TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionMD Anderson
DepartmentInfectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health
Address1400 Pressler St
Houston TX 77030-4008
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    1. Szvalb AD, Marten C, Cain K, Taylor JS, Huang SY, Jiang Y, Raad II, Viola GM. Percutaneous nephrostomy catheter-related infections in patients with gynaecological cancers: a multidisciplinary algorithmic approach. J Hosp Infect. 2023 Nov; 141:99-106. PMID: 37696471.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Dagher H, Mulanovich P, Jiang Y, Hachem R, Malek AE, Borjan J, Viola GM, Chaftari AM, Raad I. Procalcitonin for antimicrobial stewardship among cancer patients admitted with COVID-19. Elife. 2022 12 21; 11. PMID: 36541589; PMCID: PMC9788806.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Viola GM, Szvalb AD, Malek AE, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Raad II. Prevention of device-related infections in patients with cancer: Current practice and future horizons. CA Cancer J Clin. 2023 03; 73(2):147-163. PMID: 36149820; PMCID: PMC9992006.
    4. Malek AE, Khalil M, Hachem R, Chaftari AM, Fares J, Jiang Y, Kontoyiannis DP, Fossella F, Chaftari P, Mulanovich VE, Viola GM, Raad II. Impact of Checkpoint Inhibitor Immunotherapy, Primarily Pembrolizumab, on Infection Risk in Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer: A Comparative Retrospective Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 11 02; 73(9):e2697-e2704. PMID: 32564081.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Grable C, Yusuf SW, Song J, Viola GM, Ulhaq O, Banchs J, Jensen CT, Goel H, Hassan SA. Characteristics of infective endocarditis in a cancer population. Open Heart. 2021 08; 8(2). PMID: 34344722; PMCID: PMC8336187.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    6. Khalil M, Karimzad K, Durand JB, Malek AE, Raad II, Viola GM. Prevention of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device-Related Infection in Patients With Cancer: The Role of a Comprehensive Prophylactic Bundle Approach That Includes the Antimicrobial Mesh. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Nov; 7(11):ofaa433. PMID: 33204750; PMCID: PMC7651212.
      Citations: 1     
    7. Viola GM, Rolston KV, Butler C, Selber J, Reece G, Clemens M, Villa M, Raad II, Baumann D. Evaluation of Current Perioperative Antimicrobial Regimens for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections in Breast Implant-based Reconstructive Surgeries. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Jul; 7(7):e2342. PMID: 31942364; PMCID: PMC6952132.
      Citations: 2     
    8. Chaftari AM, Viola GM, Rosenblatt J, Hachem R, Raad I. Advances in the prevention and management of central-line-associated bloodstream infections: The role of chelator-based catheter locks. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 09; 40(9):1036-1045. PMID: 31230604.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Szvalb AD, El Haddad H, Rolston KV, Sabir SH, Jiang Y, Raad II, Viola GM. Risk factors for recurrent percutaneous nephrostomy catheter-related infections. Infection. 2019 Apr; 47(2):239-245. PMID: 30406481.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Mah A, Viola GM, Ariza Heredia E, Rezvani K, Kebriaei P, Bhatti MM, Han X, Shpall EJ, Mulanovich VE. Graft loss attributed to possible transfusion-transmitted ehrlichiosis following cord blood stem cell transplant. Transpl Infect Dis. 2018 Aug; 20(4):e12899. PMID: 29668040.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    11. Rosenblatt J, Reitzel RA, Viola GM, Vargas-Cruz N, Selber J, Raad I. Sodium Mercaptoethane Sulfonate Reduces Collagenolytic Degradation and Synergistically Enhances Antimicrobial Durability in an Antibiotic-Loaded Biopolymer Film for Prevention of Surgical-Site Infections. Biomed Res Int. 2017; 2017:3149536. PMID: 29238713; PMCID: PMC5697372.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    12. Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Szvalb A, Taremi M, Granwehr B, Viola GM, Amin S, Assaf A, Numan Y, Shah P, Gasitashvili K, Natividad E, Jiang Y, Slack R, Reitzel R, Rosenblatt J, Mouhayar E, Raad I. Correction for Chaftari et al., "A Novel Nonantibiotic Nitroglycerin-Based Catheter Lock Solution for Prevention of Intraluminal Central Venous Catheter Infections in Cancer Patients". Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 08; 61(8). PMID: 28743701; PMCID: PMC5527619.
