Dr. Petros Karakousis is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has a joint appointment in international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His areas of clinical expertise include infectious diseases and tuberculosis.
Dr. Karakousis received his undergraduate degree in 1994 from the Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree in 1998 from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed residency training in internal medicine in 2001 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After completing fellowship training in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins, he joined the Department of Medicine faculty in 2005.
His research interests include Mycobacterium tuberculosis latency and persistence.
Dr. Karakousis is a board member for the Hopkins Hellenic Initiative. He serves as an academic editor for PLoS One and is on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the American Society for Microbiology, the Infectious Disease Society of America and the American College of Physicians.