Dr. Chow completed his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and later went on to complete his internal medicine residency from Emory University and his infectious diseases fellowship at UCLA. He participated in the Specialty Training and Advanced Research program and completed a Masters in Clinical Research at UCLA as a part of his fellowship where his research focused on HIV and sexually transmitted infection epidemiology as well as HIV health services utilization.  Drawn by the opportunity to be part of a top notch medical school and to practice medicine in one of the best public hospitals in the country, Dr. Chow came to UTSW where he currently practices HIV medicine and general infectious diseases at the Amelia Court HIV clinic, Parkland, and Clements University Hospital.  His research interests include HIV and sexually transmitted infection epidemiology, health services, global health, and health disparities.  Dr. Chow’s interests outside of medicine include spending time with family, traveling, and learning about new cultures.


Medical School
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2010)
Emory University School of Medicine (2013), Internal Medicine
Clinical Research Fellowship
UCLA School of Medicine (2016), Clinical Research
UCLA Medical Center (2016), Infectious Diseases

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Coccidiodiomycosis
  • Cryptococcal Disease
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
  • Mycobacteria Infection
  • Nocardiosis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Research Interest

    • Health Disparities and Access to Care
    • Health Services
    • HIV
    • International Health
    • Sexually Transmitted Infections


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Treponema pallidum pallidum Genotypes and Macrolide Resistance Status in Syphilitic Lesions among Patients at 2 Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinics in Lima, Peru.
    Flores JA, Vargas SK, Leon SR, Perez DG, Ramos LB, Chow J, Konda KA, Calvo GM, Salvatierra HJ, Klaussner JD, Caceres CF Sex Transm Dis 2016 Jul 43 7 465-6
    Peru's HIV care continuum among men who have sex with men and transgender women: opportunities to optimize treatment and prevention.
    Chow JY, Konda KA, Borquez A, Caballero P, Silva-Santisteban A, Klausner JD, Cáceres CF Int J STD AIDS 2016 Apr
    Risk factors for AIDS-defining illnesses among a population of poorly adherent people living with HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, Georgia.
    Chow JY, Alsan M, Armstrong W, del Rio C, Marconi VC AIDS Care 2015 27 7 844-8
    Short-course Combivir after single-dose nevirapine reduces but does not eliminate the emergence of nevirapine resistance in women.
    Palmer S, Boltz VF, Chow JY, Martinson NA, McIntyre JA, Gray GE, Hopley MJ, Mayers D, Robinson P, Hall DB, Maldarelli F, Coffin JM, Mellors JW Antivir. Ther. (Lond.) 2012 17 2 327-36
    Single-dose nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV type 1: balancing the benefits and risks.
    Mellors JW, Chow JY Clin. Infect. Dis. 2009 Feb 48 4 473-5

    Honors & Awards

    • Distinction in Global Health
      Emory University Internal Medicine Residency Program (2013)
    • Distinction in Social Medicine
      Emory University Internal Medicine Residency Program (2013)
    • Distinction in Teaching
      Emory University Internal Medicine Residency Program (2013)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Public Health Association (2015)
    • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2013)
    • American College of Physicians (2011)