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

Sharma-Kuinkel, Batu K., Yuling Wu, David E. Tabor, Hoyin Mok, Bret R. Sellman, Amy Jenkins, Li Yu, et al. “Characterization of alpha-toxin hla gene variants, alpha-toxin expression levels, and levels of antibody to alpha-toxin in hemodialysis and postsurgical patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia..” J Clin Microbiol 53, no. 1 (January 2015): 227–36. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02023-14.

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25392350
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Tie, Guodong, Jinglian Yan, Julia A. Messina, Robert L. Raffai, and Louis M. Messina. “Inhibition of p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Enhances the Apoptosis Induced by Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein in Endothelial Progenitor Cells..” Journal of Vascular Research 52, no. 6 (January 2015): 361–71. https://doi.org/10.1159/000443889.

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27031525
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Tie, Guodong, Katharine E. Messina, Jinglian Yan, Julia A. Messina, and Louis M. Messina. “Hypercholesterolemia induces oxidant stress that accelerates the ageing of hematopoietic stem cells..” J Am Heart Assoc 3, no. 1 (January 27, 2014). https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.113.000241.

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24470519
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Tie, Guodong, Jinglian Yan, Yagai Yang, Brian D. Park, Julia A. Messina, Robert L. Raffai, Philip T. Nowicki, and Louis M. Messina. “Oxidized low-density lipoprotein induces apoptosis in endothelial progenitor cells by inactivating the phosphoinositide 3-kinase/Akt pathway..” J Vasc Res 47, no. 6 (2010): 519–30. https://doi.org/10.1159/000313879.

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20431300
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Matthay, Katherine K., Gregory Yanik, Julia Messina, Alekist Quach, John Huberty, Su-Chun Cheng, Janet Veatch, et al. “Phase II study on the effect of disease sites, age, and prior therapy on response to iodine-131-metaiodobenzylguanidine therapy in refractory neuroblastoma..” J Clin Oncol 25, no. 9 (March 20, 2007): 1054–60. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2006.09.3484.

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17369569
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Messina, Julia A., Su-Chun Cheng, Benjamin L. Franc, Martin Charron, Barry Shulkin, Bao To, John M. Maris, Gregory Yanik, Randall A. Hawkins, and Katherine K. Matthay. “Evaluation of semi-quantitative scoring system for metaiodobenzylguanidine (mIBG) scans in patients with relapsed neuroblastoma..” Pediatr Blood Cancer 47, no. 7 (December 2006): 865–74. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.20777.

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16444675
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DuBois, Steven G., Julia Messina, John M. Maris, John Huberty, David V. Glidden, Janet Veatch, Martin Charron, Randall Hawkins, and Katherine K. Matthay. “Hematologic toxicity of high-dose iodine-131-metaiodobenzylguanidine therapy for advanced neuroblastoma..” J Clin Oncol 22, no. 12 (June 15, 2004): 2452–60. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2004.08.058.

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15197208
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