F. Matthew Kuhlmann, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Matthew Kuhlmann is an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He also serves is the current president of the Infectious Diseases Society of St. Louis.

Dr. Kuhlmann specializes in translational sciences, with a special focus on global health. He studies the interaction between malnutrition and infectious diseases. We utilize an in vitro enteroid model to study the effects of malnourishment on the host response to enterotoxigenic E. coli. Complementing this work, we are assessing the same factors in a cohort of children from Cap-Haitien, Haiti, where we study the effects of specific nutrient deficits on diarrheal outcomes. He attends on the general infectious diseases service with fellows, residents, and students.

He currently mentors several undergraduate students, a gastroenterology fellow, and post-doctoral fellow in various capacities.

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Additional Titles
  • Clinical Competency Committee, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program
  • Patient Experience Committee, Infectious Disease Outpatient Clinic
  • President, Infectious Diseases Society of St. Louis (2020-present)
  • BS: Emory University, Atlanta, GA (1998)
  • Medical Degree: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (2002)
  • Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO (2005)
  • Chief Resident: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO (2006)
  • Fellowship, Infectious Diseases: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2010)
  • Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation: Washington University in St. Louis, MO (2018)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty of Infectious Diseases
  • Oral Abstract Award, Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research, April 2018
Selected Publications
  1. Kuhlmann FM, Laine RO, AfrinS, Nakajima R, Akhtar M, Vickers T, Parker K, Nizam NN, Grigura V, Goss CW,Felgner PL, Rasko DA, Qadri F, and Fleckenstein, JM. Contribution of noncanonical antigens to virulence and adaptive immunity in human infection with Enterotoxigenic E. coli. Resubmission to Infection and Immunity, bioRxiv preprint, bioRxiv 2020.10.20.348110; doi:https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.20.348110
  2. Kuhlmann FM, Robinson, JI, Bleumling GR, Ronet C, Fasel N, and Beverley SM. Antiviral screening identifies adenosine analogs targeting the endogenous dsRNA Leishmania RNA virus 1 pathogenicity factor. PNAS USA, 2017 Jan 31; 114(5):E811-819.  PMID 28096399
  3. Carlson AL, Pastula DM, Lambert AJ, Staples JE, Muehlenbachs A, Turabelidze G, Eby CS, Keller J, Hess B, Buller RS, Storch GA, Byrnes K, Dehner L, Kirmani N, Kuhlmann FM. Heartland Virus and Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in Immunocompromised Patient, Missouri, USA. Emerg Infect Dis, 2018 May; 24(5):893-7.  PMID  29664369

Bibliography – F. Matthew Kuhlmann