Renuga Vivekanandan, MD
Renuga Vivekanandan, MD

Renuga Vivekanandan, MD

Associate Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Medicine

Position

  • Associate Professor

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • 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., Cureus, 10(8), e3184, 2018
  • 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., Cureus, 10(3), e2353, 2018
  • 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., StatPearls, 2018
  • 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., Cureus, 9(11), e1839, 2017
  • 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], Pharm Res, 2017
  • 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., Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2017 Jun;38(6, 740-742, 2017
  • 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], Burns, 43(3), 689-690, 2017
  • 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, J Spine Neurosurgery, 6(2), 2017
  • 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, J Spine Neurosurgery, 6(1), 2017
  • 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], Case Reposrts in Infectious Diseases, 2016
  • 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., Journal of Neurological Disorders, 2016
  • 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]     , Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 116 (9), 588-93, 2016
  • 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], Burns, 42(6), 1193-200, 2016
  • 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., Heart, 2016 Jun 15;102(12), 950-7, 2016
  • Wethington, A., Nagarguna, G., Chamzuk., A & Vivekanandan., R. Bovine Pericardium duraplasty: Epidural Abscess as a rare complication. , Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management, 6 (2016), 18-19, 2016
  • 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., Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 2016 May 23;60(6), 3633-9, 2016
  • 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., BMJ Case Report, 2015
  • 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., Case Reposrts in Infectious Diseases, 2015, 864545, 2015
  • 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., BMJ Case Report, 2015
  • 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., BMJ Case Report, Apri 1, 2015, 2015
  • 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], Journal of American Pharmacists Association, March 2015, 2015
  • 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., Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology, 2015;55(2), 103-8, 2015
  • 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., BMJ Case Report, 2014
  • 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], Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 31(1), 25-29, 2012
  • 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], Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 57(1), 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

  • Anomic Aphasia: An Uncommon Presentation of Otogenic Temporal Lobe Abscess. Krishnan, M., Ratnaraj, F., Velagapudi, M., Vivekanandan, R, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2016 Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2016
  • 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., American Thoracic Society, Abstract, 2015
  • 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., American Thoracic Society, Abstract, 2015
  • 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., American Thoracic Society, Abstract, 2015
  • 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., American Thoracic Society, Abstract, 2015
  • 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., Society of General Internal Medicine, Abstract, 2015
  • 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., Society of Hospital Medicine, Abstract, 2015
  • 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., Society of Hospital Medicine, Abstract, 2015
  • 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., Society of Hospital Medicine, Abstract, 2015
  • Thimmisetty R, Vivekanandan R. Descending Necrotizing Mediastinitis. Abstract presented at 2014 Annual American Medical Association, November 2014. Dallas TX. Nov 2014., American Medical Association, Abstract, 2014
  • 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), American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Abstract, 2014
  • 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., Infectious Diseases Society of America, Abstract, 2014
  • Mourya R, Vivekanandan R et al. SGIM 2014, Brain Abscess: An Unusual Complication of Odontogenic Infection, Society of General Internal Medicine, Abstract, 2014

Editing and Reviews

  • 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

  • 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

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

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

Awards and Honors

  • Leadership Excellence Award, CHI Health Board of Director , 2018
  • Leadership Excellence Award, CHI Health Board of Director Meeting 2018, 2018
  • Best Doctor 2016, Best Doctors of America, 2016
  • James F. Sullivan Award 2015, Department of Medicine , 2015
  • James F. Sullivan Award, Department of Medicine, 2015
  • James F. Sullivan Award, Creighton University Department of Medicine, 2015
  • Best Doctor 2015, Best Doctors of America, 2015
  • Best Doctor, Omaha Magazine , 2015
  • Best Doctor Award, Omaha Magazine, 2015