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Renuga Vivekanandan, MD

Assistant Dean, Strategy & Accreditation

Associate Professor

Renuga Vivekanandan

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Renuga Vivekanandan, MD

Assistant Dean, Strategy & Accreditation

Associate Professor

Medical Director for Antimicrobial Stewardship CHI
Hospital Epidemiology Creighton University Medical Center CHI Health
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Areas of Interest: Gender and Health Care equity
Fellowship: Creighton University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Medical School: Medical University of the Americas

Research Focus

Health disparity, outcomes in organ transplant, antibiotics stewardship and outcomes, Infectious disease, quality improvement projects for better patient outcomes in clinical setting

Department

Medicine

Position

Associate Professor

Articles

  • Pharmacotherapy
    , Christopher J. Destache, Sarah J. Aurit, David Schmidt, Laura Peet Erkes, Maureen Tierney, Renuga Vivekanandan: Bamlanivimab use in mild to moderate COVID-19 disease: A matched cohort design. Pharmacotherapy, July 30 2021 2021
  • Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
    , Alyssa K. W. Maclean,Stacey Morrow,Anum Abbas,Renuga Vivekanandan,Stephen Cavalieri and Nancy D. Hanson. Inpatient transfer of an uncommon carbapenemase in Nebraska. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. March 11 2021 2021
  • International Journal of Infectious Diseases.
    , FaranAhmad,ArslanAhmed,Sanu.Rajendraprasad,AustinLoranger,SoniaGupta,ManasaVelagapudi,RenugaVivekanan dan,Joseph A.Nahas, Robert Plambeck, Douglas Moore. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults: A rare sequela of SARS-CoV-2 infection. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 108 (2021) 209–211.
    108, p. 209-211 2021
  • StatPearls
    , George EK, De Jesus O, Vivekanandan R. Clostridium Tetani. 2020 Jun 2. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan–.PMID: 29494091. 2020
  • 3D Printing in Medicine
    , John J. Cote, John Haggstrom, Renuga Vivekanandan, Kristin A cote, Daniel L Real, David P. Weber, Anne Cheng, Nicholas G dubay and Robin Farias-Eisner. COVID-19 and nove initiative to improve safety by 3D printing personal protective equipment parts from computed tomography. 3D Printing in Medicine volume 6, Article number: 20 (2020)
    20 2020
  • Pharmacy (Basel)
    Anthone J, Boldt D, Alexander B, Carroll C, Ased S, Schmidt D, Vivekanandan R, Destache CJ. Implementation of a Health-System Wide Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in Omaha, NE. pii: E156. doi:10.3390/pharmacy7040156. PubMed PMID: 31775246. 
    7(4) 2019
  • Diagnosis Microbiol Infectious Diseases
    Cavalieri SJ, Kwon S, Vivekanandan R, Ased S, Carroll C, Anthone J, Schmidt D, Baysden M, Destache CJ. Effect of antimicrobial stewardship with rapid MALDI-TOF identification and Vitek 2 antimicrobial susceptibility testing on hospitalization outcome. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2019.05.020. Epub 2019 Jun 6. PubMed PMID: 31279585.
    95(2), p. 208-211 2019
  • BMJ Case Report
    Latif A, Kapoor V, Vivekanandan R, Reddy JT. A rare case of Shewanellasepticemia: risk factors, environmental associations and management. pii: e230252. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-230252. PubMed PMID: 31537604.
    12(9) 2019
  • Echocardiography
    Urja P, Walters RW, Vivekanandan R, Kumar M, Abdulghani S, Hari Belbase R, Zook N, Mahesh Alla V. Trends in the use of echocardiography in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: an analysis using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample data. doi: 10.1111/echo.14473. Epub 2019 Aug 31. PubMed PMID: 31471983. 
    36(9), p. 1625-1632 2019
  • Pharm Res
    Prathipati PK, Mandal S, Pon G, Vivekanandan R, Destache CJ. Correction to: Pharmacokinetic and Tissue Distribution Profile of Long Acting TenofovirAlafenamide and Elvitegravir Loaded Nanoparticles in Humanized Mice Model. doi: 10.1007/s11095-019-2638-z. PubMed PMID: 31111294. 
    36(7), p. 108 2019
  • Cureus
    Nguyen M, Bendi VS, Guduru M, Olson E, Vivekanandan R, Foral PA, Velagapudi M. Postpartum Invasive Group A Streptococcus Infection: Case Report and Mini-review.  doi: 10.7759/cureus.3184. PubMed PMID: 30364777; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6199147.
    10(8), p. e3184 2018
  • Cureus
