Sonia N Chimienti MD
|Title||Clinical Associate Professor|
|Institution||University of Massachusetts Medical School|
|Address||University of Massachusetts Medical School|
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
1995M.D.University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
1990B.S.Stanford University (Biological Sciences, Departmental Honors)
1990B.A.Stanford University (Psychology, Academic Distinction)
1995-1996Intern Internal MedicineMassachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1996-1998Resident Internal MedicineMassachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1998-1999ID Fellow Infectious DiseasesPartners (MGH/BWH), Boston, MA
1999-2000HIV FellowInfectious DiseasesMassachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Licensure and Certification
1998-2008American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certification
2000-2010American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Subspecialties Certification, Infectious Diseases
I have a number of areas of interest, encompassing the fields of HIV medicine and Transplant Infectious Diseases. Specifically, I am interested in 1) quality assurance and outcomes research in transplant infectious diseases, 2) infection control/antibiotic utilization in bone marrow transplantation and solid organ transplantation, 3) utilization of HIV occupational and non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis, and 4) transmission of blood-borne pathogens in the occupational setting. Current transplant-related projects being developed include epidemiologic inquiries into the origin and outcomes of VRE infections in solid organ and bone marrow transplant recipients, the clinical impact of use of daptomycin for fever and neutropenia, and cost-effectiveness of screening for measles/mumps/rubella, as compared with universal vaccination, in pre-transplant liver recipients. HIV-related projects include a review of the use of NPEP for survivors of sexual assualt and an analysis of institutional policies designed to prevent transmission of blood-borne pathogens from medical providers to patients during high risk medical procedures.
Reviews, Chapters and Editorials
1.Nagy GS, Shaw SY and Davis B. Infectious Diseases. In: Sabatine MS, ed. Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Internal Medicine. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000:6-1 to 6-21.
2.Nagy GS, Rubin, RH. Disseminated Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare in a kidney transplant recipient. Transplant Infect Dis 2001:3(4):220-30.
3.Nagy GS, Panther L. Diagnosis and Management of Opportunistic Infections. In: Libman H and Makadon HJ, eds. HIV: ACP Series Key Diseases. Philadelphia: ACP-ASIM, 2003: Chapter 8.
4.Nagy GS, Panther L. Diagnosis and Management of Opportunistic Infections. In: Libman H and Makadon HJ, eds. HIV: ACP Series Key Diseases. Philadelphia: ACP-ASIM, 2006: Chapter 9.
5.Nagy GS, Wong M. Antiretroviral Post-Exposure Prophylaxis. In: Libman H and Makadon HJ, eds. HIV: ACP Series Key Diseases. Philadelphia: ACP-ASIM, 2006: Chapter 12.
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