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photo Ghady Haidar, MD

Infectious Diseases

Program Director of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Associate Program Director, ID Fellowship

Email: haidarg@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-648-6601

Contact
Office: Falk Medical Bldg, Suite 5B
3601 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-648-6601
Fax: 412-648-6399
E-mail: haidarg@upmc.edu
Education and Training
Education
BS, Biology, American University of Beirut, 2007
MD, American University of Beirut, 2011
Training
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 interests are:
-The microbiome of SOT recipients colonized or infected with CRE and other Gram-negative pathogens
-Metagenomics approaches for the diagnosis of infections in immunocompromised hosts
-Novel agents for the treatment of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and MDR Pseudomonas infections
-HIV-to-HIV organ transplantation
-Phage therapy, particularly in transplant recipients
-Fungal infections in patients with hematological malignancies, particularly CAR-T-cell therapy recipients
Clinical Interest
I am an attending physician on the inpatient and outpatient transplant infectious diseases services. I see organ transplant recipients/candidates and patients with hematological malignancies (hematopoietic cell transplant, CAR-T-cell therapy, leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma).
Educational Interest
I am the program director for the transplant ID fellowship and one of the associate program directors for the ID fellowship. I direct the weekly ID Grand Rounds and give the annual "Introduction to SOT Immunology and Infections" lecture to the ID fellows. I am enthusiastic about working with trainees, both on the clinical transplant ID services and on research projects in the field of transplant ID.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Haidar G, Boechkh M, Singh N. Cytomegalovirus Infection in Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: State-of-the Evidence. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2020; 221(S1): S23-31.
Haidar G, Dorritie K, Farah R, Bogdanovich T, Nguyen MH, Samanta P. Invasive Mold Infections After Chimeric Antigen Receptor–Modified T-cell Therapy: A Case Series, Review of the Literature, and Implications for Prophylaxis. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2019; 71(3): 672-676.
Haidar G, Philips NJ, Shields RK, Snyder D, Cheng S, Potoski BA, Doi Y, Hao B, Press EG, Cooper VS, Clancy CJ, Nguyen MH. Ceftolozane-Tazobactam for the Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections: Clinical Effectiveness and Evolution of Resistance. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2017; 65(1): 110-120.
Haidar G, Clancy CJ, Shields RK, Hao B, Cheng S, Nguyen MH. Mutations in blaKPC-3 That Confer Ceftazidime-Avibactam Resistance Encode Novel KPC-3 Variants That Function as Extended-Spectrum ß-Lactamases. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2017; 61(5): e02534-16.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Metagenomic sequencing for lung transplant recipients with respiratory tract infections: a pilot study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Karius, Inc
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2022
Title: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and the Microbiome in Lung or Liver Transplant Recipients
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health, KL2 Scholar’s Program, University of Pittsburgh
Grant Number: KL2 TR001856
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2022
Title: HOPE in Action: A clinical trial of HIV-to-HIV deceased donor kidney transplantation
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Johns Hopkins University/ National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Grant Number: U01 AI138897
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2022
Title: Eradication of replication-competent HIV-1 reservoirs by GMP-expanded NK cells
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Center For AIDS research (Case-Pitt HIV/AIDS-Related Catalytic Project Grant Initiative)
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2019
Title: University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (KL2)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Grant Number: KL2 TR001856
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2021
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: 2023
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
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
Early Career Member at Large (elected), American Society of Transplantation Infectious Diseases Community of Practice, 2019-2020