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Lisa Marie Chirch, M.D., FIDSA

Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Fellowship Director, Infectious Diseases
Academic Office Location:
Division of Infectious Diseases
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3212
Phone: 800-535-6232
860-679-7692
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Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.S.Georgetown UniversitySpanish
M.D.State University of New York Upstate Medical UniversityMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyGeorgetown University Medical CenterInternal Medicine
FellowshipStony Brook University Medical CenterInfectious Diseases
Professional TrainingNew York State Department of HealthEmpire Clinical Research Investigators Program (ECRIP, Funds Provided by New York State Department of Health)

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Excellence in Teaching: Specialist/Consultant. UConn Primary Care Internal Medicine ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut
Excellence in Medical Education as a Co-Preceptor in DoCCUniversity of Connecticut
Outstanding Faculty in Graduate Medical EducationUniversity of Connecticut
Donald P. Rice, MD. (ID Fellow Mentee) Recipient of First Prize, Hartford County Medical Association Research Award, October 2017. Given for “Time from prescription to treatment initiation of direct acting antiviral agents for chronic hepatitis C infection: What are we waiting for?”.Hartford County Medical Assoc
Christopher Mashiak (Medical Student Mentee): Recipient of the Young Investigator Award, Connecticut ID Society Annual MeetingCT ID Society
Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (FIDSA)Ifectious Diseases Society of America
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
UConn Health Mortality Review CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20152018
International AIDS Society – USA: Core FacultyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2010
Stony Brook University School of Medicine Committee on AdmissionsEducation CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalUniversity2009
Faculty Advisor: Anastomoses, Stony Brook University School of Medicine Student Journal of Arts and SciencesAdvisory CommitteeAdvisory BoardExternalUniversity2009

Antiretroviral therapies
Metabolic problems in HIV infection
HIV/hepatitis C coinfection

