Transplant-Oncology Infectious Diseases Program
Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) is one of the largest transplantation centers in the United States. In 2017, 198 kidneys, 85 livers, 71 lungs, 76 hearts, 14 pancreases, and four small intestines were transplanted at CUIMC.
The Transplant-Oncology Infectious Diseases Program provides expert care in the prevention, evaluation, and management of infectious diseases in solid organ and bone marrow transplant recipients and patients with hematological malignancies. Additional services provided by the program include:
- Educational support to CUIMC residents, fellows, and staff
- Collaboration with the solid organ, leukemia, lymphoma, and bone marrow transplant programs in the creation and review of “best practice” protocols
- Patient-oriented clinical research
The program’s inpatient care is divided between two consultation services:
- Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Diseases
- Malignant Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplant Infectious Diseases
The services are staffed by transplant-oncology infectious diseases faculty members and a dedicated nurse practitioner. A physician assistant, infectious diseases fellows, medicine residents, as well as clinical pharmacy managers also rotate on the services on a routine basis. The Transplant-Oncology Infectious Diseases Program also offers daily outpatient infectious diseases consultations for pre- and post-transplant patients.
- Brian Scully, MD
- Benjamin Miko, MD, MSc
- Justin Aaron, MD
- Elizabeth Istorico, NP
- Nicola Medrano, PA-C
Several research faculty members within the Division of Infectious Diseases also interface closely with the Transplant-Oncology Infectious Diseases Program. These include: