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Peter Chin-Hong


Infectious disease physician
Education and social justice warrior, beach lover

Dr. Peter Chin-Hong specializes in treating infectious diseases. He has a focus on infections that develop in immunosuppressed patients, such as recipients of organ and stem cell transplants, particularly HIV-positive recipients of organ transplants.

In research, Chin-Hong studies human papillomavirus, Chagas disease, and viral and fungal infections in patients with suppressed immune systems. His findings have been published in numerous journals and books.

Chin-Hong earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at UCSF.

In addition to patient care, Chin-Hong is associate director of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute's predoctoral research fellowship programs. He has received numerous prestigious teaching awards from UCSF.

Chin-Hong is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Society for Microbiology and American Society of Transplantation.

  • Education

    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 1997

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2000

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Infectious Diseases, 2002

  • Academic Title


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Selected research

Decorative Caduceus

Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Ibrexafungerp in Patients With Fungal Diseases Tha...

The proportion of subjects with a complete or partial Global Response (GR) at the End of Treatment Visit.


Decorative Caduceus

Pneumonia in the ImmunoCompromised - Use of the Karius Test for the Detection of Undiagnosed Pa...

Percent of patients with ≥1 pathogen identified by the Karius Test collected at enrollment that is adjudicated as a probable cause of the subject's index pneumonia event with no pathogen identified as a probable cause of the subje...