Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

   Division of Infectious Diseases

Education and Training

Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Current TID Fellow


Palash Samanta, MD


MBBS, Calcutta Medical College, Kolkata, India, 2003

Post Graduate Trainee, Tropical Medicine, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, India, 2004

MD, Clinical Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 2007

Senior Resident, Clinical Microbiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India, 2010

MD, Internal Medicine, New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, NYC, NY, USA, 2015

Assistant Chief Medical Resident, Internal Medicine, New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, 2015

Clinical and Research Interests
Transplant infectious disease, fungal infections, pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance in transplant recipients

Publications Since Becoming a Fellow

Samanta P, Singh N. Complication of invasive mycoses in organ transplant recipients. Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy. 2016; 14 (12); 1195-1202. PMID: 27690694

Samanta P, Nguyen MH. Pathogenesis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in transplant recipients. Current Fungal Infections Report. 2017 (in press)

Samanta P, Haidar G, Nguyen ML, Clancy, CJ, Nguyen MH. (2017). Fungal and viral infections. In Gabrielli A, Layon AJ, Yu, M (5th Ed.), Civetta, Taylor, & Kirby's Critical care (in press). Philadelphia, PA, USA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Aguado JM, Silva JT, Samanta P, Singh N (2017). Tuberculosis and transplantation. Microbiology Spectrum. 2016; 4 (6). PMID: 27809952

Rivosecchi R, Samanta P, Demehin M, Nguyen MH. Pharmacokinetics of azole antifungal in cystic fibrosis. Mycophathologia. 2017 (in press)

Haidar G, Clancy C, Chen L, Samanta P, Shields R, Kreiswirth B, Nguyen MH. Identifying spectra of activity and therapeutic niches for ceftazidime-avibactam and imipenem-relebactam against carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2017 (in press)

Oral Presentations at National/International Meetings

Samanta P, Clancy CJ, Rivosecci R, Shields RK, Nguyen MH. "Effectiveness and tolerability of isavuconazole prophylaxis in lung transplant recipients".  - ASM Microbe 2017

Poster Presentations at National/International Meetings

Samanta P, Clancy CJ, Cheng S, Nguyen MH. "Copper Homeostasis and Candida albicans Gene Expression during Intra-abdominal Candidiasis"- ASM Microbe 2017

Samanta P, Clancy CJ, Cheng S, Nierman WC, Nguyen MH. "Transcriptional Profiling During Intra-abdominal Candidiasis Reveals Site-specific Host-pathogen Interactions" - ASM Microbe 2017

Samanta P, Clancy CJ, Vergidis P, Shields RK, Nguyen MH. "Candida empyema at a tertiary care, medical-surgical and organ transplant center: Microbiology, risk factors, treatment and outcome" – ID week, 2016

Haidar G, Clancy CJ, Chen L, Samanta P, Shields RK, Kreiswirth B, Nguyen MH. "Imipenem/cilastatin-relebactam and ceftazidime-avibactam activity against Enterobacteriaceae with various carbapenemases, extended spectrum β-lactamases and porin genotypes" - ASM Microbe 2017

Awards and Achievements

Awarded ASM Infectious diseases (ID) travel grant to present the oral paper and posters in ASM Microbe 2017 held in New Orleans, LA on June 1-5, 2017

Awarded travel grant by IDSA to attend and present the poster in ID week 2016, held in New Orleans, LA on October 24-29, 2016.

Selected to attend 6th annual NIAID/IDSA ID Research Career Meeting at NIH, Bethesda, Maryland on June 8-10, 2017.



Past TID Fellows

  • Paloma F. Cariello, MD, MPH
  • Oveimar De La Cruz, MD
  • Jae Hong, MD
  • Kim Jong Hun, MD
  • Dimitra Mitsani, MD
  • Ryosuke Osawa, MD
  • Aniket Vadnerkar, MD
  • Reem Almaghrabi, MD
  • Kevin Dee, MD
  • Ghady Haidar, MD