Trainee Spotlight –
Dr. Lindsay Petty received her bachelor’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan and her medical degree from the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medicine where she also served as Chief Resident during her final year. She then stayed to complete an Infectious Diseases (ID) fellowship, and is now completing an advanced year of training in Transplant ID. In addition, she is completing the one year Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching and Scholarship (MERITS) Fellowship.
Dr. Petty’s research interests focus on antimicrobial stewardship, specifically in the immunocompromised host. Among other projects, she presented a lack of utility of repeated blood cultures in the setting of pediatric febrile neutropenia at the ID Week 2015 meeting, and is now working on investigating the same question in the adult population. Additionally, she has a strong interest in medical education that started early in medical school at Pritzker as a result of great MedEd mentors, and she is advancing that interest further during her MERITS fellowship this year. She is creating a curriculum for advanced practice providers for practical, ward-based infectious disease topics that tie into antimicrobial stewardship pathways to improve midlevel provider satisfaction and patient outcomes.
Dr. Petty will be joining the faculty at the University of Michigan in July, 2016 as a Clinical Assistant Professor, where she will dedicate her time to the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, and continue her clinical work in both general and transplant ID.