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Rosemary C Bender, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology, Associate Director of The Pathology Residency Training Program
NOR 2424G 1441 Eastlake Ave Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 865 0705


Dr. She is the Director of Microbiology at Keck Medical Center of USC. As a pathologist specialized in medical microbiology, she has devoted her career at USC to the development of the diagnostic capabilities at Keck for infectious diseases. Additionally she is committed to educating medical students, residents, and fellows in the field of clinical microbiology. She is appointed as the associate program director for the pathology residency program at LAC+USC. Her research interests include analyzing the clinical impact of new rapid molecular diagnostic methods and using novel technologies for detection of human pathogens.


Pan-American Society for Clinical Microbiology: Young Investigator Award, 2011

LAC+USC Clinical Pathology Program: Housestaff Teaching Award, 2016


Walker T, Dumadag S, Lee CJ, Lee SH, Bender JM, Cupo Abbott J, She RC. Clinical Impact of Laboratory Implementation of Verigene BC-GN Microarray-Based Assay for Detection of Gram-Negative Bacteria in Positive Blood Cultures. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jul; 54(7):1789-96. View in: PubMed

Petterson J, York V, Ward P, Green N, She R. The value of a multiplexed gastrointestinal pathogen panel in 2 distinct patient populations. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016 May; 85(1):105-8. View in: PubMed

Minejima E, Bensman J, She RC, Mack WJ, Tuan Tran M, Ny P, Lou M, Yamaki J, Nieberg P, Ho J, Wong-Beringer A. A Dysregulated Balance of Proinflammatory and Anti-Inflammatory Host Cytokine Response Early During Therapy Predicts Persistence and Mortality in Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia. Crit Care Med. 2016 Apr; 44(4):671-9. View in: PubMed

Beringer PM, Bensman TJ, Ho H, Agnello M, Denovel N, Nguyen A, Wong-Beringer A, She R, Tran DQ, Moskowitz SM, Selsted ME. Rhesus ?-defensin-1 (RTD-1) exhibits in vitro and in vivo activity against cystic fibrosis strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Jan; 71(1):181-8. View in: PubMed

Croker C, She R. Increase in Reports of Strongyloides Infection - Los Angeles County, 2013-2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015 Aug 28; 64(33):922-3. View in: PubMed

She RC, Litwin CM. Performance of a Tuberculosis Serologic Assay in Various Patient Populations. Am J Clin Pathol. 2015 Aug; 144(2):240-6. View in: PubMed

Sand D, She R, Shulman IA, Chen DS, Schur M, Hsu HY. Microbial keratitis in los angeles: the doheny eye institute and the los angeles county hospital experience. Ophthalmology. 2015 May; 122(5):918-24. View in: PubMed

She RC, Alrabaa S, Lee SH, Norvell M, Wilson A, Petti CA. Survey of physicians' perspectives and knowledge about diagnostic tests for bloodstream infections. PLoS One. 2015; 10(3):e0121493. View in: PubMed

Bender JM, Taylor CS, Cumpio J, Novak SM, She RC, Steinberg EA, Marlowe EM. Infants 1-90 days old hospitalized with human rhinovirus infection. J Clin Lab Anal. 2014 Sep; 28(5):349-52. View in: PubMed

Wilson AR, Welch RJ, Hashibe M, Greenwood J, Jackson B, She RC. Surveillance of human papilloma virus using reference laboratory data for the purpose of evaluating vaccine impact. Online J Public Health Inform. 2014; 6(3):e194. View in: PubMed

Couturier B, Schlaberg R, Konzak C, Nicholes J, Law C, She RC. tcdA As a diagnostic target in a loop-mediated amplification assay for detecting toxigenic Clostridium difficile. J Clin Lab Anal. 2013 May; 27(3):171-6. View in: PubMed

Schlaberg R, Mitchell MJ, Taggart EW, She RC. Verification of performance specifications for a US Food and Drug Administration-approved molecular microbiology test: Clostridium difficile cytotoxin B using the Becton, Dickinson and Company GeneOhm Cdiff assay. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2012 Jan; 136(1):20-5. View in: PubMed

Simmon KE, Fang DC, Tesic V, Khot PD, Giangeruso E, Bolesta ES, Wagner-Reiss KM, Fisher MA, Petti CA, Han XY, She RC. Isolation and characterization of "Pseudomonas andersonii" from four cases of pulmonary granulomas and emended species description. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Apr; 49(4):1518-23. View in: PubMed

She RC, Welch R, Wilson AR, Davis D, Litwin CM. Correlation of Chlamydia and Chlamydophila spp. IgG and IgM antibodies by microimmunofluorescence with antigen detection methods. J Clin Lab Anal. 2011; 25(4):305-8. View in: PubMed

She RC, Taggart EW, Ruegner R, Hymas WC, Bender JM, Weir P, Petti CA. Identifying respiratory viruses in nasal mucus from children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Oct; 29(10):970-2. View in: PubMed

