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Professor, Public Health Sciences and Infectious Disease

Faculty photo for Jorge Parada

I am an active clinician and teacher at Loyola University Medical Center, as an infectious diseases specialist. I am also the Medical Director of Loyola's Infection Prevention and Control Program, which is dedicated to improving the quality of care and safeguarding patient safety. I joined Hines VA Hospital and Loyola University Chicago after completing a Health Services Research Fellowship at Rush University and Cook County Hospital. I completed my Master of Public Health at Harvard University and my Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Boston University.

  • Bachelor's degree, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Master's degree, Harvard University School of Public Health
  • MD, Classical University of Lisbon Medical School


  • Validation of a Host Response Assay, Septicyte LAB, for Discriminating Sepsis from SIRS in the ICU Miller Iii,R. R.; Lopansri,B. K.; Burke,J. P.; Levy,M.; Opal,S.; Rothman,R. E.; D'Alessio,F. R.; Sidhaye,V. K.; Aggarwal,N. R.; Balk,R.; Greenberg,J. A.; Yoder,M.; Patel,G.; Gilbert,E.; Afshar,M.; Parada,J. P.; Martin,G. S.; Esper,A. M.; Kempker,J. A.; Narasimhan,M.; Tsegaye,A.; Hahn,S.; Mayo,P.; van der Poll,T.; Schultz,M. J.; Scicluna,B. P.; Klein Klouwenberg,P.; Rapisarda,A.; Seldon,T. A.; McHugh,L. C.; Yager,T. D.; Cermelli,S.; Sampson,D.; Rothwell,V.; Newman,R.; Bhide,S.; Kirk,J. T.; Navalkar,K.; Davis,R. F.; Brandon,R. A.; Brandon,R. B. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE 2018
  • Use of adenosine triphosphate to audit reprocessing of flexible endoscopes with an elevator mechanism. Quan, E; Mahmood, R; Naik, A; Sargon, P; Shastri, N; Venu, M; Parada, JP; Gupta, N American Journal of Infection Control 2018
  • Evaluation of Risk Factors for Clostridium difficile Infection in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients Scardina,T. L.; Kang Martinez,E.; Balasubramanian,N.; Fox-Geiman,M.; Smith,S. E.; Parada,J. P. Pharmacotherapy 2017 ;37(4):420-428
  • Outbreak of Gastroenteritis in Adults Due to Rotavirus Genotype G12P[8]Pacilli,M.; Cortese,M. M.; Smith,S.; Siston,A.; Samala,U.; Bowen,M. D.; Parada,J. P.; Tam,K. I.; Rungsrisuriyachai,K.; Roy,S.; Esona,M. D.; Black,S. R. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2015 ;61(4):e20-e25
  • A primer on on-demand polymerase chain reaction technology Spencer,M.; Barnes,S.; Parada,J.; Brown,S.; Perri,L.; Uetwiller-Geiger,D.; Johnson,H. B.; Graham,D. American Journal of Infection Control 2015 ;43(10):1102-1108
  • Granulomatous hepatitis due to Bartonella henselae infection in an immunocompetent patient VanderHeyden,T. R.; Yong,S. L.; Breitschwerdt,E. B.; Maggi,R. G.; Mihalik,A. R.; Parada,J. P.; Fimmel,C. J. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 ;12:17-2334-12-17
  • Is universal screening of children for nasal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization necessary on hospital admission?. Thomson,T.; Takagishi,T.; Parada,J. P.; Schreckenberger,P.; Rekasius,V.; Challapalli,M. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2011 ;32(6):626-627
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Universal Screening of Healthy Newborns for Nasal Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization at Birth Chhangani,P.; Durazo,R.; Digangi,L.; Parada,J. P.; Schreckenberger,P.; Rekasius,V.; Challapalli,M. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2011 ;32(3):301-302
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization among women admitted to labor and delivery and their newborn infants Volk,L.; Thomson,T.; Chhangani,P.; Digangi,L.; Parada,J. P.; Schreckenberger,P.; Rekasius,V.; Challapalli,M. Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America 2011 ;32(10):1045-1046
  • Racial variations in care and outcomes for inpatient HIV-related pneumocystis pneumonia. Parada,J. P.; Yarnold,P. R.; Uphold,C. R.; Chmiel,J. S.; DeHovitz,J. A.; Goetz,M. B.; Weinstein,R. A.; McKoy,J. M.; Chandler,K. L.; Bennett,C. L. Journal of Health Care for the Poor & Underserved 2010 ;21(1):318-333