Journal Articles

  • Tuberculosis and interleukin blocking monoclonal antibodies: Is there risk?
    Kelsey A, Chirch LM, Payette MJ Dermatology Online Journal 2018 Sep;24(9):1-5
  • Timing of treatment initiation of direct-acting antivirals for HIV/HCV coinfected and HCV monoinfected patients.
    Rice, Donald P; Ordoveza, Michelle A; Palmer, Ann M; Wu, George Y; Chirch, Lisa M AIDS care 2018 Jul;301507-1511
  • Pulmonary artery intravascular abscess: A rare complication of incomplete infective endocarditis treatment in the setting of injection drug use
    Simran Gupta, David B. Banach, Lisa M. Chirch IDCases 2018 Mar;12(2018):88-91
  • Drug-Induced Sweet Syndrome in a Man With Sarcoidosis: Are There Any Common Mechanisms of Pathogenesis?
    Gkrouzman, Elena; Chirch, Lisa; Lakshminarayanan, Santhanam Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases 2018 Mar;
  • HIV and aging: a clinical journey from Koch's postulate to the chronic disease model and the contribution of geriatric syndromes.
    Chirch, Lisa M; Hasham, Mohamed; Kuchel, George A Current opinion in HIV and AIDS 2014 Jul;9(4):405-11
  • Proactive infectious disease approach to dermatologic patients who are taking tumor necrosis factor-alfa antagonists: Part I. Risks associated with tumor necrosis factor-alfa antagonists.
    Chirch, Lisa M; Cataline, Philip R; Dieckhaus, Kevin D; Grant-Kels, Jane M Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2014 Jul;71(1):1.e1-8; quiz 1.e8-9, 10
  • Proactive infectious disease approach to dermatologic patients who are taking tumor necrosis factor-alfa antagonists: Part II. Screening for patients on tumor necrosis factor-alfa antagonists.
    Chirch, Lisa M; Cataline, Philip R; Dieckhaus, Kevin D; Grant-Kels, Jane M Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2014 Jul;71(1):11.e1-7; quiz 18-20
  • Clinical implications of elevated HIV-1 viral load results obtained from samples stored frozen in vacutainer plasma preparation tubes.
    Cloherty, Gavin; Swanson, Priscilla; Lucic, Danijela; Dieckhaus, Kevin; Anthony, Paul; Cataline, Philip; Herman, Christine; Hackett, John; Skolnik, Paul R; Chirch, Lisa Journal of virological methods 2014 Apr;20491-2
  • The major genetic determinants of HIV-1 control affect HLA class I peptide presentation.
    Pereyra, Florencia; Jia, Xiaoming; McLaren, Paul J; Telenti, Amalio; de Bakker, Paul I W; Walker, Bruce D; Ripke, Stephan; Brumme, Chanson J; Pulit, Sara L; Carrington, Mary; Kadie, Carl M; Carlson, Jonathan M; Heckerman, David; Graham, Robert R; Plenge, Robert M; Deeks, Steven G; Gianniny, Lauren; Crawford, Gabriel; Sullivan, Jordan; Gonzalez, Elena; Davies, Leela; Camargo, Amy; Moore, Jamie M; Beattie, Nicole; Gupta, Supriya; Crenshaw, Andrew; Burtt, Noël P; Guiducci, Candace; Gupta, Namrata; Gao, Xiaojiang; Qi, Ying; Yuki, Yuko; Piechocka-Trocha, Alicja; Cutrell, Emily; Rosenberg, Rachel; Moss, Kristin L; Lemay, Paul; O'Leary, Jessica; Schaefer, Todd; Verma, Pranshu; Toth, Ildiko; Block, Brian; Baker, Brett; Rothchild, Alissa; Lian, Jeffrey; Proudfoot, Jacqueline; Alvino, Donna Marie L; Vine, Seanna; Addo, Marylyn M; Allen, Todd M; Altfeld, Marcus; Henn, Matthew R; Le Gall, Sylvie; Streeck, Hendrik; Haas, David W; Kuritzkes, Daniel R; Robbins, Gregory K; Shafer, Robert W; Gulick, Roy M; Shikuma, Cecilia M; Haubrich, Richard; Riddler, Sharon; Sax, Paul E; Daar, Eric S; Ribaudo, Heather J; Agan, Brian; Agarwal, Shanu; Ahern, Richard L; Allen, Brady L; Altidor, Sherly; Altschuler, Eric L; Ambardar, Sujata; Anastos, Kathryn; Anderson, Ben; Anderson, Val; Andrady, Ushan; Antoniskis, Diana; Bangsberg, David; Barbaro, Daniel; Barrie, William; Bartczak, J; Barton, Simon; Basden, Patricia; Basgoz, Nesli; Bazner, Suzane; Bellos, Nicholaos C; Benson, Anne M; Berger, Judith; Bernard, Nicole F; Bernard, Annette M; Birch, Christopher; Bodner, Stanley J; Bolan, Robert K; Boudreaux, Emilie T; Bradley, Meg; Braun, James F; Brndjar, Jon E; Brown, Stephen J; Brown, Katherine; Brown, Sheldon T; Burack, Jedidiah; Bush, Larry M; Cafaro, Virginia; Campbell, Omobolaji; Campbell, John; Carlson, Robert H; Carmichael, J Kevin; Casey, Kathleen K; Cavacuiti, Chris; Celestin, Gregory; Chambers, Steven T; Chez, Nancy; Chirch, Lisa M; Cimoch, Paul J; Cohen, Daniel; Cohn, Lillian E; Conway, Brian; Cooper, David A; Cornelson, Brian; Cox, David T; Cristofano, Michael V; Cuchural, George; Czartoski, Julie L; Dahman, Joseph M; Daly, Jennifer S; Davis, Benjamin T; Davis, Kristine; Davod, Sheila M; DeJesus, Edwin; Dietz, Craig A; Dunham, Eleanor; Dunn, Michael E; Ellerin, Todd B; Eron, Joseph J; Fangman, John J W; Farel, Claire E; Ferlazzo, Helen; Fidler, Sarah; Fleenor-Ford, Anita; Frankel, Renee; Freedberg, Kenneth A; French, Neel K; Fuchs, Jonathan D; Fuller, Jon D; Gaberman, Jonna; Gallant, Joel E; Gandhi, Rajesh T; Garcia, Efrain; Garmon, Donald; Gathe, Joseph C; Gaultier, Cyril R; Gebre, Wondwoosen; Gilman, Frank D; Gilson, Ian; Goepfert, Paul A; Gottlieb, Michael