Noah Wald-Dickler, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences

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Dr. Wald-Dickler is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and 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 Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Los Angeles General Medical Center where he also serves as Hospital Epidemiologist and Medical Director of Infection Prevention & Control.

He is active clinical faculty in the Department of Medicine and Division of Infectious Diseases at the Los Angeles General Medical Center, where he also serves as Chair of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and its Antimicrobial Subcommittee. He is the physician director of LA General’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.

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


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • SARS-CoV-2 cycle threshold (Ct) values predict future COVID-19 cases J Clin Virol. 2022 06; 150-151:105153. . 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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