  • Challenges in the diagnosis of 2009 H1N1 in a lung transplant patient and the long-term implications for prevention and treatment: a case report. Davis,C. S.; Deburghgraeve,C. R.; Yong,S.; Parada,J. P.; Palladino-Davis,A. G.; Lowery,E.; Gagermeier,J.; Fisichella,P. M. Transplantation proceedings 2010 ;42(10):4295-4299
  • Spontaneous vertebral osteomyelitis due to Staphylococcus epidermidisIsenberg,Y.; Parada,J. P. Journal of Medical Microbiology 2010 ;59(5):599-601
  • Effectiveness of alcohol-based hand rubs for removal of Clostridium difficile spores from hands. Jabbar,U.; Leischner,J.; Kasper,D.; Gerber,R.; Sambol,S. P.; Parada,J. P.; Johnson,S.; Gerding,D. N. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2010 ;31(6):565-570
  • Mupirocin resistance among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-colonized patients at admission to a tertiary care medical center. Babu,T.; Rekasius,V.; Parada,J. P.; Schreckenberger,P. C.; Challapalli,M. Journal of clinical microbiology 2009 ;47(7):2279-2280
  • Epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder. Evans,C. T.; LaVela,S. L.; Weaver,F. M.; Priebe,M.; Sandford,P.; Niemiec,P.; Miskevics,S.; Parada,J. P. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2008 ;29(3):234-242
  • Exophiala jeanselmei keratitis after laser in situ keratomileusis. Leung,E. H.; Moskalewicz,R.; Parada,J. P.; Kovach,K. J.; Bouchard,C. S. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery 2008 ;34(10):1809-1811
  • Outcome of metronidazole therapy for Clostridium difficile disease and correlation with a scoring system.[see comment] Belmares,J.; Gerding,D. N.; Parada,J. P.; Miskevics,S.; Weaver,F.; Johnson,S. Journal of Infection 2007 ;55(6):495-501
  • Rashid,R. M.; Salah,W.; Parada,J. P. Journal of Medical Microbiology 2007 ;56(Pt 2):280-282
  • Onset of symptoms and time to diagnosis of Clostridium difficile-associated disease following discharge from an acute care hospital. Chang,H. T.; Krezolek,D.; Johnson,S.; Parada,J. P.; Evans,C. T.; Gerding,D. N. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2007 ;28(8):926-931
  • Long-term outcomes from nosocomial infections in persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders LaVela,S. L.; Evans,C. T.; Miskevics,S.; Parada,J. P.; Priebe,M.; Weaver,F. M. American Journal of Infection Control 2007 ;35(6):393-400
  • Effects of type and level of training on variation in physician knowledge in the use and acquisition of blood cultures: a cross sectional survey. Parada,J. P.; Schwartz,D. N.; Schiff,G. D.; Weiss,K. B. BMC Infectious Diseases 2005 ;5:71
  • Trends in antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infection in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder. Evans,C. T.; Smith,B.; Parada,J. P.; Kurichi,J. E.; Weaver,F. M. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2005 ;55(6):1045-1049
  • Intrathecal colistin and sterilization of resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa shunt infection. Quinn,A. L.; Parada,J. P.; Belmares,J.; O'Keefe,J. P. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2005 ;39(5):949-952
  • Etiology and outcomes of veterans with spinal cord injury and disorders hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Chang,H. T.; Evans,C. T.; Weaver,F. M.; Burns,S. P.; Parada,J. P. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2005 ;86(2):262-267
  • Management of community-acquired pneumonia in persons with spinal cord injury. Burns,S. P.; Weaver,F. M.; Parada,J. P.; Evans,C. T.; Chang,H.; Hampton,R. Y.; Kapur,V. Spinal Cord 2004 ;42(8):450-458
  • Relationship between health insurance and medical care for patients hospitalized with human immunodeficiency virus-related Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, 1995-1997: Medicaid, bronchoscopy, and survival. Parada,J. P.; Deloria-Knoll,M.; Chmiel,J. S.; Arozullah,A. M.; Phan,L.; Ali,S. N.; Goetz,M. B.; Weinstein,R. A.; Campo,R.; Jacobson,J.; Dehovitz,J.; Berland,D.; Bennett,C. L. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2003 ;37(11):1549-1555