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Sonal S. Munsiff, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Interests

Bone & Joint Infections General Infectious Diseases MRSA Infections Osteomyelitis Tuberculosis

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-0526

Fax: (585) 273-1055

Office: (585) 275-0526

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Dr. Sonal Munsiff is board-certified in Infectious Diseases. She manages many acute and chronic infections mostly in the outpatient clinic setting, with particular interest in bone and joint infections, orthopedic hardware, and cardiac device related infections, infections with drug resistant organism, HIV, and mycobacterial infections. She is working with a multidisciplinary staff to manage Outpatient IV antibiotics patients for the institution.

Professional Background

Dr. Sonal Munsiff is board-certified in Infectious Diseases. She manages many acute and chronic infections mostly in the outpatient clinic setting, with particular interest in bone and joint infections, orthopedic hardware, and device related infections, infections with drug resistant organism, HIV and AIDS, and mycobacterial infections. She is working with a multidisciplinary staff to manage Outpatient IV antibiotic patients for the institution. She will be teaching "Epidemiology of Infectious Disease" Course in the Epidemiology Division of the School of Medicine and Dentistry in Fall 2017. . Previously she has worked in the field of TB control for 15 years with the NYC Bureau of Tuberculosis Control, and with CDC. She served as the Director of Epidemiology for the Program for several years, and then was Director and Assistant Commissioner of the program for 7 years. She has conducted research on various aspects of TB, particularly drug-resistant TB, complications and treatment of TB in HIV-infected persons, transmission and molecular epidemiology of TB, outbreak investigations, and program evaluation. She was co-investigator for the CDC TB clinical rails Unit on studying Moxifloxacin for TB treatment. She has authored over 60 medical publications, including the NYC "TB manual".

Research

Dr. Munsiff's current research interests include optimal diagnosis and management of osteomyelitis, usefulness of the Interferon gamma release assays for diagnosis of latent TB infection, and diagnosis and management of non tuberculous mycobacterial diseases. Previously she has worked in the field of TB control for 15 years and has conducted research on various aspects of TB, particularly drug-resistant TB, complications and treatment of TB in HIV-infected persons, transmission and molecular epidemiology of TB, outbreak investigations, and program evaluation. She was co-investigator for the CDC TB clinical rails Unit on studying Moxifloxacin for TB treatment. She has authored over 60 medical publications, including the NYC "TB manual".

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/15/1989 - 06/15/1990
Internship in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

07/01/1993 - 06/30/1995
Fellowship in Internal Medicine: Infectious Disease at Montefiore Medical Center

06/16/1990 - 07/30/1992
Residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center

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Publications

Journal Articles

2/15/2017
Vinnard C, King L, Munsiff S, Crossa A, Iwata K, Pasipanodya J, Proops D, Ahuja S. "Long-term Mortality of Patients With Tuberculous Meningitis in New York City: A Cohort Study." Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.. 2017 Feb 15; 64(4):401-407.

9/2016
Aburjania N, Hammert WC, Bansal M, Boyce BF, Munsiff SS. "Chronic tenosynovitis of the hand caused by Mycobacterium heraklionense." International journal of mycobacteriology.. 2016 Sep 0; 5(3):273-275. Epub 2016 Jun 16.

3/2011
Perri BR, Proops D, Moonan PK, Munsiff SS, Kreiswirth BN, Goranson C, Ahuja SD. "Mycobacterium tuberculosis cluster with developing drug resistance, New York, New York, USA, 2003-2009." Emerging infectious diseases.. 2011 Mar 0; 17(3):372-8.

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