The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Medicine

Mahmoud Shorman, MD

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.


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

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


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


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

Hawkins BK, Walker SD, Shorman MA.
Missed opportunities for antifungal stewardship during the COVID-19 era. Antibiotics (Basel). 2023 Aug 23;12(9):1352. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics12091352.

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.

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.


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