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John J. Ross, M.D.

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I am a clinician and teacher currently practicing hospital medicine at BWH, drawing on a background as a specialist in infectious diseases. I have a strong interest in literature, the medical humanities, and the history of medicine, and have written a book about writers, their illnesses, and their calamitous treatments, entitled Shakespeare's Tremor and Orwell's Cough (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2012).

I am also one of the editors of Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2017), the major textbook of hospital medicine, now in its second edition.

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  1. Ross JJ, Ard KL, Carlile N. Septic Arthritis and the Opioid Epidemic: 1465 Cases of Culture-Positive Native Joint Septic Arthritis From 1990-2018. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Mar; 7(3):ofaa089. PMID: 32258206.
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  2. Ross JJ. Septic Arthritis of Native Joints. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2017 06; 31(2):203-218. PMID: 28366221.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  3. Cardoso L, Alves P, Santos F, Ross JJ. Septic arthritis of the pubic symphysis. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Feb 21; 2017. PMID: 28228387.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  4. McKean SC, Ross JJ, Dressler D, Scheurer D, eds. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 2nd edition. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2017.
  5. Ross JJ. Urinary tract infections (chapter). In: McKean SM, Ross JJ, Dressler D, Scheurer D, eds. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2017.
  6. Ross JJ, Ropper AR. Multiple sclerosis (chapter). In: McKean SM, Ross JJ, Dressler D, Scheurer DS, eds. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2017.
  7. Farmakiotis D, Ross JJ, Koo S. Candida and Aspergillus infections (chapter). . In: McKean SM, Ross JJ, Dressler D, Scheurer DS, eds. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2017.
  8. Ross JJ. Urinary tract infections (chapter). In:. McKean SM, Ross JJ, Ginsberg J, Dressler D, Brotman D, eds. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2012.
  9. Ross JJ. Candida and Aspergillus infections (chapter). In: McKean SM, Ross JJ, Ginsberg J, Dressler D, Brotman D, eds. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2012.
  10. Grad Y, Ross JJ. Septic arthritis and osteomyelitis (chapter). In: McKean SM, Ross JJ, Ginsberg J, Dressler D, Brotman D, eds. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2012.
  11. Ross JJ, Ropper AR. Multiple sclerosis (chapter). . In: McKean SM, Ross JJ, Ginsberg J, Dressler D, Brotman D, eds. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2012.
  12. McKean SC, Ross JJ, Ginsberg J, Dressler D, Brotman D, eds. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 1st edition. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2012.
  13. Ross JJ. Shakespeare's Tremor and Orwell's Cough: Medical Lives of Great Writers. New York: St. Martin's Press. 2012.
  14. Ross JJ, Vaidya A, Gavin MC, Morse D, Partridge AH. Interactive medical case. Breathless. N Engl J Med. 2011 Dec 22; 365(25):e47. PMID: 22188008.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Ross JJ, Koo S, Lee AI, Mushlin SB, Milner DA. Interactive medical case. A bird's-eye view of fever. N Engl J Med. 2011 Oct 13; 365(15):e33. PMID: 21995411.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  16. Ross JJ, Chamarthi B, Greene MF, Dluhy RG. Interactive medical case. A problem in gestation. N Engl J Med. 2011 Aug 18; 365(7):e15. PMID: 21848456.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Blair RJ, Ross JJ, Morris A, Grudberg S. Interactive medical case. A sleeping giant. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jun 16; 364(24):e53. PMID: 21675883.