Chief of Division of Infectious Diseases at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Chief, Infectious Diseases, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma enter Chief Infectious Diseases, UMROI
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Room T3N14
Education and Training
Graduate from the Univserity of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 1988
Internal Medicine Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia 1988-1991
Infectious Diseases Fellowship University of Maryland School of Medicine 1991-1994, basic research fellowship. Research with Dr. Michael Donnenberg on EPEC pathogenesis
Board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
After finishing training, I spend a year and a half practicing general Infectious Diseases at the University of Maryland seeing a broad range of individuals including transplant, cancer and HIV patients as well as general Infectious disease consults of hospitalized patients. I then moved to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center to specialize in the care of hospitalized victims of trauma particularly ICU care but generalized to all patient venues. I have been practicing here since 1996. In 2015 I assumed the role as section chief for Infectious diseases. I also practice at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedics Institute (UMROI) where I serve as Chief and where I assist in the care of patients in the rehab setting who have ongoing infectious disease issues.
I serve on many hospital based committees to improve the care of our patients. I am an active interviewer for the Medical SChool Admissions Committee I have taught ICM I and ICM II since I was a Fellow.
Hospital associated infections, nosocomial infections Infectious related to Trauma Infection Control
Rabinowitz, RP, Cookson ST, Wasserman SS and Mackowiak P.A.: Effects of Anatomic site, oral stimulation and body position on estimates of body temperature. Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol 156: 777-780, 1996.
Rabinowitz, RR, Lai LC, Jarvis K., McDaniel TK, Kaper JB, Stone KD and Donnenberg MS.:Attaching and effacing of host cells by enteropathogenic Escherichia coli in the absence of detectable tyrosine kinase mediated signal transduction. Microbial Pathogenesis Vol 21: 157-171, 1996
Rabinowitz, RR, Doherty, P, The role of antibiotics in the management of civilian gunshot wounds to the head. Infections in Medicine Vol 21 (6): 297-300, 2004.
Rabinowitz, RR, Kufera JA, Makley M, A Hidden Reservoir of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Newly Admitted Patients to an Acute Rehabilitation Hospital. PMR Journal (American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), 4: 18-22, 2012.
Rabinowitz, RR, Tabatabi A, Stein DM, Scalea, TM, Infectious Complications in the GSW’s through the gastrointestinal tract into the spine. Injury, 43 (7), 1058-60, 2012.