peter pappas medProfessor


Medical School: UAB School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Washington
Fellowship: Infectious Diseases, University of Washington


Dr. Pappas is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tinsley Harrison Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is currently the principal investigator of the Mycoses Study Group (MSG), a recently reorganized clinical trials group and educational organization. He is also the PI of a national network of transplant centers, TRANSNET, in conjunction with CDC. TRANSNET provides important epidemiologic and treatment information concerning transplant recipients who develop proven and probable invasive fungal infections. Finally, he is co-PI of the Organ Transplant Infection Detection and Prevention Program (OTIPP), a collaborative multicenter group funded through CDC. 
His research interests include transplant associated infections including the invasive mycoses. In addition, he has an interest in the diagnosis, epidemiology and new therapeutic approaches for invasive candidiasis, cryptococcosis, aspergillosis, sporotrichosis, blastomycosis, and histoplasmosis. Much of this work is accomplished through research networks such as the MSG and TRANSNET.


  • Pappas appointed as Associate Editor of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
  • Peter Pappas, MD, commented on the recent report from The Pew Charitable Trusts commending UAB for leading the way in appropriate use of antibiotics in the inpatient setting. Read the UAB News brief here.

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