Brian Blackburn

Infectious disease doctor

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases

Travel Medicine Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5700
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Infectious Disease Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5200
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Professional Education

Certificate of Knowledge, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Trop Medicine, Travelers Health (2010)

EIS, Centers for Disease Control, Epidemiology (2005)

Board Certification: Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2002)

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2000)

Fellowship, Stanford University, Infectious Diseases (2002)

Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2002) CA

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2000) CA

Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1998) CA

Internship, Residency, Chief Res, Stanford University, Internal Medicine (Chief Resident 2002-03) (2000)

Medical Education (MD), Chicago Medical School, Medicine (1997)

Medical Education: Chicago Medical School (1997) IL

BS, UCLA, Biology (1992)

Honors & Awards

Vosti Award - Excellence in Teaching, Stanford Division of Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine (2013, 2012, 2010, and 2007)

Infectious Diseases Division Teaching Award, Stanford University Department of Internal Medicine (2013, 2012, 2010, and 2007)

Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford School of Medicine (2008)

Distinguished Service to Housestaff Education, Stanford Dept of Medicine, Chief Residents (2008)

Exceptional Preceptor Award, Ambulatory Medicine Clerkship, Stanford University Dept of Medicine (2007)

Amstrong Award - Excellence in Patient Care, Stanford Dept of Medicine (2000)

Chicago Medical School Alumni Association Award, Chicago Medical School (1997)

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, AOA chapter - Chicago Medical School (1995)

American Society of Clinical Pathologist's Award, ASCP (1995)

McGraw-Hill Academic Achievement Award, McGraw-Hill - Chicago Medical School (1994)

Graduation with Departmental Honors, UCLA Dept. of Biology (1992)

Administrative Appointments

Fellowship Program Director, Stanford University Division of Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine (2014 - Present)

Director, Scholarly Concentration in Global Health, Stanford University School of Medicine (2010 - Present)

Affiliated Faculty Member, Stanford Univ. Woods Institute for the Environment (2009 - Present)

Affiliated Faculty Member, Stanford Center for African Studies (2006 - Present)

Committee member, Stanford Pharmacy and Therapeutics Antibiotic Subcommittee (2005 - Present)

Member, Stanford Infectious Diseases Fellowship Selection Panel (2005 - Present)

Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs, Stanford Univ Division of Infectious Diseases (2008 - 2011)

Committee member, Stanford Internal Medicine Residency Review Commitee (2005 - 2010)

Committee member, Stanford Internal Medicine Intern Selection Committee (2005 - 2009)

Comittee member, Stanford Quality Initiative on Sepsis (2008 - 2009)

Committee member, Stanford Surgical Care Improvement Project (2007 - 2007)

Free Living Amebae
Koshy, A., Blackburn, B. G., & Singh, U. (2015). Free Living Amebae. Mandell, Bennett, and Dolin's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases (3059-69). Churchill Livingston Elsevier.

Insecticide-Treated Bednets and Malaria Control: Strategies, Implementation, and Outcome
HV, F., E, M., & BG, B. (2014). Insecticide-Treated Bednets and Malaria Control: Strategies, Implementation, and Outcome. (S. G. FM & B. R, Eds.)The Global Challenge of Malaria: Lessons of the Past and Future Prospects (143-87). World Scientific Press.

Eosinophilic Meningitis Attributable to Angiostrongylus cantonensis Infection in Hawaii: Clinical Characteristics and Potential Exposures
Hochberg, N. S., Blackburn, B. G., Park, S. Y., Sejvar, J. J., Effler, P. V., & Herwaldt, B. L. (2011). Eosinophilic Meningitis Attributable to Angiostrongylus cantonensis Infection in Hawaii: Clinical Characteristics and Potential Exposures. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, 85(4), 685-690.

Antiparasitic Therapy
Kappagoda, S., Singh, U., & Blackburn, B. G. (2011). Antiparasitic Therapy. MAYO CLINIC PROCEEDINGS, 86(6), 561-583.

High Prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti Infection As Detected by Immunochromatographic Card Testing in Five Districts of Orissa, India, Previously Considered to be Non-Endemic
Foo PK, Tarozzi A, Mahajan A, Yoong J, Krishnan L, & Blackburn BG. (2011). High Prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti Infection As Detected by Immunochromatographic Card Testing in Five Districts of Orissa, India, Previously Considered to be Non-Endemic. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 105.

Travel Medicine
Chary A, Singh U, & Blackburn BG. (2010). Travel Medicine. In: Bope ET, Rakel RE, Kellerman RD (eds). Conn's Current Therapy 2010., 62.

Distribution of Eosinophilic Meningitis Cases Attributable to Angiostrongylus cantonensis, Hawaii
Hochberg NS, Park SY, Blackburn BG, Sejvar JJ, Gaynor K, & Effler PV. (2007). Distribution of Eosinophilic Meningitis Cases Attributable to Angiostrongylus cantonensis, Hawaii. Emerg Infect Dis, 13.

High prevalence and presumptive treatment of schistosomiasis and strongyloidiasis among African refugees
Blackburn BG*, Posey DL*, Weinberg M, Flagg EW, Ortega L, & Maguire JH. (2007). High prevalence and presumptive treatment of schistosomiasis and strongyloidiasis among African refugees. Clin Infect Dis, 45.

Successful integration of insecticide-treated bed net distribution with mass drug administration in Central Nigeria
Blackburn, B. G., Eigege, A., Gotau, H., Gerlong, G., Miri, E., & Richards, F. (2006). Successful integration of insecticide-treated bed net distribution with mass drug administration in Central Nigeria. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, 75(4), 650-655.