S; Goulston, Claudia; Groger, Richard K; Gurley, T Douglas; Haber, Stuart; Hardwicke, Robin; Hardy, W David; Harrigan, P Richard; Hawkins, Trevor N; Heath, Sonya; Hecht, Frederick M; Henry, W Keith; Hladek, Melissa; Hoffman, Robert P; Horton, James M; Hsu, Ricky K; Huhn, Gregory D; Hunt, Peter; Hupert, Mark J; Illeman, Mark L; Jaeger, Hans; Jellinger, Robert M; John, Mina; Johnson, Jennifer A; Johnson, Kristin L; Johnson, Heather; Johnson, Kay; Joly, Jennifer; Jordan, Wilbert C; Kauffman, Carol A; Khanlou, Homayoon; Killian, Robert K; Kim, Arthur Y; Kim, David D; Kinder, Clifford A; Kirchner, Jeffrey T; Kogelman, Laura; Kojic, Erna Milunka; Korthuis, P Todd; Kurisu, Wayne; Kwon, Douglas S; LaMar, Melissa; Lampiris, Harry; Lanzafame, Massimiliano; Lederman, Michael M; Lee, David M; Lee, Jean M L; Lee, Marah J; Lee, Edward T Y; Lemoine, Janice; Levy, Jay A; Llibre, Josep M; Liguori, Michael A; Little, Susan J; Liu, Anne Y; Lopez, Alvaro J; Loutfy, Mono R; Loy, Dawn; Mohammed, Debbie Y; Man, Alan; Mansour, Michael K; Marconi, Vincent C; Markowitz, Martin; Marques, Rui; Martin, Jeffrey N; Martin, Harold L; Mayer, Kenneth Hugh; McElrath, M Juliana; McGhee, Theresa A; McGovern, Barbara H; McGowan, Katherine; McIntyre, Dawn; Mcleod, Gavin X; Menezes, Prema; Mesa, Greg; Metroka, Craig E; Meyer-Olson, Dirk; Miller, Andy O; Montgomery, Kate; Mounzer, Karam C; Nagami, Ellen H; Nagin, Iris; Nahass, Ronald G; Nelson, Margret O; Nielsen, Craig; Norene, David L; O'Connor, David H; Ojikutu, Bisola O; Okulicz, Jason; Oladehin, Olakunle O; Oldfield, Edward C; Olender, Susan A; Ostrowski, Mario; Owen, William F; Pae, Eunice; Parsonnet, Jeffrey; Pavlatos, Andrew M; Perlmutter, Aaron M; Pierce, Michael N; Pincus, Jonathan M; Pisani, Leandro; Price, Lawrence Jay; Proia, Laurie; Prokesch, Richard C; Pujet, Heather Calderon; Ramgopal, Moti; Rathod, Almas; Rausch, Michael; Ravishankar, J; Rhame, Frank S; Richards, Constance Shamuyarira; Richman, Douglas D; Rodes, Berta; Rodriguez, Milagros; Rose, Richard C; Rosenberg, Eric S; Rosenthal, Daniel; Ross, Polly E; Rubin, David S; Rumbaugh, Elease; Saenz, Luis; Salvaggio, Michelle R; Sanchez, William C; Sanjana, Veeraf M; Santiago, Steven; Schmidt, Wolfgang; Schuitemaker, Hanneke; Sestak, Philip M; Shalit, Peter; Shay, William; Shirvani, Vivian N; Silebi, Vanessa I; Sizemore, James M; Skolnik, Paul R; Sokol-Anderson, Marcia; Sosman, James M; Stabile, Paul; Stapleton, Jack T; Starrett, Sheree; Stein, Francine; Stellbrink, Hans-Jurgen; Sterman, F Lisa; Stone, Valerie E; Stone, David R; Tambussi, Giuseppe; Taplitz, Randy A; Tedaldi, Ellen M; Telenti, Amalio; Theisen, William; Torres, Richard; Tosiello, Lorraine; Tremblay, Cecile; Tribble, Marc A; Trinh, Phuong D; Tsao, Alice; Ueda, Peggy; Vaccaro, Anthony; Valadas, Emilia; Vanig, Thanes J; Vecino, Isabel; Vega, Vilma M; Veikley, Wenoah; Wade, Barbara H; Walworth, Charles; Wanidworanun, Chingchai; Ward, Douglas J; Warner, Daniel A; Weber, Robert D; Webster, Duncan; Weis, Steve; Wheeler, David A; White, David J; Wilkins, Ed; Winston, Alan; Wlodaver, Clifford G; van't Wout, Angelique; Wright, David P; Yang, Otto O; Yurdin, David L; Zabukovic, Brandon W; Zachary, Kimon C; Zeeman, Beth; Zhao, Meng Science (New York, N.Y.) 2010 Dec;330(6010):1551-7
  • Raltegravir in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection.
    Chirch, Lisa M; Steigbigel, Roy T Infection and drug resistance 2010 Jan;315-23
  • Treatment of HIV infection with raltegravir.
    Chirch, Lisa M; Morrison, Sidonie; Steigbigel, Roy T Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy 2009 May;10(7):1203-11
  • Management of an HIV-Infected Patient after Initial Antiretroviral Regimen Failure. Case on the Web
    Sangchan W, Chirch LM. International AIDS Society-USA 2009 Jan;
  • Treatment of HIV-1 infection with Raltegravir.
    Chirch LM, Morrison S, Steigbigel R. Expert Opin. Pharmacother. 2009 Jan;10(7):1203-1211
  • Successful treatment of invasive Aspergillus sinusitis with caspofungin and voriconazole.
    Chirch, Lisa; Roche, Patricia; Fuhrer, Jack Ear, nose, & throat journal 2008 Jan;87(1):30-3
  • Cerebral toxoplasmosis in AIDS.
    Chirch, Lisa M; Luft, Benjamin J Handbook of clinical neurology 2007 Jan;85147-58
  • Osteopenia in patients with HIV infection is not associated with elevated sTNFR2 levels.
    Chirch, Lisa M; Feiner, Joshua; Go, Roderick; Mynarcik, Dennis; McNurlan, Margaret; Gelato, Marie; Steigbigel, Roy Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2006 Oct;43(8):1084-5
  • Tuberculous otitis media: report of 2 cases on Long Island, N.Y., and a review of all cases reported in the United States from 1990 through 2003.
    Chirch, Lisa M; Ahmad, Khalid; Spinner, Warren; Jimenez, Victor E; Donelan, Susan V; Smouha, Eric Ear, nose, & throat journal 2005 Aug;84(8):488, 490, 492 passim
  • Lepromatous leprosy reversal reaction.
    Chirch, Lisa M; Jimenez, Victor E The Lancet. Infectious diseases 2005 Jan;5(1):64

