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

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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Qi, Robert, Hwang-Soo Joo, Batu Sharma-Kuinkel, Nicholas R. Berlon, Lawrence Park, Chih-Lung Fu, Julia A. Messina, et al. “Increased in vitro phenol-soluble modulin production is associated with soft tissue infection source in clinical isolates of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus..” J Infect 72, no. 3 (March 2016): 302–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2015.11.002.

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Messina, Julia A., Eric Cober, Sandra S. Richter, Federico Perez, Robert A. Salata, Robert C. Kalayjian, Richard R. Watkins, et al. “Hospital Readmissions in Patients With Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae..” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37, no. 3 (March 2016): 281–88. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2015.298.

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Messina, Julia A., Joshua T. Thaden, Batu K. Sharma-Kuinkel, and Vance G. Fowler. “Impact of Bacterial and Human Genetic Variation on Staphylococcus aureus Infections..” Plos Pathog 12, no. 1 (January 2016). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1005330.

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Thaden, Joshua T., Jessica E. Ericson, Heather Cross, Stephen P. Bergin, Julia A. Messina, Vance G. Fowler, Daniel K. Benjamin, et al. “Survival Benefit of Empirical Therapy for Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections in Infants..” Pediatr Infect Dis J 34, no. 11 (November 2015): 1175–79. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000000850.

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Berlon, Nicholas R., Robert Qi, Batu K. Sharma-Kuinkel, Hwang-Soo Joo, Lawrence P. Park, Dennis George, Joshua T. Thaden, et al. “Clinical MRSA isolates from skin and soft tissue infections show increased in vitro production of phenol soluble modulins..” J Infect 71, no. 4 (October 2015): 447–57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2015.06.005.

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Bergin, Stephen P., Joshua T. Thaden, Jessica E. Ericson, Heather Cross, Julia Messina, Reese H. Clark, Vance G. Fowler, et al. “Neonatal Escherichia coli Bloodstream Infections: Clinical Outcomes and Impact of Initial Antibiotic Therapy..” Pediatr Infect Dis J 34, no. 9 (September 2015): 933–36. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000000769.

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