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Maricar Malinis

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Surgery (Transplant); Medical Director, Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases, Section of Infectious Diseases

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Maricar Malinis, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST

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Maricar Malinis, MD, joined the Section of Infectious Diseases faculty in 2013. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Department of Surgery (Transplant) and the Medical Director of the Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases Program.

She obtained her bachelor's degree in Chemistry at the University of the Philippines Diliman and her medical degree at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She came to the United States for post-graduate training. She completed her internal medicine residency at Seton Hall Graduate Medical Education. Afterward, she did fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Michigan, Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville, and Transplant Infectious Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

She is an active member of the American Society of Transplantation (AST), the Transplantation Society, and the IDSA. She was the inaugural chair of the AST IDCOP Older Adult Working Group (2019-2021). In addition, she is currently serving her term as the member-at-large of the AST ID COP and the councilor of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Section of The Transplantation Society. She completed her 4-year term as an IDSA Clinical Affairs Committee member in 2021. She is an inaugural IDSA Digital Advisory Group member, served as vice-chair between 2020-2021, and chair 2021-2023. She also served as a Member-at-large of the Organ Procurement Transplant Network Ad hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee between 2017-2020. She is a Member-at-large of the OPTN/UNOS Member and Professional Standards Committee (2023-2025).

She is the co-director of the Transplant Infectious Disease Clinical Track and the Joint Adult and Pediatric Transplant Infectious Diseases Conference. Her research focuses on clinical outcomes of transplantation in people living with HIV and older adults. She is the primary investigator of the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act clinical trial at Yale and several multi-center clinical trials of novel anti-viral agents for immunocompromised hosts. Lastly, she led projects on patient safety and quality improvement of care in transplant candidates and recipients, such as optimizing vaccination uptake in this population.

Education & Training

  • Clinical Research Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (2012)
  • Clinical Transplant ID Fellow
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2011)
  • Infectious Diseases Fellow
    University of Louisville (2007)
  • Infectious Diseases Fellow
    Harlem Hospital affiliated with Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons (2006)
  • Geriatric Medicine Fellow
    University of Michigan (2005)
  • Residency
    Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education (2004)
  • MD
    University of Philippines, College of Medicine (2000)
  • BS
    University of the Philippines-Diliman, Chemistry (1995)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowAmerican Society of Transplantation2018
FellowInfectious Diseases Society of America2017
Honorable Mention, Team AwardNational Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award2017
FellowAmerican College of Physicians2014

Professional Service

Infectious Disease Society of America Chair2023 - Present
UNOS Member and Professional Standards CommitteeCommittee Member2023 - 2025
Transplant Infectious Disease JournalLead, Clinicopathological Conference Organizing Committee2022 - Present
Clinical TransplantationAssociate Editor2021 - Present
Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaIDWeek Program Committee Member2021 - Present
Infectious Disease Society of AmericaChair, Digital Strategy Advisory Group2021 - 2023
Transplant Infectious Disease JournalEditorial Board Member2021 - Present
Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaVice Chair, Digital Strategy Advisory Group2020 - 2021
American Society of TransplantationMember-at-Large, Infectious Diseases Community of Practice Executive Committee2020 - Present
North East Transplant Infectious Disease ConsortiumFounder and Chair2020 - Present
Transplant Infectious Diseases of the Transplantation SocietyCouncil Member2019 - Present
Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaMember, Digital Strategy Advisory Group2019 - Present
Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaPeer Reviewer, IDSA Leadership Institute Selection Task Force2018 - 2021
American Society of TransplantationChair, Older Patient Interest Group of the AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice2018 - 2021
Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaMember, Clinical Affairs Committee2017 - 2021
United Network for Organ SharingMember at Large, Ad Hoc Donor Transmission Advisory Committee2017 - 2020
American Society of TransplantationMember, AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice2011 - Present

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