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Brenda L. Tesini, M.D.

Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Infectious Diseases

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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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

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Infectious Disease
  • 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

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

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

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

4/1/2016 - 6/30/2017
Fellowship in Internal Medicine: Infectious Disease at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

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 Scholarship Recipient
Sponsor: University of Miami

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Publications

Journal Articles

12/2014
Tesini BL, Epstein LG, Caserta MT. "Clinical impact of primary infection with roseoloviruses." Current opinion in virology.. 2014 Dec 0; 9:91-6. Epub 2014 Oct 14.

2013
Hoy Z; Tesini B. "Pneumocystosis. In Gamble, K.C., and M.M. Clancy (eds). Infectious Diseases of Concern to Captive and Free Ranging Animals in North America, 2nd ed." Infectious Disease Committee, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Yulee, Florida. 2013; : 1098.

1/15/2010
Warren HS, Fitting C, Hoff E, Adib-Conquy M, Beasley-Topliffe L, Tesini B, Liang X, Valentine C, Hellman J, Hayden D, Cavaillon JM. "Resilience to bacterial infection: difference between species could be due to proteins in serum." The Journal of infectious diseases.. 2010 Jan 15; 201(2):223-32.

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