Deborah A. Theodore, MD

Specialties:
Infectious Disease
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Overview

Debbie Theodore is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, as well as Associate Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. Her research interests include prevention of HIV through the expansion and delivery of PrEP and the implementation and execution of clinical trials of vaccines and broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibodies for HIV prevention and treatment. Her research also includes prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 through clinical trials of vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and antiviral medication. She has a particular interest in understanding women-specific impacts of infectious diseases.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Female

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180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
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Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

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  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

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MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease

Research

Selected Publications

  1. Rowe K, Theodore DA, Zucker J, Cohensedgh O, LaSota E, Carnevale C, Cohall A, Olender S, Gordon P, Sobieszczyk ME. Lost2PrEP: Understanding Reasons for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Sexual Health Care Disengagement Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Attending a Sexual Health Clinic at a Large Urban Academic Medical Center in New York City. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2022 Apr;36(4):153-158. doi: 10.1089/apc.2022.0004. PMID: 35438522; PMCID: PMC9057871.
  2. Falsey AR, Sobieszczyk ME, Hirsch I, Sproule S, Robb ML, Corey L, Neuzil KM, Hahn W, Hunt J, Mulligan MJ, McEvoy C, DeJesus E, Hassman M, Little SJ, Pahud BA, Durbin A, Pickrell P, Daar ES, Bush L, Solis J, Carr QO, Oyedele T, Buchbinder S, Cowden J, Vargas SL, Guerreros Benavides A, Call R, Keefer MC, Kirkpatrick BD, Pullman J, Tong T, Brewinski Isaacs M, Benkeser D, Janes HE, Nason MC, Green JA, Kelly EJ, Maaske J, Mueller N, Shoemaker K, Takas T, Marshall RP, Pangalos MN, Villafana T, Gonzalez-Lopez A; AstraZeneca AZD1222 Clinical Study Group. Phase 3 Safety and Efficacy of AZD1222 (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) Covid-19 Vaccine. N Engl J Med. 2021 Dec 16;385(25):2348-2360. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2105290. Epub 2021 Sep 29. PMID: 34587382; PMCID: PMC8522798.
  3. Zucker J, Carnevale C, Theodore DA, Castor D, Meyers K, Gold JAW, Winetsky D, Scherer M, Cohall A, Gordon P, Sobieszczyk ME, Olender S. Attitudes and Perceived Barriers to Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening Among Graduate Medical Trainees. Sex Transm Dis. 2021 Oct 1;48(10):e149-e152. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001396. PMID: 34110753; PMCID: PMC8462979.
  4. Zucker J, Gomez-Simmonds A, Purpura LJ, Shoucri S, LaSota E, Morley NE, Sovic BW, Castellon MA, Theodore DA, Bartram LL, Miko BA, Scherer ML, Meyers KA, Turner WC, Kelly M, Pavlicova M, Basaraba CN, Baldwin MR, Brodie D, Burkart KM, Bathon J, Uhlemann AC, Yin MT, Castor D, Sobieszczyk ME. Supervised Machine Learning Approach to Identify Early Predictors of Poor Outcome in Patients with COVID-19 Presenting to a Large Quaternary Care Hospital in New York City. J Clin Med. 2021 Aug 11;10(16):3523. doi: 10.3390/jcm10163523. PMID: 34441819; PMCID: PMC8397083.
  5. Shoucri SM, Purpura L, DeLaurentis C, Adan MA, Theodore DA, Irace AL, Robbins-Juarez SY, Khedagi AM, Letchford D, Harb AA, Zerihun LM, Lee KE, Gambina K, Lauring MC, Chen N, Sperring CP, Mehta SS, Myers EL, Shih H, Argenziano MG, Bruce SL, Slater CL, Tiao JR, Natarajan K, Hripcsak G, Chen R, Yin MT, Sobieszczyk ME, Castor D, Zucker JE. Characterising the long-term clinical outcomes of 1190 hospitalised patients with COVID-19 in New York City: a retrospective case series. BMJ Open. 2021 Jun 2;11(6):e049488. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049488. PMID: 34083350; PMCID: PMC8182750.
  6. Tang W, Khalili L, Giles J, Gartshteyn Y, Kapoor T, Guo C, Chen T, Theodore D, Askanase A. The Rise and Fall of Hydroxychloroquine with the COVID-19 Pandemic: Narrative Review of Selected Data. Rheumatol Ther. 2021 Jun;8(2):681-691. doi: 10.1007/s40744-021-00315-x. Epub 2021 May 24. PMID: 34028704; PMCID: PMC8142615.
  7. Zucker J, Carnevale C, Theodore D, et al. Attitudes and Perceived Barriers to Routine HIV Screening and Provision and Linkage of Postexposure Prophylaxis and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Among Graduate Medical Trainees. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2021;35(5):180-187. doi:10.1089/apc.2021.0029
  8. Theodore D.A., Greendyke W.G., Miko B, Whittier S, Green D.A., Shoucri S, Verna E.C., Zucker J, Sobieszczyk M.E., Aaron J.G., Scully B.E., Saiman L, Pereira M, Furuya E.Y. Cycle thresholds among solid organ transplant recipients testing positive for SARS-CoV-2. Transplantation. 2021 Feb 15. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000003695.
  9. Theodore D.A., Castor D., Sovic B., Castellon M., De A., Gray B., Palmer S., Greene R., Freibott C., Wu Y., Zucker J., Chang J.Y, Loughlin P., McNairy M.L., Meyers K. COVID-19 vaccine attitudes among healthcare workers in New York City: Preliminary findings from the Antibody Response Monitoring for Occupational Resilience (ARMOR) study. Poster presented at HIVR4P, January 27-28, 2021.
  10. Yumori C, Zucker J, Theodore D, Chang M, Carnevale C, Slowikowski J, LaSota E, Olender S, Gordon P, Cohall A, Sobieszczyk ME. Women Are Less Likely to Be Tested for HIV or Offered Preexposure Prophylaxis at the Time of Sexually Transmitted Infection Diagnosis. Sex Transm Dis. 2021 Jan;48(1):32-36.
  11. Chernyak E, Shi H, Theodore DA, Thakur KT. An Atypical Case of Neurosyphilis in a Patient With HIV: A Case Report. Neurohospitalist. 2021 Jul;11(3):255-258. doi: 10.1177/1941874420985984. Epub 2021 Jan 8. PMID: 34163553; PMCID: PMC8182402.
  12. Theodore D, Zucker J, Carnevale C, Grant W, Adan M, Borsa A, Richards P, Olender S, Cohall A, Gordon P, Sobieszczyk ME.  Pre-exposure prophylaxis use among predominantly African American and Hispanic women at risk for HIV acquisition in New York City. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2020 Jan-Feb;31(1):110-114. doi: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000147. PMID: 31789687; PMCID: PMC7380512.
  13. Winetsky D, Zucker J, Carnevale C, Theodore D, Scherer M, Sani F, Elkington K, Cohall A, Sobieszczyk ME, Gordon P, Olender S. Attitudes, practices and perceived barriers to hepatitis C screening among medical residents at a large urban academic medical center. J Viral Hepat. 2019 Nov;26(11):1355-1358. doi: 10.1111/jvh.13181. Epub 2019 Aug 9. PMID: 31325394; PMCID: PMC6800582.
  14. Theodore DA, Goodwin RD, Zhang YV, Schneider N, Gordon RJ. History of Depression and Increased Risk of Sternal Wound Infection After Cardiothoracic Surgery: A Novel and Potentially Modifiable Risk Factor. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 15;6(3):ofz083. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz083. PMID: 30949529; PMCID: PMC6440688.