Paul Gisbert Auwaerter, M.D., M.B.A.

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  • Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Professor of Medicine


Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Fever of Unknown Origin, Infectious Disease, Infectious Mononucleosis, Lyme Disease, Osteomyelitis, Respiratory Tract Infections, Tick-Borne Diseases more

Research Interests

Tick borne diseases; Point of Care Information Technology more

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Dr. Paul Auwaerter is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include Lyme disease, Epstein-Barr virus and fever of unknown origin. 

Dr. Auwaerter serves as the clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases. He is also the director of the Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases and the chief medical officer of the Point of Care-Information Technology (POC-IT) Center.

He earned his M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. 

His research interests include tick-borne diseases and point of care information technology.

Dr. Auwaerter serves on the Clinical Compensation Subcommittee for the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine. He was recognized with a Healthnetworks Service Excellence Award in 2014. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. more


  • Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Director, Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases
  • Chief Medical Officer, Point of Care-Information Technology (POC-IT) Center
  • Professor of Medicine

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  • MD; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1988)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1991)


  • Infectious Diseases; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1996)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease) (1994)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1992)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Auwaerter, Paul G. “Editorial Commentary: Life after Lyme Disease.” Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2015;61(2):248-250. 

Auwaerter, Paul G. “Lyme Disease: Knowing Good Evidence to Help Inform Practice.” Infectious Disease Clinics of North America. 2015;29(2):xi-xvi.

Feng, Jie; Paul G. Auwaerter; Ying Zhang. “Drug combinations against Borrelia burgdorferi persisters in vitro: Eradication achieved by using daptomycin, cefoperazone and doxycycline.” PLoS ONE.  2015;10(3).

Cohen, Jason E.; Patricia Landis; Bruce J. Trock; Hiten D. Patel; Mark W. Ball; Paul G. Auwaerter; Edward Schaeffer; H. Ballentine Carter. “Fluoroquinolone resistance in the rectal carriage of men in an active surveillance cohort: Longitudinal analysis.” Journal of Urology. 2015;193(2):552-556.

Melia, Michael T.; Paul M. Lantos; Paul G. Auwaerter. “Laboratory testing for Lyme neuroborreliosis – Reply.” JAMA Neurology. 2015;72(1):126.

Activities & Honors


  • Healthnetworks Service Excellence Award, 2014


  • American Society of Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America

Professional Activities

  • Clinical Compensation Subcommittee, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine

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