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Chelsea A. Gorsline, MD

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Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases

Professional Background

Dr. Gorsline was born and raised in Tampa Bay, FL. She completed her undergraduate studies and medical school training in Tampa at the University of South Florida. She did her training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She completed an additional year of training in Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt as well.

Dr. Gorsline is interested in the prevention and management of infections that affect immunocompromised patients such as those with autoimmune conditions, malignant hematological conditions and recipients of stem cell and solid organ transplants. She is an Assistant Director in the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, with a focus on the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship practices among immunocompromised patients to address rising rates of antimicrobial resistance and improve quality of patient care.

Dr. Gorsline is the Director of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Pathway for the KUMC Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program and conducts clinical research in solid organ and stem cell transplant populations.

Education and Training
  • BS, Microbiology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
  • MD, Medicine, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Clinical Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Clinical Fellowship, Transplant & Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, Member, 2021 - Present
  • American Society of Transplantation, Member, 2021 - Present
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America, Member, 2018 - Present
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Member, 2015 - Present

Current Research and Grants
  • CMV-specific Immunity at the End of Primary Prophylaxis as a Predictor of CMV Viremia or Disease in Kidney Transplant Recipients , KUMC Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Divisions
  • Gorsline, Chelsea, Staub, Milner, Nelson, George, Nesbitt, Whitney, Dholaria, Bhagirathbai, Satyanarayana, Gowri. 2021. Antimicrobial de-escalation in patients with high-risk febrile neutropenia: Attitudes and practices of adult hospital care providers.. Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology, 1 (1), E22. doi:10.1017/ash.2021.185 |
  • Gorsline, Chelsea, Afghan, Abaseen, Stone, Cosby, Phillips, Elizabeth, Satyanarayana, Gowri. 2022. Safety and value of pre-transplant antibiotic allergy delabeling in a quaternary transplant center. . Transplant Infectious Diseases
  • Gorsline, Chelsea., A, Miller, Ryan., M, Bobbitt, Laura., J, Satyanarayana, Gowri, Baljevic, Muhamed, Staub, Milner., BO. 2023. Development and implementation of “handshake rounds”: An antibiotic stewardship intervention for hospitalized adult patients with hematologic malignancies.. Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology, 3 (1:e76). doi:10.1017/ash.2023
  • Harris, Courtney., E, Kumar, Rebecca ., N, Gorsline, Chelsea., A. 2023. Road map to success: Advice for transplant infectious diseases job interviews, negotiation, and early career development. Transplant Infectious Disease
  • Stohs, Erica., J, Gorsline, Chelsea., A. 2023. Opportunities for Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions Among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America