Maricar F. Malinis MD, FACP
University of the Philippines College of Medicine
Assistant Professor in Medicine and Surgery (Transplant), Yale School of Medicine
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.
I have “encyclopedic” knowledge of pop culture and a SCI-FI fanatic.