    Rainwater E, Gupta V, Vivekanandan R, Gorby G. Maxillary Teeth Abscesses Result in Atypical Liver Abscesses.. doi: 10.7759/cureus.2353. PubMed PMID: 29796365; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5959308.
    10(3), p. e2353 2018
  • StatPearls
    George EK, Vivekanandan R. Clostridium Tetani. 2018 Nov 18. StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2018 Jan-. Available from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK482484/ PubMed PMID: 29494091. 2018
  • Cureus
    Onaiwu CO, Velagapudi M, Sarsam L, Utley L, Bricker L, Bendi VS, Vivekanandan R. Rare Multidrug-Resistant Pulmonary Nocardiosis in AIDS. Cureus. 2017 Nov 11;9(11):e1839. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1839. PubMed PMID: 29344434; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5764217.
    9(11), p. e1839 2017
  • Pharm Res
    Prathipati PK, Mandal S, Pon G, Vivekanandan R and Destache CJ. (2017) Pharmacokinetic and Tissue Distribution Profile of Long Acting Tenofovir Alafenamide and Elvitegravir loaded nanoparticles in Humanized Mice Model. doi:10.1007/s11095-017-2255-7 [doi] 2017
  • Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
    Ased S, Rayes H, Dhami J, Amosson N, Fordjour A, Macaraeg J, Vivekanandan R, Wilson J, Cabri A, Davids M, Anthone J, Cavalieri S, Destache CJ. Evaluation of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: Academic and Community-Based Management Within the Same Health System. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.30. Epub 2017 Mar 15. PubMed PMID: 28294090.
    2017 Jun;38(6, p. 740-742 2017
  • Burns
    Al Ashry, H. S., Mansour, G., Kalil, A. C., Walters, R. W., & Vivekanandan, R. (2017). Response to letter to the editor regarding "incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia in burn patients with inhalation injury treated with high frequency percussive ventilation versus volume control ventilation: A systematic review". Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries, doi: S0305-4179(17)30009-8 [pii]
    43(3), p. 689-690 2017
  • J Spine Neurosurgery
    Velagapudi, M., Ratnaraj, F., Krishnan, M., Gujjula, NR., Gorby, G., Foral, PA., Bendi, VS., & Vivekanandan, R. (2017).  Otogenic Temporal Lobe Abscess: A Mini-Review.  DOI: 10.4172/2325-9701.1000260
    6(2) 2017
  • J Spine Neurosurgery
    Ameri, A., Velagapudi, M., Onaiwu, C., Sarsam, L., Anthone, J., Sirineni, GK., Chamczuk, AJ., & Vivekanandan., R. (2017). A Neglected Parasitic Infection: Neurocysticersosis: A Case Report with Literature Review of Medical and Surgical Management.  doi: 10.4172/2325-9701.1000253
    6(1) 2017
  • Case Reposrts in Infectious Diseases
    Bhatty, O., Waters, D., Wilka, N., Samuel, S., Horne, J., & Vivekanandan, R. (2016). A rare manifestation of tuberculosis presenting in the united states. Case Reports in Infectious Diseases, 2016, 8216040. doi:10.1155/2016/8216040 [doi] 2016
  • Journal of Neurological Disorders
    Velagapudi M, Onaiwu C, Gupta V, Anthone J, Bricker L, Ameri A and Vivekanandan R. Cytomegolovirus (CMV) Encephalistis in HIV patients.  DOI: 10. 4172/2329-6895. 1000314. 2016
  • Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
    Foral, P. A., Anthone, J. M., Destache, C. J., Vivekanandan, R., Preheim, L. C., Gorby, G. L., . . . Bittner, M. J. (2016). Education and communication in an interprofessional antimicrobial stewardship program. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.116 [doi]     
    116 (9), p. 588-93 2016
  • Burns
    Al Ashry, H. S., Mansour, G., Kalil, A. C., Walters, R. W., & Vivekanandan, R. (2016). Incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia in burn patients with inhalation injury treated with high frequency percussive ventilation versus volume control ventilation: A systematic review. Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries, 42(6), 1193-1200. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2016.02.024 [doi]
    42(6), p. 1193-200 2016
  • Heart
    Anantha Narayanan M, Mahfood Haddad T, Kalil AC, Kanmanthareddy A, Suri RM, Mansour G, Destache CJ, Baskaran J, Mooss AN, Wichman T, Morrow L, Vivekanandan R. Early versus late surgical intervention or medical management for infective endocarditis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2015-308589. Epub 2016 Feb 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 26869640.
    2016 Jun 15;102(12), p. 950-7 2016
  • Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management
