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To become a preeminent leader in academic anatomic and clinical pathology while translating basic science discovery to improved clinical care.

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 211
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. Rhoton B, Steed LL. Pseudo-outbreak within an outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylocuccus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit. International Association of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine, 2002, 3:6-8.
  2. Arthur S, Steed LL, Apple DJ, Peng Q, Howard G, Escobar-Gomez M. Scedosporium prolificans keratouveitis in association with a contact lens retained intraocularly over a long term. J Clin Microbiol. 2001; 39:4579-4582. (Comment: Acrophialophora fusispora misidentified as Scedosporium prolificans, J Clin Microbiol. 2002, 40:3545.)
  3. Vemulapalli RK, Cantey JR, Steed LL, Knapp TL, Thielman NM. Emergence of resistance to clarithromycin during treatment of disseminated cutaneous Mycobacterium chelonae infection: case report and literature review. J Infection. 2001; 43:163-168.
  4. Hutchinson AK, Coats DK, Langdale LM, Steed LL, Demmler G, Saunders RA. Disinfection of eyelid specula with chlorhexidine gluconate (Hibiclens) after examinations for retinopathy of prematurity. Arch Ophthal. 2000;118:786-789.

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