Vidya Sundareshan, MD

Professor and Chief, Infectious Diseases, Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, Medical Advisor to Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Infectious Diseases

    About me

    Gender

    Female

    Languages spoken

    Hindi,
    Tamil

    Education & training

    Positions
    Professor and Chief, Infectious Diseases
    Medical Advisor to Sangamon County Department of Public Health
    Board Certifications
    Infectious Diseases
    Medical School
    Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India
    Residency
    Internal Medicine, SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
    Fellowship
    Infectious Diseases, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY -

    Research

    Research Interests
    Tuberculosis. Staphylococcal infections. Bacterial infections in the hospital. HIV/AIDS. Antibiotic stewardship.

    Publications

    Sundareshan V, Sreedhar R, Khardori N.  Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Infections in Adults – Focus on “Surviving Sepsis Campaign”.  Sepsis: Diagnosis, Management, and Health Outcomes.  Nova Publishing: 101-132, 2014.
    Sundareshan V. Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Yearbook of Medicine 2011. Elsevier: 93-98, 2011.
    Sundareshan, V. Encephalitis:  West Nile Virus Encephalitis. Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 39-40, 2010.
    Sundareshan, V. Encephalitis:  Ehrlichia encephalopathy.  Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 49-51, 2010.
    Sundareshan, V.  Encephalitis:  Bartonella encephalopathy. Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 52-53, 2010.
    Sundareshan, V.  Encephalitis:  Cerebral malaria & Discussion.  Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 54-58, 2010.
    Sundareshan, V.  Septic thrombophlebitis:  Lemierre’s Disease & Discussion. Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 82-88, 2010.
    Sundareshan, V.  Pneumonia: Staphylococcus aureus Necrotizing Pneumonia.  Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 91-93, 2010.
    Sundareshan, V.  Pneumonia: Primary influenza Pneumonia & Discussion.  Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 97-101, 2010.
    Sundareshan, V.  Pneumonia: Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.  Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 105-108, 2010.
    Sundareshan, V.  Pneumonia: Rhodococcus pneumonia & Discussion.  Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 112-116, 2010.
    Sundareshan, V.  Intra/Abdominal/Pelvic Infections. Pyogenic liver abscess.  Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 159-161, 2010.
    Sundareshan, V.  Intra/Abdominal/Pelvic Infections. Fulminant Hepatitis E.  Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 166-167, 2010.
    Sundareshan, V.  Intra/Abdominal/Pelvic Infections. Clostridium difficile colitis & Discussion.  Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 199-204, 2010.
    Sundareshan, V.  Sepsis Syndrome. Streptococcus pyongenes & Discussion.  Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 256-257, 2010.
    Sundareshan, V.  Sepsis Syndrome. Streptococcus pneumoniae septicemia & Discussion.  Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 260-261, 2010.
    Sundareshan, V.  Sepsis Syndrome. Purpura fulminans & Discussion.  Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 262-265, 2010.
    Sundareshan, V, Khardori, NSepsis Syndrome. An infected toe & Discussion.  Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From Head to Toe.  Khardori, N, Wattel, C (Eds.), Byword Books Private Limited: 268-272, 2010.
    Evans, M, Sundareshan, V.  Tuberculosis. Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Disease: Impact of Antimicrobial Resistance.  Mainous, AG, Pomeroy, C (Eds), 2nd Ed Humana Press: 157-170, 2010.
    Peer Reviewed Articles:

    OXA-23 and OXA-40 producing carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in Central Illinois. Koirala J, Tyagi I, Guntupalli L, Koirala S, Chapagain U, Quarshie C, Akran S, Sundareshan V, Koirala S, Lawhorn J, Koi Y, Olson M. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 May;97(1):114999. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2020.114999. PMID:32059871

    Diagnostic Microbiology from the Beginning to the Future: Regional Antibiograms as Public Health Tools to Slow Down Antibiotic Resistance. Sundareshan V, Khardori N, Indian J. Pediatr. 2020 jan:87(1):48-50. doi: 10.1007/s12098-019-03124-x Epub 2019 Dec 5. Review. PMID: 31808126
    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Waymack JR, Sundareshan V. StatPearls Publishing; 2019 Jan-.2019 Jan 22. PMID: 30725978

    Naegleria. Pervin N, Sundareshan V.StatPearls StatPearls Publishing; 2019 Jan-.2018 Dec 27.PMID:30571068

    Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention.Sundareshan V, Koirala J. StatPearls Publishing; 2019 Jan-2019 Jan 19. PMID: 29939566

