Education

Graduate School
University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM), Fort Worth, TX, 2006
Residency
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 2006-2009
Fellowship
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 2009-2012

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ellsworth is the director of Pediatric Infection Prevention for Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. In her role, Dr. Ellsworth focuses primarily on prevention of healthcare associated infections, quality improvement, and hospital epidemiology.


Research Interests

Her primary research interest is quality improvement and patient safety within infection prevention.

 

 

 

Publications

Publication Information

Weinheimer C, Ellsworth M, Ferguson L, Boston K, Haltiwanger B, Pavlovitch S, Warren M, Patel AB, Katz J, Ostrosky-Zeichner L. Reprocessing N95s with hydrogen peroxide vaporization: A robust system from collection to dispensing. Am J Infect Control. 2020.

Ellsworth M, Ostrosky-Zeichner L. Isavuconazole: Mechanism of Action, Clinical Efficacy, and Resistance. Journal of Fungi. 2020. doi: 10.3390/jof6040324; PMCID: PMC7712939.

Ellsworth M, Chang ML, Ostrosky-Zeichner L. Mind the Gap: The Hospital Breakroom. American Journal of Infection Control. 2020.

Coronado M, Nawaratne U, McMann D, Ellsworth M, Meliones J, Boukas K. Late Onset Neonatal Sepsis in a Patient with Covid-19. NEJM. 2020. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2010614; PMCID: PMC7207075.

Leach K, Ellsworth M, Ostrosky L, Bell C, Masters K, Calhoun J, Ferguson L, Distefano SM, Chang ML. Evaluation of a telethermographic system for temperature screening at a large tertiary-care referral hospital during the corona virus disease 2019 (covid-2019) pandemic. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.1254.

Weinheimer C, Ellsworth M, Ferguson L, Boston K, Haltiwanger B, Pavlovitch S, Warren M, Patel AB, Katz J, Ostrosky-Zeichner L. Reprocessing N95s with hydrogen peroxide vaporization: A robust system from collection to dispensing. Am J Infect Control. 2020.

 

Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics – 2009

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Infectious Diseases – 2019