Barbara Dudley Alexander, MD

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pathology
Campus mail 315 Trent Drive, Hanes House, Room 163A, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-0789
Email address alexa011@mc.duke.edu

Clinical research related to infectious complications of solid organ and bone marrow transplantation, with a particular interest in the treatment and rapid diagnosis of fungal disease.

Education and Training

  • Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Duke University, 1996 - 1998
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1993 - 1996
  • M.D., East Carolina University, 1993

Publications

Kauffman, CA, Freifeld, AG, Andes, DR, Baddley, JW, Herwaldt, L, Walker, RC, Alexander, BD, Anaissie, EJ, Benedict, K, Ito, JI, Knapp, KM, Lyon, GM, Marr, KA, Morrison, VA, Park, BJ, Patterson, TF, Schuster, MG, Chiller, TM, and Pappas, PG. "Endemic fungal infections in solid organ and hematopoietic cell transplant recipients enrolled in the Transplant-Associated Infection Surveillance Network (TRANSNET)." Transplant Infectious Disease 16, no. 2 (April 2014): 213-224.

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"Alexander et al (Clin Infect Dis 2013; 56:1724-s32)." Clinical Infectious Diseases 58, no. 5 (March 1, 2014): 754-754.

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Lamoth, F, and Alexander, BD. "Nonmolecular methods for the diagnosis of respiratory fungal infections." Clinics in Laboratory Medicine 34, no. 2 (January 1, 2014): 315-336. (Review)

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Doligalski, CT, Benedict, K, Cleveland, AA, Park, B, Derado, G, Pappas, PG, Baddley, JW, Zaas, DW, Harris, MT, and Alexander, BD. "Epidemiology of invasive mold infections in lung transplant recipients." American Journal of Transplantation 14, no. 6 (January 1, 2014): 1328-1333.

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Lionakis, MS, Swamydas, M, Fischer, BG, Plantinga, TS, Johnson, MD, Jaeger, M, Green, NM, Masedunskas, A, Weigert, R, Mikelis, C, Wan, W, Lee, C-CR, Lim, JK, Rivollier, A, Yang, JC, Laird, GM, Wheeler, RT, Alexander, BD, Perfect, JR, Gao, J-L, Kullberg, B-J, Netea, MG, and Murphy, PM. "CX3CR1-dependent renal macrophage survival promotes Candida control and host survival." The Journal of Clinical Investigation 123, no. 12 (December 2013): 5035-5051.

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24177428
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Lyon, GM, Abdul-Ali, D, Loeffler, J, White, PL, Wickes, B, Herrera, ML, Alexander, BD, Baden, LR, Clancy, C, Denning, D, Nguyen, MH, Sugrue, M, Wheat, LJ, Wingard, JR, Donnelly, JP, Barnes, R, Patterson, TF, Caliendo, AM, AsTeC, IAAM, and EAPCRI Investigators, . "Development and evaluation of a calibrator material for nucleic acid-based assays for diagnosing aspergillosis." Journal of Clinical Microbiology 51, no. 7 (July 2013): 2403-2405.

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23616459
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Alexander, BD, Johnson, MD, Pfeiffer, CD, Jiménez-Ortigosa, C, Catania, J, Booker, R, Castanheira, M, Messer, SA, Perlin, DS, and Pfaller, MA. "Increasing echinocandin resistance in Candida glabrata: clinical failure correlates with presence of FKS mutations and elevated minimum inhibitory concentrations." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 56, no. 12 (June 2013): 1724-1732.

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23487382
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Westervelt, JD, Alexander, BD, Costa, SF, Miller, SE, Howell, DN, and Smith, SR. "Detection of BK polyomavirus after kidney transplantation: a comparison of urine electron microscopy with plasma polymerase chain reaction." Clin Transplant 27, no. 1 (January 2013): E42-E48.

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23278388
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Westervelt, JD, Alexander, BD, Costa, SF, Miller, SE, Howell, DN, and Smith, SR. "Detection of BK polyomavirus after kidney transplantation: A comparison of urine electron microscopy with plasma polymerase chain reaction." Clinical Transplantation 27, no. 1 (2013): E42-E48.

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Dodds Ashley, E, Drew, R, Johnson, M, Danna, R, Dabrowski, D, Walker, V, Prasad, M, Alexander, B, Papadopoulos, G, and Perfect, J. "Cost of invasive fungal infections in the era of new diagnostics and expanded treatment options." Pharmacotherapy 32, no. 10 (October 2012): 890-901.

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23033228
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