Languages spoken: English
Dr. Certain joined the Infectious Diseases Division at the University of Utah in the fall of 2017. She sees patients in the infectious disease outpatient clinic and on the inpatient infectious disease consult services at the University of Utah Hospital. Her particular area of interest is orthopedic infections, and she works closely with the Orthopedic Surgery department to improve care for patients with these infections. That said, she enjoys the variety offered by a general ID practice and is happy to see patients with any infectious complaint.
Dr. Certain received her MD and PhD degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle. She then completed Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Disease Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. After fellowship, she spent several years doing research at the Wyss Institute of Harvard University, studying the effect of antibiotics on chronic orthopedic infections. She joined the Infectious Disease faculty at the University of Utah in 2017.
Dr. Certain is interested in improving care for patients with chronic infections, particularly infections associated with implanted orthopedic devices, but also any patient requiring prolonged antibiotic therapy.