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
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 focus on understanding the molecular epidemiology of dissemination of multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) in the healthcare environment. We are particularly interested in using molecular and genomic approaches to understand patterns of MDRO transmission in the clinical setting and the contribution of horizontal gene transfer to the spread of resistance. We are also interested in understanding the clinical consequences of MDRO infections and identifying effective methods to limit or curtail the spread of resistant organisms and determinants.

Selected Publications