Matt Robinson, MD

Baltimore, Maryland
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Scholar
Research Fellow

Matthew Robinson, MD, is a research fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focuses on the diagnosis of acute febrile illness and its implication on antimicrobial stewardship and resistance in tropical low- and middle-income countries. Matt is working with Dr. Gupta, Dr. Mave, and Dr. Cosgrove to assess the etiology of febrile illness in patients presenting to a hospital in Pune, India and to determine how diagnosis impacts antibiotic use. He is also working on a CDC-funded project to evaluate the source of antimicrobial resistance among neonates admitted to critical care units in Pune.

After completing his undergraduate and medical training at Northwestern University, he completed internal medicine residency at New York University and infections disease fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. During medical school, he worked for one year at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing, China under a Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship.  He also served as a clinician educator in internal medicine in Gulu, Uganda at the Gulu University Faculty of Medicine as a Global Health Service Partnership volunteer. As an infectious disease fellow, he pursued a Fogarty Global Health Fellowship in Pune, India. His other global health experiences have included clinical work in Rwanda and dengue virus research in Peru. 
 

Up Close with Matt Robinson.

2016-02-01 Awards 

Evaluating the Source of Neonatal Bloodstream Infections due to Classically Hospital Acquired Pathogens in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pune, India

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2018-07-12
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This study is part of CDC's Safe healthcare, Epidemiology, and Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) Domain 7: International HAI and Other Adverse Healthcare Event Prevention. The PIs for this study are Dr. Julia Johnson of Johns Hopkins and Dr. Shilpa Naik of BJGMC. CoPIs are Dr. Aarti...

Zika Surveillance among Antenatal Clinic Outpatients in BJ Government Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune, India

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2017-08-31
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CCGHE is keeping an eye on Zika among pregnant women, which is transmitted by mosquitoes & can cause devastating birth defects.

Antimicrobial Use and Diagnosis among Hospitalized Febrile Patients in Pune, India

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2017-08-07
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Antimicrobial resistance, a leading threat to human health, is enabled by unnecessary antibiotic use. Strategies to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use in India, the world’s largest antibiotic consumer, are urgently needed. Although most patients hospitalized in India with acute febrile illness...

Healthcare-Associated Sepsis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pune, India

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2017-01-17
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This study is part of CDC's Safe healthcare, Epidemiology, and Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) Domain 7: International. Johns Hopkins neonatologist Dr. Julia Johnson is lead investigator for a systematic study of the epidemiology of neonatal sepsis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in...

The Human Virome in Health and Disease

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2016-02-21
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Objective 1: To use novel molecular techniques to characterize the human virome in the circulating blood of patients in clinical settings who presented to an acute care setting with an acute febrile illness and in whom a diagnosis cannot be achieved by conventional methods. Healthy controls will be...

Bacterial Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns in Pune, India: Substudy on Community Health-Seeking Behavior Among Patients Admitted with Acute Febrile Illness

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2015-05-28
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Objectives: To describe the patterns of health-care seeking behavior and prior outpatient care among patients admitted with acute febrile illness to Sassoon Hospital To determine the effects of outpatient behaviors and prior treatments on the antimicrobial resistance patterns of stool colonizing...

Bacterial Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns in Pune, India

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2013-01-10
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Evaluate etiology of acute fever and bacterial drug resistance patterns among adults and children in India.

BWI CTU: Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit

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2007-02-02
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Comprising clinical trial sites at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Whitman Walker Health in Washington, DC, and the BJGMC-CCGHE collaboration in Pune, India, the Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit (BWI-CTU) is one of only 25 international HIV/TB clinical trial sites funded by the...

The mortality burden of multidrug-resistant pathogens in India: a retrospective observational study

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2018-11-08
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
We conducted a retrospective, ten hospital study of the relationship between multidrug-resistant pathogens and mortality in India. This is one of the largest studies undertaken in an LMIC to measure the burden of antibiotic resistance.

