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Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases (TOID)

Our faculty are internationally known for their work in fungal infections, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and other viral infections, risks and outcomes, and transplantation in HIV and viral hepatitis infected recipients.

Faculty and Staff

Kieren Marr, MD

Kieren Marr, MD, MBA

Kieren Marr, MD, MBA, Professor of Medicine and Oncology and Director, Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases, completed medical school at Hahnemann University School of Medicine, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at Duke University, and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Washington. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases.

Robin Kimiko Avery, MD

Robin Kimiko Avery, MD

Robin Kimiko Avery, MD, Professor of Medicine, completed medical school at Harvard University, followed by an Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases.

Maria Veronica Dioverti-Prono, MD

Maria Veronica Dioverti-Prono, MD

Maria Veronica Dioverti-Prono, MD, Clinical Associate Director, completed medical school at the Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at Bridgeport Hospital and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases.

Christine M. Durand, MD

Christine M. Durand, MD

Christine M. Durand, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology, completed medical school, an Internal Medicine residency, and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases.

Seema Arun Mehta, MD, MS

Seema Arun Mehta, MD, MS

Seema Arun Mehta, MD, MS, Clinical Associate Director, completed medical school at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center Hospitals, and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at UCLA. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases.

Nitipong (Nate) Permpalung, MD, MPH

Nitipong (Nate) Permpalung, MD, MPH

Nitipong (Nate) Permpalung, MD, MPH, Clinical Associate, completed ID fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. He subsequently completed a year of Transplant ID fellowship at Duke University. There, he had a research focus in RSV infection in lung transplant recipients and fungal infections in the immunocompromised host. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases.

Shmuel Shoham, MD

Shmuel Shoham, MD

Shmuel Shoham, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, completed medical school at the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University followed by an Internal Medicine residency and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases.

Willa Cochran, CRNP

Willa Cochran, CRNP

Willa Cochran, Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, received a Bachelor of Arts in Music at Skidmore College and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea, West Africa from 2004-2007. She earned her BSN and MSN at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing through the Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowship. She also earned her certificate of HIV Primary Care at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing as a HRSA Advance Nursing Education Traineeship Scholar.

The Pamela Cresson Tucker Fund

The Pamela Cresson Tucker Fund promotes the scholarship of women students, fellows, residents, and early career faculty engaged in research on the infectious complications of the immunocompromised host, particularly transplant medicine and oncology.

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