Rochester, Minnesota


Banerjee.Ritu@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The research of Ritu Banerjee, M.D., Ph.D., focuses on reducing the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant pathogens through improved surveillance and antimicrobial stewardship in hospital and community settings.

Focus areas

  • Prevalence of colonization with carbapenemase-resistant Enterobacteriaceae among international patients receiving medical care in the U.S.
  • Clinical and molecular epidemiology of drug-resistant E. coli infections: Implications for design of preventive interventions
  • Rates and appropriateness of antimicrobial prescribing at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital
  • Variability in antibiotic prescribing patterns among outpatient pediatric practices
  • Comparison of stratified and cumulative antibiograms: Implications for improving appropriate empiric antibiotic prescribing
  • Vancomycin trough concentrations in children according to age and weight

Significance to patient care

Infections due to antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens result in significant morbidity, mortality and health care costs. Efforts to enhance infection surveillance and promote judicious use of antimicrobials are essential to prevent further emergence and spread of resistant bacteria and improve patient safety and outcomes.


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Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Pediatrics


  1. Fellow - Pediatric Infectious Diseases University of California, San Francisco
  2. Resident - Pediatrics University of California, San Francisco
  3. Internship - Pediatrics University of California, San Francisco
  4. MD/PhD - Medical Scientist Training Program Washington University
  5. BA - Biology Swarthmore College

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