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Sumathi Sivapalasingam, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor;
Department of Medicine (ID&Immun Div)

Clinical Addresses

550 First Avenue
C & D Building 649
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-263-0766

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Medical Specialties

Infectious Diseases

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Board Certification

2004 — Ab Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease)


1996 — Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Medical Education
1996-1999 — New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center (Internal Medicine), Residency Training
1999-2001 — Center for Disease Control (Epidemiology), Clinical Fellowships
2001-2003 — NYU Medical Center (Infectious Disease), Clinical Fellowships

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


Serial clinical screening for active tuberculosis among HIV-infected Kenyan adults
Carmody, ER; Ahmed, A; Holzman, RS; Abdulaziz, F; Mwamzuka, M; Laverty, M; Sivapalasingam, S
2014 ;4(29):4791-4801, British journal of medicine & medical research
— id: 1086492, year: 2014, vol: 4, page: 4791, stat: Journal Article,

An Effective Intervention to Reduce Intravaginal Practices Among HIV-1 Uninfected Kenyan Women
Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; McClelland, R Scott; Ravel, Jacques; Ahmed, Aabid; Cleland, Charles M; Gajer, Pawel; Mwamzaka, Musa; Marshed, Fatma; Shafi, Juma; Masese, Linnet; Fajans, Mark; Anderson, Molly E; Jaoko, Walter; Kurth, Ann E
2014 Sep;:1046-1057 e106240, AIDS research & human retroviruses
— id: 1260052, year: 2014, vol: , page: 1046, stat: Journal Article,

The importance of caregivers in the outcome of pediatric HIV management, Mombasa, Kenya
Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; Mendillo, Megan; Ahmed, Aabid; Mwamzuka, Musa; Said, Swale; Marshed, Fatma; Luhar Abdulaziz, Farhad; Fajans, Mark; Holzman, Robert
2014 Apr;26(4):425-433, AIDS care
— id: 740772, year: 2014, vol: 26, page: 425, stat: Journal Article,

Recurrence of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Bolivian Children and Adults After a Population-Based "Screen and Treat" Strategy
Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; Rajasingham, Anu; Macy, Jonathan T; Friedman, Cindy R; Hoekstra, Robert M; Ayers, Tracy; Gold, Benjamin; Quick, Robert E
2014 May;:549-550, Helicobacter
— id: 996442, year: 2014, vol: , page: 549, stat: Journal Article,

Risk factors for tuberculin skin test conversion among HIV-infected patients in New York City
Doshi, S; Chen, TF; Zapata, J; Holzman, RS; Zapata, LC; Aberg, JA; Sivapalasingam, S
2012 Apr;:e518-e521, International journal of infectious diseases
— id: 167778, year: 2012, vol: , page: e518, stat: Journal Article,

Early Detection of HIV Infection Among Kenyan Infants Using a Reverse Transcriptase Activity Assay
Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; Ahmed, Aabid; Mendillo, Megan; Holzman, Robert; Marshed, Fatuma; Mwamzuka, Musa; Khamadi, Samuel; Mwau, Matilu; Laverty, Maura; Valentine, Fred
2012 Jul;31(7):732-735, Pediatric infectious disease journal
— id: 169479, year: 2012, vol: 31, page: 732, stat: Journal Article,

Sex differences in the incidence of peripheral neuropathy among kenyans initiating antiretroviral therapy
Mehta, Sapna A; Ahmed, Aabid; Laverty, Maura; Holzman, Robert S; Valentine, Fred; Sivapalasingam, Sumathi
2011 Sep;53(5):490-496, Clinical infectious diseases
— id: 136612, year: 2011, vol: 53, page: 490, stat: Journal Article,

Implementation of a validated peripheral neuropathy screening tool in patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in mombasa, kenya
Mehta, Sapna A; Ahmed, Aabid; Kariuki, Beatrice W; Said, Swaleh; Omasete, Fanuel; Mendillo, Megan; Laverty, Maura; Holzman, Robert; Valentine, Fred; Sivapalasingam, Sumathi
2010 Sep;83(3):565-570, American journal of tropical medicine & hygiene
— id: 112054, year: 2010, vol: 83, page: 565, stat: Journal Article,

Housing insecurity and lack of public assistance are risk factors for tuberculin skin test conversion among persons who use illicit drugs in New York City
Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; Klein, Robert S; Howard, Andrea; Qin, Angie; Tseng, Chi-Hong; Gourevitch, Marc N
2009 Sep;3(3):172-177, Journal of addiction medicine : JAM
— id: 138364, year: 2009, vol: 3, page: 172, stat: Journal Article,

Monitoring virologic responses to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected adults in Kenya: evaluation of a low-cost viral load assay
Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; Wangechi, Beatrice; Marshed, Fatuma; Laverty, Maura; Essajee, Shaffiq; Holzman, Robert S; Valentine, Fred
2009 ;4(8):e6828-e6828, PLoS one
— id: 101963, year: 2009, vol: 4, page: e6828, stat: Journal Article,

Immunological memory after exposure to variola virus, monkeypox virus, and vaccinia virus
Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; Kennedy, Jeffrey S; Borkowsky, William; Valentine, Fred; Zhan, Ming-Xia; Pazoles, Pamela; Paolino, Anna; Ennis, Francis A; Steigbigel, Neal H
2007 Apr 15;195(8):1151-1159, Journal of infectious diseases
— id: 71299, year: 2007, vol: 195, page: 1151, stat: Journal Article,

