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

Rolfe, Robert, Wiley A. Schell, Becky Smith, Jacob Klapper, John R. Perfect, and Julia A. Messina. “Black mold takes hold and story told.” Med Mycol Case Rep 29 (September 2020): 12–14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mmcr.2020.05.005.

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Gray, Keyaria D., Julia A. Messina, Christopher Cortina, Tanasha Owens, Madeline Fowler, Matthew Foster, Simi Gbadegesin, et al. “Probiotic Use and Safety in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Matched Cohort Study.” J Pediatr 222 (July 2020): 59-64.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.03.051.

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Thompson, Jillian, Yi Ren, Kristi Romero, Meagan Lew, Amy Bush, Julia Messina, Sin-Ho Jung, et al. “Financial Incentives to Increase Stool Collection Rates for Microbiome Studies in Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Patients.” In Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 26:S371–S371. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Saullo, Jennifer L., Yanhong Li, Julia A. Messina, Jillian Thompson, Tara Dalton, Vinay K. Giri, Shelby D. Reed, et al. “Cytomegalovirus in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Transplantation: Impact on Costs and Clinical Outcomes Using a Preemptive Strategy.” Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 26, no. 3 (March 2020): 568–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbmt.2019.11.005.

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Eichenberger, Emily M., Jennifer Saullo, Danielle Brander, Shih-Hsiu Wang, John R. Perfect, and Julia A. Messina. “A case of CNS aspergillosis in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia on first-line ibrutinib therapy.” Med Mycol Case Rep 27 (March 2020): 17–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mmcr.2019.12.007.

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Peled, Jonathan U., Antonio L. C. Gomes, Sean M. Devlin, Eric R. Littmann, Ying Taur, Anthony D. Sung, Daniela Weber, et al. “Microbiota as Predictor of Mortality in Allogeneic Hematopoietic-Cell Transplantation.” N Engl J Med 382, no. 9 (February 27, 2020): 822–34. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1900623.

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Messina, Julia A., Rebekah W. Moehring, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Deverick J. Anderson. “Impact of Location of Acquisition of Gram-Positive Bloodstream Infections on Clinical Outcomes Among Patients Admitted to Community Hospitals.” Infect Drug Resist 13 (2020): 3023–31. https://doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S259185.

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Ruchlemer, Rosa, Ronen Ben-Ami, Maskit Bar-Meir, Jennifer R. Brown, Marion Malphettes, Rogier Mous, Sanne H. Tonino, et al. “Ibrutinib-associated invasive fungal diseases in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma: An observational study.” Mycoses 62, no. 12 (December 2019): 1140–47. https://doi.org/10.1111/myc.13001.

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Stein-Thoeringer, C. K., K. B. Nichols, A. Lazrak, M. D. Docampo, A. E. Slingerland, J. B. Slingerland, A. G. Clurman, et al. “Lactose drives Enterococcus expansion to promote graft-versus-host disease.” Science 366, no. 6469 (November 29, 2019): 1143–49. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aax3760.

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Thompson, Jillian C., Yi Ren, Kristi M. Romero, Meagan V. Lew, Amy T. Bush, Julia A. Messina, Sin-Ho Jung, et al. “Financial Incentives to Increase Stool Collection Rates for Microbiome Studies in Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Patients.” In Blood, 134:5775–5775. American Society of Hematology, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2019-128702.

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