Division of Infectious Diseases

Yoram A. Puius, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Yoram A. Puius

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)


Professional Interests

Clinical Interests:

- Infections in the immunocompromised host, including recipients of kidney, liver, heart, and stem cell transplants

- Infectious in patients with hematological malignancies

- Infections in patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices

- Lyme disease

- Pre-travel counseling and vaccination for the immunocompromised patient


Selected Publications

  1. Levy, D.T., Peck, N., Minamoto, G.Y., Puius, Y.A., D’Alessandro, D.A., Goldstein, D. and Muggia, V.A.  (2014)  The role of gallium SPECT-CT in the diagnosis of left ventricular assist device infections:  A case series and review of the literature.  ASAIO J., in press
  2. Levy, D.T., Guo, Y., Simkins, J., Puius, Y.A., Muggia, V.A., Goldstein, D.J., D'Alessandro, D.A., and Minamoto, G.Y. (2014) Left ventricular assist device exchange for persistent infection: a case series and review of the literature. Transplant Infectious Diseases16(3):453-460.
  3. Puius, Y.A., Sonder, G. B., and Mileno, M. (2013)  Chapter 27:  The Immunocompromised Traveler.  In:  Travel Medicine, 3rd Edition, Jay Keystone, Ed.  Elsevier.
  4. Irizarry-Acosta, M. and Puius, Y.A. (2010)  Post-influenza pneumonia:  Everything old is new again.  Medicine and Health in Rhode Island, 93: 204-211.
  5. Puius, Y.A. and Kalish, R.A. (2008)  Lyme Arthritis:  Pathogenesis, Clinical Presentation, and Management.  Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, 22: 289-300.
  6. Puius, Y.A., Shah, D.P., Brust, D.G., Dove, L.M., and Lefkowitch, J.H.  (2008) Three Cases of Autoimmune Hepatitis in HIV Infected Patients.  Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 42:  425-429.
  7. Puius, Y.A. and Snydman, D.R. (2007)  Prophylaxis and treatment of CMV disease in recipients of solid organ transplants:  Current approach and future challenges.  Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases 20:  419-424.
  8. Puius, Y.A. and Scully, B. (2007)  Treatment of Candida albicans pericarditis in a heart transplant patient.  Transplant Infectious Diseases 9:  229-232.
  9. Puius, Y.A., Stievater, T.H., and Srikrishnan, T. (2006)  Crystal structure, conformation, and absolute configuration of kanamycin A.  Carbohydrate Research 341:  2871-2875.
  10. Dewan, J.C., Feeling-Taylor, A., Puius, Y.A., Patskovska, L., Patskovsky, Y., Nagel, R.L., Almo, S.C., and Hirsch, R.E.(2002)  Structure of mutant human carbonmonoxyhemoglobin C (βE6K) at 2.0 Å resolution.  Acta Crystallographica D58:  2038-2042.
  11. Sarmiento, M., Puius, Y.A., Vetter, S.W., Keng, Y.-F., Wu, L., Zhao, Y., Lawrence, D.S., Almo, S.C., and Zhang, Z.-Y.  (2000)  Structural basis of plasticity in protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B substrate recognition.  Biochemistry 39:  8171-8179.
  12. Puius, Y.A., Fedorov, E.V., Eichinger, L., Schleicher, M., and Almo, S.C. (2000)  Mapping the functional surface of domain 2 in the gelsolin superfamily.  Biochemistry 39:  5322-5331.
  13. Puius, Y.A., Zou, M., Ho, N.T., Ho, C., and Almo, S.C. (1998)  Novel water-mediated hydrogen bonds as the structural basis for the low oxygen affinity of the blood substitute candidate rHb(α96Val®Trp). Biochemistry 37:  9258-65
  14. Puius, Y.A., Mahoney, N.M., and Almo, S.C. (1998)  The modular structure of actin-regulatory proteins. Current Opinion in Cell Biology  10: 23-34.
  15. Puius, Y.A., Zhao, Y., Sullivan, M., Lawrence, D.S., Almo, S.C., and Zhang, Z.-Y. (1997)  Identification of a second aryl phosphate-binding site in protein-tyrosine phosphatase 1B: a paradigm for inhibitor design.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A.  94: 13420-13425.

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