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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Maki’s interests over the past three decades have included the study and prevention of nosocomial infections, the clinical application of novel agents for the treatment of septic shock, and the epidemiology and prevention of infections caused by antimicrobial resistant pathogens.


Infectious Diseases

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Fellowship Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Residency Boston City Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Boston City Hospital-Harvard Medical Unit
Medical School University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (formerly UW Medical School), Madison, WI, 1967


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

Best Doctors® in America 2015

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

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Programs & Conditions


Dr. Maki’s research on the use of novel technology for the prevention of nosocomial infections has shown that the use of antimicrobial-impregnated foley catheters significantly reduces the rates of bacteruria among hospitalized patients who are catheterized for short periods of time.

PubMed Articles
Maki DG . Review: HbA1c has low accuracy for prediabetes; lifestyle programs and metformin reduce progression to T2DM. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Apr 18;166(8):JC41
[PubMed ID: 28418543]
Schulte DM Sethi A Gangnon R Duster M Maki DG Safdar N . Risk factors for Candida colonization and Co-colonization with multi-drug resistant organisms at admission. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2015;4:46
[PubMed ID: 26568822]
Maki DG . Chlorhexidine's role in skin antisepsis: questioning the evidence--Author's reply. Lancet. 2014 Oct 11;384(9951):1345-6
[PubMed ID: 25307839]
Rosenthal VD Maki DG Mehta Y Leblebicioglu H Memish ZA Al-Mousa HH Balkhy H Hu B Alvarez-Moreno C Medeiros EA Apisarnthanarak A Raka L Cuellar LE Ahmed A Navoa-Ng JA El-Kholy AA Kanj SS Bat-Erdene I Duszynska W Van Truong N Pazmino LN See-Lum LC Fernández-Hidalgo R Di-Silvestre G Zand F Hlinkova S Belskiy V Al-Rahma H Luque-Torres MT Bayraktar N Mitrev Z Gurskis V Fisher D Abu-Khader IB Berechid K Rodríguez-Sánchez A Horhat FG Requejo-Pino O Hadjieva N Ben-Jaballah N García-Mayorca E Kushner-Dávalos L Pasic S Pedrozo-Ortiz LE Apostolopoulou E Mejía N Gamar-Elanbya MO Jayatilleke K de Lourdes-Dueñas M Aguirre-Avalos G . International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) report, data summary of 43 countries for 2007-2012. Device-associated module. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Sep;42(9):942-56
[PubMed ID: 25179325]
Safdar N O'Horo JC Ghufran A Bearden A Didier ME Chateau D Maki DG . Chlorhexidine-impregnated dressing for prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infection: a meta-analysis*. Crit Care Med. 2014 Jul;42(7):1703-13
[PubMed ID: 24674924]
Oh CC Ko HC Lee HY Safdar N Maki DG Chlebicki MP . Antibiotic prophylaxis for preventing recurrent cellulitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Infect. 2014 Jul;69(1):26-34
[PubMed ID: 24576824]
O'Horo JC Maki DG Krupp AE Safdar N . Arterial catheters as a source of bloodstream infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Crit Care Med. 2014 Jun;42(6):1334-9
[PubMed ID: 24413576]
Crnich CJ Duster M Warrack S Maki D Safdar N . Comparison of pulsed-gel electrophoresis and a commercial repetitive-element PCR method for assessment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clustering in different health care facilities. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jun;52(6):2027-32
[PubMed ID: 24671801]
Maki DG . Stethoscopes and health care-associated infection. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Mar;89(3):277-80
[PubMed ID: 24582185]
Kethireddy S Light RB Mirzanejad Y Maki D Arabi Y Lapinsky S Simon D Kumar A Parrillo JE Kumar A . Mycobacterium tuberculosis septic shock. Chest. 2013 Aug;144(2):474-482
[PubMed ID: 23429859]
Rose WE Berti AD Hatch JB Maki DG . Relationship of in vitro synergy and treatment outcome with daptomycin plus rifampin in patients with invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Jul;57(7):3450-2
[PubMed ID: 23650174]
Maki DG . ACP Journal Club. Clinically indicated and routine replacement of peripheral IV catheters did not differ for phlebitis. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Jan 15;158(2):JC8
[PubMed ID: 23318342]
Maki DG Ash SR Winger RK Lavin P . A novel antimicrobial and antithrombotic lock solution for hemodialysis catheters: a multi-center, controlled, randomized trial. Crit Care Med. 2011 Apr;39(4):613-20
[PubMed ID: 21200319]
Maki DG Rosenthal VD Salomao R Franzetti F Rangel-Frausto MS . Impact of switching from an open to a closed infusion system on rates of central line-associated bloodstream infection: a meta-analysis of time-sequence cohort studies in 4 countries. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Jan;32(1):50-8
[PubMed ID: 21121815]
Maki DG . In vitro studies of a novel antimicrobial luer-activated needleless connector for prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Jun 15;50(12):1580-7
[PubMed ID: 20455695]
Alvarado CJ Anderson AG Maki DG . Microbiologic assessment of disposable sterile endoscopic sheaths to replace high-level disinfection in reprocessing: a prospective clinical trial with nasopharygoscopes. Am J Infect Control. 2009 Jun;37(5):408-13
[PubMed ID: 19482219]
Maki DG . Coming to grips with foodborne infection--peanut butter, peppers, and nationwide salmonella outbreaks. N Engl J Med. 2009 Mar 5;360(10):949-53
[PubMed ID: 19213675]
Maki DG . Low-dose vasopressin did not reduce mortality more than norepinephrine in septic shock. ACP J Club. 2008 Sep 16;149(3):14
[PubMed ID: 18783190]
Maki DG Ebert SC Rybak MJ . Case study and panel discussion. Pharmacotherapy. 2007 Oct;27(10 Pt 2):136S-143S
[PubMed ID: 17896907]
Maki DG Safdar N Ebert SC . Prevalence, consequences, and solutions. Pharmacotherapy. 2007 Oct;27(10 Pt 2):121S-125S
[PubMed ID: 17896904]