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

Hanson, Kimberly E., Christopher D. Pfeiffer, Erika D. Lease, Alfred H. Balch, Aimee K. Zaas, John R. Perfect, and Barbara D. Alexander. “β-D-glucan surveillance with preemptive anidulafungin for invasive candidiasis in intensive care unit patients: a randomized pilot study.” Plos One 7, no. 8 (2012): e42282. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0042282.

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22879929
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Alexander, Barbara D., Thomas P. Winkler, Shuai Shi, Elizabeth S. Dodds Ashley, and Anthony J. Hickey. “In vitro characterization of nebulizer delivery of liposomal amphotericin B aerosols.” Pharm Dev Technol 16, no. 6 (November 2011): 577–82. https://doi.org/10.3109/10837450.2011.591803.

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21699390
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Rosentul, Diana C., Theo S. Plantinga, Marije Oosting, William K. Scott, Digna R. Velez Edwards, P Brian Smith, Barbara D. Alexander, et al. “Genetic variation in the dectin-1/CARD9 recognition pathway and susceptibility to candidemia.” J Infect Dis 204, no. 7 (October 1, 2011): 1138–45. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jir458.

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21881131
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Park, Benjamin J., Peter G. Pappas, Kathleen A. Wannemuehler, Barbara D. Alexander, Elias J. Anaissie, David R. Andes, John W. Baddley, et al. “Invasive non-Aspergillus mold infections in transplant recipients, United States, 2001-2006.” Emerg Infect Dis 17, no. 10 (October 2011): 1855–64. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1710.110087.

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22000355
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Pfeiffer, Christopher D., Gregory P. Samsa, Wiley A. Schell, L Barth Reller, John R. Perfect, and Barbara D. Alexander. “Quantitation of Candida CFU in initial positive blood cultures.” J Clin Microbiol 49, no. 8 (August 2011): 2879–83. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00609-11.

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21677065
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Pfaller, Michael A., David Andes, Maiken C. Arendrup, Daniel J. Diekema, Ana Espinel-Ingroff, Barbara D. Alexander, Steven D. Brown, et al. “Clinical breakpoints for voriconazole and Candida spp. revisited: review of microbiologic, molecular, pharmacodynamic, and clinical data as they pertain to the development of species-specific interpretive criteria.” Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 70, no. 3 (July 2011): 330–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2011.03.002.

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21546199
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Hauser, Philippe M., Jacques Bille, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Christian Geltner, Marta Feldmesser, Michael Levi, Hitesh Patel, et al. “Multicenter, prospective clinical evaluation of respiratory samples from subjects at risk for Pneumocystis jirovecii infection by use of a commercial real-time PCR assay.” J Clin Microbiol 49, no. 5 (May 2011): 1872–78. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02390-10.

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21367988
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Person, Anna K., Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, and Barbara D. Alexander. “Fungal infections in transplant and oncology patients.” Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 25, no. 1 (February 2011): 193–213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hoc.2010.11.013.

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21236398
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Park, B. J., P. G. Pappas, K. A. Wannemuehler, B. D. Alexander, E. J. Anaissie, D. R. Andes, J. W. Baddley, et al. “Invasive non-Aspergillus mold infections in transplant recipients, United States, 2001-2006.” Emerging Infectious Diseases 17, no. 10 (January 1, 2011): 1855–64. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1710.110087.

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