      Citations:    Fields:    
    13. Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Szvalb A, Taremi M, Granwehr B, Viola GM, Amin S, Assaf A, Numan Y, Shah P, Gasitashvili K, Natividad E, Jiang Y, Slack R, Reitzel R, Rosenblatt J, Mouhayar E, Raad I. A Novel Nonantibiotic Nitroglycerin-Based Catheter Lock Solution for Prevention of Intraluminal Central Venous Catheter Infections in Cancer Patients. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 07; 61(7). PMID: 28416559; PMCID: PMC5487626.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Ariza-Heredia EJ, Granwehr BP, Viola GM, Bhatti M, Kelley JM, Kochenderfer J, Hosing C. False-positive HIV nucleic acid amplification testing during CAR T-cell therapy. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2017 Aug; 88(4):305-307. PMID: 28610774; PMCID: PMC7891749.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. Viola GM, Rosenblatt J, Raad II. Drug eluting antimicrobial vascular catheters: Progress and promise. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2017 03; 112:35-47. PMID: 27496702.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Viola GM, Selber JC, Crosby M, Raad II, Butler CE, Villa MT, Kronowitz SJ, Clemens MW, Garvey P, Yang W, Baumann DP. Salvaging the Infected Breast Tissue Expander: A Standardized Multidisciplinary Approach. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Jun; 4(6):e732. PMID: 27482480; PMCID: PMC4956844.
      Citations: 5     
    17. Raad I, Chaftari AM, Zakhour R, Jordan M, Al Hamal Z, Jiang Y, Yousif A, Garoge K, Mulanovich V, Viola GM, Kanj S, Pravinkumar E, Rosenblatt J, Hachem R. Successful Salvage of Central Venous Catheters in Patients with Catheter-Related or Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections by Using a Catheter Lock Solution Consisting of Minocycline, EDTA, and 25% Ethanol. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 06; 60(6):3426-32. PMID: 27001822; PMCID: PMC4879419.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    18. Viola GM, Baumann DP, Mohan K, Selber J, Garvey P, Reece G, Raad II, Rolston KV, Crosby MA. Improving Antimicrobial Regimens for the Treatment of Breast Tissue Expander-Related Infections. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 May; 4(5):e704. PMID: 27579229; PMCID: PMC4995695.
      Citations: 11     
    19. Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Jordan M, Garoge K, Al Hamal Z, El Zakhem A, Viola GM, Granwehr B, Mulanovich V, Gagel A, Reitzel R, Yousif A, Jiang Y, Raad I. Case-Control Study of Telavancin as an Alternative Treatment for Gram-Positive Bloodstream Infections in Patients with Cancer. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 01; 60(1):239-44. PMID: 26482312; PMCID: PMC4704239.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
    20. Rosenblatt J, Viola GM, Reitzel RA, Jamal MA, Crosby MA, Raad I. Novel in situ liquefying antimicrobial wrap for preventing tissue expander infections following breast reconstructive surgeries. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2016 Feb; 104(2):369-74. PMID: 25809618.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    21. Torres HA, Rallapalli V, Saxena A, Granwehr BP, Viola GM, Ariza-Heredia E, Adachi JA, Chemaly RF, Marfatia R, Jiang Y, Mahale P, Kyvernitakis A, Fanale MA, Mulanovich V. Efficacy and safety of antiretrovirals in HIV-infected patients with cancer. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2014 Oct; 20(10):O672-9. PMID: 24529214.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Szvalb AD, Raad II, Weinberg JS, Suki D, Mayer R, Viola GM. Ommaya reservoir-related infections: clinical manifestations and treatment outcomes. J Infect. 2014 Mar; 68(3):216-24. PMID: 24360921.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Viola GM, Raad II, Rolston KV. Breast tissue expander-related infections: perioperative antimicrobial regimens. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Jan; 35(1):75-81. PMID: 24334802.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    24. Viola GM, Rosenblatt J, Raad II, Darouiche RO. Comparison of bacterial adherence to titanium versus polyurethane for cardiac implantable electronic devices. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Jun 15; 111(12):1764-6. PMID: 23523061.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    25. El Helou G, Viola GM, Hachem R, Han XY, Raad II. Rapidly growing mycobacterial bloodstream infections. Lancet Infect Dis. 2013 Feb; 13(2):166-74. PMID: 23347634.
      Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    26. El Helou G, Hachem R, Viola GM, El Zakhem A, Chaftari AM, Jiang Y, Tarrand J, Raad II. Management of rapidly growing mycobacterial bacteremia in cancer patients. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Mar; 56(6):843-6. PMID: 23254418.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    27. Viola GM, Awan LL, Ostrosky-Zeichner L, Chan W, Darouiche RO. Infections of cardiac implantable electronic devices: a retrospective multicenter observational study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2012 May; 91(3):123-130. PMID: 22543626.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    28. McConn KK, Viola GM. Tuberculosis screening: prevention in the patient with immunosuppression. JAAPA. 2012 Apr; 25(4):29-30. PMID: 22506333.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Siddiq DM, Koo HL, Adachi JA, Viola GM. Norovirus gastroenteritis successfully treated with nitazoxanide. J Infect. 2011 Nov; 63(5):394-7. PMID: 21839773; PMCID: PMC3368802.
      Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    30. Viola GM, Darouiche RO. Cardiovascular implantable device infections. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2011 Aug; 13(4):333-42. PMID: 21484218.
      Citations: 2     
    31. Viola GM, White AC, Serpa JA. Hemorrhagic cerebrovascular events and neurocysticercosis: a case report and review of the literature. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Mar; 84(3):402-5. PMID: 21363977; PMCID: PMC3042815.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Viola GM. Extreme hypoglycorrhachia: not always bacterial meningitis. Nat Rev Neurol. 2010 Nov; 6(11):637-41. PMID: 20842184.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Viola GM, Zu Y, Baker KR, Aslam S. Epstein-Barr virus-related lymphoproliferative disorder induced by equine anti-thymocyte globulin therapy. Med Oncol. 2011 Dec; 28(4):1604-8. PMID: 20680523.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    34. Viola GM, Sutton R. Allergic fungal sinusitis complicated by fungal brain mass. Int J Infect Dis. 2010 Sep; 14 Suppl 3:e299-301. PMID: 20627788.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    35. Viola GM, Awan LL, Darouiche RO. Nonstaphylococcal infections of cardiac implantable electronic devices. Circulation. 2010 May 18; 121(19):2085-91. PMID: 20439783.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Viola GM, Narasimhan S, Kielhofner MA. Diffuse centripetal vesicular rash. Kaposi varicelliform eruption (KVE). Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Jan 01; 50(1):84, 119-20. PMID: 20001522.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Viola GM, Mansouri MD, Nasir N, Darouiche RO. Incubation alone is adequate as a culturing technique for cardiac rhythm management devices. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Dec; 47(12):4168-70. PMID: 19846629; PMCID: PMC2786629.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    38. An unusual case of neurocysticercosis. Infections in Medicine. 24:36-38.
    39. Drug eluting antimicrobial vascular catheters. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews.
    40. Case-control study of telavancin as an alternative treatment for gram-positive bloodstream infections in patients with cancer. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 60:239-244.
    41. Invasive fungal infections in acute leukemia. Therapeutic Advances in Hematology. 2:231-247.
    42. Novel in situ liquefying antimicrobial wrap for preventing tissue expander infections following breast reconstructive surgeries. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials. 104:369-374.
    43. Successful salvage of central venous catheters in patients with catheter-related or central line-associated bloodstream infections by using a catheter lock solution consisting of minocycline, EDTA, and 25% ethanol. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 60:3426-3432.
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