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Michael Durkin, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine



Additional Titles

  • Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Barnes St. Peters Hospital, St. Peters, MO
  • Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Progress West Hospital, O’Fallon, MO
  • Co-Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO


  • BA, Biology: Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL (2004)
  • Medical Degree: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (2008)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO (2011)
  • MPH: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (2015)
  • Fellowship, Infectious Diseases: Duke University, Durham, NC (2015)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Infection control.

Research Interests

My research interests focus on improving patient care by reducing healthcare-associated infections. My investigative research has included: Central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, surgical site infections and Clostridium difficile infections. Some of my current research goals include reducing antibiotic use in hospitals and exploring the relationship between the microbiome and healthcare-associated infections.


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