Department of Medicine
Faculty Profiles by Division

Division of Infectious Diseases

Faculty Profiles

Division Chief

John W. Mellors, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: HIV prevention, treatment, and cure

Email: jwm1@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-624-8512

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Rima Abdel-Massih, MD

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Infections in solid organ transplant recipients and telemedicine

Email: abdelmassihr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Cristian Apetrei, MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Diversity and pathogenesis of SIVs in natural and non-natural nonhuman primate hosts

Email: apetreic@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-5256

Ricardo Arbulu, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Antimicrobial Stewardship. Quality improvement.

Email: arbuluguerrard@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-232-7539

Hassan Badrane, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Investigating opportunistic infections caused by Candida species of yeasts

Email: hab42@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-8438

J. Ryan Bariola, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Endemic Fungal Infections

Email: bariolajr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

James J. Barran, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: baranjj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-373-8040

Tatiana Bogdanovich, MD, PhD, MSc

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Clostridium difficile infection and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Email: bogdanovicht@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Karin E. Byers, MD, MS

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Surgical infections, particularly neurosurgical infections and orthopedic infections

Email: byerke@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Shaoji Cheng, MD

Infectious Diseases

Research Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: The molecular pathogenesis of Candida infection

Email: chengs@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9928

Madhu Choudhary, MD

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: HIV and viral hepatitis therapeutic Clinical trials

Email: choudharym@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-1675

Cornelius (Neil) J. Clancy, MD

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Mechanisms of antifungal drug resistance and susceptibility in Candida species, and correlations with therapeutic efficacy

Email: clancyn@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-647-0996

Matthew Culyba, MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Antimicrobial Resistance, Bacterial Evolution

Email: culybamj2@upmc.edu

Joshua C Cyktor, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: the interface of intracellular pathogens, like HIV-1 and Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Email: jcc114@pitt.edu

Brooke K. Decker, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Preventing healthcare-associated infections, including waterborne and device-associated infections

Email: brooke.decker@va.gov

Phone: 412-360-1696

Dimiter Stanchev Dimitrov, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: therapeutic antibodies, viruses, cancer, aging

Email: dsd116@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-4702

Yohei Doi, MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Mechanism of antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria

Email: DoiY@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9445

Bonnie A Falcione, PharmD

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Dr. Falcione aims to identify and improve strategies, including education, to prevent and treat infectious diseases in critically ill patients, and those at risk for critical illness due to the onse

Email: bof2@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-647-6186

Carolyn Fernandes, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Treating travel-related infections, tuberculosis and infections due to Staphylococcus aureus

Email: fernandescr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Nupur Gupta, DO, MPH

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: HIV/AIDS, General Infectious Diseases, Medical Education

Email: guptan8@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Christiane M Hadi, MD, MPH, MSc

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: HIV treatment and prevention, Infections in refugee and immigrant population, Travel Health

Email: hadicm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Ghady Haidar, MD

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Transplant infectious diseases; Multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria; HIV-to-HIV organ transplantation

Email: haidarg@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-648-6601

Elias K. Halvas, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Development of technologies for HIV detection; detection and quantification HIV minor species

Email: HalvasE@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-8152

Lee H. Harrison, MD

Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Epidemiology and molecular epidemiology of bacterial pathogens

Email: lharriso@edc.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-624-1599

Ken S. Ho, MD, MPH

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Anal HPV Diagnosis and Management, HIV-AIDS prevention research and retention in care of HIV/AIDS

Email: hok2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-1675

Jana Lynn Jacobs, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Characterization of HIV reservoirs contributing to persistence

Email: jlj90@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-8578

Dontcho V. Jelev, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Research Associate Professor of Medicine

Email: jelevd@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-4706

Tina Khadem, PharmD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Antimicrobial stewardship and quality improvement

Email: khademt@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-8254

Eun Jeong Kwak, MD

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Fungal infections in organ transplant

