Eric Spitzer, MD, PhD

Eric Spitzer, MD, PhD
Associate Professor 
Vice Chair for Clinical Pathology
Director of Laboratory Services
University Hospital, Level 3
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-7025

Tel:  (631) 444-2382
Fax:  (631) 444-2653

Clinical Practice:
Dr. Spitzer is Board Certified in Clinical Pathology.

Institution and Location Degree Year(s) Field of Study
Johns Hopkins University SOM, MD M.D., Ph.D. 1985 Molecular Biology and Genetics
Yale University, CT B.S. 1977 Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics


Positions and Employment:

Resident in Laboratory Medicine, Barnes Hospital/Washington University, Pathology-Clinical


Honors (selected):

1988 Young Investigator's Award, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists 
1995-present Editorial Board, American Journal of Clinical Pathology
2001-present Editorial Board, Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease


Peer Reviewed Publications:

Multidisciplinary team review of best practices for collection and handling of blood cultures to determine effective interventions for increasing the yield of true-positive bacteremias, reducing contamination, and eliminating false-positive central line-associated bloodstream infections.
Garcia RA, Spitzer ED, Beaudry J, Beck C, Diblasi R, Gilleeny-Blabac M, Haugaard C, Heuschneider S, Kranz BP, McLean K, Morales KL, Owens S, Paciella ME, Torregrosa E.
Am J Infect Control. 2015 Aug 19. pii: S0196-6553(15)00748-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.06.030. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26298636

A critically ill infant with sepsis, respiratory failure, and anasarca.
Kupferman JC, Spitzer ED, Stokes MB.
Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Mar;61(3):A22-5. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2012.09.023. No abstract available.
PMID: 23414731

Acute glomerulonephritis and acute kidney injury associated with 2009 influenza A:H1N1 in an infant.
Kupferman JC, Trachtman H, Spitzer ED.
Pediatr Nephrol. 2011 Jan;26(1):153-4. doi: 10.1007/s00467-010-1633-8. Epub 2010 Aug 14. No abstract available.
PMID: 20711739

Acute cervical lymphadenitis caused by Mycobacterium florentinum.
Syed SS, Aderinboye O, Hanson KE, Spitzer ED.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Sep;16(9):1486-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1609.100433. No abstract available.
PMID: 20735941