Dengue vaccines: implications for dengue control

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2018-10-15
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Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Dengue, the most common arbovirus, is an increasingly significant cause of morbidity worldwide. After decades of research, an approved tetravalent dengue vaccine is finally available. Models constructed using recently available vaccine efficacy data allow for a data-driven...

Drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae colonization is associated with healthcare utilization and antimicrobial use among inpatients in Pune, India

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2018-10-04
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BMC Infectious Diseases
BACKGROUND: Healthcare exposure may increase drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae colonization risk. Nascent antimicrobial stewardship efforts in low- and middle-income countries require setting-specific data. We aimed to evaluate risk factors for inpatient drug resistant Enterobacteriaceae...

Vector-borne disease is a common cause of hospitalized febrile illness in India

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2018-03-26
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American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Diagnostic strategies adapted for season and age may reduce diagnostic uncertainty and identify causative organisms in treatable, fatal causes of AFI.

Antibiotic utilization and the role of suspected and diagnosed mosquito borne illness among adults and children with acute febrile illness in Pune, India

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2017-12-04
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Mosquito-borne disease identification is associated with reduced empiric antibiotic use and faster antibiotic discontinuation.

Presence of human hepegivirus-1 in a cohort of people who inject drugs

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2017-06-07
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Annals of Internal Medicine
Findings on the sensitivity of next-generation metagenomic sequencing for discovery of new viral infections.

High burden of antimicrobial resistance and mortality among adults and children with community-onset bacterial infections in India

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2017-04-15
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Journal of Infectious Diseases
Of 133 isolates from 115 patients, 50% were multi-drug resistant; of 33 isolates tested for carbapenem susceptibility, 36% were resistant.

Reducing uncertainty for acute febrile illness in resource-limited settings: the current diagnostic landscape

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2017-03-27
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The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
After decades of slow progress in diagnostics for acute febrile illness in resource-limited settings, a wave of converging advancements will enable clinicians in resource limited settings to reduce uncertainty for the diagnosis of acute febrile illness.

Lyme carditis

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2015-06-15
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Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
Lyme disease is a common disease that uncommonly affects the heart. Because of the rarity of this diagnosis and the frequent absence of other concurrent clinical manifestations of early Lyme disease, consideration of Lyme carditis demands a high level of suspicion when patients in endemic areas...

Antibiotic Use and Drug-Resistant Late-Onset Infections Among Neonates Admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Pune, India

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2018-08-28
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Agarkhedkar S, Armstrong D, Bharadwaj R, Cox SR, Dohe V, Gupta A, Gupte N, Johnson J, Kadam A, Kinikar A, Malwade S, Manabe Y, Mave V, Milstone A, Parikh T, Rajput U, Randive B, Robinson M , Smith R, Suryavanshi N, Vaidya U, Westercamp M. Antibiotic Use and Drug-Resistant Late-Onset Infections...

High Prevalence of Dengue among Pregnant Women in India

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2018-08-27
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Alexander M, Naik S, Robinson M , Sapkal G, Deshpande P, Kulkarni V, Nimkar S, Sambarey P, Kinikar A, Mave V, Suryavanshi N, Gupte N, Bollinger R, Gupta A, Bharadwaj R, Mathad J. High Prevalence of Dengue among Pregnant Women in India. 2018 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases...

Bloodstream Infections among Neonates Admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Pune, India

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2018-05-05
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Johnson J , Rajput U, Valvi C, Bharadwaj R, Parikh T, Agarkhedkar S, Robinson M, Randive B, Gupte N, Smith R, Westercamp M, Mave V, Manabe Y, Milstone A, for the CDC SHEPheRD India Study Team. Bloodstream Infections among Neonates Admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Pune, India. Pediatric...

Presentation, Etiology, and Outcome of Febrile Indian Patients Differs by HIV Status

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2016-11-16
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Kadam D, Robinson M , Kagal A, Bharadwaj R, Raichur P, Kanade S, Sachs J, Gupte N, Gupta A, Mave V. Presentation, Etiology, and Outcome of Febrile Indian Patients Differs by HIV Status. 65th Annual Meeting, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Atlanta, GA.