    Wethington, A., Nagarguna, G., Chamzuk., A & Vivekanandan., R. Bovine Pericardium duraplasty: Epidural Abscess as a rare complication. 
    6 (2016), p. 18-19 2016
  • Antimicrob Agents Chemother
    Destache CJ, Mandal S, Yuan Z, Kang G, Date AA, Lu W, Shibata A, Pham R, Bruck P, Rezich M, Zhou Y, Vivekanandan R, Fletcher CV, Li Q. Topical Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Nanoparticles Prevent HIV-1 Vaginal Transmission in a Humanized Mouse Model. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00450-16. Print 2016 Jun. PubMed PMID: 27044548; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4879396.
    2016 May 23;60(6), p. 3633-9 2016
  • BMJ Case Report
    Haddad TM, Vallabhajosyula S, Nawaz MS, Vivekanandan R. Fatal Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in a HIV-negative adult. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Aug 26;2015. pii: bcr2015210117. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-210117. PubMed PMID: 26311008; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4550900. 2015
  • Case Reposrts in Infectious Diseases
    Mahfood Haddad T, Anantha Narayanan M, Shaw KE, Vivekanandan R. Fatal Case of Probable Invasive Aspergillosis after Five Years of Heart Transplant: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. . doi: 10.1155/2015/864545. Epub 2015 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 26380129; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4561337.
    2015, p. 864545 2015
  • BMJ Case Report
    Veerappan Kandasamy V, Nagabandi A, Horowitz EA, Vivekanandan R. Multidrug-resistant Nocardia pseudobrasiliensis presenting as multiple muscle abscesses. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 May 6;2015. pii: bcr2014205262. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-205262. PubMed PMID: 25948839; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4434363. 2015
  • BMJ Case Report
    Mahfood Haddad, Toufik; Vallabhajosyula, Saraschandra; Sundaragiri, Pranathi; Vivekanandan, Renuga. Mycotic pseudoaneurysm by vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcal aureus: A rare cause of persistent bacteremia. BMJ Care Report 2015. Apr 1, 2015.
    Apri 1, 2015 2015
  • Journal of American Pharmacists Association
    18. Au, T. H., Destache, C. J., & Vivekanandan, R. (2015). Hepatitis C therapy: Looking toward interferon-sparing regimens. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA, 55(2), e72-84; quiz e85-6. doi:10.1331/JAPhA.2015.15508 [doi]
    March 2015 2015
  • Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology
    Goyal G, Kendric K, Silberstein PT, Caponetti GC, Vivekanandan R. Multicentric Castleman Disease with Monoclonal Incomplete IgH Restriction: A Rare Coexistence. J Clin Exp Hematop.  doi: 10.3960/jslrt.55.103. PubMed PMID: 26490523.
    2015;55(2), p. 103-8 2015
  • BMJ Case Report
    Vallabhajosyula S, Vivekanandan R, Horowitz EA. False-positive tuberculous meningitis due to laboratory contamination: importance of a holistic clinical evaluation. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 May 21;2014. pii: bcr2014204359. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-204359. PubMed PMID: 24850559; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4039959. 2014
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
    Florescu, D. F., Qiu, F., Vivekanandan, R., Mercer, D. F., Langnas, A. N., & Kalil, A. C. (2012). Risk factors and outcomes of staphylococcus aureus infections after small bowel and multivisceral transplantation. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182310fb6 [doi]
    31(1), p. 25-29 2012
  • Digestive Diseases and Sciences
    Olivera-Martinez, M., Sayles, H., Vivekanandan, R., D'Souza, S., & Florescu, M. C. (2012). Hepatorenal syndrome: Are we missing some prognostic factors?  doi:10.1007/s10620-011-1861-1 [doi]
    57(1), p. 210-214 2012
  • Abstract submitted to ACP Unusual Presentation of a Genital Lesion
  • Abstract submitted to Society of Hospital Medicine, Mycotic Pseudoaneusysm by Vancomycin Intermediate Staphylococcal Aureus
  • Submitted abstract to ATS, Meta Analysis for Early Surgical Intervention with Improved Outcome for Endocarditis
  • Submitted to ACP, Pseudomonas Osteomyelitis of Skull Base Presenting as Intractable Headache and Nasopharyngeal Abscess
  • Submitted to ATS, Bivalvular Endocarditis due to MRSA Managed with Daptomycin and Ceftaroine