    Empyema Necessitans in the Setting of Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Causing Pneumonia and Bacteremia.Bandaru S, Manthri S, Sundareshan V, Prakash V.Case Rep Infect Dis. 2018 Apr 5;2018:4906547. doi: 10.1155/2018/4906547. eCollection 2018.PMID:29850305

    Amikacin.Grimm TA, Sundareshan V.StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2017 Jun-.2017 Feb 6.PMID:28613658

    Legionnaires' Disease (Legionella Infection).Dulebohn SC, Sundareshan V.StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2017 Jun-2017 May 23.PMID: 28613558

    Micafungin and a case of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, Shah P, Sundareshan V, Miller B, Bergman S,Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, May 2016

    Fusarium peritonitis successfully managed with posaconazole and catheter removal. Shah PJ, Bergman S, Vegi S, Sundareshan V.Perit Dial Int. 2014 Jul-Aug;34(5):566-8.

    Kak V, Sundareshan V, Modi J, Khardori N. Immunotherapies in Infectious Diseases. Med Clin North Am. 96(3):455-474, 2012.

    Gilbert KC, Sundareshan V, Bass RM, Lin SY. Antibacterial properties of additives used in injection immunotherapy. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2(2): 135-138, 2011.

    Sundareshan V, Modi J, Khardori N. Mycobacteria and biological response modifiers: two sides of the relationship. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 25(4) p 865-893, 2011.

    Murphy B, Bush H, Sundareshan V, Davis C, Hagadone J, Cory T, Hoy H, Hayes D Jr., Anstead M, Feola D. Characterization of macrophage activation states in patients with cystic fibrosis. J Cyst Fibros. 9(5):314-322, 2010.

    Koirala J, Sundareshan V, Basnet S.  Bartonella infection.  BMJ Group (in Europe) and ePocrates Inc. (in USA), 2009 (Revisions: 2010).

    Murphy BS, Sundareshan V, Cory TJ, Hayes DI, Anstead MI, Feola DJ. Azithromycin alters macrophage phenotype.  Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 61(3):554-560, 2010.

    Sundareshan, V. Laboratory manual for use in a rural lab in India dealing with blood collection, storage and interpretation of micronutrient levels in blood- focusing on techniques and quality control issues, April, 2000

    Grants

    Principle Investigator, community grant: Telligen, PrEP for HIV in at risk population in Southern Illinois. Grnt Amount: $50,000, January 2019.

    Principle Investigator in ongoing industry based trials on Ventilator associated pneumonia, Staph aureus treatment with Tedizolid, closed July 2018.

    Principal Investigator in ongoing industry based trials on Ventilator associated pneumonia, Staph aureus treatment with Ceftalazone, closed August 2018.

    Principal Investigator in ongoing industry based trials on use of telavancin, phase 4 post marketing study: 2015 - 2017, closed.

    Completed research as Primary Investigator on heteroresistance in Staphylococcus aureus: Prevalence. SIU School of Medicine. Funded by Memorial Foundation Grant. $21,000. March 2010 - March 2011.

    Stamaril for yellow fever. Co-Investigator with Dr. Janak Koirala (PI), 2017 - current.

    A Prospective, Randomlized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Conrolled, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Safe and Efficacy of BAY 41-6551 as Adjunctive Therapy in Intubated and Mechanically-Ventilated Patients with Gram-Negative Pneumonia: Bayer 13084 - Amikacin study (Co-Investigator), closed 2018.

    A phase 4, observational, multicenter, 10-year prospective cohort safety study comparing subjects with HIV-associated abdominal lipohypertrophy exposed to Egrifta (tesamorelin for injection) to a similar group of subjects not exposed to Egrifta: EMD Serono Protocol - EGRIFTA LTOS. (Co-Investigator), closed 2018.

    Awards

    • American College of Physicians, Governor, Illinois South chapter: 2021-2025
    • Internal Medicine Chairs recognition award: 2020 Best sub specialist cited by students: 2020
    • Recognition for WIMS summit Research Committee Chair: 2020
    • Laureate award from American College of Physicians: 2018
    • Fellow of Infectious Diseases Society of America: 2015 Fellow of American College of Physicians: 2012
    • Best Research mentor, runner up, Department of Medicine: 2018
    • Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America: 2015
    • Fellow, American College of Physicians: 2012
    • Award of recognition from SIU staff: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
    • Resident Voted faculty representative for Resident day: 2010
    • Recipient of Fellow’s Grant by the American: 2007
    • Society of Microbiologists Nominated for Residents as Teachers Award (RATS) and Best Resident: 2005, 2004
    • Merit List in Pre-Medical College (senior school), India: 1993
    • Best Outgoing Student Award in Pre-Med, India: 1993
    • National Olympiad Mathematics Scholar, India: 1993