Micro-Loans, Insecticide-Treated Bednets, and Malaria: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Orissa, India
Tarozzi, A., Mahajan, A., Blackburn, B., Kopf, D., Krishnan, L., & Yoong, J. (2014). Micro-Loans, Insecticide-Treated Bednets, and Malaria: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Orissa, India. AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, 104(7), 1909-1941.

West Nile virus encephalitis acquired via liver transplantation and clinical response to intravenous immunoglobulin: case report and review of the literature.
Rhee C, Eaton EF, Concepcion W, & Blackburn BG. (2011). West Nile virus encephalitis acquired via liver transplantation and clinical response to intravenous immunoglobulin: case report and review of the literature. Transpl Infect Dis, 13.

Soil-Transmitted Helminths: Ascaris, Trichuris, and Hookworm Infections
Blackburn BG, & Barry M. (2011). Soil-Transmitted Helminths: Ascaris, Trichuris, and Hookworm Infections. In: Selendy J (ed.) Water and Sanitation Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions and Preventive Measures, 1st Ed..

Parasitic Infections in Cancer Patients: Toxoplasmosis, Strongyloidiasis, and Other Parasites
Blackburn BG, & Montoya JG. (2011). Parasitic Infections in Cancer Patients: Toxoplasmosis, Strongyloidiasis, and Other Parasites. In: Safdar A, ed. Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseases, Current Clinical Oncology Series. 1st ed..

Free Living Amebae.
Koshy A, Blackburn BG, & Singh U. (2010). Free Living Amebae. In: Mandell G, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds., Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 7th ed., 7.

Commitment Mechanisms and Compliance with Health-Protecting Behavior: Preliminary Evidence from Orissa, India
Tarozzi, A., Mahajan, A., Yoong, J., & Blackburn, B. (2009). Commitment Mechanisms and Compliance with Health-Protecting Behavior: Preliminary Evidence from Orissa, India. AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, 99(2), 231-235.

Review of Travel Medicine, 2nd Ed. Keystone JS, Kozarsky PE, Freedman DO, Nothdurft HO, Connor BA (eds)
Barry M, & Blackburn BG. (2009). Review of Travel Medicine, 2nd Ed. Keystone JS, Kozarsky PE, Freedman DO, Nothdurft HO, Connor BA (eds). Clin Infect Dis, 49.

Gram Negative Rods, Gram Positive Organisms, and Pneumonia chapters
Pang PS, Blackburn BG, & Eckburg PB. (2009). Gram Negative Rods, Gram Positive Organisms, and Pneumonia chapters. Practical Guide to the Care of the Surgical Patient (in press), 1st Ed.

Severe Encephalomyelitis in an Immunocompetent Adult with Chromosomally Integrated Human Herpesvirus 6 and Clinical Response to Treatment with Foscarnet plus Ganciclovir
Troy SB, Blackburn BG, Yeom K, Finley Caulfield AK, Bhangoo MS, & Montoya JG. (2008). Severe Encephalomyelitis in an Immunocompetent Adult with Chromosomally Integrated Human Herpesvirus 6 and Clinical Response to Treatment with Foscarnet plus Ganciclovir. Clin Infect Dis, 47.

Schistosomiasis
Maguire J, Blackburn B, & Montgomery S. (2007). Schistosomiasis. Health Information for International Travel 2008 (The Yellow Book).

Full recovery from Baylisascaris procyonis eosinophilic meningitis
Pai PJ, Blackburn BG, Kazacos KR, Warrier RP, & Begue RE. (2007). Full recovery from Baylisascaris procyonis eosinophilic meningitis. Emerg Infec Dis, 13(6).

Microarray detection of human parainfluenzavirus 4 infection associated with respiratory failure in an immunocompetent adult
Chiu, C. Y., Rouskin, S., Koshy, A., Urisman, A., Fischer, K., & DeRisi, J. L. (2006). Microarray detection of human parainfluenzavirus 4 infection associated with respiratory failure in an immunocompetent adult. CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 43(8), E71-E76.

Urban lymphatic filariasis in central Nigeria
Terranella, A., Eigiege, A., Gontor, I., Dagwa, P., Damishi, S., & Richards, F. O. (2006). Urban lymphatic filariasis in central Nigeria. ANNALS OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PARASITOLOGY, 100(2), 163-172.

Schistosomiasis and Strongyloidiasis chapters
Blackburn B. (2006). Schistosomiasis and Strongyloidiasis chapters. The Red Book, 27th Ed..

Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with Consumption of Ozonated Apple Cider
Blackburn BG, Mazurek J, Hlavsa M, Park J, Tillapaw M, & Jones J. (2006). Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with Consumption of Ozonated Apple Cider. Emerg Infec Dis, 12.

Emergency survey methods in acute cryptosporidiosis outbreak
Fox, L. M., Ocfemia, M. Cb., Hunt, D. C., Blackburn, B. G., Neises, D., & Pezzino, G. (2005). Emergency survey methods in acute cryptosporidiosis outbreak. EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 11(5), 729-731.

Schistosomiasis
Blackburn B, & Maguire J. (2005). Schistosomiasis. Health Information for International Travel 2005-2006 (The Yellow Book).

Surveillance for waterborne-disease outbreaks associated with recreational water--United States, 2001-2002.
Yoder, J. S., Blackburn, B. G., Craun, G. F., Hill, V., Levy, D. A., & Beach, M. J. (2004). Surveillance for waterborne-disease outbreaks associated with recreational water--United States, 2001-2002. Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Surveillance summaries (Washington, D.C. : 2002), 53(8), 1-22.