Mayar Al Mohajer, M.D., MBA, FIDSA, FSHEA, FACHE

Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Mayar Al Mohajer, M.D., MBA, FIDSA, FSHEA, FACHE Photo

Position

Address

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (Mailing)
Infection Prevention & Control
Room 508E. MC1-166
6720 Bertner Ave
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
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Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (Shipping)
Infection Prevention & Control
Room 508E. MC1-166
6720 Bertner Ave
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
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Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (Work)
Infection Prevention & Control
Room 508E. MC1-166
6720 Bertner Ave
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
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Certifications

  • Internal Medicine Board Certificate
    American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS)
    Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

  • Infectious Diseases Board Certificate
    American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    American Heart Association

  • Basic Life Support
    American Heart Association

  • ECFMG Certificate
    ECFMG

  • Texas Medical License
    R0177
    Texas Medical Board

  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
    National Association of Heath Quality

  • Certificate in Infection Control (CIC)
    CBIC

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Healthcare (LBBH)
    Management and Strategy Institute

Education

  • MD from University of Damascus
    03/2007 - Damascus Syria
  • Graduate Certificate at Baylor College of Medicine
    05/2013 - Houston, Texas United States

  • MBA from University of Arizona
    12/2016 - Tucson, Arizona United States

  • Graduate Certificate at Harvard Medical School
    05/2018 - Boston, Massachusetts United States

Language

Gender

  • Male

Professional Statement

I am a highly organized and self-driven individual, passionate about taking care of patients on the healthcare system macro level and developing my career in the field of healthcare epidemiology. My leadership commitment can be gauged by the fact that I hold an MBA (healthcare management) from the University of Arizona, a Certificate in Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership from Harvard Medical School, and a Lean Black Belt Six Sigma Certificate in Healthcare. Possessing eight years of experience of working in academic healthcare leadership positions, as the medical director of antimicrobial stewardship then infection prevention, I have gained extensive insight within this field. My key leadership competencies include, but are not limited to, physician leadership, developing quality programs, pandemic preparedness, risk assessment and hospital regulatory compliance. In my current position with CommonSpirit Health (CSH) Texas Division and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (BSLMC) as an associate professor and the Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship for CSH TX division (17 hospitals), I am accountable for leading a team of over 50 infection preventionists and infectious disease pharmacists and carrying out a wide range of responsibilities to improve hospital-acquired infection rates. I oversee antibiotic and diagnostic stewardship, outbreak management, surveillance, disaster preparedness and quality improvement at both BSLMC and CSH Texas Division. As the medical director of infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship, I am a skillful communicator, with excellent organizational, decision making and time management skills. I have authored over 45 publications in peer-reviewed journals with a majority related to healthcare epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship. Some of my accomplishment in this position includes: marked reduction of Clostridioides difficile infections (53%) by using a new bundle with an estimated savings of $775,000 annually, reduction of colorectal and orthopedic surgical site infections after implementing two new checklists, an estimated savings of over $500,000 annually with a new urine culture order set, and establishing new subcommittees for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, ventilation-associated pneumonia and orthopedic surgical site infections. Currently, all hospital-acquired infections are now either similar or better than national average. Educating medical students, residents, fellows and other faculty members is my passion. I have developed a one-month rotation for the infectious disease fellows in infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship and a one-year track for second- and third-year infectious disease fellows in infection prevention, antibiotic stewardship, quality improvement and leadership. Additionally, I am the Department of Medicine Vice Chair for Quality Improvement and Innovations. I have developed a quality academy for to provide training for all fellows in the Department of Medicine. My mission is to instill a learning healthcare culture by fostering healthcare improvements and encouraging implementation of innovations in healthcare services. On a national level I served on the Finance Committee of the IDSA, and the Public Policy and Government Affairs Committee of SHEA. I currently serve on SHEA education and guidelines committees, IDSA QI committee and the board of directors of the certification board of infection control and epidemiology (CBIC). I was recently selected as a Fellow of IDSA, SHEA and ACHE and was elected as the president of Houston Infectious Disease Society.

Professional Achievements

  • Advancement to Fellowship- American College of Physicians (FACP)
    01/2014 - American College of Physicians

  • Norton Rose Fulbright faculty excellence award in development of enduring educational materials
    05/2021

  • Advancement to Fellowship- American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
    01/2021 - American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

  • Physician Rooky of the Year Award
    02/2014 - University of Arizona Health Network

  • Good Citizenship Award
    04/2017 - Department of Medicine- University of Arizona

  • Educator of the Year Award
    09/2014 - ACP Arizona Chapter

  • Vernon & Virginia Furrow Award- AMES Grant
    10/2014 - University of Arizona

  • Physician Recognition Award
    08/2015 - anner University Medical Center

  • Advancement to Fellowship- Infectious Disease Society of America (FIDSA)
    08/2018 - Infectious Disease Society of America

  • Advancement to Fellowship- Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
    10/2020 - Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

  • Norton Rose Fulbright faculty excellence award in teaching and evaluations
    05/2021 - Baylor College of Medicine

Physician Specialties

  • Infectious Disease Medicine

Professional Specialties

  • Antibiotic Stewardship

  • Infection Control

  • Quality Improvement

  • Leadership

Memberships

  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
    10/2008

  • Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)
    08/2011

  • HIV Medical Association
    08/2011

  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
    01/2014

  • Golden Key International Honor Society
    11/2015

  • American College of Healthcare Executives
    01/2018

  • Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology
    01/2021

  • Houston Infectious Disease Society
    06/2018