Ostrowsky Named SHEA Fellow
Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH
Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH (Infectious Diseases) has been named a Fellow of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
Dr. Ostrowsky is Director of Einstein/Montefiore's Antibiotic Stewardship Program, organized to foster judicious antimicrobial use toward better patient care and safety; improved clinical outcomes; reduced resistance; and fewer healthcare-acquired infections. Her background includes a specialty in infections and public health at a Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital and assignments to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service and the Westchester County Department of Health.
SHEA's mission is to prevent and control infections in healthcare settings. SHEA was founded in 1980 to advance the application of the science of healthcare epidemiology. SHEA works to maintain the utmost quality of patient care and healthcare worker safety in all healthcare settings. It upholds its high success rate in infection prevention and control, while applying epidemiologic principles and prevention strategies to a wide range of quality-of-care issues.
Additionally, Dr. Ostrowsky recently delivered a well attended, well received talk on antibiotic stewardship at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) meeting in Vancouver, BC. Her talk described the Einstein/Montefiore Antibiotic Stewardship Program, emphasizing compliance with ACGME and reduction in curbside consults, professionalism, interdisciplinary efforts, and collaboration.