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Brenda L. Tesini, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-0526

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Hospital Medicine, Infectious Diseases, 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
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

2008
MD | University of Miami School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

04/01/2016 - 06/30/2017
Fellowship in Infectious Disease at University of Rochester Medical Center

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

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

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

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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

9/2022
Benedict K, Gold JAW, Jenkins EN, Roland J, Barter D, Czaja CA, Johnston H, Clogher P, Farley MM, Revis A, Harrison LH, Tourdot L, Davis SS, Phipps EC, Felsen CB, Tesini BL, Escutia G, Pierce R, Zhang A, Schaffner W, Lyman M. "Low Sensitivity of Coding for Culture-Confirmed Candidemia Cases in an Active Surveillance System: United States, 2019-2020." Open forum infectious diseases.. 2022 Sep; 9(9):ofac461. Epub 2022 Sep 07.

9/21/2021
Wakeman D, Livingston MH, Levatino E, Juviler P, Gleason C, Tesini B, Wilson NA, Pegoli W, Arca MJ. "Reduction of surgical site infections in pediatric patients with complicated appendicitis: Utilization of antibiotic stewardship principles and quality improvement methodology." Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2021 Sep 21; Epub 2021 Sep 21.

6/18/2021
Seagle EE, Jackson BR, Lockhart SR, Georgacopoulos O, Nunnally NS, Roland J, Barter DM, Johnston HL, Czaja CA, Kayalioglu H, Clogher P, Revis A, Farley MM, Harrison LH, Davis SS, Phipps EC, Tesini BL, Schaffner W, Markus TM, Lyman MM. "The landscape of candidemia during the COVID-19 pandemic." Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.. 2021 Jun 18; Epub 2021 Jun 18.

Books & Chapters

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: 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: 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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