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

Alexander, B. D., M. D. Johnson, C. D. Pfeiffer, C. Jiménez-Ortigosa, J. Catania, and R. Booker. “Erratum: Increasing echinocandin resistance in Candida glabrata: Clinical failure correlates with presence of FKS mutations and elevated minimum inhibitory concentrations (Clinical Infectious Diseases (2013) 56 (1724-32)).” Clinical Infectious Diseases 58, no. 5 (March 1, 2014): 754. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cit956.

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Lionakis, Michail S., Muthulekha Swamydas, Brett G. Fischer, Theo S. Plantinga, Melissa D. Johnson, Martin Jaeger, Nathaniel M. Green, et al. “CX3CR1-dependent renal macrophage survival promotes Candida control and host survival.” J Clin Invest 123, no. 12 (December 2013): 5035–51. https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI71307.

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24177428
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Lyon, G Marshall, Deborah Abdul-Ali, Juergen Loeffler, P Lewis White, Brian Wickes, Monica L. Herrera, Barbara D. Alexander, et al. “Development and evaluation of a calibrator material for nucleic acid-based assays for diagnosing aspergillosis.” J Clin Microbiol 51, no. 7 (July 2013): 2403–5. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00744-13.

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23616459
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Alexander, Barbara D., Melissa D. Johnson, Christopher D. Pfeiffer, Cristina Jiménez-Ortigosa, Jelena Catania, Rachel Booker, Mariana Castanheira, Shawn A. Messer, David S. Perlin, and Michael A. Pfaller. “Increasing echinocandin resistance in Candida glabrata: clinical failure correlates with presence of FKS mutations and elevated minimum inhibitory concentrations.” Clin Infect Dis 56, no. 12 (June 2013): 1724–32. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cit136.

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23487382
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Westervelt, Justin D., Barbara D. Alexander, Sylvia F. Costa, Sara E. Miller, David N. Howell, and Stephen R. Smith. “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): E42–48. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.12048.

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23278388
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Dodds Ashley, Elizabeth, Richard Drew, Melissa Johnson, Robert Danna, Dominika Dabrowski, Valery Walker, Manishi Prasad, Barbara Alexander, George Papadopoulos, and John Perfect. “Cost of invasive fungal infections in the era of new diagnostics and expanded treatment options.” Pharmacotherapy 32, no. 10 (October 2012): 890–901. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1875-9114.2012.01124.

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23033228
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Schell, W. A., J. L. Benton, P. B. Smith, M. Poore, J. L. Rouse, D. J. Boles, M. D. Johnson, et al. “Evaluation of a digital microfluidic real-time PCR platform to detect DNA of Candida albicans in blood.” Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 31, no. 9 (September 2012): 2237–45. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-012-1561-6.

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22327343
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Plantinga, Theo S., Melissa D. Johnson, William K. Scott, Esther van de Vosse, Digna R. Velez Edwards, P Brian Smith, Barbara D. Alexander, et al. “Toll-like receptor 1 polymorphisms increase susceptibility to candidemia.” J Infect Dis 205, no. 6 (March 15, 2012): 934–43. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jir867.

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Rosentul, D. C., T. S. Plantinga, W. K. Scott, B. D. Alexander, N. M. D. van de Geer, J. R. Perfect, B. J. Kullberg, M. D. Johnson, and M. G. Netea. “The impact of caspase-12 on susceptibility to candidemia.” Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 31, no. 3 (March 2012): 277–80. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-011-1307-x.

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21706251
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Johnson, Melissa D., Theo S. Plantinga, Esther van de Vosse, Digna R. Velez Edwards, P Brian Smith, Barbara D. Alexander, John C. Yang, et al. “Cytokine gene polymorphisms and the outcome of invasive candidiasis: a prospective cohort study.” Clin Infect Dis 54, no. 4 (February 15, 2012): 502–10. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cir827.

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22144535
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