Julia Antoinette Messina, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Campus mail Hanes House Room 150, Box DUMC 102359, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-2660
Email address julia.messina@duke.edu

I am a Transplant Infectious Diseases Physician who specializes in the care of immunocompromised patients including solid organ and bone marrow transplant recipients and patients with HIV. My research interest is in the role of the gut microbiome in the propagation of invasive bacterial infections in patients with hematologic malignancies. 

Education and Training

  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2013 - 2018
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 2010 - 2013
  • Infectious Disease Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, 0018
  • M.H.S., Duke University School of Medicine, 2018
  • M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 2010

Publications

Messina, Julia A., Cameron R. Wolfe, Marion Hemmersbach-Miller, Carmelo Milano, Jamie L. Todd, John Reynolds, Barbara D. Alexander, Wiley A. Schell, Christina A. Cuomo, and John R. Perfect. “Genomic characterization of recurrent mold infections in thoracic transplant recipients..” Transpl Infect Dis 20, no. 5 (October 2018). https://doi.org/10.1111/tid.12935.

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29851203
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Messina, Julia A., Rohita Sinha, Kimberly Starr, Mehreen Arshad, Barbara D. Alexander, Nelson J. Chao, and Anthony D. Sung. “Clinical and Genomic Characterization of Recurrent Enterococcal Bloodstream Infection in Patients With Acute Leukemia..” Open Forum Infect Dis 5, no. 6 (June 2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofy107.

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29977964
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Freischlag, Kyle William, Julia Messina, Brian Ezekian, Michael S. Mulvihill, Andrew Barbas, Carl Berg, Debra Sudan, John Reynolds, Matthew Hartwig, and Stuart Knechtle. “Single-Center Long-Term Analysis of Combined Liver-Lung Transplant Outcomes..” Transplant Direct 4, no. 5 (May 2018). https://doi.org/10.1097/TXD.0000000000000785.

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29796420
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DeFilipp, Zachariah, Jonathan U. Peled, Shuli Li, Jasmin Mahabamunuge, Zeina Dagher, Ann E. Slingerland, Candice Del Rio, et al. “Third-party fecal microbiota transplantation following allo-HCT reconstitutes microbiome diversity..” Blood Adv 2, no. 7 (April 10, 2018): 745–53. https://doi.org/10.1182/bloodadvances.2018017731.

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Hemmersbach-Miller, Marion, Carl L. Berg, Julia A. Messina, and Cameron R. Wolfe. “Transplant Drug Interactions and a Word of Caution for the HIV Provider. A Case Report..” Open Forum Infect Dis 5, no. 4 (April 2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofy070.

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29713654
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Pericàs, J. M., J. A. Messina, C. Garcia-de-la-Mària, L. Park, B. K. Sharma-Kuinkel, F. Marco, D. Wray, et al. “Influence of vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration on the outcome of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus left-sided infective endocarditis treated with antistaphylococcal β-lactam antibiotics: a prospective cohort study by the International Collaboration on Endocarditis..” Clin Microbiol Infect 23, no. 8 (August 2017): 544–49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2017.01.017.

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28159672
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Jackson, W., C. P. Hornik, J. A. Messina, K. Guglielmo, A. Watwe, G. Delancy, A. Valdez, et al. “In-hospital outcomes of premature infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia..” J Perinatol 37, no. 7 (July 2017): 853–56. https://doi.org/10.1038/jp.2017.49.

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Tie, Guodong, Jinglian Yan, Lyne Khair, Julia A. Messina, April Deng, Joonsoo Kang, Thomas Fazzio, and Louis M. Messina. “Hypercholesterolemia Increases Colorectal Cancer Incidence by Reducing Production of NKT and γδ T Cells from Hematopoietic Stem Cells..” Cancer Res 77, no. 9 (May 1, 2017): 2351–62. https://doi.org/10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-16-1916.

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Parente, V., R. H. Clark, L. Ku, C. Fennell, M. Johnson, E. Morris, A. Romaine, et al. “Risk factors for group B streptococcal disease in neonates of mothers with negative antenatal testing..” J Perinatol 37, no. 2 (February 2017): 157–61. https://doi.org/10.1038/jp.2016.201.

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Messina, Julia A., Eileen K. Maziarz, Andrej Spec, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, and John R. Perfect. “Disseminated Cryptococcosis With Brain Involvement in Patients With Chronic Lymphoid Malignancies on Ibrutinib..” Open Forum Infect Dis 4, no. 1 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofw261.

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28480254
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