5065-Kressel, Amy

Amy B. Kressel, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Emerson Hall, Suite 435
545 N Barnhill Dr
EH 435
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5124
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Amy Beth Kressel, MD, MS, FIDSA, FSHEA is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM).
Dr. Kressel is a healthcare leader with expertise with hospital leadership and system change. As Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship she leads programs that protect patients by reducing their risk of harm when hospitalized. She has both long-range vision and the ability to lead during crises.

Leadership Accomplishments

  • Reduced patient harm and improved outcomes through Infectious Diseases expertise and collaborative leadership in Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship. Eskenazi Health’s Antimicrobial Stewardship program is the first in Indiana to be recognized as a Center of Excellence by IDSA.
  • Hard-wired influenza vaccination by forming a multidisciplinary team that built an algorithm that reminded providers and guided correct vaccine choice.
  • Mentor junior colleagues to successful careers and advancement.
  • Expanded the Infectious Disease service to an additional site and increased wRVUs.
  • Achieved improved survival without racial or ethnic disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic by leading multidisciplinary teams that rigorously reviewed and applied data, developed and hard-wired treatment algorithms, and continually refined treatment.
  • Protected hospital employees and patients during COVID-19 via early implementation of universal mask-wearing and management and innovative decontamination of personal protective equipment during supply shortages.
  • Anticipated and prepared for the COVID-19 crisis and managed the crisis through situational awareness, decisive leadership, communication, and consensus-building.



Key Publications

Joseph P. Smith, Amy B. Kressel, Randall W. Grout, Bree Weaver, Megan Cheatham, Wanzhu Tu, Ruohong Li, David W. Crabb, Lisa E. Harris, William G. Carlos. “Poverty, Comorbidity, and Ethnicity: COVID -19 Outcomes in a Safety Net Health System.” Ethnicity & Disease 32(2):113- 122, Spring 2022, http://hdl.handle.net/1805/24814

            Observed COVID-19 in-hospital mortality rate was lower than most published rates. Age, but not race-ethnicity, was independently correlated with in-hospital mortality.

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship

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