- Clinical Interests
- Infectious diseases
- Travel medicine
- Medical Education
- MD, Duke University School of Medicine
- Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Board Certifications
- Internal Medicine
- Infectious Disease
- Foreign Languages
- Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Insurances Accepted
- Aetna Health Inc.
- Beech Street
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
- Cigna (PAL #'s)
- Fallon Community HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
- Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
- Humana/Choice Care PPO
- Medicare - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
- OSW - Maine
- OSW - New Hampshire
- OSW - Rhode Island
- OSW - Vermont
- Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
- Railroad Medicare
- Railroad Medicare - ACD
- Senior Whole Health
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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- Patient Age Group
- Research Summary
- As a faculty member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, my research focuses on the field of enteric infections, particularly cholera. Along with other colleagues in the Division, I collaborate with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) on a large field study of Vibrio cholerae infection in an endemic setting. My particular interest is the identification of human genetic factors that relate to the risk of cholera in the Bangladeshi population.
A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators found that 53 percent of individuals seeking pre-travel consultations at clinics across the country who were eligible to receive the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine were not vaccinated during the clinic visit.
“Science is the scaffolding, the power, the engine that drives society forward. It represents progress and knowledge and answers,” said Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president, at an April 22 MGH rally.
At noon on April 22, hundreds of MGH staff will gather to “Stand Up for Science” on the Bulfinch Lawn before marching to the Boston Common as part of the March for Science, an event taking place in more than 400 cities around the world.
Mass. General physicians outline ways to avoid contracting Zika virus, other mosquito-borne illnesses
In a recent article two Massachusetts General Hospital physicians describe the best ways to prevent mosquito bites and the illnesses –including Zika virus – that might be contracted from them.
A new study delineates a sequential pattern of changes in the intestinal microbial population of patients recovering from cholera in Bangladesh, findings that may point to ways of speeding recovery from the dangerous diarrheal disease.
CDC, Mass. General study reveals that preventing malaria in travelers to West Africa reduces health costs
Not only do U.S. travelers to West Africa who consult health providers before they leave and take prescribed preventive medications substantially reduce their risk of contracting malaria, they also reduce costs to their health insurance providers and, in most cases, to themselves.
An international research team has used a novel approach to identify genetic factors that appear to influence susceptibility to cholera. The findings indicate the importance of pathways involved in regulating water loss in intestinal cells and of the innate immune system in the body's response to the bacteria that causes cholera.
International travel is the primary way many infections traverse the world. Despite these potential risks, a recent study conducted by the Division of Infectious Diseases found that 46 percent of travelers to resource-limited countries did not seek health advice or vaccinations prior to departure.
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