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Annie Antar, M.D., Ph.D.

Annukka Aida Rose Antar, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)



HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

HIV latency; HIV cure; HIV immune non-response


Dr. Annie Antar is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Her areas of clinical expertise include internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. Antar earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  She completed both her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Antar's research focuses on understanding the persistence of the HIV latent reservoir - the main barrier to cure of HIV - despite suppressive antiretroviral therapy.  Her work also focuses on a subpopulation of HIV-positive people whose CD4 count does not rise appropriately despite suppressive antiretroviral therapy. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2010)


  • Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2013)


  • Infectious Diseases; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease) (2017)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2013)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Bruner, KM, Wang, Z, Simonetti, FR, Bender, AM, Kwon, KJ, Sengupta, S, Fray, EJ, Beg, SA, Antar, AAR, Jenike, KM, Bertagnolli, LN, Capoferri, AA, Kufera, JT, Timmons, A, Nobles, C, Gregg, J, Wada, N, Ho, YC, Zhang, H, Margolick, JB, Blankson, JN, Deeks, SG, Bushman, FD, Siliciano, JD, Laird, GM, Siliciano, RF. A quantitative approach for measuring the reservoir of latent HIV-1 proviruses. Nature, 2019; 566:120-125.

Bertagnolli, LN, White, JA, Simonetti, FR, Beg, SA, Lai, J, Tomescu, C, Murray, AJ, Antar, AAR, Zhang, H, Margolick, JB, Hoh, R, Deeks, SG, Tebas, P, Montaner, LJ, Siliciano, RF, Laird, GM, Siliciano, JD. The role of CD32 during HIV-1 infection. Nature, 2018; 561:E17-E19.

Simner, PJ, Antar, AAR, Hao, S, Gurtowski, J, Tamma, PD, Rock, C, Opene BNA, Tekle, T, Carroll, KC, Schatz, MC, Timp, W. Antibiotic pressure on the acquisition and loss of antibiotic resistance genes in Klebsiella pneumoniae. J Antimicrob Chemother, 2018; 73(7):1796-1803.

Antar, AAR. (2016). Fever of Unknown Origin. In A.S. Chanmugam, A. Bissonette, S. Desai, & S. Putman (Eds.), Infectious Diseases Emergencies, Oxford Univ. Press.

Antar, AAR, Konopka, JL, Campbell, JA, Henry, RA, Perdigoto, AL, Carter, BD, Pozzi, A, Abel, TW, Dermody, TS. Junctional adhesion molecule-A is required for hematogenous dissemination of reovirus. Cell Host Microbe, 2009; 5: 59-71.  

Activities & Honors


  • Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2013
  • American College of Physicians, 2003

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