Publications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    , DISCHARGE DISPOSITION OF COVID-19 PATIENTS ADMITTED TO THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. Creech, Zachary; Truong, Gia Thinh; Vivekanandan, Renuga; Destache, Chris; Tierney, Maureen; Velagapudi, Manasa. January 2022. Critical Care Medicine. 2022
  • Critical Care Medicine
    , COVID-19 Therapeutics: What Works? Rajendraprasad, Sanu; Ahmad, Faran; Loranger, Austin, Pruett, William, Kessel, Brittney, Jagan, Nikhil, Boldt, Dayla, Schmidt, David, Hayes, Sarah, Anthone, Jennifer, Vivekanandan, Renuga, Quimby, David, Velagapudi, Manasa, Krajicek, Bryan, Destache, Chris. Critical Care Medicine: January 2021 - Volume 49 - Issue 1 - p 93
    49 2021
  • Critical Care Medicine
    , Influence of Health Disparities on COVID-19 Critical Care Admissions. Ahmad, Faran, Rajendraprasad, Sanu, Loranger, Austin, Pruett, William, Kessel, Brittney, Jagan, Nikhil, Boldt, Dayla, Schmidt, Dave, Hayes, Sarah, Anthone, Jennifer, Vivekanandan, Renuga, Quimby, David, Velagapudi, Manasa, Krajicek, Bryan, Destache, Chris. Critical Care Medicine. January 2021 - Volume 49 - Issue 1 - p 101
    49, p. 101 2021
  • Journal of General Internal Medicine
    Anomic Aphasia: An Uncommon Presentation of Otogenic Temporal Lobe Abscess. Krishnan, M., Ratnaraj, F., Velagapudi, M., Vivekanandan, R
    2016 Journal of General Internal Medicine 2016
  • American Thoracic Society
    Narayanan M, Kukreja R, Bell B,Barak V,Baskaran J and Renuga Vivekanandan, Aspergillosis Carries Hight Mortality in Heart Transplant Patients. Presented at ATS Annual Meeting, Denver CO, May 15-20, 2015.
    Abstract 2015
  • American Thoracic Society
    Narayanan M, Kukreja R, Baskaran J and Vivekanandan R, Pseudomonas Osteomyelitis of Skull Base Presenting as Intractable Headache and Nasopharyngeal Abscess. Presented at ATS Annual Meeting, Denver CO, May 15-20, 2015.
    Abstract 2015
  • American Thoracic Society
    Narayanan M, Haddad M, Mansour G, Destache C and Vivekanandan R, Evidence of Lower Mortality in Early Surgical Intervention for Infective Endocarditis: Meta-Analysis. Presented at ATS Annual Meeting, Denver CO. May 15-20, 2015.
    Abstract 2015
  • American Thoracic Society
    Vallabhajosyula S, Sundaragiri P,Vincent G, Vivekanandan R and Esterbrooks D. Bivalvular Endocardidit due to Methicillin-Resistant Stapylococcus aureus Mananged with Daptomycin and Ceftaroline. Presented at 2015 Meeting of American Thoracic Society. Denver CO. May 15-20, 2015.
    Abstract 2015
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
    Thimmisetty R, Syed J and Vivekanandan R, Does Bisphosphonates causes Osteomyelitis in addition to Osteonecrosis of Jaw? Presented at SGIM Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada. April 22-25, 2015.
    Abstract 2015
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
    Goyal Gaurav, Kendric K and Vivekanandan R, A Peculiar case of Multicentric Castleman Disease. Presented at 2015 Society of General Internal Medicine SGIM. Toronto, Canada. April 22-25, 2015.
    Abstract 2015
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
    Haddad T, Sundaragiri P, Vallabhajosyula S, Alsuwaidan A and Vivekanandan R, Mycotic pseudo aneurysm by vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus: a rare cause of persistent bacteremia. presented at Society of Hospital Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. March 29-April 1, 2015.
    Abstract 2015
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
    Kukreja R, Narayanan M, Barak V, Bell B and Vivekanandan R, An Uncommon Case of Genital Ulcer. presented at Society of Hospital Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. March 29-April 1, 2015.
    Abstract 2015
  • American Medical Association
    Thimmisetty R, Vivekanandan R. Descending Necrotizing Mediastinitis. Abstract presented at 2014 Annual American Medical Association, November 2014. Dallas TX. Nov 2014.
    Abstract 2014
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
    Foral P, Jamieson E, Bittner M, Gorby G, Horowitz E, Ali K , Neeman K, Vivekanandan R., et al. Provider acceptance and impact of a consultative, non-coercive antimicrobial stewardship program at Veterans Affairs Medical center. (Abstract accepted to be presented at 2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, October 15, 2014)
    Abstract 2014
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
    Anthone J, Vivekanandan R., et al. Evaluation of Antimicrobial Stewardship in an Academic Medical Center Emergency Department. Abstract accepted and presented at 2014 IDSA meeting. Philadelphia, PA. Oct 8-12, 2014.
    Abstract 2014
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
    Mourya R, Vivekanandan R et al. SGIM 2014, Brain Abscess: An Unusual Complication of Odontogenic Infection
    Abstract 2014