Email: KwakeJ@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Sui Kwong Li, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Medical Education

Email: lis17@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Wei Li, Ph D

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor

Email: liwei171@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-4703

Shihui Liu, MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Bacterial pathogen and host interactions; Cancer biology and cancer targeted therapy

Email: shl176@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-4419

Bernard JC Macatangay, MD

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: HIV Immunology; HIV Immunotherapy; and parasitic diseases

Email: macatangaybj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-1272

Jane W. Marsh, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Research Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Molecular epidemiology of Clostridium difficile and Neisseria meningitidis

Email: jwmarsh@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-3102

Elise M. Martin, MD, MS

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Infection control and prevention, hospial epidemiology, antimicrobial stewardship

Email: martine6@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2677

Sarah McBeth, MD MPH

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: HIV; HIV/HCV co-infection

Email: mcbethsk@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-1675

Kevin D. McCormick, PhD, MS

Infectious Diseases

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Surveillance of HIV Drug Resistance in Resource-Limited Settings

Email: kdm32@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-7205

Deborah K. McMahon, MD

Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: HIV; AIDS Clinical Trials

Email: mcmahon@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-1675

John W. Mellors, MD

Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: HIV prevention, treatment, and cure

Email: jwm1@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-624-8512

Mustapha M. Mustapha, MBBS, PhD, MPH

Infectious Diseases

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: mustapha.mustapha@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-4225

Sowmya Nanjappa, MBBS, MD, FACP

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Patient care, Residents/Fellows ongoing academic education, antibiotic stewardship

Email: nanjappas@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-683-7147

Minh-Hong Nguyen, MD

Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Molecular pathogenesis of Candida albicans infections

Email: nguyenh@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-647-0996

Urvi M Parikh, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: HIV Prevention; HIV drug resistance

Email: parikhu@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-3103

Christian Oscar Perez, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Zoonotic Diseases, Rickettsial Diseases

Email: perezco@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Brian Potoski, PharmD, BCPS

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Formulary management on pathogen resistance trends

Email: potoskiba@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-648-6487

Sharon A. Riddler, MD

Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: HIV/AIDS clinical trials

Email: riddler@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-1675

Palash Samanta, MBBS, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: samantap@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Neel B Shah, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Diagnosis, treatment & management of prosthetic joint infections

Email: shahnb@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Kathleen R Sheridan, DO

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Improve transitions of care from the inpatient to outpatient setting for patients on intravenous antibiotics (OPAT)

Email: sheridank@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-1675

Ryan K. Shields, PharmD, MS

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Clinical Outcomes of Patients Infected with Drug-Resistant Pathogens

Email: shieldsrk@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-3745

Fernanda P. Silveira, MD, MS

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Infections in transplant recipients; fungal infections; antimicrobial resistance; cytomegalovirus

Email: SilveiraFD@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-648-6601

Nina Singh, MD

Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: CMV and beta herpes virus infections in transplant recipients

Email: nis5@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-360-1688

Nicolas Sluis-Cremer, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: HIV drug resistance, HIV persistence, Antibiotic resistance

Email: nps2@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-8457

Graham Michael Snyder, MD, MS

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Infection Prevention, General Infectious Diseases

Email: snydergm3@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-6718

Giraldina J Trevejo-Nunez, MD

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: gjt9@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-5943

Daria Van Tyne, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Antibiotic resistance, functional genomics, and novel antimicrobials

Email: VANTYNE@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-4210

Peter J. Veldkamp, MD, MS

Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: HIV/AIDS; HIV-Global Health; tropical diseases

Email: veldkampp@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-1675

J. Alex Viehman, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: drug resistance, antibiotic stewardship and quality improvement

Email: viehmanja@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Peter Volpe, MD

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: volpej@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7228

Mohamed H Yassin, MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Infection Control perspective in long-term care facilities; surgical site infections;

Email: yassinm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-232-7798