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Lisa L. Steed, Ph.D. - Diagnostic Microbiology

Lisa L. Steed, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of Diagnostic Microbiology
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Office: Childrens Hospital Room 222c
Phone: (843) 792-1108


Medical Microbiology


B.S., 1978, University of Arkansas
M.A., 1980, University of Arkansas
Ph.D., 1991, University of Arizona
PostDoctoral Fellow, 1991-1993, University of Utah


  1. Timbrook T, Boger MS, Steed LL, Hurst JM. Unanticipated multiplex PCR identification of polymicrobial blood culture resulting in earlier isolation, susceptibilities, and optimization of clinical care. J Clin Microbiol. Available on line April 15, 2015, doi:10.1128/JCM.00058-15.
  2. Brock AS, Steed LL, Freeman J, Garry B, Malpas P, Cotton P. Endoscope storage time: assessment of microbial colonization 21 days after reprocessing. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015; 81:1150-1154.
  3. Steed LL, Costello J, Lohia S, Jones T, Spannhake EW, Nguyen SA. Reduction of nasal Staphylococcus aureus carriage in healthcare professionals by treatment with a non-antibiotic, alcohol-based nasal antiseptic. Am J Infect Control. 2014;42:841-846
  4. Rimawi BH, Rimawi RH, Mirdamadi M, Steed LL, Marchell R, Sutton DA, Thompson EH, Wiederhold NP, Lindner JR, Boger MS. A case of Exophiala oligosperma successfully treated with voriconazole. Med Mycol Case Rep. 2013; 2:144-147.
  5. Steed LL, Ball Jr RT. Respiratory virus detection: beyond influenza and RSV into emerging infectious diseases. J SC Med Assoc; 2013; 109:85-87.
  6. John Jr JF, Steed LL. Antibiotic resistance: a clinical danger beyond 2013. J SC Med Assoc 2013; 109:54-58.
  7. Schmidt MG, Attaway HH, Fairey SE, Steed LL, Michels HT, Salgado CD. Copper continuously limits the concentration of bacteria resident on bed rails within the Intensive Care Unit. Infect Ctrl Hosp Epidem. 2013; 34:530-3.
  8. Karakala N, Steed LL, Ullian ME. Peritonitis from Mycobacterium wolinskyi in a chronic peritoneal dialysis patient. Internat. Urol. Nephrol. 2013; 45(1):289-91.
  9. Feigley CE, Khan JA, Salzberg D, Hussey J, Attaway HH, Steed LL, Schmidt MG, and Michels HT. 2013. Experimental Tests of Copper Components in Ventilation Systems for Microbial Control. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. HVAC& R Research. 19:53-62.
  10. Stallworth C, Steed L, Fisher MA, Nolte FS. Legionnaires' Disease Caused by Legionella londiniensis. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2012; 50:4180-4182.
  11. Schmidt MG, Attaway HH, Terzieva S, Marshall A, Steed LL, Salzberg D, Hamoodi HA, Khan JA, Feigley CE, Michels HT. Characterization and control of the microbial community affiliated with copper or aluminum heat exchangers of HVAC systems. Cur. Microbiol., 2012; 65:141-9.
  12. Schmidt MG, Attaway HH, Sharpe PA, John Jr J, Sepkowitz KA, Morgan A, Fairey SE, Singh S, Steed LL, Cantey JR, Freeman KD, Michels HT, Salgado CD. Sustained reduction of microbial burden on common hospital surfaces through the introduction of copper. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2012; 50:2217-23.
  13. Attaway HH, Fairey S, Steed LL, Salgado CD, Michels HT, Schmidt MG. Intrinsic bacterial burden associated with intensive care unit hospital beds: effects of disinfection on population recovery and mitigation of potential infection risk. Am J Infection Control, 2012 2012; 40:907-12.
  14. Schmidt MG, Attaway HH, Sharpe PA, John Jr J, Sepkowitz KA, Morgan A, Fairey SE, Singh S, Steed LL, Cantey JR, Freeman KD, Michels HT, Salgado CD. Sustained reduction of microbial burden on common hospital surfaces through the introduction of copper. J. Clin. Microbiol. published ahead of print 2 May 2012, doi:10.1128/JCM.01032-12.
  15. Kravitz JN, Steed LL, Judson MA. Intracavitary voriconazole for the treatment of hemoptysis complicating Pseudallescheria angusta pulmonary mycetomas in fibrocystic sarcoidosis. Med Mycol, 2010; 49:198-201.
  16. Wray D, Steed L, Singleton C, Church P, Cantey JR, Gomez J. Impact of regional comorbidity on infective endocarditis in a Southeastern United States medical center. Am J Med Sci, 2010; 340:439-447.
  17. Bae IG, Federspiel JJ, Miro JM, Woods CW, Park L, Rybak MJ Rude TH, Bradley S, Bukovski S, de la Maria CG, Kanj SS, Korman TM, Marco F, Murdoch DR, Plesiat P, Rodriguez-Creixems M, Reinbott P, Steed L, Tattevin P, Tripodi MF, Newton KL, Corey GR, Fowler VG Jr, International Collaboration on Endocarditis-Microbiology Investigators. Heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate susceptibility phenotype in bloodstream methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from an international cohort of patients with infective endocarditis: prevalence, genotype, and clinical significance. J Infect Dis, 2009; 200:1355-66.
  18. Sader HS, Fey PD, Fish DN, Limaye AP, Pankey G, Rahal J, Rybak MJ, Snydman DR, Steed LL, Waites K, Jones RN. Evaluation of vancomycin and daptomycin potency trends (MIC creep) against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates collected in nine U.S. medical centers from 2002 to 2006. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 2009; 53:4127-32.

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