Jorge Parada, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA


Infectious Disease
Medical Director/Committee Chair, Infection Control

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, Portuguese, French

Clinical Expertise

  • Bone infections
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection
  • Foot Infections in Diabetics
  • General Infectious Disease
  • Joint infections
  • Pneumonias
  • Travel-Related Infection
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Infection Complications in Surgery

About Dr. Parada

Sailing, Travel, Bicycling, Art History, Social- Political and International History

Medical Education

Medical School
Classical University of Lisbon/Lisbon Medical School, Portugal
Santa Maria University Hospital
Portugal - Internal Medicine & Surgery
SUNY at Stony Brook University Medical Center - Internal Medicine: General
Boston University Medical Center/Boston City Hospital/VA Medical Center, Boston - Infectious Diseases, Cook County Hospital/Rush Center for Health Services Research - Health Services Research

Board Certification

Infectious Disease - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spontaneous vertebral osteomyelitis due to Staphylococcus epidermidis Isenberg, Y.; Parada, J. P., Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rashid, R. M.; Salah, W.; Parada, J. P., Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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