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, Rachael Lee, Mariann Schmitz, Martha Long, and Bernard Camins. “2015 NHSN CAUTI Definition Change and Its Impact on CLABSI Rates at an Academic Medical Center.” Open Forum Infectious Diseases 4, no. Suppl 1 (January 2017): S180–S180.

Scholars@Duke

Advani, Sonali, Rachael Lee, Mariann Schmitz, and Bernard Camins. “Impact of Change in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Definition of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) on the CAUTI Rates in Intensive Care Units at an Academic Medical Center.” Open Forum Infectious Diseases 3, no. suppl_1 (December 1, 2016). https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofw194.85.

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Kovacich, Amanda, Pranita D. Tamma, Sonali Advani, Victor O. Popoola, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Leslie Gosey, and Aaron M. Milstone. “Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheter Complications in Children Receiving Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT).” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37, no. 4 (April 2016): 420–24. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2015.317.

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Morden, Amanda, Sonali Advani, Leslie Gosey, Victor Popoola, and Aaron M. Milstone. “981Catheter Complications in Children Discharged with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs).” Open Forum Infectious Diseases 1, no. Suppl 1 (December 2014): S285–S285.

Scholars@Duke

Milstone, Aaron M., Nicholas G. Reich, Sonali Advani, Guoshu Yuan, Kristina Bryant, Susan E. Coffin, W Charles Huskins, et al. “Catheter dwell time and CLABSIs in neonates with PICCs: a multicenter cohort study.” Pediatrics 132, no. 6 (December 2013): e1609–15. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2013-1645.

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24218474
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Advani, Sonali, Arnab Sengupta, and Aaron M. Milstone. “Postdischarge surveillance to identify subsequent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in colonized children.” Am J Infect Control 41, no. 10 (October 2013): 939–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2012.12.016.

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23465605
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Chapman, A. K., S. W. Aucott, M. M. Gilmore, S. Advani, W. Clarke, and A. M. Milstone. “Absorption and tolerability of aqueous chlorhexidine gluconate used for skin antisepsis prior to catheter insertion in preterm neonates.” J Perinatol 33, no. 10 (October 2013): 768–71. https://doi.org/10.1038/jp.2013.61.

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Jumani, Ketan, Sonali Advani, Nicholas G. Reich, Leslie Gosey, and Aaron M. Milstone. “Risk factors for peripherally inserted central venous catheter complications in children.” Jama Pediatr 167, no. 5 (May 2013): 429–35. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.775.

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23549677
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Advani, Sonali, Arnab Sengupta, Michael Forman, Alexandra Valsamakis, and Aaron M. Milstone. “Detecting respiratory viruses in asymptomatic children.” Pediatr Infect Dis J 31, no. 12 (December 2012): 1221–26. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e318265a804.

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22739572
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Forman, Michael S., Sonali Advani, Christina Newman, Charlotte A. Gaydos, Aaron M. Milstone, and Alexandra Valsamakis. “Diagnostic performance of two highly multiplexed respiratory virus assays in a pediatric cohort.” J Clin Virol 55, no. 2 (October 2012): 168–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcv.2012.06.019.

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22832060
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