Editing and Reviews

  • 5 Minute Clinical Consult
    5 Minute Clinical Consult. Anum Abbas and Renuga Vivekanandan
    Rheumatic Fever 2018 2018
  • Grantz’s Manual of Clinical Problems in Infectious Disease
    6th Edition 2013
  • Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    4th Edition 2012

Presentations

  • Project Gram, Improving the Understanding and Utilization of Antibiograms in an Academic Medical Center in the Midwest. Cooper, Stephen M.D., M.P.H., Destache, Christopher Pharm. D., Vivekanandan, Renuga MD. May 2022 Creighton School of Medicine Quality symposium. Winner of the best abstract award. 2022
  • Advancing Inclusion at Creighton University School of Medicine (CUSOM). Renuga Vivekanandan MD, Robert Dunlay MD, Joann Porter MD, Maureen Tierney MD, Poonam Sharma MD, Randy Pritza MD, Chris Destache PharmD, Nicole Thomas MHA, Laurie Baedke MHA, Katie McKillip MD, Claudia Chambers MD, Tom Svolos MD, Ronn Johnson PhD. April 2022. ELAM Meeting in Philadelphia. 2022
  • Ahmad F, Mendoza N, Vivekanandan R, Velagapudi M.ID week 2020 case: A headache that persists may have a fungus that exists.ID week 2020 –presented at Fellow workshop 2020
  • A longitudinal Study of the Effect of Renal Failure on Readmission Rates of Patients with Clostridioides difficile. CJ Destache, B Detweiler and R Vivekanandan. Oct 2019, IDSA Meeting 2019
  • Antibiotics Stewardship (ASP) in Rural and Critical access hospitals using teleStewardship services. Oct 2019. IDSA Meeting. S Ased, J Horne, R Vivekanandan and C Destache. 2019
  • Implementation and Results of a Health-System Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Oct 2019 IDSA Meeting. J Anthone, D Boldt, B Alexander, C Carroll, S Ased, D Schmidt, R Vivekanandan and C Destache. 2019
  • Comparison of incidence and mortality of Kaposi’s Sarcoma Amongst Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients. Oct 2019 IDSA Meeting. P Gummadi, S Aurit, C Destache, R Walters, E George, R Vivekanandan and M Velagapudi. 2019
  • Munir, A., Rakhra, A., Landeen, C., Velagapudi, M., Vivekanandan, R., Plambeck, R. HIV with disseminated tularemia: A Rare Presentation. CHEST 2018. San Antonio, TX.  2018
  • George, E., Aurit, S., Destache, C., Vivekanandan, R. Where You Live Matters: Regional differences in mortality from ESBL Pathogen Infections. IDSA, San Francisco, CA. 2018
  • Vivekanandan,R and Baedke, L. Omaha Make Happen Event - Greater Omaha Chambers. Innovation: From Jargon to Execution. Sept 20, 2018 2018
  • Vivekanandan, R. Practical Gastroenterology for the primary care conference. Clostridium difficile. August 25, 2018 2018
  • Vivekanandan, R, Alexandra, Bryan. Is Antibiotics Stewardship the Answer to Clostridium difficile? June 8th, 2018. CHI Health - St. Francis Hospital. Grand Island, NE. CME Event 2018
  • Vivekanandan, R, Horne, John. Is Antibiotics Stewardship the Answer to Clostridium difficile? June 1, 2018. Nebraska Antibiotics Stewardship Summit. Omaha, NE 2018
  • An unusual Case of Typhlitis in a Post-Partum Female. A.S. Jhand, A. Ahmad, K. Keeley, R. Norris, and R. Vivekanandan. ATS Journal May 2018. Abstract/Presentation 2018
  • Vivekanandan, R, Key Note Speaker. Introduction to Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. 29th Annual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day on May 3, 2018. Omaha, NE 2018
  • Buddam A, Walter R, Kassim, T, Mukherjee S and Vivekanandan R. Incidence of Pancreatitis and Graft Failure Resulting from Pancreatitis after Pancreas Transplantation: A Descriptive Study using UNOS Database. Grastroenterology. May 2018. Abstract/Presentation 2018
  • Vivekanandan, R, Horne, John and Jennifer Anthone. Antibiotics Stewardship Panel. Infectious Diseases Spring Symposium 2018. Omaha, NE 2018
  • Vivekanandan, R, Boldt, Dayla. Sepsis in Pregnancy. March 8, 2018. St. CHI Health-St. Francis Hospital CME Event. Grand Island, NE 2018
  • Munir, Ahmed; Jhand, Aravdeep; Gupta, Vritti; Krishnan, Mridula; Yadav, Niraj; Klug, Michael; Grant, Leah; Lambrecht, Jason; Horne, John; Thibodeau, Joseph, Vivekanandan, Renuga. Atypical Presentation of Q fever presenting as Septic Shock and Respiratory Failure. Critical Care Medicine. January 2018 - Abstract/Presentation 2018
