W. Lawrence Drew, MD

Laboratory medicine specialist

W. Lawrence Drew is an active consultant in infectious diseases at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. He directed the clinical microbiology laboratory at Mount Zion and is currently the director of the clinical virology laboratory at UCSF. He is the emeritus professor of both laboratory medicine and medicine at UCSF.

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Jefferson Medical School, Experimental Pathology (Virology) 1966


UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1968


University of Washington, Seattle, Clinical Microbiology 1969

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Drew WL, Roback JD. Prevention of transfusion-transmitted cytomegalovirus: reactivation of the debate? Transfusion. 2007 Nov; 47(11):1955-8.
  2. Drew WL. Cytomegalovirus Disease in the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Era. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2003 Jun; 5(3):257-265.
  3. Mousavi-Jazi M, Schloss L, Drew WL, Linde A, Miner RC, Harmenberg J, Wahren B, Brytting M. Variations in the cytomegalovirus DNA polymerase and phosphotransferase genes in relation to foscarnet and ganciclovir sensitivity. J Clin Virol. 2001 Dec; 23(1-2):1-15.

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