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

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

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  • 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 map
Phone: 410-614-5509 | Fax: 410-955-0788

Johns Hopkins Rockland Physician Practice and Research Group

Appointment Phone: 443-287-6217
10751 Falls Road
Falls Concourse Suite 412
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2900 | Fax: 410-614-0714


Dr. Nate Permpalung graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand in 2010. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Bassett Medical Center/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2015. He then completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School in 2017. During his fellowship, he concurrently completed his Master of Public Health in Clinical Effectiveness from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2017 and he then completed a fellowship in Transplant Infectious Diseases at Duke University Medical Center in 2018.

After graduation, he joined the Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases Program at Johns Hopkins. His research interests include respiratory viral infections in lung transplant recipients, invasive fungal infections in transplant recipients, and human pythiosis. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Chulalongkorn University (2010)


  • Internal Medicine; Bassett Medical Center (2015)


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

Board Certifications

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

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Pythium insidiosum; Vascular pythiosis; Human pythiosis

Selected Publications

View all on PubMed

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


  • 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)

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