Katherine K. Perez

Katherine K. Perez, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID

Assistant Professor of Allied Health Sciences, Academic Institute
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist


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.

Areas Of Expertise

Drug resistance Bloodstream infections Antimicrobial stewardship Rapid diagnostics
Education & Training

PharmD, The University of Texas College of Pharmacy, Austin, TX

Role of rapid diagnostics in diagnosis and management of patients with sepsis
Eubank, TA, Long, SW & Perez, KK 2021, , Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 222, no. Supplement_2, pp. S103-S109. https://doi.org/10.1093/INFDIS/JIAA263

Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Patients with Convalescent Plasma
Salazar, E, Perez, KK, Ashraf, M, Chen, J, Castillo, B, Christensen, PA, Eubank, T, Bernard, DW, Eagar, TN, Long, SW, Subedi, S, Olsen, RJ, Leveque, C, Schwartz, MR, Dey, M, Chavez-East, C, Rogers, J, Shehabeldin, A, Joseph, D, Williams, G, Thomas, K, Masud, F, Talley, C, Dlouhy, KG, Lopez, BV, Hampton, C, Lavinder, J, Gollihar, JD, Maranhao, AC, Ippolito, GC, Saavedra, MO, Cantu, CC, Yerramilli, P, Pruitt, L & Musser, JM 2020, , American Journal of Pathology, vol. 190, no. 8, pp. 1680-1690. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpath.2020.05.014

Impact of Chlorhexidine Bathing on Antimicrobial Utilization in Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Bui, LN, Swan, JT, Perez, KK, Johnson, ML, Chen, H, Colavecchia, AC, Rizk, E & Graviss, EA 2020, , Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 250, pp. 161-171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2019.12.049

Incorporation of rapid diagnostic tests to improve time to antimicrobial therapy for gram-positive bacteremia and candidemia
Koh, L, Shah, PJ, Korulla, A, Jasmak, G, Fasoranti, O, Janak, C & Perez, K 2020, , American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, vol. 77, no. 8, pp. 622-631. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajhp/zxaa030

Real-time Communication with Health Care Providers through an Online Respiratory Pathogen Laboratory Report
Christensen, PA, Olsen, RJ, Perez, KK, Cernoch, PL & Wesley Long, S 2018, , Open Forum Infectious Diseases, vol. 5, no. 12. https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofy322

Significant Publications on Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy in 2016
Fong, G, Skoglund, EW, Phe, K, Guastadisegni, J, Shea, KM, McDaneld, PM, Perez, KK & Sofjan, AK 2018, , Journal of Pharmacy Practice, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 469-480. https://doi.org/10.1177/0897190017727212

The Role of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Team in the Use of Rapid Diagnostic Testing in Acute Care: An Official Position Statement of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists
Hill, B, Narayanan, N, Palavecino, E, Perez, KK, Premraj, S, Streifel, A, Wrenn, RH & Zeitler, K 2018, , Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 473-475. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.11

Multicentre derivation and validation of a simple predictive index for healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infection
Davis, ML, Sparrow, HG, Ikwuagwu, JO, Musick, WL, Garey, KW & Perez, KK 2018, , Clinical Microbiology and Infection, vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 1190-1194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2018.02.013

Significant publications on infectious diseases pharmacotherapy in 2015
Babic, JT, Sofjan, A, Babin, M, Echevarria, K, Ikwuagwu, JO, Lam, W-YM, Aitken, SL & Perez, KK 2017, , American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, vol. 74, no. 4, pp. 238-252. https://doi.org/10.2146/ajhp160090

Longitudinal assessment of T cell inhibitory receptors in liver transplant recipients and their association with posttransplant infections
Mysore, KR, Ghobrial, RM, Kannanganat, S, Minze, LJ, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Perez, KK & Li, XC 2017, , American Journal of Transplantation. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.14546

Clinical pathway for moderate to severe acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections from a US perspective: a roundtable discussion
Bosso, JA, Casapao, AM, Edwards, J, Klinker, K, McCoy, C, Nicolau, DP, Perez, KK, Marcarelli, A & Dua, D 2016, Hospital practice (1995), vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 183-189. https://doi.org/10.1080/21548331.2016.1230466

Postoperative antimicrobials after lung transplantation and the development of multidrug-resistant bacterial and Clostridium difficile infections: an analysis of 500 non-cystic fibrosis lung transplant patients
Whiddon, AR, Dawson, KL, Fuentes, A, Perez, KK, Peterson, LE & Kaleekal, T 2016, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 767-773. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.12746

Integrating rapid diagnostics and antimicrobial stewardship in two community hospitals improved process measures and antibiotic adjustment time
Lockwood, AM, Perez, KK, Musick, WL, Ikwuagwu, JO, Attia, E, Fasoranti, OO, Cernoch, PL, Olsen, RJ & Musser, JM 2016, , Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 425-432. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2015.313

Significant publications on infectious diseases pharmacotherapy in 2014
Phe, K, Cadle, RM, Guervil, DJ, Guzman, OE, Lockwood, AM, Perez, KK, Vuong, NN & Aitken, SL 2015, , American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, vol. 72, no. 16, pp. 1380-1392. https://doi.org/10.2146/ajhp150112

Significant publications on infectious diseases pharmacotherapy in 2013
Houston Infectious Diseases Network 2014, , American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, vol. 71, no. 22, pp. 1974-1988. https://doi.org/10.2146/ajhp140148

PBP2a mutations causing high-level ceftaroline resistance in clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates
Long, SW, Olsen, RJ, Mehta, SC, Palzkill, T, Cernoch, PL, Perez, KK, Musick, WL, Rosato, AE & Musser, JM 2014, , Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, vol. 58, no. 11, pp. 6668-6674. https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.03622-14

Review of rapid diagnostic tests used by antimicrobial stewardship programs
Bauer, KA, Perez, KK, Forrest, GN & Goff, DA 2014, , Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 59, pp. S134-S145. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciu547

Integrating rapid diagnostics and antimicrobial stewardship improves outcomes in patients with antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacteremia
Perez, KK, Olsen, RJ, Musick, WL, Cernoch, PL, Davis, JR, Peterson, LE & Musser, JM 2014, , Journal of Infection, vol. 69, no. 3, pp. 216-225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2014.05.005

Significant publications on infectious diseases pharmacotherapy in 2012
Bowers, DR, Hunter, AS, Jacobs, DM, Kuper, KM, Musick, WL, Perez, KK, Shah, DN & Schilling, AN 2013, , American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, vol. 70, no. 21, pp. 1930-1940. https://doi.org/10.2146/ajhp130129

Integrating rapid pathogen identification and antimicrobial stewardship significantly decreases hospital costs.
Perez, KK, Olsen, RJ, Musick, WL, Cernoch, PL, Davis, JR, Land, G, Peterson, LE & Musser, JM 2013, , Unknown Journal, vol. 137, no. 9, pp. 1247-1254. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2012-0651-OA