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Deborah Persaud, M.D.

Deborah Persaud

Infectious Disease

Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program


Infectious Diseases


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


Medical School:
New York University School of Medicine

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

New York University School of Medicine – Infectious Diseases

Special Interests:

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.


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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