Shauna Himashi Gunaratne, MD, MPH, TM

Specialties:
Infectious Disease
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Overview

Shauna Gunaratne is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Columbia University Medical Center, as well as the Associate Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. Her clinical interests include management of patients living with HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections, HIV primary care, and PrEP, PEP and STI services, along with general infectious diseases. She recently obtained a DTM&H and is interested in tropical and travel medicine. She is also actively involved in fellow and resident education about HIV, tropical medicine, and general infectious diseases.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Associate Fellowship Program Director

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Female

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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

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  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

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Emblem/GHI

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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
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
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Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
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Healthfirst

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  • Leaf (Exchange)
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Local 1199

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MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

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MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
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  • HMO
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Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

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  • SelectHealth
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WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Research

Selected Publications

  1. Gunaratne SH, Tieu HV, Wilkin TJ, Taylor BS. CROI 2022: Advances in Antiviral Therapy for HIV, COVID-19, and Viral Hepatitis. Top Antivir Med. 2022;30(3):490-521.
  2. Ko ER, Henao R, Frankey K, Petzold EA, Isner PD, Jaehne AK, Allen N, Gardner-Gray J, Hurst G, Pflaum-Carlson J, Jayaprakash N, Rivers EP, Wang H, Ugalde I, Amanullah S, Mercurio L, Chun TH, May L, Hickey RW, Lazarus JE, Gunaratne SH, Pallin DJ, Jambaulikar G, Huckins DS, Ampofo K, Jhaveri R, Jiang Y, Komarow L, Evans SR, Ginsburg GS, Tillekeratne LG, McClain MT, Burke TW, Woods CW, Tsalik EL; Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group. Prospective Validation of a Rapid Host Gene Expression Test to Discriminate Bacterial From Viral Respiratory Infection. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Apr 1;5(4):e227299.
  3. Gunaratne SH, Tieu HV, Wilkin TJ, Taylor BS. CROI 2021: Advances in Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV and Antiviral Therapy for COVID-19. Top Antivir Med. 2021 Jun-Jul;29(3):361-378.
  4. Mehta, M, Purpura L, McConville, T, Neidell, M, Anderson, M, Bernstein, E, Dietz, D, Laracy, J, Gunaratne, S, […], Sobieszczyk, M. What about tocilizumab? A retrospective study from a NYC Hospital during the COVID-19 Outbreak. Apr 2021. PLoS ONE 16(4): e0249349.
  5. Gunaratne SH., Hurtado R. (2020) What a Surgeon Needs to Know About the Diagnosis and (Medical) Treatment of Hydatid Disease. In: Tsoulfas G., Hoballah J., Velmahos G., Ho YH. (eds) The Surgical Management of Parasitic Diseases. Springer, Cham.
  6. Gunaratne S, Gandhi RT. HIV-2 Infection: Latest Advances. Current Treatment Options in Infectious Diseases. 2019, Jul (online).
  7. Anand P, Mukerji SS, Thon J, Gunaratne S, Cho TA, Venna N. Steroid-sparing agents for the treatment of inflammation in complicated neurocysticercosis. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm Nov 2019, 6 (6) e606.
  8. Gunaratne S., Masinter L., Kolak M., Feinglass J. Change in Population Characteristics and Teen Birth Rates in 77 Community Areas: Chicago, Illinois, 1999-2009. Public Health Reports. 2015, Jul; 130(4): 372-379.