NTM and Bronchiectasis Research Program

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Our Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) and Bronchiectasis faculty are actively engaged in several research studies dedicated to advancing our knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of patients with these two related conditions.  Patients seen in the Johns Hopkins Center for NTM and Bronchiectasis have the opportunity to participate in studies that investigate novel diagnostic tests and therapies for NTM infection and bronchiectasis.  If any of the listed research studies below sound like they may apply to you, you can learn more by contacting our research office at [email protected] or 443-287-6283.

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NTM and Bronchiectasis Research

conducting clinical research

Clinical Research

  • Prospective Observational Cohort of Individuals with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria and Bronchiectasis – Keira Cohen, Samuel Holzman, Mark Jennings,
    Gyanu Lamichhane, Tony Lin, Nikki Parrish, Jonathan Zenilman
  • Clinical trials of novel therapies for nontuberculous mycobacteria and bronchiectasis – Keira Cohen, Samuel Holzman, Mark Jennings, Jonathan Zenilman

Basic Research

  • Mechanisms of drug resistance in nontuberculous mycobacteria – Keira Cohen
  • Blood-based diagnostics for Mycobacterium avium – Keira Cohen
  • Basic and translational research in drug-resistant mycobacteria – Gyanu Lamichhane
  • Clinical mycobacteriology of nontuberculous mycobacteria – Nikki Parrish

Research Studies

Patient Resources

  • Patient information on NTM
  • Patient information on bronchiectasis
  • NTM Info & Research (NTMir): non-profit organization for patient support, medical education and research relating to NTM
  • BronchandNTM360 social: online community for individuals affected by bronchiectasis and/or NTM
  • Explanation and videos of airway clearance techniques

NTM Bronchiectasis Physicians

Jonathan Mark Zenilman, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Dermatology
  • Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Expertise: Infectious Disease, Infectious Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

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Samuel B. Holzman, M.D.

Infectious Disease Specialist
Appointment Phone: ***
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Nontuberculous Mycobacteria and Bronchiectasis Center
725 N Wolfe St Suite, 211 Baltimore, MD 21205-2105
Research Interests: Dr. Holzman’s research focuses on the use of mobile technologies to improve medication adherence and treatment acceptance in tuberculosis care. He is also a member of CDC’s TB Epidemiologic Studies Consortium and is actively involved in efforts to identify gaps in the diagnosis and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI).
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Renee Vaughnley, PT DPT

Physical Therapist
Appointment Phone: 410-550-7793
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Rehab Services AA01, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224
Research Interests: Renee has 30 years of experience as a physical therapist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where she has a specialized focus on cardiopulmonary physical therapy. She helped implement an early mobilization program in the Medical ICU and is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor. In the Johns Hopkins Nontuberculous Mycobacteria and Bronchiectasis Center, she provides expertise on airway clearance.