Christian Larsen, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine Division. He specializes in infections in transplant patients and other immunocompromised patients, with a focused interest in preventive infectious disease care and travel medicine in transplant patients, as well as nontuberculous mycobacterial infections.

Dr. Larsen holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He earned his medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, and completed his internal medicine residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he also received advanced training in infectious diseases through a fellowship in conjunction with Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He then received additional training through a fellowship in transplant and immunocompromised host infectious diseases, during which he developed a clinical interest in the care of patients with complex mycobacterial infections.

In addition, Dr. Larsen holds a master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Larsen joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

Dr. Larsen is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the American Society of Transplantation, the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He has published several academic articles related to his areas of expertise. In 2016, he received the Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service.


Graduate School
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2015)
Other Post Graduate Training
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2015)
Medical School
University of Maryland School of Medicine (2016)
Massachusetts General Hospital (2019), Internal Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital (2021), Infectious Diseases
Massachusetts General Hospital (2021), Transplant Infectious Diseases


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Dengue human infection models to advance dengue vaccine development.
Larsen CP, Whitehead SS, Durbin AP, Vaccine 2015 Dec 33 50 7075-82
Tracking induced pluripotent stem cells-derived neural stem cells in the central nervous system of rats and monkeys.
Tang H, Sha H, Sun H, Wu X, Xie L, Wang P, Xu C, Larsen C, Zhang HL, Gong Y, Mao Y, Chen X, Zhou L, Feng X, Zhu J Cell Reprogram 2013 Oct 15 5 435-42
Cellular localization of epidermal-type and brain-type fatty acid-binding proteins in adult hippocampus and their response to cerebral ischemia.
Ma D, Zhang M, Mori Y, Yao C, Larsen CP, Yamashima T, Zhou L, Hippocampus 2010 Jul 20 7 811-9
DHA promotes the neuronal differentiation of rat neural stem cells transfected with GPR40 gene.
Ma D, Zhang M, Larsen CP, Xu F, Hua W, Yamashima T, Mao Y, Zhou L, Brain Res 2010 May 1330 1-8

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America