Barbara Irene Kazmierczak, PhD, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis; Director, MD-PhD Program, Yale University

Departments & Organizations

Discovery to Cure Internship

Internal Medicine: Infectious Diseases

MD-PhD Program

Microbial Pathogenesis

Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Yale Medical Group

Biography

Dr. Kazmierczak received her Ph.D. from Rockefeller University (1993) and her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College (1994), both in New York City. She completed an Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. She began research on the opportunistic bacterial pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, while a postdoctoral scientist at UCSF.

Dr. Kazmierczak joined the faculty at Yale School of Medicine in 2001. She currently holds appointments in both Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbial Pathogenesis. She sees hospitalized patients as an attending physician on the Infectious Diseases consult service. Her laboratory studies the bacterial and host factors that enable environmental bacteria, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus, to cause opportunistic infections.

Education & Training

MD Cornell University Medical College (1994)
PhD Rockefeller University (1993)
BA University of Chicago (1986)
MS University of Chicago (1986)
Assistant Adjunct Professor University of California, San Francisco
Fellow University of California, San Francisco
Resident University of California, San Francisco
Intern University of California, San Francisco
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine (1999)

Honors & Recognition

  • Visiting Faculty Research GrantDeutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) (2010)

  • Fellow, IDSAInfectious Diseases Society of America (2008)

  • Investigator in Pathogenesis of Infectious DiseasesBurroughs Wellcome Fund (2007)

  • Elected MemberPolish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America (2009)

  • Elected Member, ASCIAmerican Society for Clinical Investigation (2014)

  • Investigator AwardPatrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation (2003)

Professional Service

  • Annual Meeting Planning Committee IDSA (2009 - 2012)

  • MD/PhD Faculty Committee Yale University (2004)

  • Director of Graduate Admissions Microbiology Program, Yale University (2004 - 2007)

  • Associate Director for Basic Research, MD-PhD Program Yale University (2010)

International Activity

  • Innate immune responses to bacterial infection Berlin, Germany (2010 - 2010)

    Visiting Researcher

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Contact Info

Barbara Irene Kazmierczak, PhD, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Lab Location
The Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S140

New Haven, CT 06519
Office Location
The Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S169B

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
Internal MedicinePO Box 208056
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056