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Paul Wilson Blair, M.D., M.H.S., M.S.P.H.

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Hospitalist, Infectious Disease

Research Interests

Rickettsioses; viral hemorrhagic fevers; point-of-care diagnostics


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-5018 | Fax: 410-550-2972

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Wright State University School of Medicine (2013)


  • The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences / Internal Medicine (2016)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Infectious Diseases (2016)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Infectious Diseases (2019)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Infectious Disease (2018)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2016)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Karaba AH, Blair PW, Martin K, Saheed MO, Carroll KC, Borowitz MJ, editors. The Effects of a Systemwide Diagnostic Stewardship Change on West Nile Virus Disease Ordering Practices. Open Forum Infectious Diseases; 2019: Oxford University Press US

Blair PW, Kuhn JH, Pecor DB, Apanaskevich DA, Kortepeter MG, Cardile AP, Polanco Ramos A, Keshtkar-Jahromi M. An Emerging Biothreat: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Southern and Western Asia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019;100(1):16-23. Epub 2019/01/18. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0553. PubMed PMID: 30652673; PMCID: PMC6335890

Blair PW, Keshtkar-Jahromi M, Psoter KJ, Reisler RB, Warren TK, Johnston SC, Goff AJ, Downey LG, Bavari S, Cardile AP. Virulence of Marburg Virus Angola Compared to Mt. Elgon (Musoke) in Macaques: A Pooled Survival Analysis. Viruses. 2018;10(11). Epub 2018/11/25. doi: 10.3390/v10110658. PubMed PMID: 30469360

Blair PW, Moshgriz M, Siegel M. Mycobacterium fortuitum empyema associated with an indwelling pleural catheter: Case report and review of the literature. Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy. 2017;23(3):177-9. Epub 2016/11/29. doi: 10.1016/j.jiac.2016.08.016. PubMed PMID: 27890417

Blair PW, Herrin D, Abaalkhail N, Fiser W. DRESS syndrome presenting after initiation of mycobacterium avium complex osteomyelitis treatment. BMJ case reports. 2015;2015. Epub 2015/10/07. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-210907. PubMed PMID: 26438676; PMCID: PMC4600809.

Activities & Honors


  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • The Effect of Intensive Care Treatment Bundle on Serum Cytokines and Viral Load During Ebola Virus (Zaire) Infection.
    Oral presentation, ASTMH Annual Meeting, Washington National Harbor, DC. (11/22/2019)

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