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Ross JJ, Rogal SS, Ukomadu C. Interactive medical case. A sweet source of abdominal pain. N Engl J Med. 2011 Apr 14; 364(15):e30. PMID: 21488761.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Ross JJ, Vaidya A, Kaiser UB. Interactive medical case. Lying low. N Engl J Med. 2011 Feb 10; 364(6):e10. PMID: 21306234.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Hunt S, Miller AL, Schissel S, Ross JJ. A crazy cause of dyspnea. N Engl J Med. 2010 Dec 16; 363(25):e38. PMID: 21158654.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Schaffer AC, Grad Y, Ross JJ. Interactive medical case. Bitter pills. N Engl J Med. 2010 Oct 14; 363(16):e26. PMID: 20942662.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Ross JJ, Levison JH, Barbieri RL. Interactive medical case. Hard to conceive. N Engl J Med. 2010 Aug 12; 363(7):e11. PMID: 20842776.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  23. Ross JJ, Saavedra A, Vleugels RA, Liu A, Castells MC. Interactive medical case. A rash hypothesis. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jun 17; 362(24):e69. PMID: 20560180.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Ross JJ, Britton KA, Desai AS, Stevenson WG. Interactive medical case. The beat goes on. N Engl J Med. 2010 Apr 15; 362(15):e53. PMID: 20397288.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Vaidya A, Morris CA, Ross JJ. Interactive medical case. Stalking the diagnosis. N Engl J Med. 2010 Feb 11; 362(6):e16. PMID: 20175296.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Ross JJ, Everett BM, Johnson JA, Miller A. Interactive Medical Case. Painful purple toes. N Engl J Med. 2009 Dec 17; 361(25):e58. PMID: 20050377.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Ross JJ, Desai AS, Chutkow WA, Economy KE, Dec GW. Interactive medical case. A crisis in late pregnancy. N Engl J Med. 2009 Nov 12; 361(20):e45. PMID: 19916244.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Vaishnava P, Ross JJ, Miller AL, Wolpin BM. Interactive medical case. The writing on the wall. N Engl J Med. 2009 Sep 10; 361(11):e19. PMID: 19750587.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Ross JJ. Early Roman limb transplantation. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Aug 15; 49(4):645. PMID: 19619051.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Ross JJ, Murthy VH, Wu D, Marty FM. Positively false. J Hosp Med. 2009 Mar; 4(3):194-9. PMID: 19301374.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Ross JJ. The many ailments of Herman Melville (1819-91). J Med Biogr. 2008 Feb; 16(1):21-9. PMID: 18463061.
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  32. Ross JJ. Influenza. Hospital Medicine: Just the Facts. McKean SC, Bennett AL, Halasyamani LK, eds. 2008.
  33. Ross JJ. Post Mortem, by Philip Mackowiak (book review). Clin Infect Dis. 2008; 46(1):153-4.
  34. Ross JJ. . Antibiotic resistance. Hospital Medicine: Just the Facts. McKean SC, Bennett AL, Halasyamani LK, eds. 2008.
  35. Ross JJ. Endocarditis. Hospital Medicine: Just the Facts. McKean SC, Bennett AL, Halasyamani LK, eds. 2008.
  36. Ross JJ. Community and nosocomial UTI. Hospital Medicine: Just the Facts. McKean SC, Bennett AL, Halasyamani LK, eds. 2008.
  37. Dhand A, Ross JJ. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator infection due to Brucella melitensis: case report and review of brucellosis of cardiac devices. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Feb 15; 44(4):e37-9. PMID: 17243046.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  38. Kireyev D, Del Sesto DJ, Ross JJ. A vascular thigh mass in a patient with AIDS. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2007; 15:261-2.
  39. Ross JJ. A cure for rabies. The Hospitalist. 2007; 11(9):17-8.
  40. Scheurer DB, Ross JJ. Higher risk of recurrence and death from Clostridium difficile infection after initial therapy with metronidazole. Internet Journal of Gastroenterology. 2007; 5(2).
