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Brenda L. Tesini, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Patient Care Settings

Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Pediatrics

Biography

My clinical interests include all aspects of infectious diseases in children with a particular focus on prevention and treatment of infectious in the immunocompromised host.

Research

I am interested in studying the immune response to respiratory infections in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent hosts. This includes projects related to the prevention of Pneumocystis pneumonia and evaluation of the host response to acute lower respiratory viral infections.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Infectious Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

2000
BS | University of New Hampshire
Biology

2008
MD | University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015
Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at University of Rochester Medical Center - GME Office

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2012
Residency in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center - GME Office

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009
Internship in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center - GME Office

4/1/2016 - 6/30/2017
Fellowship in Infectious Disease at University of Rochester Medical Center - GME Office

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Awards

2016
ID Week Trainee Travel Grant
Sponsor: Infectious Diseases Society of America

2015 - 2016
Caroline Breese Hall Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2014
Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) Infectious Diseases Fellows Program Award
Sponsor: American Society for Microbiology
Location: Washington, DC

2014
NIAID/IDSA Infectious Diseases Research Careers Meeting Award
Location: Bethesda, MD

2013
PIDS/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Conference Travel Award

2012
Strong Star Award of Appreciation
Sponsor: Nominated by Nursing
Location: Rochester, NY

2004 - 2008
University of Miami Trustee Scholar
Sponsor: University of Miami

1998 - 2000
Presidential Scolar
Sponsor: University of New Hampshire

1996 - 2000
Dean's Scholar
Sponsor: University of New Hampshire

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Publications

Journal Articles

6/2019
Malek A, McGlynn K, Taffner S, Fine L, Tesini B, Wang J, Mostafa H, Petry S, Perkins A, Graman P, Hardy D, Pecora N. "Next-Generation-Sequencing-Based Hospital Outbreak Investigation Yields Insight into Klebsiella aerogenes Population Structure and Determinants of Carbapenem Resistance and Pathogenicity." Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy.. 2019 Jun 0; 63(6)Epub 2019 May 24.

2/6/2019
"Broad hemagglutinin-specific memory B cell expansion by seasonal influenza virus infection reflects early-life imprinting and adaptation to the infecting virus." Journal of virology.. 2019 Feb 6; Epub 2019 Feb 06.

4/2017
Tesini BL, Wright TW, Malone JE, Haidaris CG, Harber M, Sant AJ, Nayak JL, Gigliotti F. "Immunization with Pneumocystis Cross-Reactive Antigen 1 (Pca1) Protects Mice against Pneumocystis Pneumonia and Generates Antibody to Pneumocystis jirovecii." Infection and immunity.. 2017 Apr 0; 85(4)Epub 2017 Mar 23.

Books & Chapters

2020
Chapter Title: Acute Laryngitis
Book Title: Mandell, Douglas and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases
Author List: Caserta MT and Tesini BL
Edited By: J Bennett, R Dolin, M Blaser
Published By: Elsevier 2020

2020
Chapter Title: Roseola (Human Herpesvirus 6 and 7)
Book Title: Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics
Author List: Tesini BL and Caserta MT
Edited By: R Kliegman
Published By: Elsevier 2020

2020
Chapter Title: Human Herpesvirus 8
Book Title: Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics
Author List: Tesini BL and Caserta MT
Edited By: R Kliegman
Published By: Elsevier 2020

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