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Vera Parkhurst Luther, M.D.CepEsperu School of Medicine

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Vera Parkhurst Luther, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Infectious Diseases, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection, General Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: -2700
Department: -2700

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Enlightenment & Training

  • B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1999
  • M.D., University of Missouri School of Medicine-Kansas, 2001
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, NC Baptist Hospital, 2002
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, NC Baptist Hospital, 2004
  • Fellowship, Infectious Disease, WFU School of Medicine, 2007

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine


  • Am Coll Of Physicians
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Infectious Disease Soc of Amer

NPI Number

  • 1532645
Vera Parkhurst Luther, M.D.

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Vera Parkhurst Luther, M.D.

Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Investigation Interests

Anti-Bacterial Agents; Drug Resistance, Bacterial; Anti-Infective Agents; Bacterial Infections; Drug Utilization
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Contact Information

Academic: -2700 | Department: -2700

Recent Publications

Antimicrobial stewardship training for infectious diseases fellows: program directors identify a curriculum need. Luther VP, Shnekendorf R, Abbo LM, Advani S, Armstrong WS, Barsoumian AE, Beeler CB, Bystritsky R, Cherabuddi K, Cohen S, Hamilton KW, Ince D, Justo JA, Logan A, Lynch JB III, Nori P, Ohl CA, Patel PK, Pottinger PS, Schwartz BS, Stack C, Zhou Y.. Clin Infect Dis. 2018;():.

Problematic communications during 2016 fellowship recruitment in internal medicine. Cornett PA, Williams C, Alweis RL, McConville J, Frank M, Dalal B, Kopelman RI, Luther VP, O'connor AB, Muchmore EA.. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2017;7(5):277-281.

Reply to Young, Ochi, and Marimuthu [letter]. Williamson JC, Gibbs HG, Ohl CA, Johnson JW, Beardsley JR, Luther VP, Rokas KE.. Clin Infect Dis. 2016;62(6):810-811.

Frequency of empiric antibiotic de-escalation in an acute care hospital with an established Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Liu P, Ohl C, Johnson J, Williamson J, Beardsley J, Luther V.. BMC Infect Dis. 2016;16(1):751.

Adoption of a uniform start date for Internal Medicine fellowships and other advanced training: an AAIM white paper. Barrett JC, Alweis R, Frank M, O'Connor A, McConville JF, Adams ND, Arfons L, Bernard S, Bradley T, Buckley JD, Cohen E, Cornett P, Elkins S, Kopelman R, Luther VP, MacDonald J, McNeill DB, Omar B, Palapiano N, Roth T, Satko S, Fried ED, Muchmore EA.. Am J Med. 2015;128(9):1039-1043.

The addition of intravenous metronidazole to oral vancomycin is associated with improved mortality in critically ill patients with Clostridium difficile Infection. Rokas KE, Johnson JW, Beardsley JR, Ohl CA, Luther VP, Williamson JC.. Clin Infect Dis. 2015;61(6):934-941.

Create allies, IDSA stewardship commitments should prioritize health professions learners [letter]. Schwartz BS, Armstrong WS, Ohl CA, Luther VP.. Clin Infect Dis. 2015;61(10):1626-1627.

Health care provider education as a tool to enhance antibiotic stewardship practices. Ohl CA, Luther VP.. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2014;28(2):177-193.

Antimicrobial stewardship education for medical students [letter]. Luther VP, Ohl CA, Hicks LA.. Clin Infect Dis. 2013;57(9):1366.

Optimizing empiric antibiotic therapy in patients with severe beta-lactam allergy. Koliscak LP, Johnson JW, Beardsley JR, Miller DP, Williamson JC, Luther VP, Ohl CA.. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013;57(12):5918-5923.

Show me the money: long-term financial impact of an antimicrobial stewardship program. Beardsley JR, Williamson JC, Johnson JW, Luther VP, Wrenn RH, Ohl CC.. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012;33(4):398-400.

Antimicrobial stewardship for inpatient facilities. Ohl CA, Luther VP.. J Hosp Med. 2011;6(Suppl 1):S4-S15.

Commentary: ambiguity and uncertainty: neglected elements of medical education curricula?. Luther VP, Crandall SJ.. Acad Med. 2011;86(7):799-.

Corticosteroids in the treatment of hepatic tuberculosis: case report and review of the literature. Luther VP, Bookstaver PB, Ohl CA.. Scand J Infect Dis. 2010;42(2):315-317.

Consequences of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Luther V, Pegram PS. In: Talley NJ, Kane SV, Wallace MB, eds. Practical gastroenterology and hepatology: small and large intestine and pancreas. Chichester, West Sussex (England): Wiley-Blackwell;2010: 400-410.

HIV infection in older adults. Luther VP, Wilkin AM.. Clin Geriatr Med. 2007;23(3):567-583.

Efficacy of an abbreviated Resident-As-Teacher And Manager (RATAM) curriculum: a pilot study [abstract]. Feiereisel KB, Luther VP, Parkhurst AM, Lichstein PR.. J Gen Intern Med. 2007;22(Suppl 1):177.

Risk factors for invasive infection due to cephalosporin resistant enterobacter [abstract]. Luther VP, Smith ZE, Varela V, Williamson JC, Karchmer TB, Palavecino E, Ohl CA.. In: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America; 2007 Apr 14-17; Baltimore (MD). 2007;():a252.5.

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Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases

Clinical Interests

Infectious Diseases, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection, General Internal Medicine
Vera Parkhurst Luther, M.D.

Vera Parkhurst Luther, M.D.

Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

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