- Director: Sherif Mossad, MD
- Clinical Staff: Robin Avery, MD, David van Duin, MD, PhD, Lucileia Teixeira Johnson, MD, Cyndee Miranda, MD, Rabin Shrestha, MD, Alan Taege, MD, Steven Mawhorter, MD, Maureen Ioannou, CNP, Christine Koval, MD, Eric Cober, MD, Maricar Malinis, MD, Nabin Shrestha, MD
Infection and rejection are the two most important problems following transplantation. Thus, the transplant infectious diseases clinic provides a vital role in caring for transplant candidates and recipients. This process starts by careful individual assessment of transplant candidates for potential infectious complications following transplantation. Updating vaccinations is also an important part of this pre-transplant evaluation process. Following transplantation, ensuring adherence to antimicrobial prophylactic agents, revaccination, identifying and treating infectious complications require the expertise that our group can provide. Over the last two decades, we have established collegial relations with all the transplant programs at our institution. We believe that clear communication between the primary transplant clinician and the transplant infectious diseases specialist is imperative for the care of these complicated patients. Members of the group serve as liaisons to the various transplant programs at our institute and provide constant feedback.
Our group is comprised of 11 physicians, one certified nurse practitioner and one transplant infectious disease fellow. Individual experts from other departments, including Clinical Pathology, Pediatrics, Immunology, and Infection Control attend our biweekly meetings and provide vital advice to our group.
Members of the group have expertise in a variety of transplant infectious disease-related topics, including cytomegalovirus, fungal infections, respiratory viral infections, transplantation of patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus, infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, mycobacterial infections, and parasitic infections.
Members of the transplant infectious disease group are actively involved in clinical and translational research on a local and national level, and have published extensively on a variety of the above mentioned topics. We also provide education regarding prevention and treatment of infections to transplant candidates, their care givers, and health care providers at all levels.
Referrals : Transplant infectious disease specialists welcome consults from physicians in the community who are treating transplant patients and who want to discuss complex infectious disease issues. Please call 216-444-8845 to refer patients who are being considered for transplantation or patients who are post-transplant.