Costi Sifri

Sifri, Costi D.

Primary Appointment

Professor and Director, Hospital Epidemiology (UVA Hospital), Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health


  • MD, Medicine, University of Rochester
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Clinical Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Research Fellowship, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Contact Information

Box 800473
Clinical Department Wing, Room 4521
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 434-924-0260
Fax: 434-924-1225

Research Interests

Hospital epidemiology, immunocompromised infectious diseases, molecular pathogenesis and epidemiology, innate immunity

Research Description

Our major research focuses on understanding the molecular epidemiology and clinical consequences of transmission of multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) in the healthcare environment and interventions to interrupt transmission. We are also particularly interested in the contribution of horizontal gene transfer to the spread of resistance.

Selected Publications