Dr. Prokesch is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. After a brief hiatus in Connecticut, where she completed her undergraduate degree in government and then taught kindergarten for a year after graduating college, she returned to Atlanta for medical school and an internal medicine residency at Emory University. She completed her infectious diseases fellowship at UTSW and then returned to Atlanta where she worked in private practice for a couple of years prior to returning to UTSW to join the faculty in 2016.


Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine (2009)
Emory University School of Medicine (2012), Internal Medicine
Ohio State University Hospital (2013), Infectious Diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2014), Infectious Diseases

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • General Infectious Diseases
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Infections Complications in Non-HIV Immunocompromised Hosts
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
  • Mycobacteria Infection
  • Nocardiosis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Research Interest

    • Antimicrobial Resistance
    • HIV
    • Immunocompromised Hosts
    • Socioeconomic Impact of Infectious Diseases


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Primary osteomyelitis caused by hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae.
    Prokesch BC, TeKippe M, Kim J, Raj P, TeKippe EM, Greenberg DE Lancet Infect Dis 2016 Jul
    A 60-year-old man with necrotic skin lesions after heart transplantation.
    Prokesch BC, Cavuoti D, Le JB, Greenberg DE Am. J. Transplant. 2014 Nov 14 11 2664-6
    EBV-driven HIV-associated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma causing profound lactic acidosis.
    Prokesch BC, Shiloh MU Blood 2014 Aug 124 6 842
    Nail gun attempted suicide and traumatic ventricular perforations.
    Prokesch BC, Mangino JE QJM 2014 Jul 107 7 589
    Thromboangiitis obliterans involving the temporal artery.
    Prokesch B, Law K, Conn DL Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2011 Jun 63 6 918-20

    Honors & Awards

    • Alpha Omega Alpha
      Medical Honor Society (2014)
    • Fellowship Antimicrobial Stewardship Award
      UT Southwestern (2014)
    • Fellow's Excellence in Teaching Award
      Ohio State University (2013)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
      National Honor Society (2004)
    • Pi Sigma Alpha
      National Political Science Honor Society (2004)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (2015)
    • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2013)
    • American College of Physicians (2009)