Evaluation of community-based serologic screening for identification of chronic Salmonella Typhi carriers in Vietnam
Gupta, A; My Thanh, N T; Olsen, S J; Sivapalasingam, S; My Trinh, T T; Phuong Lan, N T; Hoekstra, R M; Bibb, W; Minh, N T; Danh, T P; Cam, P D; Mintz, E D
2006 Jul;10(4):309-314, International journal of infectious diseases
— id: 64403, year: 2006, vol: 10, page: 309, stat: Journal Article,

High prevalence of antimicrobial resistance among Shigella isolates in the United States tested by the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System from 1999 to 2002
Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; Nelson, Jennifer M; Joyce, Kevin; Hoekstra, Mike; Angulo, Frederick J; Mintz, Eric D
2006 Jan;50(1):49-54, Antimicrobial agents & chemotherapy
— id: 64404, year: 2006, vol: 50, page: 49, stat: Journal Article,

Bacterial diarrhea in HIV-infected patients: why Clostridium difficile, and why now?
Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; Blaser, Martin J
2005 Dec 1;41(11):1628-1630, Clinical infectious diseases
— id: 64405, year: 2005, vol: 41, page: 1628, stat: Journal Article,

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) reverse transcriptase activity correlates with HIV RNA load: implications for resource-limited settings
Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; Essajee, Shaffiq; Nyambi, Phillipe N; Itri, Vincenza; Hanna, Bruce; Holzman, Robert; Valentine, Fred
2005 Aug;43(8):3793-3796, Journal of clinical microbiology
— id: 57865, year: 2005, vol: 43, page: 3793, stat: Journal Article,

Multidrug-resistant Salmonella Typhimurium in four animal facilities
Wright, Jennifer G; Tengelsen, Leslie A; Smith, Kirk E; Bender, Jeff B; Frank, Rodney K; Grendon, John H; Rice, Daniel H; Thiessen, Ann Marie B; Gilbertson, Catherine Jo; Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; Barrett, Timothy J; Besser, Thomas E; Hancock, Dale D; Angulo, Frederick J
2005 Aug;11(8):1235-1241, Emerging infectious diseases
— id: 64406, year: 2005, vol: 11, page: 1235, stat: Journal Article,

An Outbreak of Vibrio cholerae O1 infections on Ebeye Island, Republic of the Marshall Islands, associated with use of an adequately chlorinated water source
Beatty, Mark E; Jack, Tom; Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; Yao, Sandra S; Paul, Irene; Bibb, Bill; Greene, Kathy D; Kubota, Kristy; Mintz, Eric D; Brooks, John T
2004 Jan 1;38(1):1-9, Clinical infectious diseases
— id: 64411, year: 2004, vol: 38, page: 1, stat: Journal Article,

Evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests for typhoid fever
Olsen, Sonja J; Pruckler, Jim; Bibb, William; Nguyen, Thi My Thanh; Tran, My Trinh; Nguyen, Thi Minh; Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; Gupta, Amita; Phan, Thu Phuong; Nguyen, Tran Chinh; Nguyen, Vinh Chau; Phung, Dac Cam; Mintz, Eric D
2004 May;42(5):1885-1889, Journal of clinical microbiology
— id: 64409, year: 2004, vol: 42, page: 1885, stat: Journal Article,

Duration of cell-mediated immunity after smallpox vaccination
Sivapalasingam, S.; Borkowsky, W.; Valentine, F.; Holzman, R.; Maslow, M.; Simberkoff, M.; Haren, N.; Maccario, E.; Flannery, J.; Hirsch-Temple, D.; Sathe, S.; Torres, J.; McGibbon, M.; White, M.; Steigbigel, N.
2004 OCT-NOV;44:254-254, Program & abstracts (Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy)
— id: 702202, year: 2004, vol: 44, page: 254, stat: Journal Article,

Salmonella bacteriuria: an increasing entity in elderly women in the United States
Sivapalasingam, S; Hoekstra, R M; McQuiston, J R; Fields, P I; Tauxe, R V
2004 Oct;132(5):897-902, Epidemiology & infection
— id: 64408, year: 2004, vol: 132, page: 897, stat: Journal Article,

Fresh produce: a growing cause of outbreaks of foodborne illness in the United States, 1973 through 1997
Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; Friedman, Cindy R; Cohen, Linda; Tauxe, Robert V
2004 Oct;67(10):2342-2353, Journal of food protection
— id: 64407, year: 2004, vol: 67, page: 2342, stat: Journal Article,

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella enterica Serotype Newport infection linked to mango consumption: impact of water-dip disinfestation technology
Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; Barrett, E; Kimura, A; Van Duyne, S; De Witt, W; Ying, M; Frisch, A; Phan, Q; Gould, E; Shillam, P; Reddy, V; Cooper, T; Hoekstra, M; Higgins, C; Sanders, J P; Tauxe, R V; Slutsker, L
2003 Dec 15;37(12):1585-1590, Clinical infectious diseases
— id: 64410, year: 2003, vol: 37, page: 1585, stat: Journal Article,

High prevalence of hepatitis C infection among patients receiving hemodialysis at an urban dialysis center
Sivapalasingam, Sumathi; Malak, Sharp F; Sullivan, John F; Lorch, Jonathan; Sepkowitz, Kent A
2002 Jun;23(6):319-324, Infection control & hospital epidemiology
— id: 64412, year: 2002, vol: 23, page: 319, stat: Journal Article,