Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Katherine K. Perez Pharm.D.

Katherine K. Perez, Pharm.D.


Assistant Member 
Outcomes Research
Houston Methodist Research Institute

E-mail: kkperez@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-441-1075


Education

B.S.   The University of Texas College of Pharmacy, Austin, Texas
Pharm.D.

The University of Texas College of Pharmacy, Austin, Texas

Postdoctoral Training

Residency, Pharmacy Practice, University Health System Hospital, San Antonio, TX
Residency, Infectious Diseases, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

 

Biography

Dr. Katherine Perez received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2010 from the University of Texas College of Pharmacy, Austin, TX. She completed a postdoctoral pharmacy practice residency in a combined program at University Health System Hospital and Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX.  She also completed a specialty residency in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. Dr. Perez is board certified in pharmacotherapy by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. 

Description of Research

Dr. Perez is studying the impact of rapid molecular diagnostics and antimicrobial stewardship on clinical outcomes for bacterial bloodstream infections.

Major Areas of Research

Bloodstream infections, antimicrobial stewardship, drug resistance, rapid diagnostics

Recent Publications

Bowers DR, Hunter AS, Jacobs DM, Kuper KM, Musick WL, Perez KK, Shah DN, Schilling AN. Houston Infectious Diseases Network. Significant publications on infectious diseases pharmacotherapy in 2012.  Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2013 Nov 1;70(21):1930-40. PMID: 24128968

Perez KK, Olsen RJ, Musick WL, Cernoch PL, Davis JR, Land GA, Peterson LE, Musser JM. Integrating Rapid Pathogen Identification and Antimicrobial Stewardship Significantly Decreases Hospital Costs. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2012 Dec 6. PMID: 23216247

Tran TT, Beyda ND, Biehle LR, Cottreau JM, Echevarria K, Musick WL, Perez KK, Schilling AN; Houston Infectious Diseases Network. Significant publications on infectious diseases pharmacotherapy in 2011. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2012 Oct 1;69(19):1671-81. PMID: 22997121

Perez KK, Hughes DW, Maxwell PR, Green K, Lewis JS 2nd. Cefepime for Gram-negative bacteremia in long-term hemodialysis: a single-center experience. Am J Kidney Dis. 2012 May;59(5):740-2. PMID: 22440135