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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

Trauma and Life Support Center (TLC)


University Hospital
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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
Medical School University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (formerly UW Medical School), Madison, WI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

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
Solano JJ Maki DG Adirim TA Shih RD Hennekens CH Public Health Strategies Contain and Mitigate COVID-19: A Tale of Two Democracies. Am J Med . 2020 Dec;133(12):1365-1366
[PubMed ID: 32810463]
Levine RS Johnson HM Maki DG Hennekens CH Racial Inequalities in Mortality from Coronavirus: The Tip of the Iceberg. Am J Med . 2020 Oct;133(10):1151-1153
[PubMed ID: 32442516]
Alter SM Maki DG LeBlang S Shih RD Hennekens CH The menacing assaults on science, FDA, CDC, and health of the US public. EClinicalMedicine . 2020 Oct;27:100581
[PubMed ID: 33073218]
Shih RD Johnson HM Maki DG Hennekens CH Hydroxychloroquine for Coronavirus: The Urgent Need for a Moratorium on Prescriptions. Am J Med . 2020 Sep;133(9):1007-1008
[PubMed ID: 32502485]
Hennekens CH George S Adirim TA Johnson H Maki DG The Emerging Pandemic of Coronavirus and the Urgent Need for Public Health Leadership. Am J Med . 2020 Jun;133(6):648-650
[PubMed ID: 32199813]
Kethireddy S Bilgili B Sees A Kirchner HL Ofoma UR Light RB Mirzanejad Y Maki D Kumar A Layon AJ Parrillo JE Kumar A Cooperative Antimicrobial Therapy of Septic Shock (CATSS) Database Research Group. Culture-Negative Septic Shock Compared With Culture-Positive Septic Shock: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Crit Care Med . 2018 Apr;46(4):506-512
[PubMed ID: 29293143]
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. 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 Cooperative Antimicrobial Therapy of Septic Shock (CATSS) Database Group. 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 AZEPTIC Trial Investigators. 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]