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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

  • Infectious Disease
  • MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Infection
  • Staphylococcal Infection
  • 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 the Clyde '56 and Helen Wu professor of medicine and pathology & cell biology (in epidemiology) 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 Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

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

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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
  • Indemnity
  • 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

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

PHCS

  • POS
  • PPO

POMCO

  • POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Research

Dr. Franklin Lowy’s laboratory investigates the pathogenesis and epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis infections.

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, F.D. Staphylococcal Infections In: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th edition.  Editors: D. L. Longo, A. S. Fauci, D.L. Kasper, S. L. Hauser, J. L. Jameson andJ.Loscalzo. The McGraw- Hill Companies, Inc., In Press 2017.

Befus MB, Miko BA, Herzig CT, Keleekai N, Mukherjee DV, Larson E, Lowy F.D. HIV and colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in two maximum-security prisons in New York State. J Infect. 2016 Sep 1. pii: S0163-4453(16)30220-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2016.08.016. [Epub ahead of print]

Knox J, Sullivan SB, Urena J, Miller M, Vavagiakis P, Shi Q, Uhlemann AC, Lowy F.D. Association of Environmental Contamination in the Home With the Risk for Recurrent Community-Associated, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jun 1;176(6):807-15. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.1500.

Knox, J., Uhlemann, A.C. and Lowy, F.D. Transmission of Staphylococcus aureus within households and community. Trends Microbiol, Invited perspective, 20:1-8, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2015.03.007. Epub 2015 Apr 9. Review.

Miko BA, Befus M, Herzig CT, Mukherjee DV, Apa ZL, Bai RY, Tanner JP, Gage D, Genovese M, Koenigsmann CJ, Larson EL, Lowy F.D. Epidemiological and biological determinants of Staphylococcus aureus clinical infection in New York State maximum security prisons. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jul 15;61(2):203-10. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ242. Epub 2015 Mar 25.

Knox J, Van Rijen M, Uhlemann AC, Miller M, Hafer C, Vavagiakis P, Shi Q, Johnson PD, Coombs G, Kluytmans-Van Den Bergh M, Kluytmans J, Bennett CM, Lowy F.D. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission in households of infected cases: a pooled analysis of primary data from three studies across international settings. Epidemiol Infect. 2015 Jan;143(2):354-65. doi:10.1017/S0950268814000983. Epub 2014 Apr 24.

Tanner J, Lin Y, Kornblum J, Herzig CT, Bystritsky R, Uhlemann AC, Lowy F.D. Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates obtained from the Rikers Island Jail System from 2009 to 2013. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Aug;52(8):3091-4. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01129-14. Epub 2014 Jun 4.

Uhlemann, A-C, Dordel, J., Knox, J., Raven, K., Parkhill, J., Holden, M.T.G., Peacock, S.J. and Lowy, F.D. Molecular tracing of the emergence, diversification and transmission of S. aureus sequence type 8/USA300 in a New York community. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 111:4988-93, 2014.

Gordon, R.J., Weinberg, A.D., Pagani F.D., Slaughter, M.S., Pappas, P.S., Naka, Y., Goldstein, D.J., Dembitsky, W.P., Giacalone, J.C., Ferrante, J., Ascheim, D.D., Moskowitz, A.J., Rose, E.A., Gelijns, A.C., Lowy, F.D. A prospective, multicenter study of ventricular assist device infections. Circulation 127(6):691-702, 2013

Uhlemann, A-C, Kennedy, A.D., Martens, C., Porcella, F.C. DeLeo, F.R. and Lowy, F.D. Towards an understanding of evolution of Staphylococcus aureus strain USA300 during colonization in community households. Genome Biol Evol. 12:1275-85, 2012

Uhlemann, A.C., Porcella, S.F., Trivedi, S., Sullivan, S.B., Hafer, C., Kennedy, A.D., Barbian, K.D., McCarthy, A.J., Street, C., Hirschberg, D.L., Lipkin, W.I., Lindsay, J.A., DeLeo, F.R., and Lowy, F.D.  Identification of a highly transmissible animal-independent Staphylococcus aureus ST398 with distinct genomic and cell adhesion properties. mBio 3, 2012.