  • Marsh S, Ratnaraj F, Norris R, Gass J, Vivekanandan R. Nocardia Mastoiditis in an Immunocompromised Patient with Recurrent Otitis Media. Abstract/Poster Presentation. ACP Regional 2016. National ACP Conference San Francisco, CA. Nov. 1-4, 2017 2017
  • Hermes M, Bollom A, Boldt D and and Vivekanandan, R. Brucellosis in the Beff? Abstract/Presentation American College of Physician Conference. Nebraska Oct 27-28, 2017. 2017
  • Rieth T, Aurit S, Walters R and Vivekanandan, R. The Effects of Health Disparities on the Outcomes of Small Intestine Transplants: Database Review from UNOS. Abstract/Presentation, American College of Physician Conference. Nebraska Abrstract/Presentation Oct 27-28, 2017. 2017
  • Kor B, Ermann D, Loranger A, Bhavsar S and Vivekanandan R.  An Unexpected Infection: A Case of Neurobrucellosis. Abstract/Presntation. American College of Physician Conference. Nebraska Oct 27-28, 2017. 2017
  • Rahma A, Shaw K, Fine A, Kozlowski I, Krishnan M, and Vivekanandan R.  Acute Kidney Injury from Tribulus Terrestris (TT) Supplement in a 52-year-old Male. Abstract/Presentation.  American College of Physician Conference. Nebraska Oct 27-28, 2017. 2017
  • Lai A, Haddad T, Grant L, Wittenburg G, Breen M, Windish S, Selim M, Vivekanandan R and Townley T. Measured versus calculated Long QT in a patient with Loperamide Overdose. Abstract/Presentation. American College of Physician Conference. Nebraska. Oct 27-28, 2017 2017
  • Vivekanandan, R, Destache, C and Dayla Boldt. Guidelines and Applications to Sepsis Management. CHI Health, St Francis Hospital 2017
  • Evaluation of Management of ESBL Producing Enterobacteriaceae Infections: CHI Health Omaha. Scott Shipley, Stephen Cavalieri, Renuga Vivekananda and Christopher Destache. IDWeek2017. San Diego. 2017
  • Gupta V, Narayanan M, Walters R and Vivekanandan, R. Health Disparities Affecting Mortality After Lung Transplant: A Retrospective Analysis Using UNOS Database. Chest. October 2017. Abstract/Presentation.  2017
  • Vivekanandan, R, and Horne J. Antibiotic Stewardship. Kentucky Hardin Memorial. 2017
  • Vivekanandan, R, Gorgy G, Horne J and Anthone J. Fired up and not Burned out: Provider Burnout. Nebraska Pharmacy Association.  2017
  • Vivekananda, R and Destache, C. Antibiotics Stewardship. CHI Health St. Francis Hospital 2017
  • Vivekananda, R and Destache, C. Antibiotics Stewardship. July,11/2017. CHI Health St. Francis Hospital. CME event. Grand Island, NE 2017
  • Kukety Shweta, Gupta Vritti, Parekh Jai, Walters Ryan, Narayanan Mahesh and Vivekanandan Renuga. Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders after lung transplant- A Descriptive Study of the United Network of Organ Sharing Database. American Thoracic Conference 2017. 2017
  • Onaiwa, C, Velagapudi M, Sarsam L, Utley L and Vivekanandan R.  A Rare Case of Pulmonary Nocardia farcinica in a Patient with AIDS. Abstract/Presentation.  American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2017 Conference, Washington, DC May 19-24, 2017 2017
  • Gupta V, Kukret S, Narayana M, Walters R, Vivekanandan R.Mortality Rate of Aspergillus Infection following Thoracic Transplant; Retrospective Study Using UNOS Database.  Abstract/PosterPresentation  ATS 2017 Conference, Washington, DC May 19-24, 2017 2017
  • Vivekanandan, R, Schaefer, J and Laurie Baedke. Women in Medicine 2017. Annual American College of Physician Meeting 2017. Nebraska 2017
  • Urja P, Gujjula N, Anugula D, Parekh J, Kumar M, Walters R, Narayanan M, Vivekanandan R. A Retrospective Study on Heart-Lung Transplant Patient Utilizing United Network for Organ Sharing Database to Identify the Effect of CMV Donor Recipient. Poster/Presentation. AHA/ASA 2017 2017
  • Urja P, Theertham A, Kumar M, Zook N, O'Neill K, Walters R, Belbase R, Vivekanandan R, Alla V. Trends and Use of Echocardiograph in Patients with Staphlococcus aureus Bacteremia: An Analysis using Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data. Abstract/Presentation American College of Cardiology. Washington, DC. March 2017 2017
  • Diab O, Krishnan M, Theertham A, Chintalacheruvu L, Gharzai L, Walters R, Vivekanandan R. Incidence of Breast Cancer following lung or heart transplant. A descriptive study using the UNOS database. Presented at the 34th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference, Miami Beach, FL. March 9-12, 2017 2017
