The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Medicine

Mahmoud Shorman, MD

Professor
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Division of Infectious Diseases

Research Focus

Dr. Shorman is interested in multiple issues related to skin, bone and heart infections, both in terms of best approaches using antibiotics and hospital processes that lead to best outcomes.

Education

Medical School
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, 1996

Residency
Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, New York Medical College/Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, NY, 2000

Rotation in transplant infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2001

Fellowship

Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 2002


Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2000 - present
American Board of Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases 2002 - present
Infection Control, 2007- present

Professional Affiliations

Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Current Publications

Kelly MC, Yeager SD, Shorman MA, Wright LR, Veve MP.
Incidence and predictors of Gram-negative bacilli in hospitalized people who inject drugs with injection drug use-attributable infections. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2021 Sep 20:AAC0092521. [Epub ahead of print]

Kelly MC, Yeager SD, Shorman MA, Wright LR, Veve MP.
Incidence and predictors of Gram-negative bacilli in hospitalized people who inject drugs with injection drug use-attributable infections. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2021 Sep 20:AAC0092521. [Epub ahead of print]

Kelly MC, Yeager SD, Shorman MA, Wright LR, Veve MP.
Incidence and predictors of Gram-negative bacilli in hospitalized people who inject drugs with injection drug use-attributable infections. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2021 Sep 20:AAC0092521. [Epub ahead of print]

Veve MP, Akhtar Y, McKeown PP, Morelli MK, Shorman MA.
Percutaneous mechanical aspiration vs valve surgery for tricuspid valve endocarditis in people who inject drugs. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2021 May;111(5):1451-1457. Epub 2020 Oct 20.

Yeager SD, Oliver JE, Shorman MA, Wright LR, Veve MP.
Comparison of linezolid step-down therapy to standard parenteral therapy in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 2021 Mar 27:106329. [Epub ahead of print]

Morelli MK, Veve MP, Lorson W, Shorman MA.
Candida spp. infective endocarditis: Characteristics and outcomes of twenty patients with a focus on injection drug use as a predisposing risk factor. Mycoses. 2021 Feb;64(2):181-186. Epub 2020 Nov 21.

Dhabaan G, Chahin A, Buhaish A, Shorman M.
COVID-19 pandemic in Yemen: A questionnaire based survey, what do we know? Journal of Infection in Developing Countries. 2020 Dec 31;14(12):1374-1379.

Veve MP, Patel N, Smith ZA, Yeager SD, Wright LR, Shorman MA.
Comparison of dalbavancin to standard-of-care for outpatient treatment of invasive Gram-positive infections. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 2020 Oct 23:106210. Available in PubMed: Nov 2020. [Epub ahead of print]

Hennessy K, Shorman M.
Verrucous plaques on the face, dysphagia, and limb weakness. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2020 Oct 1;87(10):587-589.

Cooksey GE, Epps JL, Moye RA, Patel N, Shorman MA, Veve MP.
Impact of a plan of care protocol on patient outcomes in people who inject drugs with infective endocarditis. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2020 Sep 2;222(Supplement_5):S506-S512.

Morelli MK, Veve MP, Shorman MA.
Maternal bacteremia caused by staphylococcus aureus with a focus on infective endocarditis. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2020 Jun 19;7(8):ofaa239. eCollection 2020 Aug. Available in PubMed: Aug 2020.

Majdick K, Kaye K, Shorman MA.
Central nervous system blastomycosis clinical characteristics and outcomes. Medical Mycology. 2020 May 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Veve MP, McCurry ED, Cooksey GE, Shorman MA.
Epidemiology and outcomes of non-HACEK infective endocarditis in the southeast United States. PLoS One. 2020 Mar 10;15(3):e0230199. eCollection 2020.

Lorson W, Veve MP, Heidel E, Shorman MA.
Elevated troponin level as a predictor of inpatient mortality in patients with infective endocarditis in the Southeast United States. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2020 Jan 8;20(1):24.

Humphrey C, Veve MP, Walker B, Shorman MA.
Long-term vancomycin use had low risk of ototoxicity. PLoS One. 2019 Nov 6;14(11):e0224561. eCollection 2019.

Walker B, Heidel E, Shorman M.
Clinical characteristics and outcome of staphylococcus aureus prostate abscess, ten-year experience at a tertiary care center. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2019 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Current Presentations

Assaf S, Assaf A, Assaf M, Wadi G, Coombes T, Pickett JL, Shorman M. A comparative analysis of hospitalized patients staphylococcus aureus versus enterococcus faecalis endocartis at a university hospital Presented at 72nd Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology; 2023 March - 2; New Orleans, LA.

Karadsheh S, Nodit L, Shorman M. A rare case of disseminated cryptococcosis involving the adrenal glands in an immunocompetent patient Presented at Southern Regional Meeting 2023; 2023 Feburary - 2; New Orleans.

Dougherty P, Wadi G, Livesay J, Shorman M. Bartonella lead related infective endocarditis Presented at Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Cardiology State Meeting; 2021 Nov 4-5; Nashville, TN.

Dougherty P, Wadi G, Livesay J, Shorman M. Bartonella lead related infective endocarditis Presented at Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Cardiology State Meeting; 2021 Nov 4-5; Nashville, TN.

Dougherty P, Wadi G, Livesay J, Shorman M. Bartonella lead related infective endocarditis Presented at Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Cardiology State Meeting; 2021 Nov 4-5; Nashville, TN.

Majdick K, Kaye K, Shorman M. CNS blastomycosis: A descriptive analysis and review of diagnosis and treatment. Presented at IDWeek; 2019 Oct 2-6; Washington, DC.

Morelli MK, Lorson W, Shorman M. There was a fungus among us: A cohort of fungal infectious endocarditis cases in East Tennessee. Presented at IDWeek; 2019 Oct 2-6; Washington, DC.

Livesay JE, Lorson WC, Heidel ER, Shorman M. Do I really need a transesophageal echo? Comparing echocardiographic modalities in native valve infective endocarditis due to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. Presented at IDWeek; 2019 Oct 2-6; Washington, DC.

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