Dr. Shenoy is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Chief of the Infection Control Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where she practices infectious diseases.

She received her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and doctorate in Health Policy/Economics from Harvard University. She completed residency at MGH and her infectious diseases fellowship in Partners Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at MGH ad Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

She is a fellow of both IDSA and SHEA. She is currently co-chair of the High Level Disinfection and Sterilization Guidelines Committee. Her research interests have focused on clinical, operational and economic impact of competing infection control strategies for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) through clinical studies and mathematical modeling. She has collaborated with informatics specialists and computer scientist to develop approaches to leveraging electronic health records for infection control surveillance and apply machine-learning techniques to create risk prediction models for Clostridioides difficile infection. She collaborates with colleagues in Allergy and Immunology on research and implementation studies related to antibiotic allergy and recently co-authored the clinical review and guideline on evaluation of penicillin allergy endorsed by SHEA, IDSA, and the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. 

Dr. Shenoy serves as Medical Director of the MGH Ebola and Other Special Pathogens Treatment Center, one of 10 centers designated by the Department of Health and Human Services to care for patients with Ebola and other high consequence infectious diseases. In this capacity, she works with the Special Pathogens Research Network on initiatives to build domestic research capacity within the regional bioncontainment units. 

What does she like most about working and doing research in hospital epidemiology? 1) the potential impact on population health; 2) there’s never a dull moment, 3) teamwork is king, and 4) you can always expect the unexpected – usually late on a Friday afternoon, of course!

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