John J. Treanor, M.D.

John J. Treanor, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 689
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-5871
Fax: (585) 442-9328

Professional Bio

Dr. Treanor is a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical School and a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Vermont. He returned to the University of Rochester for Fellowship in Infectious Diseases and also trained at the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIH. Dr. Treanor primarily sees inpatients with general ID problems at UR Medicine and has a small outpatient clinic.

Research Bio

My research interests are primarily focused on control of influenza with vaccines and antivirals, and on the safety and immunogenicity of vaccines for emerging infectious diseases. Our group currently conducts clinical studies evaluating candidate live attenuated influenza vaccines for prevention of pandemic influenza, and studies to document and evaluate the priming effects of pandemic vaccines on subsequent booster vaccines. As director of the New York Influenza Center of Excellence, I collaborate with colleagues in microbiology and immunology to perform detailed evaluations of the human humoral and cellular immune responses to influenza infection and vaccination. Our group is also active in clinical trials to evaluate new vaccines for Norovirus and other viral pathogens in the field and in the human experimental infection model.


Method for Increasing the Attenuation and Safety of a Live-attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV)

United States Serial NO.: 14/695,544
Filed Date: April 24, 2015
Title: Attenuated Influenza Vaccines and Uses Thereof
Invented by: Stephen Dewhurst, Andrew Cox, John Treanor, Baek Kim
Method for Increasing the Attenuation and Safety of a Live-attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV)

United States Serial NO.: 14/905,320
Filed Date: July 18, 2014
Title: Method for Increasing the Attenuation and Safety of a Live-attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV)
Invented by: Stephen Dewhurst, Andrew Cox, John Treanor, Baek Kim

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Jul
Szilagyi PG, Blumkin A, Treanor JJ, Gallivan S, Albertin C, Lofthus GK, Schnabel KC, Donahue JG, Thompson MG, Shay DK. "Incidence and viral aetiologies of acute respiratory illnesses (ARIs) in the United States: a population-based study." Epidemiology and infection. 2016 Jul; 144(10):2077-86. Epub 2016 Mar 02.
2016 Jun 8
Henry Dunand CJ, Leon PE, Huang M, Choi A, Chromikova V, Ho IY, Tan GS, Cruz J, Hirsh A, Zheng NY, Mullarkey CE, Ennis FA, Terajima M, Treanor JJ, Topham DJ, Subbarao K, Palese P, Krammer F, Wilson PC. "Both Neutralizing and Non-Neutralizing Human H7N9 Influenza Vaccine-Induced Monoclonal Antibodies Confer Protection." Cell host & microbe. 2016 Jun 8; 19(6):800-13.
2016 Jun
DeDiego ML, Anderson CS, Yang H, Holden-Wiltse J, Fitzgerald T, Treanor JJ, Topham DJ. "Directed selection of influenza virus produces antigenic variants that match circulating human virus isolates and escape from vaccine-mediated immune protection." Immunology. 2016 Jun; 148(2):160-73. Epub 2016 Mar 30.
2016 May 31
Tapia MD, Sow SO, Tamboura B, Tégueté I, Pasetti MF, Kodio M, Onwuchekwa U, Tennant SM, Blackwelder WC, Coulibaly F, Traoré A, Keita AM, Haidara FC, Diallo F, Doumbia M, Sanogo D, DeMatt E, Schluterman NH, Buchwald A, Kotloff KL, Chen WH, Orenstein EW, Orenstein LA, Villanueva J, Bresee J, Treanor J, Levine MM. "Maternal immunisation with trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine for prevention of influenza in infants in Mali: a prospective, active-controlled, observer-blind, randomised phase 4 trial." The Lancet. Infectious diseases. 2016 May 31; Epub 2016 May 31.
2016 Apr
Wright PF, Hoen AG, Ilyushina NA, Brown EP, Ackerman ME, Wieland-Alter W, Connor RI, Jegaskanda S, Rosenberg-Hasson Y, Haynes BC, Luke CJ, Subbarao K, Treanor JJ. "Correlates of Immunity to Influenza as Determined by Challenge of Children with Live, Attenuated Influenza Vaccine." Open forum infectious diseases. 2016 Apr; 3(2):ofw108. Epub 2016 May 23.

Current Appointments

Chief - Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases (SMD)
Professor - Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Microbiology and Immunology (SMD)


Infectious Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1979
BA | Biology | Canisius College1975

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Infectious Disease at Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry07/01/1982 - 06/30/1985
Residency in Internal Medicine at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont07/01/1980 - 07/31/1982
Internship in Internal Medicine at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont06/01/1979 - 06/30/1980