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Maricar Malinis

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

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Maricar Malinis, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Infectious Diseases

    PO BOX 208022

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8022

    United States



I joined the faculty of the Section of Infectious Diseases in 2013. I am an Associate Professor of Medicine with secondary appointment in the Department of Surgery (Transplant). I am the Medical Director of Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases Program.

I obtained my bachelor of science in Chemistry at the University of Philippines Diliman and my medical degree at the University of Philippines College of Medicine. I completed internal medicine residency at Seton Hall Graduate Medical Education. Afterwards, I did fellowships in Geriatric Medicine at University of Michigan, Infectious Diseases at University of Louisville, and Transplant Infectious Diseases at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

I am an active member of the American Society of Transplantation (AST) and the AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice (IDCOP). I am currently the Chair of the AST IDCOP Older Adult Working Group which is focused on clinical outcomes of transplant-related infections in older adults. In addition, I am currently the Member-at-large of the AST ID COP and Councilor of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Section of the Transplantation Society. I am also an active member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and currently a Committee Member of the Clinical Affairs Committee and Digital Advisory Group. In 2020, I completed my 3-year term as a Member-at-large of Organ Procurement Transplant Network Ad hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee .

I am involved in clinical teaching of medical students, residents and fellows. Due to growing interest in Transplant Infectious Diseases, we created a curriculum specific for 2nd year ID fellows who want pursue a career in this field. Since 2015, we had 6 fellows who completed a 2nd year Clinical Track focused on Transplant Infectious diseases.

My research is focused on clinical outcomes of transplantation in people living with HIV and older adults. I have participated in several multi-center studies, including clinical trials. I am the primary investigator of the HOPE Act study at Yale and several multi-center clinical trials of novel anti-viral agents for immunocompromised hosts.

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

Transplant Infectious Disease JournalEditorial Board Member2021 - Present
Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaVice Chair, Digital Strategy Advisory Group2020 - Present
American Society of TransplantationMember-at-Large, Infectious Diseases Community of Practice Executive Committee2020 - Present
North East Transplant Infectious Disease ConsortiumChair2020 - 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 - 2019
American Society of TransplantationLead, Older Patient Interest Group of the AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice2018 - 2021
Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaMember, Clinical Affairs Committee2017 - Present
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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