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Antimicrobial Stewardship Program


Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at The Ohio State University Medical Center

A key initiative to improve the care and outcomes of patients at the Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) is the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP). Launched in 2008, the ASP focuses on optimizing antimicrobial therapy for inpatients by providing guidance for both selection and dosing of antimicrobial agents.

One major objective is to prevent the development, acquisition, and transmission of bacteria resistant to antimicrobial agents. Thus, ASP works in close collaboration with infection control efforts at OSUMC.

The ASP consists of a multi-disciplinary team of:

Infectious Diseases physicians:
Kurt B. Stevenson, MD, MPH
Stephanie Pouch, MD, MS
Mark Lustberg, MD, PhD
Julie Mangino, MD, FSHEA


Infectious Disease specialty trained pharmacists:
Karri Bauer, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Erica Reed, PharmD, BCPS
Crystal Tubbs, PharmD, FASHP
Ariane Schieber, PharmD

Data management:
Jessica Johnston, MS

Clinical microbiologists:
Preeti Pancholi, PhD, D(ABMM)
Joan-Miquel Balada-Llasat, PharmD, PhD, D(ABMM)


Full details of the ASP goals and initiatives are found on the ASP website