Barbara Irene Kazmierczak PhD, MD

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

Biographical Info

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.

International Activity

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

Education & Training

University of Chicago (1986)
University of Chicago (1986)
Rockefeller University (1993)
Cornell University Medical College (1994)
University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine (1994 - 1995)
University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine (1995 - 1996)
University of California, San Francisco, Infectious Diseases (1996 - 1999)
Assistant Adjunct Professor
University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine (1999 - 2001)
Board Certification
Infectious Disease, Board Certified  (1999)

Honors & Recognition

  • Elected Member, ASCI
    American Society for Clinical Investigation (2014)
  • Fellow, IDSA
    Infectious Diseases Society of America (2008)
  • Elected Member
    Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America (2009)
  • Investigator Award
    Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation (2003)
  • Visiting Faculty Research Grant
    Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) (2010)
  • Investigator in Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund (2007)

Professional Service

  • Annual Meeting Planning Committee, IDSA (12/01/2009 - 11/30/2012)

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