Franklin D. Lowy, MD

Board Certifications: 
Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
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Overview

Dr Franklin Lowy is the Clyde '56 and Helen Wu professor of medicine and pathology & cell biology (in epidemiology) in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. His laboratory investigates the pathogenesis and epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis infections.

Email: fl189@cumc.columbia.edu

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Bacterial Infection
  • MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Infection
  • Staphylococcal Infection

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Medicine at CUMC
  • Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: Harlem Hospital Center
  • Residency: Harlem Hospital Center
  • Fellowship: Albert Einstein Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Research

Dr. Franklin Lowy’s laboratory investigates the pathogenesis and epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis infections.

Selected Publications

Lowy, F.D. Staphylococcal Infections In: Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th edition. Editors: D. L. Longo, A. S. Fauci, D.L. Kasper, S. L. Hauser, J. L. Jameson andJ.Loscalzo. The McGraw- Hill Companies, Inc., In Press 2017.

Befus MB, Miko BA, Herzig CT, Keleekai N, Mukherjee DV, Larson E, Lowy F.D. HIV and colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in two maximum-security prisons in New York State. J Infect. 2016 Sep 1. pii: S0163-4453(16)30220-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2016.08.016. [Epub ahead of print]

Knox J, Sullivan SB, Urena J, Miller M, Vavagiakis P, Shi Q, Uhlemann AC, Lowy F.D. Association of Environmental Contamination in the Home With the Risk for Recurrent Community-Associated, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jun 1;176(6):807-15. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.1500.

Knox, J., Uhlemann, A.C. and Lowy, F.D. Transmission of Staphylococcus aureus within households and community. Trends Microbiol, Invited perspective, 20:1-8, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2015.03.007. Epub 2015 Apr 9. Review.

Miko BA, Befus M, Herzig CT, Mukherjee DV, Apa ZL, Bai RY, Tanner JP, Gage D, Genovese M, Koenigsmann CJ, Larson EL, Lowy F.D. Epidemiological and biological determinants of Staphylococcus aureus clinical infection in New York State maximum security prisons. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jul 15;61(2):203-10. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ242. Epub 2015 Mar 25.

Knox J, Van Rijen M, Uhlemann AC, Miller M, Hafer C, Vavagiakis P, Shi Q, Johnson PD, Coombs G, Kluytmans-Van Den Bergh M, Kluytmans J, Bennett CM, Lowy F.D. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission in households of infected cases: a pooled analysis of primary data from three studies across international settings. Epidemiol Infect. 2015 Jan;143(2):354-65. doi:10.1017/S0950268814000983. Epub 2014 Apr 24.

Tanner J, Lin Y, Kornblum J, Herzig CT, Bystritsky R, Uhlemann AC, Lowy F.D. Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates obtained from the Rikers Island Jail System from 2009 to 2013. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Aug;52(8):3091-4. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01129-14. Epub 2014 Jun 4.

Uhlemann, A-C, Dordel, J., Knox, J., Raven, K., Parkhill, J., Holden, M.T.G., Peacock, S.J. and Lowy, F.D. Molecular tracing of the emergence, diversification and transmission of S. aureus sequence type 8/USA300 in a New York community. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 111:4988-93, 2014.

Gordon, R.J., Weinberg, A.D., Pagani F.D., Slaughter, M.S., Pappas, P.S., Naka, Y., Goldstein, D.J., Dembitsky, W.P., Giacalone, J.C., Ferrante, J., Ascheim, D.D., Moskowitz, A.J., Rose, E.A., Gelijns, A.C., Lowy, F.D. A prospective, multicenter study of ventricular assist device infections. Circulation 127(6):691-702, 2013

Uhlemann, A-C, Kennedy, A.D., Martens, C., Porcella, F.C. DeLeo, F.R. and Lowy, F.D. Towards an understanding of evolution of Staphylococcus aureus strain USA300 during colonization in community households. Genome Biol Evol. 12:1275-85, 2012

Uhlemann, A.C., Porcella, S.F., Trivedi, S., Sullivan, S.B., Hafer, C., Kennedy, A.D., Barbian, K.D., McCarthy, A.J., Street, C., Hirschberg, D.L., Lipkin, W.I., Lindsay, J.A., DeLeo, F.R., and Lowy, F.D. Identification of a highly transmissible animal-independent Staphylococcus aureus ST398 with distinct genomic and cell adhesion properties. mBio 3, 2012.