Dr. David Banach is UConn School of Medicine alum who returns to UConn Health as a member of the clinical faculty. He is an infectious diseases physician who leads UConn Health's Infection Prevention Program and serves as hospital epidemiologist.
Areas of Expertise (4)
Health Care Associated Infections
Infections in Immunocompromised Patients
University of Connecticut - Graduate School: M.P.H, Public Health
University of Connecticut - School of Medicine: M.D., Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine - Graduate School: M.S., Clinical and Translational Research
Media Appearances (2)
More states push for tossing religious exemptions for vaccinations
Fox News online
“For decades, we've had sufficient herd immunity so enough people in the community vaccinated that it hasn't led to these outbreaks,” said Dr. David Banach, head of infection prevention and hospital epidemiologist at the University of Connecticut Health. “As we have less and less children vaccinated within communities all it takes is one case to be introduced to spread throughout the community.”
Dr. Banach likens vaccinations to a sort of civic duty.
“There's a sort of public health obligation for individuals to consider when it comes to vaccination and herd immunity,” Banach said. “I think there is some responsibility that individuals have to the public in order to really reduce the occurrence of these infections.”
Experts Concerned About Potential 'Second Wave' of Flu
NBC Connecticut online
“There is some concern about that but it’s a little difficult to predict,” Dr. David Banach, infectious disease physician at UConn Health, said. Banach confirms it’s a little unusual to be dealing with flu this late in the year.
Challenges in identifying Candida auris in hospital clinical laboratories: a need for hospital and public health laboratory collaboration in rapid identification of an emerging pathogen.
The misidentification ofCandida aurisusing RapID Yeast Plus, a commercial, biochemical enzyme-based manual rapid identification system.
Duration of Contact Precautions for Acute-Care Settings.
Banach, David B; Bearman, Gonzalo; Barnden, Marsha; Hanrahan, Jennifer A; Leekha, Surbhi; Morgan, Daniel J; Murthy, Rekha; Munoz-Price, L Silvia; Sullivan, Kaede V; Popovich, Kyle J; Wiemken, Timothy L Infection control and hospital epidemiology 2018 Feb;39(2):127-144
Outbreak Response and Incident Management: SHEA Guidance and Resources for Healthcare Epidemiologists in United States Acute-Care Hospitals.
To review the incidence of graft loss and acute rejection among renal transplant recipients with early reduction of immunosuppression for BK viremia.