Program in Transplant Infectious Disease

The Program in Transplant Infectious Diseases integrates clinical care with clinical research. Between stem cell transplantation, abdominal organ transplantation, and thoracic organ transplantation, our program supports the infectious disease consultation needs of a base of nearly 600 patients who undergo transplantation at our center each year. In addition, we provide continuity of infectious disease care for patients transplanted at any time in the past, perform pretransplant eligibility evaluations, and also see patients with compromised immune systems who otherwise have not necessarily undergone transplantation. The clinical research component of our program involves infection prevention with vaccine studies, diagnostic test evaluation, and antimicrobial medication evaluation.

Participating Faculty

Portrait of Archana Bhaskaran Archana Bhaskaran, MB, BS 

Madras Medical College, India
Residency: UT Medical Branch
Infectious Disease Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
Clinical Microbiology Fellowship: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Texas
Transplant Infectious Disease Fellowship: University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Portrait of Winston Cavert Winston Cavert, MD

University of Minnesota medical school, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Infectious Disease Fellowship: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Portrait of Mia Pia Franco Maria Pia Franco Pino, MD

Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad de San Martin de Porres (USMP), Lima, Peru
Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Infectious Disease Fellowship: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland

Jamie S. Green, MD

Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey
Residency: University of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Infectious Disease Fellowship: University of California San Diego

Portrait of Karam Obeid Karam Obeid, MD

University of Aleppo College of Medicine, Aleppo, Syria
University of Damascus College of Medicine, Damascus, Syria
Residency: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
Infectious Disease Fellowship: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
Transplant Infectious Disease Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Study Coordinators

Portrait of Kelsea Keep Kelsea Keep, MPH, BA

Kelsea Keep, MPH, BA, is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine. Kelsea received both her BA in Physiology and her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology degrees from the University of Minnesota. Currently, she assists in facilitating numerous NIH and industry-funded trials conducted throughout the university.

Program Director

Jo-Anne Young

Jo-Anne Young, MD

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Fellowship: University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Ctr., Seattle, WA