Noah Wald-Dickler, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences

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Overview

Dr. Wald-Dickler, MD, FACP is an Assistant Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences and a lecturer in the USC Keck School of Medicine’s Master of Science (MSc) in Global Medicine Program. Dr. Wald-Dickler is also the Program Director of the University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center Infectious Disease Fellowship training program.

He is active clinical faculty in the Department of Medicine and Division of Infectious Diseases at the LAC+USC Medical Center, where he also serves as the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist and Vice Chair of the Infection Control Committee. Following completion of his clinical Infectious Disease training, Dr. Wald-Dickler served for two years as the Medical Director of the LAC+USC Rand Schrader HIV and Infectious Diseases Clinics.

Dr. Wald-Dickler’s research interests are varied and include work in HIV Clinical Trials, Hospital Epidemiology, and practical implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship with an emphasis on safe transition from IV to oral antibiotics.

Awards

  • American College of Physicians: Fellow Status, 2022
  • University of Southern California: Resident Teacher of the Year, 2016
  • University of Southern California: Junior Resident of the Year, 2015
  • University of Southern California: Intern of the Year, 2014
  • University of Missouri: Book Award for Student Excellence in Medicine, 2013
  • Arizona State University Barrett Honors College: Magna Cum Laude Graduate, 2008

Publications

  • Choosing patients over placebos: oral transitional therapy vsIV-only therapy for bacteraemia and infective endocarditis. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2023 Sep; 29(9):1126-1132. . View in PubMed
  • An Mpox-Related Death in the United States N Engl J Med. 2023 Mar 30; 388(13):1246-1247. . View in PubMed
  • Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Infective Endocarditis in Adults: A WikiGuidelines Group Consensus Statement JAMA Netw Open. 2023 07 03; 6(7):e2326366. . View in PubMed
  • Real-World Application of Oral Therapy for Infective Endocarditis: A Multicenter, Retrospective, Cohort Study Clin Infect Dis. 2023 09 11; 77(5):672-679. . View in PubMed
  • Mpox in people with advanced HIV infection: a global case series Lancet. 2023 03 18; 401(10380):939-949. . View in PubMed
  • Monkeypox: Clinical Considerations, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Diagnostics Clin Microbiol Newsl. 2022 Nov 15; 44(22):199-208. . View in PubMed
  • How to change the course: practical aspects of implementing shorter is better Clin Microbiol Infect. 2022 Aug 19. . View in PubMed
  • A More Accurate Measurement of the Burden of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Hospitalizations Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Jul; 9(7):ofac332. . View in PubMed
  • Factors Associated With Hospitalization Among Breast Cancer Patients With COVID-19: A Diverse Multi-Center Los Angeles Cohort Study Clin Breast Cancer. 2022 06; 22(4):e558-e566. . View in PubMed
  • SARS-CoV-2 cycle threshold (Ct) values predict future COVID-19 cases J Clin Virol. 2022 06; 150-151:105153. . View in PubMed
  • Oral Is the New IVChallenging Decades of Blood and Bone Infection Dogma: A Systematic Review. Am J Med. 2022 03; 135(3):369-379. e1. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of mortality from COVID-19 on inpatient outcomes J Med Virol. 2022 01; 94(1):318-326. . View in PubMed
  • Use of Novel Strategies to Develop Guidelines for Management of Pyogenic Osteomyelitis in Adults: A WikiGuidelines Group Consensus Statement JAMA Netw Open. 2022 05 02; 5(5):e2211321. . View in PubMed
  • Fosfomycin vs Ertapenem for Outpatient Treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract Infections: A Multicenter, Retrospective Cohort Study Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Jan; 9(1):ofab620. . View in PubMed
  • A Comparison of Methylprednisolone and Dexamethasone in Intensive Care Patients With COVID-19 J Intensive Care Med. 2021 Jun; 36(6):673-680. . View in PubMed
  • Reducing Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections via Cost-saving Diagnostic Stewardship Clin Infect Dis. 2021 06 01; 72(11):e883-e886. . View in PubMed
  • Mortality and Readmission Rates Among Patients With COVID-19 After Discharge From Acute Care Setting With Supplemental Oxygen JAMA Netw Open. 2021 04 01; 4(4):e213990. . View in PubMed
  • Impact of COVID-19 infection among cancer patients treated at the Los Angeles County Medical Center Cancer Treat Res Commun. 2021; 26:100273. . View in PubMed
  • Pharmacology, Dosing, and Side Effects of Rifabutin as a Possible Therapy for Antibiotic-Resistant Acinetobacter Infections Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Nov; 7(11):ofaa460. . View in PubMed
  • J Clin Virol. 2020 12; 133:104683. . View in PubMed
  • Reply to Hughes et al Clin Infect Dis. 2020 04 10; 70(8):1794-1795. . View in PubMed
  • Under-allocation: Critical Supply Chain Hurdles Negatively Impact the Ability of Community Hospitals To Perform Repeat SARS-CoV-2 Testing J Clin Microbiol. 2020 08 24; 58(9). . View in PubMed
  • Short-course Antibiotic Therapy-Replacing Constantine Units With “Shorter Is Better” Clin Infect Dis. 2019 10 15; 69(9):1476-1479. . View in PubMed
  • Reply to Steigbigel and Steigbigel Clin Infect Dis. 2019 01 07; 68(2):352-353. . View in PubMed
  • Reducing Clostridium difficile Colitis Rates Via Cost-Saving Diagnostic Stewardship Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 06; 39(6):734-736. . View in PubMed
  • Busting the Myth of “Static vs Cidal”: A Systemic Literature Review Clin Infect Dis. 2018 04 17; 66(9):1470-1474. . View in PubMed
  • Cryptococcal disease in the solid organ transplant setting: review of clinical aspects with a discussion of asymptomatic cryptococcal antigenemia Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2017 08; 22(4):307-313. . View in PubMed