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Amani D. Politano M.D., M.S.

    • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery School of Medicine

Dr. Amani Politano received her medical degree in 2008 and completed her surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship all at the University of Virginia. She has authored or co-authored multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts centering on the topics of surgical infectious disease and the effect of comorbidities on vascular surgery outcomes. Dr. Politano is on faculty within the OHSU Department of Surgery and Division of Vascular Surgery.

Areas of interest

  • Surgical infectious disease


  • M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville Virginia 2008
  • M.S., University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville Virginia 2011
  • Internship:

    • University of Virginia, 2008-2009
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, University of Virginia, 2009-2015
  • Fellowship:

    • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2010-2012
    • Vascular Surgery, University of Virginia, 2015-2017
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, 2016


  • Decubitus ulcers in patients undergoing vascular operations do not influence mortality but affect resource utilization. Mehaffey, JH, Politano AD, Bhamidipati CM, Tracci MC, Cherry KJ, Kern JA, Kron IL, Upchurch GR Jr. Surgery. 2017 Jun;161(6):1720-1727

  • De-Escalation of Antibiotics Does Not Increase Mortality in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. Turza KC, Politano AD, Rosenberger LH, Riccio LM, McLeod M, Sawyer RG. Surg Infect. 2016 Feb;17(1):48-52.

  • Temporal Trends in Blood Stream Infection Isolates from Surgical Patients. Guidry CA, Rosenberger LH, Petroze RT, Davies SW, Hranjec T, McLeod MD, Politano AD, Riccio LM, Sawyer RG. Surg Infect. 2015 Aug;16(4):388-95.

  • Association of excessive duration of antibiotic therapy for intra-abdominal infection with subsequent extra-abdominal infection and death: a study of 2,552 consecutive infections. Riccio LM, Popovsky KA, Hranjec T, Politano AD, Rosenberger LH, Tura KC, Sawyer RG. Surg Infect. 2014 Aug;15(4):417-24.

  • Aspergillus infections in transplant and non-transplant surgical patients. Davies S, Guidry C, Politano A, Rosenberger L, McLeod M, Hranjec T, Sawyer R. Surg Infect. 2014 Jun;15(3):207-12.

  • Predicting the Need for Urgent Intubation in a Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Politano AD, Riccio LM, Lake DE, Rusin CG, Guin LE, Josef CS, Clark MT, Sawyer RG, Moorman JR, Calland JF. Surgery. 2013 Nov;154(5):1110-6.

  • Improvements in pulmonary and general critical care reduces mortality following ventilator-associated pneumonia. Rosenberger LH, Hranjec T, McLeod MD, Politano AD, Guidry CA, Davies S, Sawyer RG. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Feb;74(2):568-74.

  • Use of Silver in the Prevention and Treatment of Infections. Politano AD, Campbell KT, Rosenberger LH, Sawyer RG. Surg Infect. 2013 Feb;14(1):8-20.

  • Options for closure of the infected abdomen. Turza KC, Rosenberger LH, Politano AD, Davies S, Riccio LM, Sawyer RG. Surg Infect. 2012 Dec;13(6):343-51.

  • Aggressive versus conservative initiation of antimicrobial treatment in critically ill surgical patients with suspected intensive-care-unit-acquired infection: a quasi-experimental, before and after observational cohort study. Hranjec T, Rosenberger LH, Swenson B, Metzger R, Flohr TR, Politano AD, Riccio LM, Popovsky KA, Sawyer RG. Lancet Infect Dis. 2012 Oct;12(10):774-80.

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