Deborah Persaud, M.D.
Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program
David M. Rubinstein Child Health Building
200 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21287
New York University School of Medicine
Babies Hospital/Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center – Pediatrics (chief resident)
New York University School of Medicine – Infectious Diseases
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.
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.