Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD

Professor

Experimental Medicine, Infectious Diseases

CLINICAL ACTIVITIES
Jennifer Babik specializes in clinical infectious diseases with a particular focus on infections in immunocompromised hosts. She attends on the Immunocompromised Host and General Infectious Diseases Consult Services and has clinic in the Infectious Diseases Practice at UCSF Health.

EDUCATIONAL PURSUITS
Jennifer Babik is the Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship at UCSF. She gives clinical lectures for students, residents and fellows in residency and fellowship core lecture series. Her primary interests in medical educational are developing best practices for effective teaching by consultants and curriculum development in subspecialty education. She is also the Mentoring Facilitator for the ID Division at UCSF Health.

Education
2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Fellowship, 2009 - Infectious Diseases, UCSF
Residency, 2006 - Internal Medicine, UCSF
M.D., 2003 - School of Medicine, Stanford University
PhD, 1999 - Physiological Sciences, University of Oxford
BA, 1995 - Molecular Biology, Princeton University
Honors and Awards
  • Long Term Mentor Award in the SOM Inquiry Curriculum, UCSF, 2020
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Class of 2018, UCSF, 2018
  • Master Clinician, Department of Medicine, UCSF, 2018
  • UCSF Health Exceptional Physician Award, UCSF, 2018
  • Distinction in Teaching Award from the UCSF Academic Senate, UCSF, 2016
  • Induction into the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF, 2015
  • Vincent G. Pons Award for Excellence in Clinical Infectious Diseases Teaching, UCSF, 2015
Publications
  1. Huppert LA, Santhosh L, Alba-Nguyen S, Lai CJ, Babik JM. Changes in Gender and Racial/Ethnic Diversity in US Residency Program Applications From 2018 to 2022. Journal of graduate medical education 2024. PMID: 38304603


  2. Nguyen MT, Mentreddy A, Schallhorn J, Chan M, Aung S, Doernberg SB, Babik J, Miles K, Yang K, Lydon E, Minter DJ, Gonzales J, Shantha J, Doan T, Seitzman GD. Isolated Ocular Mpox without Skin Lesions, United States. Emerging infectious diseases 2023. PMID: 37130504


  3. Mulliken JS, Hampshire KN, Rappold AG, Fung M, Babik JM, Doernberg SB. Risk of systemic fungal infections after exposure to wildfires: a population-based, retrospective study in California. The Lancet. Planetary health 2023. PMID: 37164514


  4. Roland LT, Humphreys IM, Le CH, Babik JM, Bailey CE, Ediriwickrema LS, Fung M, Lieberman JA, Magliocca KR, Nam HH, Teo NW, Thomas PC, Winegar BA, Birkenbeuel JL, David AP, Goshtasbi K, Johnson PG, Martin EC, Nguyen TV, Patel NN, Qureshi HA, Tay K, Vasudev M, Abuzeid WM, Hwang PH, Jafari A, Russell MS, Turner JH, Wise SK, Kuan EC. Diagnosis, prognosticators, and management of acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis: multidisciplinary consensus statement and Evidence-Based review with recommendations. International forum of allergy & rhinology 2023. PMID: 36680469


  5. Fretz A, Penner JC, Bainbridge ED, Babik JM. A silver lining. Journal of hospital medicine 2022. PMID: 36178229


  6. Wu R, Babik J, Russell M, van Zante A, Chan E. Not your usual tonsillitis: a lesson for recognizing primary tonsillar syphilis. Histopathology 2022. PMID: 35758191


  7. DeVoe C, Pandey S, Shariff D, Arora S, Henrich TJ, Yokoe DS, Langelier CR, Servellita V, Chiu C, Miller S, Babik JM, Chin-Hong P, Fung M. COVID-19 in Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated Hematologic Malignancy Patients. 2022. PMID: 35426225


  8. Huppert LA, Hsu G, Elnachef N, Flint L, Frank JA, Gensler LS, Hsiao EC, Khanna RR, Qasim A, Schwartz BS, Widera E, Zapata C, Babik JM. A single center evaluation of applicant experiences in virtual interviews across eight internal medicine subspecialty fellowship programs. Medical education online 2021. PMID: 34187346


  9. Consunji MV, Kohlwes RJ, Babik JM. Evaluation of a longitudinal subspecialty clinic for internal medicine residents. Medical education online 2021. PMID: 34323159


  10. Saxena K, Dhaliwal G, Rao MN, Babik JM. A Short-Lived Crisis. Journal of hospital medicine 2021. PMID: 34328846


  11. Penner JC, Dyster TG, Babik JM. The Reverse Halo Sign in an Immunocompromised Host. Journal of general internal medicine 2021. PMID: 33904050


  12. Iverson N, Subbaraj L, Babik JM, Brondfield S. Correction to: Evaluating an Oncology Video Curriculum Designed to Promote Asynchronous Subspecialty Learning for Internal Medicine Residents. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education 2021. PMID: 33656692


  13. Bond AR, Bainbridge E, Doernberg SB, Babik JM, Miller S, Khanafshar E, Henry T, David A, Russell M, Brandman D, Sherman CB, Yao F, Fung M. Disseminated Legionella micdadei Infection in a Liver Transplant Patient Presenting as Pulmonary Nodules and a Laryngeal Lesion. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society 2021. PMID: 33434394


