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Franklin D. Lowy, MD

Board Certifications: 
Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Bacterial Infection

Specialties

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: Harlem Hospital Center
  • Residency: Harlem Hospital Center
  • Fellowship: Albert Einstein Medical Center

About Franklin Lowy

Dr Franklin Lowy is professor of medicine and pathology in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. His laboratory investigates the pathogenesis and epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis infections.

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Medicine at CUMC
  • Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Access (Exchange)
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Medicare

Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • SelectHealth

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Research

Research involves the pathogenesis and transmission of Staphylococcus aureus.

Grants

TOPICAL VANCOMYCIN FOR CRANIOTOMY WOUND PROPHYLAXIS (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2014 - Jun 30 2019

EFFICACY OF TELAVANCIN COMPARED WITH OTHER ANTIMICROBILAS IN THE TREATMENT OF OSTEOMYELITIS DUE TO MRSA AND VISA STRAINS OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (Private)

Aug 7 2015 - Aug 7 2016

RISK FACTORS FOR SPREAD OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS IN PRISONS. (Federal Gov)

Aug 15 2009 - Jul 31 2015

THE USE OF WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING TO IDENTIFY SPREAD OF USA300 IN THE COMMUNITY (Federal Gov)

Feb 11 2013 - Jan 31 2015

MODELING OF S. AUREUS TRANSMISSION IN NORTHERN MANHATTAN (Federal Gov)

Dec 15 2008 - Nov 30 2014

MODELING OF S. AUREUS TRANSMISSION IN NORTHERN MANHATTAN (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2008 - May 31 2012

IN VITRO AN IN VIVO EVALUATING THE EFFICACY OF DAPTOMYCIN AL ONE AND IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER ANTIMICROBIALS IN THE TREA (Private)

Nov 15 2006 - Nov 30 2011

MECHANISMS OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS VANCOMYCIN RESISTANCE (Private)

Sep 15 2009 - Aug 1 2011

Selected Publications

  • Lowy FD. Staphylococcus aureus infections. N Engl J Med. 1998;339:520-532.
  • Lowy FD. Antimicrobial resistance: The example of Staphylococcus aureus. J Clin Invest. 2003;111:1265-1273.
  • Gordon RJ, Lowy FD. Bacterial infections in drug users. N Engl J Med. 2005;353:1945-1954.
  • Furuya EY, Lowy FD. Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in the community setting. Nature Microbiol Rev. 2006;4:36-45.
  • Gordon RJ, Quagliarello B, Lowy FD. Ventricular assist device-related infections. Lancet Infect Dis. 2006;6:426-37.
  • Lowy, F.D., Aiello, A.E., Bhat, M., Johnson-Lawrence, V.D., Lee, M., Burrell, E., Wright, L.N., Vasquez, G. and Larson, E.L. Staphylococcus aureus colonization and infection in New York State Prisons. J. Infect. Dis. 196:911-918, 2007
  • Arrecubieta, C., Lee, M., Macey, A., Foster, T.J. and Lowy, F.D. SdrF, a Staphylococcus epidermidis surface protein, binds type 1 collagen. J. Biol. Chem. 282:18767-18776, 2007
  • Lowy, F. D. Secrets of a superbug. Nat. Med.13:1418-1420, 2007
  • Arrecubieta, C., Francis, F.A.T.,von Bayern, M. P., Akashi, H., Deng, M.C., Naka, Y. and Lowy, F.D. SdrF, a Staphylococcus epidermidis surface protein, contributes to the initiation of ventricular assist device driveline-related infections. PLoS Pathogens 5:e1000411-1000424, 2009
  • Lee M.H., Arrecubieta C., Martin F.J., Prince A., Borczuk A.C. and Lowy F.D. A postinfluenza model of Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia. J Infect Dis 201:508-15, 2010
  • Gwizdala, R., Miller, M., Bhat, M., Vavagiakis, P., Henry, C., Neaigus, A., Shi, Q. and Lowy, F.D. Staphylococcus aureus among drug users: identification of hidden networks. Amer. J. Pub. Health. In Press 2011
  • Lowy, F.D. Staphylococcal Infections In: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 18th edition. Editors: A. S. Fauci, E. Braunwald, D.L. Casper, S. L. Hauser, D. L. Longo, J. L. Jameson and J. Loscalzo. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., In Press 2011