Antimicrobial Stewardship Staff
David Andes, MD
Barry Fox, MD
Margaret Jorgenson, PharmD, BCPS
Alex Lepak, MD
Tyler Liebenstein, PharmD, BCPS
Lucas Schulz, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Jill Strayer, PharmD, BCPS
The purpose of Antimicrobial Stewardship at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, is to provide a collaborative, interdisciplinary system for the optimization of antibiotic use at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics: improving drug selection, slowing the emergence of antimicrobial resistance, reducing antibiotic expenditures and improving patient outcomes.
The Antimicrobial Stewardship Team will work collaboratively to improve patient care outcomes and safety through scrutinization of anti-infective use at UW Health through: clinical interventions, guideline and protocol development, reporting systems, education and other clinical decision support tools and practices in order to improve antimicrobial drug utilization, reduce antimicrobial drug costs and decrease the emergence of antimicrobial resistance.
The activities of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Team will be coordinated by the antimicrobial subcommittee, an interdisciplinary group with members from the Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Pharmacy, and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Additional direction will be obtained from the team's interactions with the P&T Committee, Infection Control, QA Committees and Service Oversight Committees.