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Khalil G. Ghanem, MD

  • Associate Professor

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Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

5200 Eastern Avenue
MFL Center Tower #378
Baltimore, Maryland 21224

410-550-0501
410-550-1169

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Education

PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2008
MD, Baylor College of Medicine, 1996

Overview

I have focused my research on two areas: The first is the epidemiology and management of sexually transmitted infections, with a focus on the management of adult syphilis. I have studied the implications of concomitant HIV infection on the serological responses and central nervous system complications of syphilis. The second, and more recent area of focus has been on the impact of sex hormones on the composition and stability of the vaginal microbiome and susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections. My general clinical focus has been on infectious diseases with a particular focus on sexually transmitted infections. While faculty at Johns Hopkins, between 2010-2013, I was named Director of STD, HIV, and TB Clinical Services at the Baltimore City Health Department where I oversaw the integration of the TB Program with the HIV and STD clinics, the introduction of Express STD Testing, and the introduction of routine Hepatitis C testing and management within the STD Clinics. I am also the STD Consultant for the Maryland Department of Health’s Center for Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention (CSTIP). I have also focused on both undergraduate and graduate medical education. I am director of the Microbiology/Infectious Diseases course for the first year medical students. I oversaw its transition to the Genes to Society curriculum. I was Associate Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program. In 2013, I became Deputy Director of Education for the Department of Medicine at Bayview where I oversee the Bayview Internal Medicine Residency Program and I am Director of the Scholarship Pathways. Finally, I am the PI on a CDC grant to train healthcare professionals in 7 states on principles of HIV and STD prevention.

Honors and Awards

Phi Eta Sigma Undergraduate Honor Society

Best Undergraduate Biology Researcher, University of Texas at Arlington

Resident Teaching Award, Baylor College of Medicine

Barry Wood Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (class of 2009)

American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA) Young Investigator Award

Barry Wood Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (class of 2012)

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Medical Student Graduation Hooder

Barry Wood Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (class of 2013)

Professors’ Award for Distinction in Teaching in the Pre-Clinical Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Leadership Development Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Graduation Grand Marshall

Teaching Excellence Award, Johns Hopkins Bayview Internal Medicine Residents

Barry Wood Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (class of 2014)

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Medical Student Graduation Hooder

Barry Wood Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (class of 2015)

Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Chapter

Barry Wood Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (class of 2016)

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Medical Student Graduation Hooder

George J Stuart Award- Outstanding Clinical Teacher- Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) Outstanding Achievement in Teaching for those on faculty >10 years

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Graduation Medical Student Marshall

George J Stuart Award- Outstanding Clinical Teacher- Johns Hopkins University (class of 2017)

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Medical Student Graduation Hooder

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Distinguished Teaching Society

  • sexually transmitted infections
  • syphilis
  • gonorrhea
  • sexual health
  • vaginal microbiome