Letters

Reviews

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Update on Prosthetic Joint InfectionsLectureOrthopedics Residency Boot Camp2019UConn Health
The Effects of Locus of Control, Social Support, and Stigma on the HIV Care Continuum in the Aging HIV-Infected PopulationPosterID Week 20182018San Francisco, CA
Cerebral and Cerebellar Toxoplasmosis Presenting with Disseminated MAC Co-Infection in a Patient with HIV/AIDSPosterCDC International Conference Emerging Infectious Diseases2018Atlanta, GA
Evaluation of Bone Health Screening Practices Among HIV and Primary Care ProvidersPosterENDO 20182018Chicago, IL
Tuberculosis of the genitourinary tractLectureUrology Grand Rounds2018UConn Health
Update on HIV testing and PrEPCommunity Health Services2018Hartford, CT
Hepatitis C for Family PhysiciansTalkConnecticut Academy of Family Physicians Annual Meeting2017Southington, CT
The immunology of opportunistic infectionsTalkFlushing Hospital Department of Medicine Noon Conference2011Flushing Hospital
Review of New York State HIV Testing Law and Antiretroviral therapyTalkStony Brook University Medical Center Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds2011Stony Brook University
Appropriate use and monitoring of vancomycin for the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremiaPosterSHEA 2011 21st Annual Scientific Meeting2011Dallas
Aging and HIV infectionTalkSuffolk County Department of Health Biannual HIV update2010Suffolk County Department of Health
Update on HIV Testing Law in New York StateTalkSouth Nassau Communities Hospital Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds2010South Nassau Communities Hospital
HIV and renal diseaseTalkSuffolk County Department of Health Biannual HIV update2010Suffolk County Department of Health
Opportunistic Infections in HIV/AIDSTalkFlushing Hospital Department of Medicine Noon Conference2010Flushing Hospital
HIV and Maintaining Wellness. Interview on WLIU, “In the Morning” with Bonne Grice, National Public Radio. TalkSouthampton Hospital World AIDS Day Commemoration2009Southampton Hospital
Tuberculosis in HIV/AIDSTalkSuffolk County Department of Health Biannual HIV update2009Suffolk County Department of Health
Update on the Medical Management of HIV InfectionTalkLong Island City Floating Hospital Grand Rounds2009Long Island City Floating Hospital
Update on Newer Antibiotics: Mechanisms, Indications, ToxicitiesTalkLong Island Geriatric Education Center Infectious Diseases Conference2009Long Island Geriatric Education Center
Cardiovascular events in HIV: role of abacavir, tenofovir, and inflammationPoster47th Annual Meeting of the IDSA2009Philadelphia
Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Hepatitis BTalkSouth Nassau Communities Hospital Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds2008South Nassau Communities Hospital
HIV and Hepatitis B Co-infectionTalkSuffolk County Department of Health Biannual HIV Update2008Suffolk County Department of Health
Diagnosis and Management of Hepatitis C InfectionTalkSouth Nassau Communities Hospital Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds2008South Nassau Communities Hospital
HIV and Hepatitis C Co-infectionTalkSuffolk County Department of Health Biannual HIV Update2008Suffolk County Department of Health
Update on the Global EpidemicTalkSouthampton Hospital World AIDS Day Commemoration2007Southampton Hospital
Elevated pro-inflammatory cytokines and cellular activation in HIV-infected patients with lipoatrophyPoster44th Annual Meeting of the IDSA2006Toronto
Effects of Smoking on Lipodystrophy and Immune ActivationPoster43rd Annual Meeting of the IDSA2005San Francisco
Factors associated with clinical lipoatrophy in an HIV-infected cohortPoster42nd Annual Meeting of the IDSA2004Boston
Central Line Related Bloodstream Infections at a University Hospital; Contributing FactorsTalkRegional American College of Physicians Meeting2002Washington, D.C.