  41. Ross JJ. Goats, germs, and fever: Are the pyrin mutations responsible for familial Mediterranean fever protective against Brucellosis? Med Hypotheses. 2007; 68(3):499-501. PMID: 17005326.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  42. Ross JJ. Angiogenic gene therapy as a potential therapeutic agent in chronic osteomyelitis. Med Hypotheses. 2006; 67(1):161-3. PMID: 16520007.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  43. Worthington MG, Ross JJ, Bergeron EK. Posttraumatic stress disorder after occupational HIV exposure: two cases and a literature review. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Feb; 27(2):215-7. PMID: 16465645.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  44. Ross JJ, Levangie D, Worthington MG. Should patients be compelled to undergo HIV testing after a needlestick injury involving a health care worker? Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 2006; 69(1):32-6. PMID: 16544462.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Razi M, Dinerman H, Ross JJ. . Emphysematous pyelonephritis: a dreaded complication of urinary tract infection. Massachusetts Medical Society Annual Meeting, Resident's Competition. 2006.
  46. Ross JJ. The literary animal: evolution and the nature of narrative (book review). JAMA. 2006; 295:1457.
  47. Ross JJ. Bacterial meningitis: frequently asked questions. The Hospitalist. 2006; (September):37.
  48. Ross JJ. Diabetic dilemma: minimize morbidity and mortality in patients affected with foot infections. The Hospitalist. 2006; (October):25-6.
  49. Ross JJ. The colony: the harrowing true story of the exiles of Molokai (book review). N Engl J Med. 2006; 355:1075-6.
  50. Ross JJ. The genesis of artistic creativity: Asperger’s syndrome and the arts (book review). JAMA. 2006; 296:1532.
  51. Ross JJ, guest editor. Update on musculoskeletal infections. Infect Dis Clin North Am, Volume 19, Issue 4. 2005.
  52. Ross JJ. Septic arthritis. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2005 Dec; 19(4):799-817. PMID: 16297733.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  53. Small LN, Ross JJ. Tropical and temperate pyomyositis. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2005 Dec; 19(4):981-9, x-xi. PMID: 16297743.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Small LN, Ross JJ. Suppurative tenosynovitis and septic bursitis. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2005 Dec; 19(4):991-1005, xi. PMID: 16297744.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Ross JJ. Tuberculosis, bronchiectasis, and infertility: what ailed George Orwell? Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Dec 01; 41(11):1599-603. PMID: 16267732.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Ross JJ, Davidson L. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus septic arthritis: an emerging clinical syndrome. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2005 Sep; 44(9):1197-8. PMID: 16049047.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  57. Tandon R, Davidoff A, Worthington MG, Ross JJ. Pylephlebitis after CT-guided percutaneous liver biopsy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Mar; 184(3 Suppl):S70-2. PMID: 15728028.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. Ross JJ. Shakespeare's chancre: did the bard have syphilis? Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Feb 01; 40(3):399-404. PMID: 15668863.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Ross JJ. The mold in Dr. Florey's coat: the story of the penicillin miracle (book review). Clin Infect Dis. 2005; 40:777-8.
  60. Drees M, Ross JJ. Septic arthritis: treat early to minimize morbidity. J Musculoskel Med. 2005; 22:161-71.
  61. Ross JJ. . Never let me go (book review). JAMA. 2005; 293:2667.
  62. Tahir S, Ross JJ. . The changing epidemiology of septic arthritis in the United States. Abstract #320, Infectious Diseases Society of America, 43rd Annual Meeting. 2005.
  63. O'Donnell J (author), Ross JJ (editorial consultant). "Primary and Secondary Syphilis", Physicians' Information and Education Resource (PIER). 2005.
  64. Ross JJ. The knife man: the extraordinary life and times of John Hunter, father of modern surgery (book review). N Engl J Med. 2005; 353:2412-3.
  65. Ross JJ. American plagues: lessons from our battles with disease (book review). N Engl J Med. 2005; 353:535.
  66. Kosmidou IS, Aggarwal A, Ross JJ, Worthington MG. Hodgkin' s disease with fulminant non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Dig Liver Dis. 2004 Oct; 36(10):691-3. PMID: 15506670.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  67. Ross JJ, Hu LT. Bacterial and Lyme Arthritis. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2004 Oct; 6(5):380-387. PMID: 15461889.
