Susan Kline
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Credentials
MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Biography

Bio

After graduating from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1988, Dr. Kline completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and its affiliated sites. Following completion of her residency she worked in General Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine for one year at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She then began her Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and affiliated sites. She also completed her Masters in Public Health during her ID fellowship with an emphasis in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Dr. Kline then for joined the Internal Medicine faculty in 1994 and is currently a Professor. In addition she has been the Medical Director for Infection Control at the University of Minnesota Medical Center since 1996. She helped establish the Antibiotic Management Team at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in 2007. She currently is the Co-Director of the General Infectious Disease service and the Physician Director of Antimicrobial Management for the ID Division. She also is Co-Director of the HIV Family Clinic in the Delaware Street Clinic. She is the Hospital Epidemiologists for the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

Research Summary

Her research interests include the epidemiology of healthcare associated infections and prevention of these infections. In addition to her work on Infection Control and Antibiotic Decision Support systems Susan Kline is currently conducting a randomized clinical trial, "Effectiveness of Screening and Decolonization of S. aureus in Surgery Outpatients". She recently completed another RCT in 2013, "A Trial for the Safety and Effectiveness of a Novel Antimicrobial-Coated Foley Catheter for Reduction of CAUTI".

Clinical Summary

Her clinical interests include general infectious diseases, TB, tropical infectious diseases and HIV/AIDs, including prevention of perinatal transmission of HIV. She sees patients in the Delaware Street Clinic and does ID consultations in the University of Minnesota Medical Center; Antibiotic Management Team