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Derek F. Amanatullah, MD, PhD

Derek F. Amanatullah, MD, PhD

2018 New Investigator Grant
2020 OREF Total Joint Replacement Research Grant in Memory of Jorge O. Galante, MD

Research Topic

Testing the ability of bacteriophages to treat or prevent biofilm, which causes difficult-to-fight periprosthetic joint infections, formation on prosthetics. Investigating ways to make stubborn and persistent bacteria more susceptible

Patient Impact

Potential therapeutics that better target persistent bacteria within biofilm that are responsible for periprosthetic joint infection