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Peter Chin-Hong, M.D.

Infectious disease specialist

Dr. Peter Chin-Hong specializes in treating infectious diseases, particularly infections that develop in patients who have suppressed immune systems, such as solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients and HIV+ organ transplant recipients. His research focuses on human papillomavirus, Chagas disease and viral and fungal infections in patients with suppressed immune systems. His work on the subject has been published in numerous journals and books.

Chin-Hong earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University, before completing an internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at UCSF, where he is an associate professor of clinical medicine and associate director of the CTSI Predoctoral Research Fellowship Programs. Chin-Hong is the recipient of numerous prestigious UCSF awards, including the Excellence in Direct Teaching and Core Curriculum Distinction in Teaching Award. He is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Society of Microbiology and American Society of Transplantation.


Infectious Disease at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0327
Phone: (415) 353-2626
Fax: (415) 353-2568

Hours: Thursday
8:20 – 11:40 a.m.

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Brown University School of Medicine 1997


UCSF Medical Center 2000


UCSF Medical Center 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Babik JM, Chin-Hong P. Transplant tourism: understanding the risks. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2015 Apr; 17(4):473.
  2. Abanyie FA, Gray EB, Delli Carpini KW, Yanofsky A, McAuliffe I, Rana M, Chin-Hong PV, Barone CN, Davis JL, Montgomery SP, Huprikar S. Donor-Derived Strongyloides stercoralis Infection in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients in the United States, 2009-2013. Am J Transplant. 2015 May; 15(5):1369-75.
  3. He SY, Makhzoumi ZH, Singer JP, Chin-Hong PV, Arron ST. Practice variation in Aspergillus prophylaxis and treatment among lung transplant centers: a national survey. Transpl Infect Dis. 2015 Feb; 17(1):14-20.
  4. Langelier C, Baxi SM, Iribarne D, Chin-Hong P. Beyond the superficial: Coccidioides immitis fungaemia in a man with fever, fatigue and skin nodules: a case of an emerging and evolving pathogen. BMJ Case Rep. 2014; 2014.
  5. Vazquez J, Reboli AC, Pappas PG, Patterson TF, Reinhardt J, Chin-Hong P, Tobin E, Kett DH, Biswas P, Swanson R. Evaluation of an early step-down strategy from intravenous anidulafungin to oral azole therapy for the treatment of candidemia and other forms of invasive candidiasis: results from an open-label trial. BMC Infect Dis. 2014; 14:97.
  6. Rutishauser RL, Langelier C, Baxi SM, Hanks D, Chin-Hong P. Think global, act local: chronic dysuria and sterile pyuria in an Eritrean-American woman. BMJ Case Rep. 2014; 2014.
  7. Williams K, Mansh M, Chin-Hong P, Singer J, Arron ST. Voriconazole-associated cutaneous malignancy: a literature review on photocarcinogenesis in organ transplant recipients. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Apr; 58(7):997-1002.
  8. Malcolm TR, Chin-Hong PV. Endemic mycoses in immunocompromised hosts. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2013 Dec; 15(6):536-43.
  9. Tugizov SM, Herrera R, Chin-Hong P, Veluppillai P, Greenspan D, Michael Berry J, Pilcher CD, Shiboski CH, Jay N, Rubin M, Chein A, Palefsky JM. HIV-associated disruption of mucosal epithelium facilitates paracellular penetration by human papillomavirus. Virology. 2013 Nov; 446(1-2):378-88.
  10. Thompson G, Wang S, Bercovitch R, Bolaris M, Van Den Akker D, Taylor S, Lopez R, Catanzaro A, Cadena J, Chin-Hong P, Spellberg B. Routine CSF analysis in coccidioidomycosis is not required. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e64249.
  11. Chin-Hong P, Beatty G, Stock P. Perspectives on liver and kidney transplantation in the human immunodeficiency virus-infected patient. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2013 Jun; 27(2):459-71.
  12. Hickey MD, Quan DJ, Chin-Hong PV, Roberts JP. Use of rifabutin for the treatment of a latent tuberculosis infection in a patient after solid organ transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2013 Apr; 19(4):457-61.
  13. Chin-Hong PV, Kwak EJ. Human papillomavirus in solid organ transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2013 Mar; 13 Suppl 4:189-200.
  14. Chin-Hong PV, Roland M, Stock P, Beatty G. . Clin Infect Dis. Organ Transplantation in HIV-infected individuals. 2013; in pr..
  15. Spellberg B, Kontoyiannis DP, Fredricks D, Morris MI, Perfect JR, Chin-Hong PV, Ibrahim AS, Brass EP. Risk factors for mortality in patients with mucormycosis. Med Mycol. 2012 Aug; 50(6):611-8.
  16. Wiita AP, Roubinian N, Khan Y, Chin-Hong PV, Singer JP, Golden JA, Miller S. Cytomegalovirus disease and infection in lung transplant recipients in the setting of planned indefinite valganciclovir prophylaxis. Transpl Infect Dis. 2012 Jun; 14(3):248-58.
  17. Spellberg B, Ibrahim AS, Chin-Hong PV, Kontoyiannis DP, Morris MI, Perfect JR, Fredricks D, Brass EP. The Deferasirox-AmBisome Therapy for Mucormycosis (DEFEAT Mucor) study: a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2012 Mar; 67(3):715-22.
  18. Shubov A, Jagannathan P, Chin-Hong PV. Pantoea agglomerans pneumonia in a heart-lung transplant recipient: case report and a review of an emerging pathogen in immunocompromised hosts. Transpl Infect Dis. 2011 Oct; 13(5):536-9.
  19. Schwartz BS, Paster M, Ison MG, Chin-Hong PV. Organ donor screening practices for Trypanosoma cruzi infection among US Organ Procurement Organizations. Am J Transplant. 2011 Apr; 11(4):848-51.
  20. Chin-Hong PV, Schwartz BS, Bern C, Montgomery SP, Kontak S, Kubak B, Morris MI, Nowicki M, Wright C, Ison MG. Screening and treatment of chagas disease in organ transplant recipients in the United States: recommendations from the chagas in transplant working group. Am J Transplant. 2011 Apr; 11(4):672-80.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.