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

Minimal Cerebrospinal Concentration of Miltefosine Despite Therapeutic Plasma Levels During the Treatment of Amebic Encephalitis.
Monogue ML, Watson D, Alexander JS, Cavuoti D, Doyle LM, Wang MZ, Prokesch BC, Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 2019 Nov
What lies beneath: severe infection presenting as leucocytoclastic vasculitis.
Alexander JS, Prokesch BC, Lancet Infect Dis 2019 Apr 19 4 448
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
in a Patient With Sickle Cell Disease.
Hill E, Workman AD, Lee F, Hollaway R, Cavuoti D, Prokesch BC Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 Feb 5 2 ofx278
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

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)