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Portrait of Naomi P. O'Grady
Naomi P. O'Grady, MD

Chief, Internal Medicine Consult Service
Attending Staff, Critical Care Medicine


Internal Medicine Consult Service


BS, University of Michigan
MD, Ohio State University College of Medicine


Email: nogrady@mail.cc.nih.gov
Phone: 301-435-2773

Portrait of Naomi P. O'Grady
Naomi P. O'Grady, MD

Chief, Internal Medicine Consult Service
Attending Staff, Critical Care Medicine


Internal Medicine Consult Service


BS, University of Michigan
MD, Ohio State University College of Medicine


Email: nogrady@mail.cc.nih.gov
Phone: 301-435-2773


Dr. Naomi O’Grady’s research focuses on device related infections and strategies to reduce the incidence of antimicrobial resistant pathogens in the ICU.


Dr. Naomi O'Grady is the Chief of the Internal Medicine Service and an attending physician in the Clinical Center's Critical Care Medicine Department (CCMD).  She has previously served as the Medical Director of the Clinical Center's Procedures, Vascular Access and Conscious Sedation Services and as the CCMD's Medical Director of Patient Safety and Quality.

She obtained her undergraduate degree from University of Michigan and her medical degree at The Ohio State University, where she also completed her internship and residency.

She then completed fellowships with NIH in Critical Care Medicine and Johns Hopkins University in Infectious Diseases before joining the NIH attending staff in 1999.

Her research focuses on strategies to reduce the incidence of antimicrobial resistant pathogens in the ICU, and catheter-related blood stream infections.

Dr. O'Grady is a past Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine Specialty Board for Critical Care Medicine and has served on the ABIM Council and the Board of Directors. She is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

Journal Articles

O’Grady NP. Trends in rates of catheter-associated bloodstream infection- zeroing in on zero or just fake news? Ann Intern Med 2017 Dec 19;167 (12):HO2-HO3

O’Grady NP, Kadri SS. On the interface of infectious diseases and critical care medicine. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2017 Sep;31(3):xiii-xiv.

Bell T, O’Grady NP. Prevention of central line-associated infections. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2017 Sep;(3)551-559

Kadri S, Rhee C, Magda G, Strich J, Sun J, Cai R, Decker B, O’Grady NP. Synergy, salary, and satisfaction: Benefits of training in critical care medicine and infectious diseases gleaned from a national survey of dually trained physicians. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Oct 1; 63(7):868-75

Kalil AC, Metersky ML, Klompas M, Muscedere J, Sweeney DA, Palmer L, Napolitano L, O’Grady NP, Bartlett JG, Carratala J, El Solh A, Ewig S, Fey PD, File T, Restrepo M, Roberts JA, Waterer G, Cruse P, Knight SL, Brozek JL. Management of adults with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia: 2016 clinical practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jul 14.

Kadri SS, O’Grady NP. ACP Journal Club. After source control in intraabdominal infections, 4-day and longer-duration antibiotics did not differ at 30-days. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Oct 20;163(8): JC6

O’Grady NP. Demystifying Vascular Access in Hospitalized Patients. MAGIC Makes a Difference. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Oct;12(10):1434-5.

Chopra V, Flanders SA, Saint S, Woller S, O’Grady NP, Safdar N, Saran R, Trerotola S, L, LeDonne J, Becker C, Krein SL, Bernstein SJ. The Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC): Results using the RAND/UCLA appropriateness method. Ann Intern Med 2015 Sep 15;163 (6Suppl): S1-40

Kadri S, Rhee C, Fortna G, O’Grady NP. Critical care medicine and infectious diseases: an emerging combined subspecialty in the United States. Clin Infect Dis 2015 Aug;61(4) 609-14

Marschall J, Mermel L, Fakih M, Hadaway L, Kallen A, O’Grady NP, Pettis AM, Rupp M, Sandora T, Maragakis L, Yokoe DS. Strategies to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in acute care hospitals. Infect Cont Hosp Epi 2014 Jul;35(7):753-71


  • NIH Director’s Award 2013
  • NIH Director’s Award 2015
  • NIH Clinical Center Director’s Award 2016
  • NIH Clinical Center Director’s Award 2016

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