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Abhishek Deshpande, MD, PhD

Abhishek Deshpande, MD, PhD
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Department Infectious Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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About Abhishek Deshpande, MD, PhD

Abhishek Deshpande, M.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Staff in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic.

His diverse research interests include evidence synthesis, comparative effectiveness, health services research outcome studies, clinical practice guideline development and infectious diseases epidemiology. His research focuses on prevention of healthcare-associated infections with an emphasis on Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI). His methods include large observational studies, evidence synthesis including meta-analyses, outcomes research and clinical trials. His areas of interest include hospital-acquired infections, pneumonias and infection control. The overall goal of his research is to help reduce the burden and prevent hospital-acquired infections.

Dr. Deshpande has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, scientific presentations and book chapters in medical and health services research journals. His research is funded by extramural grants from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and private industry sources. He is as a member of the Health Care Research Training (HCRT) Study Section, AHRQ and serves as an Academic Editor for PLOS One.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - Kent State University
Biomed Sci-Cell/Molecular Biology
Kent, OH USA

Medical Education - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Mangalore, India

Internship - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Mangalore, India

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/10/2023, Dr. Deshpande has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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