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Simona Bratu, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Medical Director HIV Services, Kings County Hospital, Hospital Epidemiologist, Kings County Hospital

Tel: (718) 245-3276 • Fax: (718) 245-2788


Mailing Address:
Kings County Hospital
451 Clarkson Ave, Rm A710
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Academic Qualifications:

Research Interests:

Epidemiology of Hospital-acquired Infections, Antibiotic Resistance

Education and Training:
  • Medical school: University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Bucharest
  • Internal Medicine Residency: Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship: SUNY Downstate
Why I enjoy working at SUNYDownstate:

It's a very collegial environment, always interesting cases, and it's great to work with the housestaff and fellows.

  • S. Bratu, J. Gupta, J. Quale. Expression of the las and rhl quorum-sensing systems in clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa does not correlate with efflux pump expression or antimicrobial resistance. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 2006; 58: 1250-3
  • S. Bratu, D. Landman, J. Gupta, M. Trehan, M. Panwar, J. Quale. A population-base study examining the emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA 300 in New York City. Annals Clin. Microbiol. Antimicrob. 2006; 5: 29-34
  • S. Bratu, D. Landman, J. Gupta, J. Quale. Role of AmpD, OprF and penicillin-binding proteins in beta-lactam resistance in clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J. Med. Microbiol. 2007; 56: 809-14
  • D. Landman, S. Bratu, S. Kochar, M. Panwar, M. Trehan, M. Doymaz, J. Quale. Evolution of antimicrobial resistance among Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii and Klebsiella pneumoniae in Brooklyn, NY. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 2007; 60: 78-82
  • S. Bratu, S. Brooks, S. Burney, S. Kochar, J. Gupta, D. Landman, J. Quale. Detection and spread of Escherichia coli possessing the plasmid-borne carbapenemase KPC-2 in Brooklyn, NY. Clin Infect Dis. 2007; 44: 972-5
  • D. Landman, M. Butnariu, S. Bratu, J. Quale. Genetic relatedness of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii endemic to New York City. Epidemiology and Infection. 2008; 27: 1-7
  • S. Bratu, D. Landman, DA Martin, C. Georgescu, Quale J. Correlation of antimicrobial resistance with beta-lactamases, the OmpA-like porin, and efflux pumps in clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii endemic to New York City. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 2008; 52: 2999-3005
  • S. Kochar, T. Sheard , R. Sharma , A. Hui, E. Tolentino, G. Allen, D. Landman, S. Bratu, M. Augenbraun, J. Quale. Success of an infection control program to reduce the spread of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. Inf. Contr. Hosp. Epid. 2009; 30: 447-52
  • S. Bratu, D. Landman, G. Avrille, J. Salvani, J. Quale. Correlation of the expression of acrB and the regulatory genes marA, soxS, and ramA with antimicrobial resistance in clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae endemic to New York City. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 2009; 64: 278-283
  • D. Landman, S. Bratu, J. Quale. Contribution of OmpK36 to carbapenem susceptibility in KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. J. Med. Microbiol. 2009; 58: 1303-1308