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Elizabeth L. Palavecino, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Elizabeth L. Palavecino, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Specialties

Molecular Diagnosis, Clinical Microbiology

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4311

Email: epalave@wakehealth.edu

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Additional Languages

Spanish

Education & Training

  • M.D., Univ of Chile School of Medicine Santiago-Chile , 1980
  • M.S., University of Minnesota Medical School , 1990
  • Residency, Pathology - Clinical, U Hosps Of Cleveland, 2002
  • Fellowship, Clinical Microbiology, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1992
  • Fellowship, Clinical Microbiology, Case Western Reserve, 1996

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology, Pathology - Clinical Pathology

Memberships

  • Am Assn Of Blood Banks
  • Am Soc Of Microbiology

NPI Number

  • 1790769180
Elizabeth L. Palavecino, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Elizabeth L. Palavecino, M.D.

Associate Professor, Pathology

Research Interests

infectious diseases, instrument development

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2638 | Department: 336-716-4311

Email: epalave@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Palavecino EL. Rapid methods for detection of MRSA in clinical specimens. Methods Mol Biol. 2014;1085():71-83.

Pirkle JL, Palavecino EL, Freedman BI. Lactobacillus species can cause a false-positive test for hematuria on dipstick urinalysis [letter]. Am J Med. 2013;126(1):e3-e4.



Palmer HR, Palavecino EL, Johnson JW, Ohl CA, Williamson JC. Clinical and microbiological implications of time-to-positivity of blood cultures in patients with Gram-negative bacilli bacteremia. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013;32(7):955-959.

Register KB, Sukumar N, Palavecino EL, Rubin BK, Deora R. Bordetella bronchiseptica in a paediatric cystic fibrosis patient: possible transmission from a household cat. Zoonoses Public Health. 2012;59(4):246-250.

Pierce DA, Williamson JC, Mauck VS, Russell GB, Palavecino E, Burkart JM. The effect on peritoneal dialysis pathogens of changing topical antibiotic prophylaxis. Perit Dial Int. 2012;32(5):525-530.

Sutton BJ, Parks GE, Manavi CK, Palavecino EL, Geisinger KR. Cushing's syndrome and nocardiosis associated with a pulmonary carcinoid tumor: report of a case and review of the literature. Diagn Cytopathol. 2011;39(5):359-362.

Peters TR, Hammon DE, Jarrah RJ, Palavecino EL, Blakeney ES, Poehling KA. Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome complicating influenza A infection in a young child. ISRN Pulm. 2011;2011():art.645718.


Sherertz RJ, Karchmer TB, Palavecino E, Bischoff W. Blood drawn through valved catheter hub connectors carries a significant risk of contamination. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011;30(12):1571-1577.

Palavecino EL, Yomtovian RA, Jacobs MR. Bacterial contamination of platelets. Transfus Apher Sci. 2010;42(1):71-82.

Peterson JF, Riebe KM, Hall GS, Wilson D, Whittier S, Palavecino E, Ledeboer NA. Spectra MRSA, a new chromogenic agar medium to screen for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Clin Microbiol. 2010;48(1):215-219.

Palavecino E. Make the move to molecular diagnostics. MLO Med Lab Obs. 2010;42(5):10,12,14.

Stevens EA, Palavecino E, Sherertz RJ, Shihabi Z, Couture DE. Effects of antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drains on bacterial culture results: an in vitro analysis. J Neurosurg. 2010;113(1):86-92.

Coldren FM, Palavecino EL, Levi-Polyachenko NH, Wagner WD, Smith TL, Smith BP, Webb LX, Carroll DL. Encapsulated Staphylococcus aureus strains vary in adhesiveness assessed by atomic force microscopy. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2009;89(2):402-410.

Grier DD, Lewis Z, Palavecino EL. Bone marrow involvement by Pneumocystis jiroveci. Br J Haematol. 2009;145(2):149.

Chittick P, Palavecino EL, Delashmitt B, Evans J, Peacock JE Jr. Case of fatal Blastoschizomyces capitatus infection occurring in a patient receiving empiric micafungin therapy. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2009;53(12):5306-5307.

Ruth A, Sabio H, McLean TW, Manavi C, Palavecino EL, Shetty AK. Skin nodules in a 16-year-old adolescent with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2009;20(1):e8-e9.

Lin S-S, Pranikoff T, Smith SF, Brandt ME, Gilbert K, Palavecino EL, Shetty AK. Central venous catheter infection associated with Pseudozyma aphidis in a child with short gut syndrome. J Med Microbiol. 2008;57(Pt 4):516-518.


Luther VP, Smith ZE, Varela V, Williamson JC, Karchmer TB, Palavecino E, Ohl CA. Risk factors for invasive infection due to cephalosporin resistant enterobacter [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America; 2007 Apr 14-17; Baltimore (MD). 2007;():a252.5.

Palavecino EL, Yomtovian RA, Jacobs MR. Detecting bacterial contamination in platelet products. Clin Lab. 2006;52(9-10):443-456.

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Associate Professor, Pathology

Clinical Specialties

Molecular Diagnosis, Clinical Microbiology

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