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Andrej Spec, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine




IDWeek Mentorship Program: 2014 Program Mentee

Research Interests

Fungal infections, particularly in immunocompromised hosts, including Cryptococcus, Histoplasma, Candida, Aspergillus and other invasive molds.


Spec A, Olsen MA, Raval K, Powderly WG. Impact of Infectious Diseases Consultation on Mortality of Cryptococcal infection in Patients without HIV. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Mar 1;64(5):558-564. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw786. Epub 2016 Dec 7. PubMed PMID: 27927865.

Spec A, Barrios CR, Ahmad U, Proia LA. AST to ALT Ratio is elevated in disseminated histoplasmosis  as compared to localized pulmonary disease and other endemic mycoses. Med Mycol. 2017 Jul 1;55(5):541-545. doi: 10.1093/mmy/myw106.PubMed PMID: 27744308.

Spec A, Raval K, Powderly WG. End-Stage Liver Disease Is a Strong Predictor of Early Mortality in Cryptococcosis. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Dec 15;3(1):ofv197. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofv197. eCollection 2016 Jan. PubMed PMID: 26835475; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4730110.

Spec A, Shindo Y, Burnham CA, Wilson S, Ablordeppey EA, Beiter ER, Chang K, Drewry AM, Hotchkiss RS. T cells from patients with Candida sepsis display a suppressive immunophenotype. Crit Care. 2016 Jan 20;20:15. doi: 10.1186/s13054-016-1182-z. PubMed PMID: 26786705; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4719210.

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