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Babesiosis

Babesiosis is a tickborne disease that can be found worldwide. It is usually a mild disease and caused by a parasite called Babesii microti.  

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David R. Snydman, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST

David R. Snydman, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST

Title(s): Chief, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases; Hospital Epidemiologist; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5788
Fax #: 617-636-8525

General infectious diseases, cytomegaloviruses and tranplantation infectious diseases

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Christine A. Wanke, MD

Christine A. Wanke, MD

Title(s): Attending Physician; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-3810

Complications of HIV, HIV and nutrition (over and under nutrition), HIV and metabolic issues including cardiovascular risk, HIV and diarrhea, traveler's diarrhea, nutrition and infection

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David R. Stone, MD

David R. Stone, MD

Title(s): Attending Physician; Co-Director of the Mycobacteria Treatment Clinic; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

HIV treatment, tuberculosis and atypical mycobacteria care

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Helen W. Boucher, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Helen W. Boucher, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Title(s): Attending Physician; Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-8525

Care of immunocompromised patients, transplant-related infections and S. aureus/MRSA infections

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James Hellinger, MD, MSc

James Hellinger, MD, MSc

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

Infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, travel medicine, HIV/HCV co-infection

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Jose J. Caro, MD

Jose J. Caro, MD

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-8525

HIV/AIDS, human papilloma virus and anal dysplasia, sexually transmitted infections, general infectious diseases

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Laura Kogelman, MD
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Laura Kogelman, MD

Title(s): Director, Infectious Diseases Clinic; Director, Traveler's Health Service; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

HIV, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, post-exposure prophylaxis for blood-borne pathogens, traveler's health and tropical medicine, general infectious diseases

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Natalie E. Nierenberg, MD, MPH

Natalie E. Nierenberg, MD, MPH

Title(s): Medical Director, Inpatient Wound Prevention and Management; Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7761
Fax #: 617-636-3198

Transplant infectious diseases, wound care at the Center for Vascular Medicine, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine, travel medicine, general infectious disease

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Rakhi (Teena) Kohli, MD, MS

Rakhi (Teena) Kohli, MD, MS

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-1580

Transplant infectious diseases, HIV infection and insulin resistance

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Yoav Golan, MD, MS, FIDSA

Yoav Golan, MD, MS, FIDSA

Title(s): Attending Physician; Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-1580

General infectious diseases, C. difficile, infections in immunocompromised hosts, infections in returning travelers

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Research + Clinical Trials


Host Genetic Determinants and Pathogenesis of Severe Babesiosis

Babesiosis is an emerging infectious disease in the United States, The disease is caused by a parasite that invades and eventually ruptures red blood cells. The parasite is transmitted by the deer tick but also can be acquired during blood transfusion. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, chills and sweats. In some individuals, the disease is so severe that hospitalization is required. In others, the infection is mild or event silent. The study is designed to identify factors that determine whether a given individual is prone to experience severe or mild babesiosis or no disease at all.
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