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Christopher Kirk Lippincott, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases, Lyme Disease, Tuberculosis


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Brady Building, # 522B
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-2902 | Fax: 410-955-0788


Dr. Christopher K. Lippincott is a clinical associate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include general infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and Lyme disease.

Dr. Lippincott earned his M.D. at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He also earned a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. 

Dr. Lippincott has practiced infectious diseases internationally for Medecins Sans Frontieres (Abkhazia, Georgia) and Right to Care (South Africa) prior to joining Johns Hopkins University in 2015.

Dr. Lippincott's research interests include HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (2006)


  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center / Internal Medicine (2009)


  • UNC Medical Center / Infectious Diseases (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Infectious Disease (2012)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Lippincott CK, Miller MB, Van Rie A, Weber DJ, Sena AC, Stout JE. Complexities of Xpert MTB/RIF Interpretation. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2015 Mar;19(3):273-275. PMID: 25686132

van Hougenhouck-Tulleken WG, Papavarnavas NS, Nel JS, Blackburn LY, Govender NP, Spencer DC, Lippincott CK. HIV-Associated Disseminated Emmonsiosis, Johannesburg, South Africa. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Dec;20(12):2164-6. PMID: 25417674

Lippincott CK, Miller MB, Popowitch EB, Hanrahan CF, Van Rie A. Xpert MTB/RIF Shortens Airborne Isolation for Hospitalized Patients with Presumptive Tuberculosis in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 15;59(2):186-92. PMID: 24729506

Bowman N, Goswami N, Lippincott CK, Vinikoor MJ, Miller WC. Clinical scoring for risk of resistant organisms in pneumonia: right idea, wrong interpretation. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Sep;55(5):749-50. PMID: 22670045

Comer FI, Lippincott CK, Masbad JJ, Parent CA. Characterizing the role Cytosolic Regulator of Adenylyl Cyclase (CRAC) protein in Dictyostelium discoideum during chemotaxis. Curr Biol. 2005 Jan 26;15(2):134-9. PMID: 15668169

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