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Philip J. Budge, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine



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Infectious Diseases Clinic
620 South Taylor Ave., Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63110


  • BS, Molecular Biology: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (1988)
  • Medical Degree: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN (2007)
  • Epidemic Intelligence Service, Parasitic Diseases and Malaria: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (2011)
  • PhD, Microbiology and Immunology: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN (2003)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN (2009)
  • Fellowship, Infectious Diseases: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN (2014)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

Dr. Budge joined the faculty at Washington University in 2014. Following residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt, he joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, where he became immersed in programmatic research focused on global elimination of lymphatic filariasis (LF). He then returned to Vanderbilt to complete his fellowship in infectious diseases.

Dr. Budge’s research interest is in the global elimination and control of lymphatic filariasis (LF) and other neglected tropical diseases. His current work focuses on development of diagnostic tools for the detection of parasitic infections in the context of global public health programs.


Budge PJ, Little KM, Mues KE, Kennedy ED, Prakash A, Rout J, Fox LM, Impact of community-based lymphedema management on perceived disability among patients with lymphatic filariasis in Orissa State, India. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2013: 7: e2100. PMID: 23516648

Budge PJ, Dorkenoo AM, Sodahlon YK, Fasuyi OB, Mathieu E, Ongoing surveillance for lymphatic filariasis in Togo: assessment of alternatives and nationwide reassessment of transmission status. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014: 90: 89-95. PMID: 24189363

Budge PJ, Sognikin E, Akosa A, Mathieu EM, Deming M, Accuracy of coverage survey recall following an integrated mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, and soil transmitted helminthiasis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016: 10:e4358. PMID: 26766287

Yahathugoda C, Weiler MJ, Rao R, De Silva L, Dixon JB, Weerasooriya MV, Weil GJ, Budge PJ. Use of a novel portable 3D scanner to measure limb volume and circumference in patients with filarial lymphedema. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017: 97(6):1836-1842.

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