The Impact of Health Seeking Behavior on Community-acquired Multi-drug Resistant Stool Colonization among Hospitalized Febrile Illness Patients in Pune, India

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2016-10-29
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Sachs J , Bharadwaj R, Khadse S, Kadam D, Kagal A, Shaikh N, Shingada K, Raichur P, Kanade S, Suryanvanshi N, Gupta A, Robinson M, Mave V. The Impact of Health Seeking Behavior on Community-acquired Multi-drug Resistant Stool Colonization among Hospitalized Febrile Illness Patients in Pune, India...

Etiology of Acute Febrile Illness among Hospitalized Adults and Children at a Public Tertiary-Care Center in Pune, India

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2016-10-27
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Robinson M , Balasubramanian U, Raichur P, Kadam D, Khadse S, Marbaniang I, Kanade S, Sachs J, Basavaraj A, Bharadwaj R, Kinikar A, Kulkarni V, Kagal A, Gupta A, Mave V. Etiology of Acute Febrile Illness among Hospitalized Adults and Children at a Public Tertiary-Care Center in Pune, India. ID Week...

Clinical, Social, and Meteorological Factors Associated with Dengue and Malaria Diagnosis in Adults in Pune, India

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2016-03-03
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Kadam D, Raichur P, Chandanwale A, Joshi S, Robinson M, Marbaniang I, Kagal A, Bharadwaj, Mave V. Clinical, Social, and Meteorological Factors Associated with Dengue and Malaria Diagnosis in Adults in Pune, India. 17th International Congress on Infectious Diseases. Hyderabad, India.

Frequent Resistant Gram Negative Rod Stool Colonization among Patients Admitted with Acute Febrile Illness in Pune, India

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2016-03-03
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Bharadwaj RS, Robinson M, Marbaniang I, Kagal A, Raichur PA, Kulkami V, Balasubramanian U, Onawale P, Kanade S, Nelson G, Gupta A, Mave V. Frequent Resistant Gram Negative Rod Stool Colonization among Patients Admitted with Acute Febrile Illness in Pune, India. 17th International Congress on...

Spruha Kurlekar

Spruha Kurlekar
Spruha Kurlekar is a final year MBBS student in Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, who is working with Dr. Matt Robinson on antimcrobial resistance in India. In her latest University Examinations, she secured a 'first-class' grade along with a distinction in ENT. Spruha follows a detail-oriented approach and has won praise from teachers and colleagues for her contributions during postings. A conscientious learner, Spruha is excited by the prospect of being a well-rounded, practical, and compassionate doctor. Spruha is interested in research and participated in a 'Clinical...

Lubaina Arsiwala

Lubaina Arsiwala
Dr. Arsiwala is a Johns Hopkins Masters of Health Science student with a Bachelor in Dental Survey from DY Patil University School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, India. She visited BJGMC from June 18, 2018, to August 11, 2018, to provide support to the BJGMC Clinical Research Site. She is working with Dr. Matthew Robinson to support to ongoing studies, including “Antimicrobial Use and Diagnosis among Hospitalized Febrile Patients in Pune, India” and “Prevalence and Risk Factors for Oral Cancer among HIV-Infected Adults.” Dr. Arsiwala received funding for her visit through the Johns Hopkins Global...

Superbugs kill more in India than globally, mortality rate is 13%

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2018-11-20
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The Times of India
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Dr. Matt Robinson is an author on this study showing the mortality rate from drug-resistant bacteria in India is twice that of high-income countries.

Indo-Hopkins Partnership Seeks Causes of Sepsis in the NICU

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2017-08-10
Sepsis among newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a big problem in India, and a complex one to untangle.

Up Close: Matthew Robinson

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2016-02-01
Looking for Causes of Fever in India “The most common reason Indians go to the doctor is for fever. The list of potential causes for fever in India and other low and middle income countries in tropical settings is extensive.” Matt Robinson, MD, is a Clinical Fellow whose research in India aims to...