam B. Hittelman, and Michael S. Leapman. “MP80-02 LEVERAGING STRUCTURED DATA IN AN ENTERPRISE-WIDE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD TO IDENTIFY RISK FACTORS FOR POSTOPERATIVE URINARY RETENTION.” Journal of Urology 199, no. 4S (April 2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2018.02.2690.

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Datta, Rupak, Sonali Advani, Andrea Rink, Luann Bianco, Peter H. Van Ness, Vincent Quagliarello, and Manisha Juthani-Mehta. “Frequency of Infection during Fever Episodes among Long-Term Care Residents.” J Gerontol Geriatr Res 7, no. 2 (2018). https://doi.org/10.4172/2167-7182.1000467.

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30197840
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Advani, Sonali D., Rachael A. Lee, Mariann Schmitz, and Bernard C. Camins. “Impact of Changes to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Definition on Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Rates in Intensive Care Units at an Academic Medical Center.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 38, no. 5 (May 2017): 621–23. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2017.26.

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