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photo Sowmya Nanjappa, MBBS, MD, FACP

Email: nanjappas@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-683-7147

Contact
Office: 3708 Fifth Ave
Medical Arts building, Room 400.14
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-683-7147
Fax: 412-648-6399
E-mail: nanjappas@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Mary Ann Brown
Address: 3601 Fifth Ave
Falk Medical building, Suite 3A
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: mab403@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-648-6273
Fax: 412-648-6399
Education and Training
Education
Matriculation, S.S.L.C. Certificate Board Examination, 1998
University Courses in Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry, 2000
M.B.B.S., Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, 2005
Training
Rotary Internship, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital, 2006
Medicine Internship - Internal Medicine, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, affiliated to Cornell Presbyterian University, New York, 2010
Residency - Internal Medicine, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, academic affiliated to Cornell Presbyterian University, New York, 2012
Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2014
Research Interest
Optimal use of Antibiotics in clinical infectious disease.

Special Interest in histoplasmosis endemic fungal infection.
Clinical Interest
Past of General ID Service and Surgical ID casing complicated infections including blood stream infections, endocardial, osteomyelite, and post-op infections at UPMC Presbyterian, Montefiore, and Magee Hospitals.

Also do General ID outpatient clinic and OPAT clinics.

Work with far reach areas via Telemedicine ID.
Educational Interest
Clinical mentors and educators to medical students, residents, and ID fellows at UPMC.
Publications
Selected Publications:
Shah, S., Nanjappa, S., Pabbathi, S., Greene, J. Clostridium Septicum Case Series: 5-year Experience at a Cancer Center. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2016; 24(5): 72-75.
Yacoub, A., Soni, K., Mojica, L., Mai, J., Morano, J., Cruise, C.W., Sandin, R., Nanjappa, S., Bohra, C., Gajanan, G., Greene, J. Primary Gangrenous Cutaneous Mold Infections in a Neutropenic Cancer Patient: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Cancer Control. 2016; 23(3): 265-71.
Nanjappa, S., Jeong, D., Muddaraju, M., Jeong, K., Hill, E., Greene, J. Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage in Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Case Series and Review of Literature. Cancer Control. 2016; 23(3): 272-277.
Khwaja, S., Yacoub, A., Cheema, A., Rihana, N., Russo, R., Velez, A., Nanjappa, S., Sandin, R., Bohra, C., Gajanan, G., Greene, J. Marijuana Threat in Leukemic Patients: A Case Series. Cancer Control. 2016; 23(3): 278-283.
Yacoub, A., Moreland, S., Jani, D., Nanjappa, S., Quilitz, R., Carraway, S., Sandin, R., Greene, J. Candidemia in Cancer Patients: A Retrospective Analysis at a Cancer Center From 2001 to 2014. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2016; 24(5): 273-277.
Samuel, S., Nanjappa, S., Cooper, C., Greene, J. Metapneumovirus as an Important Respiratory Pathogen in Immunocompromised Patients: A Case Series. Cancer Control. 2016; 23(4): 442-445.
Nanjappa, S., Pla-Fernandez, C.A., Apuri, S., Loftus, L., Kis, B. Liver Directed Embolization therapy for long-term control of hypercalcemia of malignancy in metastatic breast cancer. Cancer Control. 2017; 24(1): 57-59.
Singh, V., Nanjappa, S., Pabbathi, S., Greene, J. Haemophilus Influenzae Bacteremia in Cancer Patients: A Retrospective Observational Study with Review of Literature. Cancer Control. 2017; 24(1): 66-71.
Grabua, M., Pandya, S., Nanjappa, S., Shenoy, R., Aslam, S., Greene, J. Liver Abscess in Patients with Leukemia and Prolonged Neutropenia. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2017; 25(4): 193-198.
Jaglal, M., Chanudhury, A., Balakrishnan, A., Thai, C., Holmstrom, B., Nanjappa, S., Ma, Z. The Efficacy and Safety of Rivaroxaban and Dalteparin in the Treatment of Cancer Associated Thrombosis. Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion. 2018; 34(3): 530-534.