About Molly Paras, MD

Molly Paras is a graduate of The Ohio State University (Microbiology, English) and the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She completed internal medicine residency at MGH, followed by an Infectious Disease fellowship at MGH/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is the Program Director for the Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. She sees inpatient and outpatient infectious disease consults and her academic interests include endocarditis, medical education, antimicrobial stewardship and infection control.

Departments, Centers, & Programs:



Mass General Infectious Diseases
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-3906

Medical Education

  • MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Shenoy E.S., Paras M.L., Noubary F., Walensky R.P., Hooper, D.C. Natural history of colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE): a systematic review. BMC Infectious Diseases 2014; 14: 177.

 Paras M.L., Shenoy E.S., Hsu H.E., Walensky R.P., Hooper, D.C. Housestaff knowledge related to urinary catheter utilization and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Infect Control Hospital Epidemiol 2015; 36(11): 1355-7.

IDSA’s Infectious Diseases Training Program Directors’ Committee and White Paper Work-Group, for The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Directors’ Committee and Work Group. The Struggling Infectious Diseases Fellow: Remediation Challenges and Opportunities. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 2020; 7(3).

Kinsella CM, Paras ML, Smole S, Mehta S, Ganesh V, Chen LH, McQuillen DP, Shah R, Chan J, Osborne M, Hennigan S, Halpern-Smith F, Brown CM, Sabeti P, Piantadosi A. Jamestown canyon virus in Massachusetts: clinical case series and vector screening. Emerging Microbes & Infections, 2020; 9(1).

Weinstein DF, Choi JG, Mercaldo ND, Stump N, Paras ML, Berube RA, Hur, C. Is resident-driven inpatient care more expensive? Challenging a long-held assumption. Academic Medicine. 2021.

Queen J, Karaba S, Albin J, Karaba A, Howard-Anderson J, Skinner N, Herman J, Paras ML, Melia M. The time is now: a call for renewed support of infectious disease physician-scientist trainees in the COVID-19 era. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2021.

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