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 be focusing his clinical and research efforts in the care of the immunocompromised recipient.


Medical School
(2006), Medicine
Graduate School
Harvard University (2008), International Health

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


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

American College of Rheumatology Guidance for the Management of Rheumatic Disease in Adult Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Version 1.
Mikuls TR, Johnson SR, Fraenkel L, Arasaratnam RJ, Baden LR, Bermas BL, Chatham W, Cohen S, Costenbader K, Gravallese EM, Kalil AC, Weinblatt ME, Winthrop K, Mudano AS, Turner A, Saag KG, Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.) 2020 Apr
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)