Biography

Dr. Arasaratnam graduated from University of Oxford Medical School in the UK, and completed hisĀ internal medicine residency in England, achieving Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2010. He subsequently moved to the United States to pursue anĀ internal medicine residency at the University of North Carolina and Infectious Disease Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine under the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Research Pathway. During his fellowship, he gained additional clinical training in Transplant Infectious Diseases and pursued translational research in T cell immunotherapy for the treatment of viral infections in immunocompromised recipients. Dr. Arasaratnam joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in 2017 and will primarily focusing his clinical and research efforts in the care of the immunocompromised recipient.

Education

Medical School
Oxford University Medical School, England (2006)
Graduate School
Harvard School of Public Health (2008)
Residency
Oxford Deanery Foundation School, England (2011), Internal Medicine
Residency
UNC School of Medicine at Chapel Hill (2013), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine (2017), Infectious Diseases

Clinical Interest

Infectious Complications Transplant Recipients

  • BK Polymavirus Infections in Solid & Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
  • Blastomycosis
  • Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)
  • Clostrium Difficile Infections in Solid & Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
  • Coccidiodiomycosis
  • Cryptococcal Disease
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infections in Solid & Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Human Parvovirus B19 Infections in Solid & Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
  • Infections Complications in Non-HIV Immunocompromised Hosts
  • Infections Complications of Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Invasive Aspergillosis in Solid & Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
  • Invasive Candiasis in Solid & Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
  • Invasive Fungal Infections in Solid & Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
  • Nocardiosis
  • Nontuberculosus Mycobacterial Infections in Solid & Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
  • Pre-Transplant Evaluations in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Candidates
  • Strategies for Safe Living After Solid & Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Infectious Disease

  • General Infectious Diseases
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Immune Deficiencies
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
  • Mycobacteria Infection
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Respiratory Infectious Diseases
  • Tuberculosis (TB)

Research Interest

  • Application of Cellular Therapies to Treat Viral Infections in Immunocompromised Recipients
  • Utility of Clinical Biomarkers to Predict Infections Following Solid Organ Transplant
  • Viral Immunology

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Characterizing the Cellular Immune Response to Parainfluenza Virus 3.
Aguayo-Hiraldo PI, Arasaratnam RJ, Tzannou I, Kuvalekar M, Lulla P, Naik S, Martinez CA, Piedra PA, Vera JF, Leen AM J. Infect. Dis. 2017 Jul 216 2 153-161
Persistent Mouth Ulceration in a Renal Allograft Recipient.
Arasaratnam RJ, Restrepo A Clin. Infect. Dis. 2017 Feb 64 3 384-385
Adoptive T cell therapy for the treatment of viral infections.
Arasaratnam RJ, Leen AM Ann Transl Med 2015 Oct 3 18 278

Honors & Awards

  • First Place
    Department of Medicine Housestaff Research Symposium, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston (2016)
  • David Ontjes Award for Outstanding Performance During Residency
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2012)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Transplantation (2013)
  • Infectious Disease Society of America (2013)
  • American College of Physicians (2011)