Marcus Rebello Pereira, MD

Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine
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Dr. Marcus Pereira is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians. As a specialist, Dr. Pereira is focused on infectious complications among patients with solid organ and bone marrow transplant as well as hematological malignancies and provides care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Establishing and now directing the Transplant Infectious Diseases Program at Columbia, Dr. Pereira oversees the development of infection prophylaxis and treatment protocols for immunocompromised patients.His current areas of interest include multi-drug resistant infections, including bacterial and fungal organisms among renal and liver transplant patients as well as resistant CMV infections.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Transplanted Organ and Tissue Infection
  • Transplant Related Infections

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Medical Director, Transplant Infectious Disease Program

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital


  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Male

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180 Fort Washington Avenue
Room 2-242
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


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

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

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

Fidelis Care

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


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


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


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease

Honors & Awards

- Viginia Apgar Academy Educational Scholar Award, 2016

- Ewig Clinical Scholar for Excellence in Medical Education, 2013

- Medical Housestaff Teaching Award for Junior Attending, 2012

- Hospitalist Resident of the Year, 2007

- Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Florida College of Medicine, 2004


Research Interests

  • C. Difficile infections
  • CMV and resistant CMV
  • HIV and Organ transplantation
  • Multidrug resistant infections

Selected Publications

Greendyke W, Pereira MR, "Infections complications and vaccinations in the post-transplant population", Edited by David Sass and Alden Doyle, "Care of the Liver and Kidney Transplant Recipient", Medical Clinics of North America, 2016 May;100(3): 587-98. Elsevier.

Pereira MR, Uhlemann AC. The evolving threat of carbapenem-resistant infections after liver transplantation: The case of Acinetobacter baumannii. Liver Transpl. 2016 May;22(5):579-81

Benamu E, Pereira MR, Delli Carpini K, Huprikar S, Taimur S, Patel G, Friedman AL, Jenkins SG, Herold BC, Madan RP: Utility of Respiratory Cultures in the Evaluation of deceased Organ Donors. Accepted for ICAAC 2015 in San Diego, CA

Pouch SM, Kubin CJ, Satlin MJ, Tsapepas DS, Lee JR, Dube G, Pereira MR. Epidemiology and outcomes of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteriuria in kidney transplant recipients. Transpl Infect Dis. 2015 Dec;17(6):800-9. doi: 10.1111/tid.12450. Epub 2015 Nov 5.

DeLuca IJ, Patel VA, Pereira MR, Grossman ME. A new polyomavirus-related dermatosis in a pancreatic transplant patient. JAAD Case Rep. 2015 Nov 24;1(6):S38-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2015.09.018. eCollection 2015 Nov.

Pereira MR, Scully BF, Pouch SM, Uhlemann AC, Goudie S, Emond JE, Verna EC. Risk Factors and Outcomes of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Infections in Liver Transplant Recipients. Liver Transpl. 2015 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Gray EB, Benedict T, Rivera H, Huprikar S, Zakowski P, Kubak B, Pereira MR, Dhand A, Kransdorf EP, Stenehjem E, Katugaha S, Schmidt M, Stocks L, Delli Carpini K, Fuentes JR, Kiros LS, Montgomery S: Trypanosoma cruzi infections in solid organ transplant recipients, 2014. Accepted for oral presentation at IDWeek 2015 in San Diego, CA

Aaron JG, Pereira MR: Utilization of an Interferon-Gamma Release Assay Increases Compliance for Latent Tuberculosis Screening Among Liver Transplant Candidates: ICAAC 2014 T-1799

Mishra N, Pereira M, Rhodes RH, An P, Pipas JM, Jain K, Kapoor A, Briese T, Faust PL, Lipkin WI. Identification of a Novel Polyomavirus in a Pancreatic Transplant Recipient with Retinal Blindness and Vasculitic Myopathy. J Infect Dis. 2014 Nov 15;210(10)

Shah, S, Tsapepas D, Kubin C, Martin S, Mohan S, Ratner L, Pereira M. Kapur S, Dadhania D, Walker-McDermott J. Risk factors associated with Clostridium difficile infection after kidney and pancreas transplantation. Transplant Inf Dis 2013 Oct;15(5):502-9

Wright K, Young P, Brickman C, Sam T, Badjatia N, Pereira M, Connolly ES, Yin MT. Rates and determinants of ventriculostomy-related infections during a hospital transition to use of antibiotic-coated external ventricular drains. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 May;34(5):E12.

Brown RS Jr, Verna EC, Pereira M, Tilson HH, Aguilar C, Leu CS, Buti M, Fagan EA. Hepatitis B virus and human immunodeficiency virus drugs in pregnancy: findings from the Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry. J Hepatol. 2012 Nov;57(5):953-9.