Nate Permpalung, M.D., M.P.H.

Nitipong Permpalung, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Director of Mycology Research
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Thai


Infectious Disease, Transplant Infectious Diseases more

Research Interests

Respiratory viral infections in transplant recipients; Invasive fungal infections; Human pythiosis more


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-614-5509 | Fax: 410-955-0788
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Johns Hopkins Rockland Physician Practice and Research Group

Appointment Phone: 443-287-6217
10751 Falls Road
Falls Concourse Suite 412
Lutherville, MD 21093
Phone: 410-583-2900 | Fax: 410-614-0714
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Dr. Nate Permpalung is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and serves as the Director of Mycology Research in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Associate Director for Clinical Trials of Transplant Research Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In his capacity as a Transplant Infectious Disease physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he provides specialized care to immunocompromised patients, including those who have undergone solid organ transplants and those undergoing cancer treatment. 

His research focuses are respiratory viral infections, invasive fungal infections, fungal-viral interactions, fungal diagnostics, and human pythiosis. Nationally, Dr. Permpalung has served on the panel for the IDSA Aspergillosis Guidelines development and has held editorial positions as Associate Editor for Medical Mycology and as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation Open more


  • Director of Mycology Research
  • Associate Director of Transplant Research Center
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital (2010)


  • Internal Medicine; Bassett Medical Center (2015)


  • Infectious Diseases; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2017)
  • Transplant Infectious Diseases; Duke University Hospital (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease) (2017)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2015)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Pythium insidiosum; Vascular pythiosis; Human pythiosis

Selected Publications

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Permpalung N, Chiang TP, Massie AB, Zhang SX, Avery RK, Nematollahi S, Ostrander D, Segev DL, Marr KA. COVID-19 Associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis in Mechanically Ventilated Patients. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Mar 9:ciab223. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab223. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33693551; PMCID: PMC7989534

Permpalung N, Sait AS, Bazemore K, Avery RK, Mathew J, Shah PD. Human Metapneumovirus and Parainfluenza Virus Infections in Lung Transplant Recipients: the Effects on Lung Allograft and Clinical Outcomes. Transplantation. 2021 Jan 25. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000003645. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33496558

Chuleerarux N, Thongkam A, Manothummetha K, Nematollahi S, Dioverti-Prono V, Torvorapanit P, Langsiri N, Worasilchai N, Plongla R, Chindamporn A, Sanguankeo A, Permpalung N. Does Post-Transplant Cytomegalovirus Increase the Risk of Invasive Aspergillosis in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Fungi (Basel). 2021 Apr 23;7(5):327. doi: 10.3390/jof7050327. PMID: 33922773; PMCID: PMC8145336

Permpalung N, Thaniyavarn T, Saullo JL, Arif S, Miller RA, Reynolds JM, Alexander BD. Oral and Inhaled Ribavirin Treatment for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Lung Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2020 Jun;104(6):1280-1286. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002985. PMID: 31568275

Permpalung N, Bazemore K, Chiang TP, Mathew J, Barker L, Nematollahi S, Cochran W, Sait AS, Avery RK, Shah PD. Impact of COVID-19 on Lung Allograft and Clinical Outcomes in Lung Transplant Recipients: A Case-Control Study. Transplantation. 2021 May 28. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000003839. PMID: 34075005

Activities & Honors


  • Highest Distinction (Academic Merit), Department of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
  • Maxwell Finland Young Investigator Award, Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Travel Grant Award, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • IDWeek Trainee Travel Award, The Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Mentorship Award, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)


  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

    Dr.Permpalung has served on the Publications Committee for the IDSA

  • American Society of Transplantation (AST)
  • International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM)
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

‘New entity’ of COVID-19-associated aspergillosis linked to poor outcomes, Healio (March 22, 2021)

Rise of the fungi: Pandemic tried to increasing fungal infections, Chest Physician, MDedge (December 9, 2022)

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