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

Research Interest

  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
  • HIV
  • Immunocompromised Hosts
  • Socioeconomic Impact of Infectious Diseases


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

What's in a name? The heterogeneous clinical spectrum and prognostic factors in a cohort of adults with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.
Prokesch BC, Nagalla S, Ezzati F, Tujios SR, Dominguez A, Chen W, Kershaw C, Patel P, de la Flor C, Foster J, Martin AA, de la Morena MT, Wysocki CA Transfus. Apher. Sci. 2018 Oct
Letermovir successfully used for secondary prophylaxis in a heart transplant recipient with ganciclovir-resistant cytomegalovirus syndrome (UL97 mutation).
Chong PP, Teiber D, Prokesch BC, Arasaratnam RJ, Peltz M, Drazner MH, Garg S Transpl Infect Dis 2018 Jul e12965
Successful Treatment of Persistent Burkholderia cepacia Complex Bacteremia with Ceftazidime-Avibactam.
Tamma PD, Fan Y, Bergman Y, Sick-Samuels AC, Hsu AJ, Timp W, Simner PJ, Prokesch BC, Greenberg DE Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 2018 Apr 62 4
Bacteremia and Septic Arthritis due to a Nontoxigenic Strain of Clostridium difficile in a Patient With Sickle Cell Disease
Hill E, Workman AD, Lee F, Hollaway R, Cavuoti D, Prokesch BC. Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 Jan 5 2
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)