    Citations: 1     
  68. Ross JJ, Shamsuddin H. Sternoclavicular septic arthritis: review of 180 cases. Medicine (Baltimore). 2004 May; 83(3):139-48. PMID: 15118542.
    Citations: 57     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  69. Ross JJ. A young man from Nantucket. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Apr 15; 38(8):1139-40, 1186-7. PMID: 15101387.
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  70. Ross JJ, Worthington MG. Bilateral sixth nerve palsy in West Nile meningoencephalitis. J Neuroophthalmol. 2004 Mar; 24(1):97-8. PMID: 15206452.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  71. Sudhakar SS, Ross JJ. Short-term treatment of actinomycosis: two cases and a review. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Feb 01; 38(3):444-7. PMID: 14727221.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  72. Ross JJ. Infections of the central nervous system, 3rd edition (book review). JAMA. 2004; 292:1893-4.
  73. Worthington MG, Ross JJ. Aseptic meningitis and acute HIV syndrome after interruption of antiretroviral therapy: implications for structured treatment interruptions. AIDS. 2003 Sep 26; 17(14):2145-6. PMID: 14502028.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  74. Ross JJ, Hu LT. Septic arthritis of the pubic symphysis: review of 100 cases. Medicine (Baltimore). 2003 Sep; 82(5):340-5. PMID: 14530783.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  75. Ross JJ, Cooley JS, Lee DL. Septic thrombophlebitis of the hepatic veins after colonoscopy: a case report. Gastrointest Endosc. 2003 Jul; 58(1):155-6. PMID: 12838249.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  76. Worthington MG, Ross JJ. Smallpox and smallpox vaccination. N Engl J Med. 2003 May 08; 348(19):1920-5; author reply 1920-5. PMID: 12740967.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  77. Ross JJ, Narayan G. Infection rates of the LifeSite hemodialysis access system. Kidney Int. 2003 May; 63(5):1963; author reply 1963. PMID: 12675892.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  78. Ross JJ, Saltzman CL, Carling P, Shapiro DS. Pneumococcal septic arthritis: review of 190 cases. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Feb 01; 36(3):319-27. PMID: 12539074.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  79. Ross JJ, Worthington MG, Gorbach SL. Resistance to levofloxacin and failure of treatment of pneumococcal pneumonia. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 04; 347(1):65-7; author reply 65-7. PMID: 12097545.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  80. Ross JJ, Narayan G, Bergeron EK, Worthington MG, Strom JA. Infections associated with use of the LifeSite Hemodialysis Access System. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Jul 01; 35(1):93-5. PMID: 12060883.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  81. Ross JJ, Katz JD. Cryptococcal meningitis and sarcoidosis. Scand J Infect Dis. 2002; 34(12):937-9. PMID: 12587633.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  82. McCoy C, Masters P, Worthington M, Ross JJ, Gaunt RC, D’Amore R. . Antibiotic utilization in the treatment of resistant Gram-positive organisms. American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Midyear Clinical Meeting. 2001.
  83. McCoy C, Masters P, Maroun C, Worthington M, Ross JJ. . Outcomes of a pharmacist-driven intravenous to oral fluoroquinolone antibiotic interchange program. American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Midyear Clinical Meeting. 2001.
  84. Ross JJ, Keeling DN. Cutaneous blastomycosis in New Brunswick: case report. CMAJ. 2000 Nov 14; 163(10):1303-5. PMID: 11107468.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  85. Ross JJ, Shapiro DS. Evaluation of the computer program GIDEON (Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Network) for the diagnosis of fever in patients admitted to a medical service. Clin Infect Dis. 1998 Mar; 26(3):766-7. PMID: 9524864.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  86. Ross JJ, Shapiro DS. Evaluation of the GIDEON database in the identification of aerobic Gram-negative bacilli. Abstract C386, American Society for Microbiology, 96th General Meeting. 1996.
  87. Ross JJ, Griffiths JK. . The changing epidemiology of malaria in Boston, 1980-1994. Abstract #376, Infectious Diseases Society of America, 33rd Annual Meeting. 1995.
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