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Steven J. Lawrence, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Medicine



Additional Titles

  • Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Clinical Sciences, Office of Medical Student Education

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  • BS: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN (1992)
  • Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (1997)
  • Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO (2000)
  • Fellowship, Infectious Diseases: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2003)
  • MSc: University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England (2004)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

Clinical Interests

transplant-related infections, viral infections, influenza

Research Interests

Dr. Lawrence’s research interests focus on the human immune response to viral infections and vaccines, the epidemiology of infections in solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients, and public health preparedness for pandemic influenza and bioterrorism events. Current and recently completed research projects involve comparative analyses of antibody responses to various smallpox vaccines (in collaboration with Drs. Sharon Frey and Robert Belshe at Saint Louis University), the epidemiology of influenza and pneumococcal disease in transplant patients, the effect of statins in influenza patient outcomes, vaccine and antiviral treatment clinical trials in immunocompromised patients, and the effect of using a ventilator triage protocol on critical care resource utilization during a severe influenza pandemic.


Lawrence SJ, Lottenbach KR, Newman FK, Buller RML, Bellone CJ, Chen JJ, Cohen GH, Eisenberg RJ, Belshe RB, Stanley Jr. SL, Frey SE.  Antibody responses to vaccinia membrane proteins following smallpox vaccination.  Journal of Infectious Diseases 2007;196:220-9.  PMID: 17570109.  DOI: 10.1086/518793.

Georgantopoulos P, Peters Bergquist E, Knaup R, Anthony J, Williams M, Lawrence SJ.  Importance of routine public health influenza surveillance: detection of an unusual “W”-shaped influenza morbidity curve.  American Journal of Epidemiology 2009;170:1533-40.  PMID: 19903724.  DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwp305.

Sparks JA, Brennan DC, Lawrence SJ. Smoking association with influenza infection in renal transplant recipients.  Transplant Infectious Diseases 2014;16(1):153-7.  PMID: 24215425.  DOI: 10.1111/tid.12160.

Slade M, Goldsmith SR, Romee R, DiPersio JF, Dubberke E, Westervelt P, Uy GL, Lawrence SJ.  Epidemiology of infections following haploidentical peripheral blood hematopoietic cell transplantation.  Transplant Infectious Disease 2017;19(1).  PMID: 28030755. DOI: 10.1111/tid.12629.

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