She RC, Thurber A, Hymas WC, Stevenson J, Langer J, Litwin CM, Petti CA. Limited utility of culture for Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydophila pneumoniae for diagnosis of respiratory tract infections. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Sep; 48(9):3380-2. View in: PubMed

She RC, Taggart EW, Petti CA. Comparison of 10 indirect fluorescent antibodies to detect and type influenza A specimens. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010 Aug; 134(8):1177-80. View in: PubMed

Hymas WC, Mills A, Ferguson S, Langer J, She RC, Mahoney W, Hillyard DR. Development of a multiplex real-time RT-PCR assay for detection of influenza A, influenza B, RSV and typing of the 2009-H1N1 influenza virus. J Virol Methods. 2010 Aug; 167(2):113-8. View in: PubMed

Couturier BA, Bender JM, Schwarz MA, Pavia AT, Hanson KE, She RC. Oseltamivir-resistant influenza A 2009 H1N1 virus in immunocompromised patients. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2010 Jul; 4(4):199-204. View in: PubMed

She RC, Polage CR, Caram LB, Taggart EW, Hymas WC, Woods CW, Schmader K, Petti CA. Performance of diagnostic tests to detect respiratory viruses in older adults. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010 Jul; 67(3):246-50. View in: PubMed

She RC, Hammond EH. Utility of immunofluorescence and electron microscopy in endomyocardial biopsies from patients with unexplained heart failure. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2010 Jul-Aug; 19(4):e99-105. View in: PubMed

Bender JM, Cox CM, Mottice S, She RC, Korgenski K, Daly JA, Pavia AT. Invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease in Utah children: an 11-year population-based study in the era of conjugate vaccine. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Apr 1; 50(7):e41-6. View in: PubMed

She RC, Hymas WC, Taggart EW, Petti CA, Hillyard DR. Performance of enterovirus genotyping targeting the VP1 and VP2 regions on non-typeable isolates and patient specimens. J Virol Methods. 2010 Apr; 165(1):46-50. View in: PubMed

She RC, Preobrazhensky SN, Taggart EW, Petti CA, Bahler DW. Flow cytometric detection and serotyping of enterovirus for the clinical laboratory. J Virol Methods. 2009 Dec; 162(1-2):245-50. View in: PubMed

She RC, Wilson AR, Litwin CM. Evaluation of Helicobacter pylori Immunoglobulin G (IgG), IgA, and IgM serologic testing compared to stool antigen testing. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2009 Aug; 16(8):1253-5. View in: PubMed

Caram LB, Chen J, Taggart EW, Hillyard DR, She R, Polage CR, Twersky J, Schmader K, Petti CA, Woods CW. Respiratory syncytial virus outbreak in a long-term care facility detected using reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction: an argument for real-time detection methods. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Mar; 57(3):482-5. View in: PubMed

She RC, Simmon KE, Bender JM, Ampofo K, Petti CA. Mollicute infections in neonates. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Mar; 28(3):248-50. View in: PubMed

She RC, Durrant RJ, Petti CA. Evaluation of enzyme immunoassays to detect Clostridium difficile toxin from anaerobic stool culture. Am J Clin Pathol. 2009 Jan; 131(1):81-4. View in: PubMed

She RC, Stevenson J, Phansalkar AR, Hillyard DR, Litwin CM, Petti CA. Limitations of polymerase chain reaction testing for diagnosing acute Epstein-Barr virus infections. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2007 Jul; 58(3):333-5. View in: PubMed

She RC, Billetdeaux E, Phansalkar AR, Petti CA. Limited applicability of direct fluorescent-antibody testing for Bordetella sp. and Legionella sp. specimens for the clinical microbiology laboratory. J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Jul; 45(7):2212-4. View in: PubMed

She RC, Rawlins ML, Mohl R, Perkins SL, Hill HR, Litwin CM. Comparison of immunofluorescence antibody testing and two enzyme immunoassays in the serologic diagnosis of malaria. J Travel Med. 2007 Mar-Apr; 14(2):105-11. View in: PubMed

She RC, Crist G, Billetdeaux E, Langer J, Petti CA. Comparison of multiple shell vial cell lines for isolation of enteroviruses: a national perspective. J Clin Virol. 2006 Nov; 37(3):151-5. View in: PubMed

She R, Szakacs J. Carcinosarcoma of the liver: a case report and review of the literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005 Jun; 129(6):790-3. View in: PubMed

Cole SP, Harwood J, Lee R, She R, Guiney DG. Characterization of monospecies biofilm formation by Helicobacter pylori. J Bacteriol. 2004 May; 186(10):3124-32. View in: PubMed

She R, Szakacs J. Hyperostosis frontalis interna: case report and review of literature. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2004; 34(2):206-8. View in: PubMed

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