About AST

Maricar F. Malinis MD, FACP

Speciality: 
Infectious Diseases
Graduated From: 
University of the Philippines College of Medicine
Current Position: 
Assistant Professor in Medicine and Surgery (Transplant), Yale School of Medicine
Current Projects: 
My primary research involves evaluating transplant outcomes of special emerging populations such as older adults and HIV recipients. I also have a special  interest in assessment of CMV cell-mediated immunity among high-risk transplant recipients. Lastly, I have been involved in multi-center clinical trials of novel anti-viral drugs in immunosuppressed hosts. 
What made you decide to work in transplantation?: 
Transplantation has a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to patient care, which is compatible with my prior trainings in infectious diseases and geriatric medicine. I highly value the team-oriented structure and patient-centered care.   
What do you find to be the most valuable aspect of your work?: 

The most valuable aspect of my work is improving the outcomes of transplant recipients by either disease prevention or treatment of their post-transplant infections. It is very rewarding to contribute in improving the patient’s quality of life.

Fun Facts: 

I have “encyclopedic” knowledge of pop culture and a SCI-FI fanatic.