Sara E. Cosgrove, MD, MS, FSHEA

Sara E. Cosgrove, MD, MS, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

She serves as the Director of the Department of Antimicrobial Stewardship and the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Cosgrove’s research interests the epidemiology and outcomes of antimicrobial resistance, the development of tools and programs to promote the rational use of antimicrobials, the prevention of hospital-acquired infections and the epidemiology and management of S. aureus bacteremia. Her recent research focuses on strategies for implementation of antimicrobial stewardship activities across all healthcare settings. She was member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Working Group on Antimicrobial Resistance and is a voting member to the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. Dr. Cosgrove received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College in New York, New York, her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and her master of science degree in epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her postgraduate training in internal medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and underwent subsequent training in infectious disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.