  • Krishnan M, Gharzai L, Diab O, Narayanan M, Walters R, Vivekanandan R. Incidence of Colorectal Cancer in Liver Transplant Recipients. Abstract/Presentation. ASCO GI conference, San Francisco, CA. Jan. 19-21, 2017 2017
  • Vivekanandan R, Procalcitonin and Sepsis. Dec 2016. Creighton University Medical Center Grand Rounds. 2016
  • Bardeloza K; Fordjour A; Peterson D; Hurley J; Vivekanandan, R. Edwardsialla in Setting of Liver Abscesses and Lung Cancer. Abstract/Poster Presentation. Abstract/Poster Presentation. ACP Regional Meeting, NE 2016 2016
  • Nawras A, Christopher M, Jesse M, Vivekanandan R. False Positive Protein 14-3-3. Abstract/Poster Presentation. ACP Regional Meeting, NE 2016 2016
  • Thamer K, Osama D, Lakshmi, Stuart S, Vivekanandan R. Sixth Time's a Charm. Abstract/Poster Presentation. ACP Regional Meeting NE 2016 2016
  • Rabie E, Felicia R, Ahmed Q, Vivekanandan R. Persistent MRSA and Gentamicin to Rescue. Abstract/Poster Presentation. ACP Regional Meeting 2016 2016
  • Fordjour A, Bardeloza K, Vivekanandan R. Malaria Therapy in the United States. Abstract/Poster Presentation. ACP Regional Meeting 2016 2016
  • Anthone J PharmD, Cabri A PharmD Candidate, Walters R Ph. D, Destache C PharmD, Vivekanandan R MD. Impact of Pharmacist-Led Education on Prescribing Habits for Acute Treatment of Suspected Sexually Transmitted Infection in an Academic Medical Center Emergency Department. Accepted IDSA. 2016 2016
  • Ased S, Vivekanandan R, Anthone J, Rayes H, Dhami J, Cabri A, Davids M, Amosson T, Macaraeg J, Fordjour A, Wilson J, Destache C. A Comparison of Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia (SAB) Diagnosis and Management: Differences Between Academic and Community Hospital Settings. Abstract/Poster Presentation. IDSA 2016 2016
  • Krishnan, M., Ratnaraj, F., Velagapudi, M. Vivekanandan, R. Anomic Aphasia: An Uncommon Presentation of Otogenic Temporal Lobe Abscess. Abstract/Poster Presentation. 2016 Journal of General Internal Medicine 2016
  • Kukrety S, Gupta V, Parekh J, Walters R, Narayanan M, Vivekanandan R. Characteristics of Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder after Lung Transplant - A descriptive study of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) Database. Oral Presentation. ATS International Conference, San Francisco, CA. May 13-18, 2016 2016
  • Vivekanandan R, Antibiotics Stewardship. Dec 2015. Creighton University Medical Center Grand Rounds 2015
  • Kukerja R, Mansour G, Salih M, Vivekanandan R, Morrow L. COPD exacerbation, Does procalcitonin Help? A Meta- Analysis. Oral presentation CHEST Annual Meeting 2015, Montreal, Canada, October 25-28, 2015 2015
  • Provider acceptance and impact of a consultative, non-coercive antimicrobial stewardship program at Veterans Affairs Medical center. Foral P, Jamieson E, Bittner M, Gorby G, Horowitz E, Ali K, Neeman K, Vivekanandan R et al Abstract presented at 2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Atlanta, GA October 15, 2014 2015
  • Vivekanandan R, Clostridium difficile in 2015. CHI Annual Primary Care GI Conference. Omaha, NE 2015. 2015
  • Shaw K, Haddad T, Abbas A, Mirza M, Townley T, Vivekanandan R. Cytomegalovirus Infection and Diabetes Insipidus: Is there a Link? Abstract presented at the local ACP meeting in September 2015 Nebraska. (ABSTRACT WON 1St place for Medical students) 2015
  • Krants A, Ho T, Macareg J, Bewtra A, Townley T, Vivekanandan R. Possible Case of Hypereosinophilic Syndrome presenting as Necrotizing sinusitis. Abstract presented at the local ACP meeting, September 2015 2015
  • Chada C, Kunadharaju R, Jagan N, Vivekanandan R. Austrian Syndrome: Importance of TEE in Diagnosis. Abstract Presented at the local ACP meeting, September 2015 2015
  • Kunadharaju R, Prakrity U, Oyowe T, Horne J, Vivekanandan R. The Challenge of Transhepatic Catheters with Fungemia. Abstract presented at the local ACP meeting, September 2015 2015
  • Abdelrahman A, Krants A, Cavalieri S, Jagadesh S, Vivekanandan R. Multiple Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Prevalence and Diagnosis. Abstract presented at the local ACP meeting, September 2015 2015
  • Foral P. Anthone J, Horne J, Dobronski L, Syed J, Destache C, Vivekanandan R, Preheim L, Gorby G, Bittner M. Incorporating Inter-professional Practice Education and Motivational Interviewing Techniques in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs at Two Academic Medical Centers. Abstract presented at IDSA International Conference 2015, Seattle, WA Aug. 19-22, 2015 2015
