Gregory A. Filice, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Infectious Disease Section. Dr. Filice received his infectious disease training at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. He served as an epidemiologist for the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Filice studies antimicrobial therapy, specifically strategies to optimize prescribing to improve outcomes and prevent resistance. Dr Filice led a team to develop and implement a computer decision support system for antimicrobial prescribing in VA hospitals. It was implemented first at the Minneapolis VAMC and then at 9 other VA facilities in the upper Midwest. The team is currently studying the impact of the decision support system on outcomes, resistance, and costs. With collaborators at Minnesota Department of Health, Dr. Filice studies costs of antimicrobial resistance and models to estimate cost-effectiveness of strategies to improve prescribing. Dr. Filice does clinical research projects on infectious disease and related topics. A recent example was a project to study elements physicians find important for effective consultation.
Filice GA: SARS, Pneumothorax, and Our Response to Epidemics. /Chest/ *125:*1982-84, 2004.
Sellman, JS, Decarolis D, Schullo-Feulner A, Nelson DB, Filice GA: Information Resources Used in Antimicrobial Prescribing. /Journal of the American Informatics Association/ *11:*281-84, 2004.
Filice GA. Nocardiosis in persons with human immunodeficiency virus infection, transplant recipients, and large, geographically defined populations. /J Lab Clin Med/ 2005;145:156–62.
Sebasky MM, Gupta P, *Filice GA*, Elevated Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor, Non-Infectious Leukocytosis and Fevers in a Patient with Multiple Myeloma. J Gen Intern Med, in press, December 2008.
Boulware DR, Dekarske AS, Filice GA. Physician Preferences for Elements of Effective Consultations, J Gen Intern Med, 2010;25(1):25-30.
Filice GA, Nyman JA, Lexau C, Lees CH, Bockstedt LA, Como-Sabetti K, Lesher LJ, Lynfield R. Excess Costs and Utilization Associated with Methicillin Resistance in Patients with Staphylococcus aureus Infection. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, schedule for April 2010.