Alison Galdys, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

Alison Galdys

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
IDIM Division, MMC 250
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
IDIM

Administrative Phone
612-624-9996

Administrative Email
IDIMDivision@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-625-4410

Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine


Infectious Diseases Practitioner


University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Infectious Disease Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

BA, Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Summary

Dr. Galdys graduated from the UMN Medical School. She completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics followed by a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Galdys serves as the Assistant Medical Director of Infection Prevention and as Assistant Hospital Epidemiologist. Her research interests include the use of molecular techniques to detect transmission patterns of bacteria in healthcare settings. In additional her Infection Prevention roles, Dr. Galdys has a clinical practice that consists of caring for general inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases. Her areas of clinical interest include Clostridioides difficile infection and orthopedic infections.

Expertise

  • Molecular epidemiology of healthcare-associated pathogens
  • Infection reporting and accountability
  • Outbreak Detection
  • Hospital preparedness for emerging pathogens
  • Legionella Prevention
  • C. difficile Infection
  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Clinician Education

Awards & Recognition

  • Delegate, NIAID/IDSA Research Careers Meeting
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Chief Fellow, ID fellowship program
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Molecular epidemiology of healthcare-associated pathogens
  • Infection reporting and accountability
  • Outbreak Detection
  • Hospital preparedness for emerging pathogens

Publications

Refereed Articles:

  • Shafer K, Toma C, Galdys AL. “A common pathogen in an uncommon site: coronary artery stent methicinnin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection.” JMM Case Rep. 2017 Sep 25;4(9):e005110 PMID: 29114392
  • Walsh TL, Querry AM, McCool S, Galdys AL, Shutt KA, Saul MI, Muto CA. “Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infections Following Neurosurgical Spinal Fusion Operations: A Case Control Study.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Dec 19:1-8. PMID 27989249
  • Galdys AL, Kale HA, Lacomis D, Vergisid P, Murdoch GH. “Progressive right-sided hemiparesis in a man with sarcoidosis.” (2016) Clin Infect Dis 62 (9) 1186-7 PMID 270607792
  • Galdys AL, Nelson J, Shutt K, Schlackman J, Pakstis D, Pasculle AW, Marsh J, Harrison LH, Curry S. “Prevalence and Duration of Asymptomatic Clostridium difficile Carriage Among Healthy Subjects in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.” (2014) J Clin Microbiol 52 (7) 2406-9 PMID 24759727
  • Galdys AL, Curry S, Harrison LH. “Expert Review: Asymptomatic Clostridium difficile colonization as a reservoir for Clostridium difficile infection.” (2014) Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 12 (8) 967-80 PMID 24848084

  • Osorio M, Bonow (Galdys) A, Bond G, Rivera M, Vaughan K, Shah A, Shneider B. “Abernethy malformation complicated by hepatopulmonary syndrome and a liver mass successfully treated by liver transplantation.” (2011) Pediatr. Transplantation15 (7) E149-51 PMID 20565695

Other Publications:

  • Galdys AL. “Gender-specific Parental Perceptions are Associated with Reduced HPV Vaccination Intention in Sons.” The Paw: Pediatric PittNet’s Quarterly Newsletter 6 (1) 2013
  • Galdys AL. “Epidemiology of infection in the intensive care unit.” Infection and Sepsis in the Intensive Care Unit. New York: Oxford University Press

  • Galdys, AL. “The ongoing Challenge of Clostridium difficile in Healthcare Settings.” MetroDoctors, a publication of the Twin Cities Medical Society.

Clinical

Clinics

Delaware Street Clinic (Infectious Disease/HIV Clinic)

Clinical Interests

C. difficile infection; Orthopedic Infections

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview