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Joanna Schaenman, MD


Joanna Schaenman, MD

UCLA Physician Joanna Schaenman, MD specializes in Infectious Disease.
Infectious Disease
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
(310) 206-7663 Appointments
(310) 825-7225 Administrative office
Fax Number
(310) 825-3632

Medical Specialties Clinic
200 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2004
Infectious Disease, Stanford University Medical Center, 2006 - 2011
Internal Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, 2004 - 2005
Internal Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, 2001 - 2004
MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2001
Infection in Immunocompromised Patients
Department Affiliation
Provider, Infectious Diseases
Additional Information
Dr. Schaenman’s research is focused on the immune response to viral infection in immunocompromised hosts. As an MD/PhD with a laboratory background in microbiology, she completed infectious diseases fellowship training at Stanford University where she developed an interest in transplant infectious diseases and earned a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology through the Department of Health Research and Policy. At UCLA she serves as a consultant on the inpatient Transplant Infectious Diseases service and also has a weekly outpatient clinic. In collaboration with Dr. Elaine Reed in the UCLA Immunogenetics Center her research projects include the study of the cellular immune response to viral infections in the kidney transplant population.
1. Schaenman JM, Shashidhar S, Rhee C, Wong J, Navato S, Wong RM, Ho DY, Arai S, Johnston L, Brown JM. Early CMV viremia is associated with impaired viral control following nonmyeloablative hematopoietic cell transplantation with a total lymphoid irradiation and antithymocyte globulin preparative regimen. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2011 May;17(5):693-702. Epub 2010 Aug 22. PubMed PMID: 20736077.
2. Schaenman JM,* Kim JH,* Ho DY, Brown JM. Treatment of acyclovir-resistant herpes simplex virus with continuous infusion of high-dose acyclovir in hematopoietic cell transplant patients. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2011 Feb;17(2):259-64. Epub 2010 Jul 6. PubMed PMID: 20615475.
3. Ho DY, Lin M, Schaenman J, Rosso F, Leung AN, Coutre SE, Sista RR, Montoya JG. Yield of diagnostic procedures for invasive fungal infections in neutropenic febrile patients with chest computed tomography abnormalities. Mycoses. 2011 Jan;54(1):59-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2009.01760.x. PubMed PMID: 19793207.
4. Schaenman JM, Rosso F, Austin JM, Baron EJ, Gamberg P, Miller J, Oyer PE, Robbins RC, Montoya JG. Trends in invasive disease due to Candida species following heart and lung transplantation. Transpl Infect Dis. 2009 Apr;11(2):112-21. PubMed PMID: 19254327.
5. Schaenman JM, DiGiulio DB, Mirels LF, McClenny NM, Berry GJ, Fothergill AW,Rinaldi MG, Montoya JG. Scedosporium apiospermum soft tissue infection successfully treated with voriconazole: potential pitfalls in the transition from intravenous to oral therapy. J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Feb;43(2):973-7. Review. PubMed PMID: 15695722; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC548045.

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