Debra Goff | Infectious Diseases Specialist,The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Clinical Associate Professor
Ohio State University Medical Center

Debra Goff, Infectious Diseases Specialist,The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Clinical Associate Professor, Ohio State University Medical Center

Debra A. Goff, Pharm.D., FCCP, is Infectious Disease Specialist and founding member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC). She is the past-Director of the Infectious Diseases Residency program at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. She also serves as Associate Professor at the College of Pharmacy.
At OSUWMC, Dr. Goff is actively involved in the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP). In this position, Dr. Goff is working with the ASP team to develop strategies to control the escalating rate of antimicrobial resistance. She developed a medical "app" called STAB-IT (Staph aureus bacteremia is terrible) to help educate clinicians at OSUWMC on the management of patients with Staph aureus bacteremia. She is the first medical educator to conduct a workshop for Apple® on medical apps for healthcare professionals. Dr. Goff has developed other medical apps and has also published an interactive iBook.
Dr. Goff's research interests include antimicrobial resistance, clinical outcomes research, antifungals, and innovative ways to educate using technology. She is the International Advisor on Antimicrobial Stewardship to the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of South Africa. She is an active member of Infectious Diseases Society of America, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society for Microbiology, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. Dr. Goff serves as a board member for Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy (MAD-ID), and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Goff has received numerous research grants and lectures both nationally and internationally. She has published in several journals, including Clinical Infectious DiseasesArchives of Internal MedicinePharmacotherapyClinical Therapeutics, and Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
Dr. Goff received her Bachelor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also completed a pharmacy residency.


World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA 2018 - Day 1 @ 16:10

Panel - Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship programs – Challenges in infrastructure, education and data collection

  • What is working in hospital ASPs today? 
  • How do different funding structures impact stewardship efforts and what needs to change to continue to ASPs
  • Recommendations to advance both in-patient and out-patient stewardship programs 
  • What technological advancements do hospitals need in order to monitor and reduce use of antibiotics in both in-patient and out-patient settings 

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