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Jonathan Baghdadi, MD, PhD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Epidemiology & Public Health

Secondary Appointment(s):


Additional Title:

Associate Hospital Epidemiologist


MSTF Suite 334

Education and Training

  • UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, PhD, Health Policy and Management, 2019
  • New York University School of Medicine, MD, 2010
  • Columbia College, BA, Chemistry, 2006


Dr. Baghdadi is an infectious disease physician, hospital epidemiologist, and health services researcher at the University of Maryland Medical Center - Midtown Campus. His clinical interests are infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship, and early sepsis care. His research interests are diagnostic quality and safety, including diagnostic stewardship and diagnostic error.

Research/Clinical Keywords

diagnostic stewardship, sepsis and sepsis bundles, Clostridoides difficile infection, infection prevention, quality improvement

Highlighted Publications

  • Baghdadi JD, Korenstein D, Pineles L, Scherer LD, Lydecker AD, Magder L, Stevens DN, Morgan DJ. Exploration of Primary Care Clinician Attitudes and Cognitive Characteristics Associated with Prescribing Antibiotics for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria. JAMA Netw. Open. 5(5): e2214268. 2022 May.
  • Baghdadi JD, Coffey K, Adediran T, Goodman KE, Pineles L, Magder LS, O’Hara LM, Pineles BL, Nadimpalli G, Morgan DJ, Harris AD. Antibiotic use and bacterial infection among inpatients in the first wave of COVID-19: a retrospective cohort study of 64,691 patients. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 7;65(11):e01341-21, 2021 Sep.
  • Goodman KE, Magder LS, Baghdadi JD, Pineles L, Levine AR, Perencevich EN, Harris AD. Impact of Sex and Metabolic Comorbidities on COVID-19 Mortality Risk Across Age Groups: 66,646 Inpatients Across 613 US Hospitals. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2020 Dec 18.
  • Baghdadi JD, Brook RH, Uslan DZ, Needleman J, Bell DS, Cunningham WE, Wong MD. Association of a Care Bundle for Early Sepsis Management With Mortality Among Patients With Hospital-Onset or Community-Onset Sepsis. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2020 May 1;180(5):707-16.


Additional Publication Citations

For an up to date listing of publications visit Dr. Baghdadi's NCBI Bibliography.

Clinical Specialty Details

  • Inpatient infectious diseases
  • Hospital epidemiology / infection prevention

Awards and Affiliations

  • Special Friend of Nursing Award, UMMC National Nurses Week 2022
  • National Academy of Medicine Scholar in Diagnostic Excellence, 2021
  • SHEA Epi Project Competition Winner, 2021
  • Vanessa Ajayi Annual Safety Award, UMMC Midtown Campus, 2021
  • Baltimore Orioles Healthcare Heroes, 2020
  • UCLA DOM Research Day poster competition (4th place), 2018
  • IDWeek Research Abstract Travel Award, 2016
  • IDWeek Research Abstract Travel Award, 2015
  • UCLA Resident Informaticist Program, 2014
  • Clinical Scientist Training and Research Program, WUSTL School of Medicine, 2012
  • Mentors in Medicine, WUSTL School of Medicine, 2011

Grants and Contracts

CDC SHEPheRD Program, 2022-2024

AHRQ K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award, 2022-2026

UMB ICTR/CTSA KL2 Mentored Career Development Award, 2021-2022

UCLA GIM National Research Service Award , 2015-2018

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