Radhika S. Polisetty
Dr. Radhika S. Polisetty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. She also practices as a Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield IL. Dr. Polisetty graduated from the University Of Kentucky College Of Pharmacy and went on to complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency and a PGY 2 Specialty residency in Infectious Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Polisetty’s primary area of focus is establishing an Antibiotic Stewardship program at her practice site. She works closely with the Infectious Diseases Department in the development of guidelines and protocols to promote appropriate prescribing of antimicrobials especially those pertaining to healthcare associated infections and sepsis. She serves as the Co-chair of the Antimicrobial Subcommittee and is actively involved in Northwestern Medicine's system wide Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative. Dr. Polisetty teaches infectious diseases pharmacotherapy at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy and is also involved in precepting pharmacy students as well as PGY2 Infectious Diseases residents. Her recent areas of research include impact of an Antibiotic Time-Out and strategies to reduce rates of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea by optimizing antimicrobial use in a community setting.