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Deborah Persaud, M.D.

Deborah Persaud

Associate Professor
Pediatrics
Infectious Disease

Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Location(s):

David M. Rubinstein Child Health Building
Room 3151
200 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21287

Education:

Medical School:
New York University School of Medicine

Residencies:
Babies Hospital/Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center – Pediatrics (chief resident)

Fellowships:
New York University School of Medicine – Infectious Diseases

Special Interests:

AIDS Drug Development,
HIV in Children

Research Focus: Mechanisms of HIV persistence in reservoirs children, selection and transmission of drug resistant HIV during chemoprophylaxis for prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and their implications for antiretroviral therapy.  And therapeutic HIV vaccines and the development of field-friendly assays for infant diagnosis and drug resistance testing.

Biography:

A clinician and researcher specializing in the study and treatment of  HIV-1 infection in children, Deborah Persaud directors the pediatric infectious diseases fellowship program at Hopkins Children’s. A 1985 graduate of the New York University School of Medicine, she trained in pediatrics at Babies Hospital/ Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, where she was chief resident. She was an infectious disease fellow, an Aaron Diamond Post Doctoral Research Fellow and a faculty member at New York University. She joined Johns Hopkins’ faculty in 1997 following a visiting lectureship at the Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya.

Phone: 410-614-3917

Email: dpers@jhmi.edu

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Deborah Persaud

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