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photo Ghady Haidar, MD

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Associate Program Director, ID Fellowship

Program Director of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program


Phone: 412-648-6601

Office: Falk Medical Bldg, Suite 3A
3601 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-6601
Fax: 412-648-6399
Education and Training
BS, Biology, American University of Beirut, 2007
MD, American University of Beirut, 2011
Residency, Internal Medicine, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center/Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, 2014
Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2016
Fellowship, Transplant Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2017
Research Interest
My research has focused on transplant recipients. I have studied the clinical outcomes of extensively drug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in the transplant setting, specifically novel beta-lactam/beta-lactamase-inhibitor combinations and mechanisms of microbial resistance to these agents. I am also involved in clinical research in SOT recipients, via the American Society of Transplantation ID Community of Practice. I am overseeing HIV-to-HIV organ transplantation at UPMC as part of the multicenter HOPE trial, which aims at determining the safety and efficacy of transplanting an HIV-infected organ into an HIV-infected recipient. I have a special interest in immunotherapy and fecal microbiota transplantation for the management of infectious diseases.
Clinical Interest
My clinical interest is in infections of organ and hematopietic cell transplant recipients, particularly MDR Gram-negative bacteria, mold infections, cryptococcosis, and drug-resistant CMV. I also have an interest in the care of HIV-infected organ transplant recipients.
Educational Interest
I am one of the associate program directors for the ID fellowship and oversee the weekly ID Grand Rounds and monthly Journal Clubs. I give the "Introduction to SOT Immunology and Infections" and “HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplant” lectures to the ID fellows.
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Selected Publications:
Ghady Haidar, Nathan J Philips, Ryan K Shields, Daniel Snyder, Shaoji Cheng, Brian A Potoski, Yohei Doi, Binghua Hao, Ellen G Press, Vaughn S Cooper, Cornelius J Clancy, M. Hong Nguyen. Ceftolozane-tazobactam for the treatment of multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections: Clinical effectiveness and evolution of resistance. Clin Infect Dis. 2017; 65: 110-120.
Ghady Haidar, Cornelius J Clancy, Ryan K Shields, Binghua Hao, Shaoji Cheng, M. Hong Nguyen. Mutations in blaKPC-3 that confer ceftazidime-avibactam resistance encode novel KPC-3 variants that function as extended-spectrum ß-lactamases. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017; Epub ahead of print.
Ghady Haidar, Nina Singh. The Times, They are a-Changing: HOPE for HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplantation. Transplantation. 2017; Epub ahead of print.
Haidar, G, Alkroud, A, Cheng S, Churilla, TM, Churilla, BM, Shields, RK, Doi, Y, Clancy, CJ, Nguyen, MH. Association between presence of aminoglycoside modifying enzymes and in vitro activity of gentamicin, tobramycin, amikacin and plazomicin against KPC and ESBL-producing Enterobacter spp. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2016; 60(9): 5208-5214.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: HOPE in Action: A clinical trial of HIV-to-HIV donor liver transplantation
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Johns Hopkins University/ National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Grant Number: U01 AI138897
Start Year: 2019
End Year: 2019
Notable Achievements
Scholar, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/Infectious Diseases Society of America (NIAID/IDSA) ID Research Careers Meeting, Bethesda, MD, 2016
First Place Winner, Department of Medicine Annual Fellows’ Teaching Competition, Univeristy of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2016
American Society of Microbiology - Infectious Disease Travel Award, 2016
Speaker, ASM Microbe Conference, Boston, MA, 2016
Gerald P. Bodey Immunocompromised Host Scholarship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2017
ID Week 2017 Travel Grant, San Diego, CA, 2017
Speaker, 2nd Symposium on Infectious Diseases in the Immunocompromised Host, sponsored by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, Seattle, WA, 2017
Site Principal Investigator, HOPE in Action: A clinical trial of HIV-to-HIV deceased donor kidney transplantation, 2018-2022
Co-Principal Investigator, Eradication of replication-competent HIV-1 reservoirs by GMP-expanded NK cells, 2018-2019