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Krishan Yadav, MD, MSc, FRCPC
613-798-5555 x 19489

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Krishan Yadav

Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Ottawa
Emergency Physician
The Ottawa Hospital

Research Interests

  • Skin and soft tissue infections (cellulitis, abscess)
  • Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT)
  • Emergency Medicine

Brief Biography

Dr. Yadav is an Associate Professor with the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, and an Associate Scientist with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He completed his Royal College residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa in 2016. He has completed the Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship at the University of Ottawa and obtained a Master of Science in Epidemiology in 2018. He was awarded the Top New Investigator Abstract Award at the 2018 Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians annual meeting. 

Dr. Yadav's current research interests involve common infectious diseases that are treated in the Emergency Department. His current focus is on improving the care of patients with skin and soft tissue infections (i.e. cellulitis) with a goal toward achieving a meaningful reduction in: (a) unnecessary IV antibiotic use; (b) hospitalization; and (c) treatment failure rates.

In addition, he is researching the impact of outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) on patients with cellulitis. Further planned research involves adaptation of software applications to monitor cellulitis remotely.

Selected Publications

Yadav K, Mattice AMS, Yip R, Rosenberg H, Taljaard M, Nemnom MJ, Ohle R, Yan J, Suh KN, Stiell IG, Eagles D. The impact of an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) clinic for adults with cellulitis: an interrupted time series study. Intern Emerg Med. Published online Jan 30, 2021.

Yadav K
, Nath A, Suh KN, Sikora L, Eagles D. Treatment failure definitions for non-purulent skin and soft tissue infections: a systematic review. Infection. 2020 Feb; 48(1): 75 – 83.
Yadav K, Suh KN, Eagles D, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Wells G, Stiell IG. Evaluation of an Emergency Department to Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy Program for Cellulitis. Am J Emerg Med. Nov 2019; 37(11): 2008–2014.

Yadav K, Rosenberg H, Eagles D, Suh KN. Diagnosis and Management of Non-Purulent Cellulitis in the Emergency Department. CJEM 2019. CJEM 2019 March; 21(2): 186–189.

Yadav K, Suh KN, Eagles D, MacIsaac J, Ritchie D, Bernick J, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Wells GA, Stiell IG. Predictors of oral antibiotic treatment failure for non-purulent skin and soft tissue infections in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. Jan 2019; 26(1):51–59.

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest

Research and clinical approaches