  • Incorporating Interprofessional Practice Education and Motivational Interviewing Techniques in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs at Two Academic Medical Centers. Foral P. Anthone J, Horne J, Dobronski L, Syed J, Destache C, Vivekanandan R, Preheim L, Gorby G, Bittner M. Abstract presented at IDSA International Conference 2015, Seattle, WA. Aug. 19-22, 2015 2015
  • Vivekanandan R, Mycobacterium bovis. 2015 National Tuberculosis Conference. CDC 2015
  • Evidence of Lower Mortality in Early Surgical Intervention for Infective Endocarditis: Meta-Analysis. Narayanan M, Haddad M, Mansour G, Destache C, Vivekanandan R. Abstract presented at 2015 Meeting of American Thoracic Society International Conference, Denver, CO.May 15-20, 2015 2015
  • Bivalvular Endocardidit due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Managed with Daptomycin and Ceftaroline. Vallabhajosyula S, Sundaragiri P, Vincent G, Vivekanandan R, Esterbrooks D. Abstract presented at Meeting of American Thoracic Society 2015 International Conference, Denver, CO. May 15-20, 2015 2015
  • Shaw K, Haddad T, Abbas A, Mirza M, Townley T, Vivekanandan R. Cytomegalovirus Infection and Diabetes Insipidus: Is there a Link? Abstract presented at the National ACP meeting April 30- May 2, 2015. Boston, MA 2015
  • An Uncommon Case of Genital Ulcer. Kukreja R, Narayanan M, Barak V, Bell B, Vivekanandan R. Abstract presented at SGIM, Toronto, ON, Canada April 22-25, 2015 2015
  • A Peculiar case of Multicentric Castleman Disease. Goyal Gaurav, Kendric K, Vivekanandan R. Abstract presented at Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Toronto, ON, Canada. April 22-25, 2015 2015
  • Mycotic pseudo aneurysm by vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus: a rare cause of persistent bacteremia. Haddad T, Sundaragiri P, Vallabhajosyula S, Alsuwaidan A, Vivekanandan R. Abstract presented Society of Hospital Medicine, National Harbor, MD, March 29 – April 1, 2015 2015
  • R. Vivekanandan. Tuberculosis. Internal Medicine Grand Rounds given Jan 21, 2015 2015
  • R. Vivekanandan. Tuberculosis. Grand Rounds at Creighton University Medical Center Pulmonary Division given Jan 9, 2015 2015
  • Vivekanandan R, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Grand rounds at Creighton University Medical Center Pulmonary Division. Jan 2015 2015
  • Vivekanandan R, Mycobacterium bovis case presentation at Nebraska Health Department Annual Meeting April 2015 2015
  • Descending Necrotizing Mediastinitis. Thimmisetty R, Vivekanandan R. Abstract presented at 2014 Annual American Medical Association Annual Symposium, Washington, DC November 15-19, 2014 2014
  • Evaluation of Antimicrobial Stewardship in an Academic Medical Center Emergency Department Anthone J, Vivekanandan R et al. Abstract presented at 2014 IDSA meeting, Philadelphia, PA October 8-12, 2014 2014
  • Vivekanandan R, Infectious Disease Board Review. Creighton University Medical Center. 2014 and 2015 2014
  • Brain Abscess: An Unusual Complication of Odontogenic Infection Mourya R, Vivekanandan R et al. SGIM San Diego, CA April 23-26, 2014. Abstract presentation 2014
  • Impact of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) on Antimicrobial Usage and Incidence of Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) at a Teaching Hospital. Anthone. J, Vivekanandan. R et al. IDSA International Conference 2013 2013
  • False-Positive Tuberculosis Meningitis case. Vallabhajosyula S, Vivekanandan R et al. SGIM. 2013 Abstract presented at Society of General Internal Medicine 2013 2013
  • Vivekanandan R, Grand Rounds Speaker: Childhood and Adolescent Obesity, July 2011 Children's Hospital and Medical Center Omaha, NE 2011

Awards

  • Master Clinician Award
    Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Leadership Excellence Award
    CHI Health Board of Directors Meeting
  • 40 Under 40 Winner
    Midlands Business Journal Publications

  • Best Doctors in America
  • James F. Sullivan Award
    Given by the medical resident in recognition for the excellence and dedication to house staff education
    Creighton University Department of Medicine

  • Best Doctors in America