  14. Iverson N, Subbaraj L, Babik JM, Brondfield S. Evaluating an Oncology Video Curriculum Designed to Promote Asynchronous Subspecialty Learning for Internal Medicine Residents. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education 2021. PMID: 33515204


  15. Fung M, Babik JM. COVID-19 in Immunocompromised Hosts: What We Know So Far. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2021. PMID: 33501974


  16. Fung M, Otani I, Pham M, Babik J. Zoonotic coronavirus epidemics: Severe acute respiratory syndrome, Middle East respiratory syndrome, and coronavirus disease 2019. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology 2020. PMID: 33310180


  17. Huppert LA, Hsiao EC, Cho KC, Marquez C, Chaudhry RI, Frank J, Goglin SE, Hsu G, Kathpalia P, Khanna R, Kompala T, Rao MN, Bower BA, Trafas V, Santhosh L, Schwartz BS, Babik JM. Virtual Interviews at Graduate Medical Education Training Programs: Determining Evidence-Based Best Practices. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 2020. PMID: 33298691


  18. Fung M, Nambiar A, Pandey S, Aldrich JM, Teraoka J, Freise C, Roberts J, Chandran S, Hays SR, Bainbridge E, DeVoe C, Gardner AR, Yokoe D, Henrich TJ, Babik JM, Chin-Hong P. Treatment of Immunocompromised COVID-19 patients with Convalescent Plasma. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society 2020. PMID: 32989856


  19. Mick E, Kamm J, Pisco AO, Ratnasiri K, Babik JM, Castañeda G, DeRisi JL, Detweiler AM, Hao SL, Kangelaris KN, Kumar GR, Li LM, Mann SA, Neff N, Prasad PA, Serpa PH, Shah SJ, Spottiswoode N, Tan M, Calfee CS, Christenson SA, Kistler A, Langelier C. Upper airway gene expression reveals suppressed immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 compared with other respiratory viruses. Nature communications 2020. PMID: 33203890


  20. Huppert LA, Babik JM. Best Practices to Successfully Navigate a Virtual Interview: a Five-Step Guide for Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Applicants. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education 2020. PMID: 32808251


  21. Kerkhoff AD, Rutishauser RL, Miller S, Babik JM. Clinical Utility of Universal Broad-Range PCR Amplicon Sequencing for Pathogen Identification: a retrospective cohort study. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2020. PMID: 31907545


  22. Shah SJ, Barish PN, Prasad PA, Kistler A, Neff N, Kamm J, Li LM, Chiu CY, Babik JM, Fang MC, Kangelaris KN, Langelier C, Abe-Jones Y, Alipanah N, Alvarez FN, Botvinnik OB, Castaneda G. Clinical features, diagnostics, and outcomes of patients presenting with acute respiratory illness: A retrospective cohort study of patients with and without COVID-19. EClinicalMedicine 2020. PMID: 32864588


  23. Adler E, Hobbs A, Dhaliwal G, Babik JM. Gender Differences in Authorship of Clinical Problem-Solving Articles. Journal of hospital medicine 2020. PMID: 32804608


  24. Fung M, Chiu CY, DeVoe C, Doernberg SB, Schwartz BS, Langelier C, Henrich TJ, Yokoe D, Davis J, Hays SR, Chandran S, Kukreja J, Ng D, Prostko J, Taylor R, Reyes K, Bainbridge E, Bond A, Chin-Hong P, Babik JM. Clinical Outcomes and Serologic Response in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients with COVID-19: A Case Series from the United States. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2020. PMID: 32476258


  25. Santhosh L, Babik JM. Diversity of the ID Trainee Pipeline: The Future Looks Bright, But We Must Not Be Complacent. The Journal of infectious diseases 2020. PMID: 31943040


  26. Block BL, Anderson D, O'Brien B, Babik J. Getting Neighborly in 2030: A Shared Fellow Workspace Improves Communication, Teaching, and Burnout. Journal of graduate medical education 2020. PMID: 32595866


  27. Mick E, Kamm J, Pisco AO, Ratnasiri K, Babik JM, Calfee CS, Castaneda G, DeRisi JL, Detweiler AM, Hao S, Kangelaris KN, Kumar GR, Li LM, Mann SA, Neff N, Prasad PA, Serpa PH, Shah SJ, Spottiswoode N, Tan M, Christenson SA, Kistler A, Langelier C. Upper airway gene expression differentiates COVID-19 from other acute respiratory illnesses and reveals suppression of innate immune responses by SARS-CoV-2. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences 2020. PMID: 32511476


  28. Budak JZ, Brickman CE, Abdoler EA, Wallender EK, Mulliken JS, Kerkhoff AD, Lampiris H, Babik JM, Koss CA, Schwartz BS. Response to: Is Burnout Infectious? Understanding Drivers of Burnout and Job Satisfaction Among Academic Infectious Diseases Physicians. Open forum infectious diseases 2020. PMID: 32284950


  29. Pillsbury MM, Rubio LA, Lucas CG, Babik JM. Coccidioidomycosis Presenting with Fever and Back Pain. Journal of general internal medicine 2020. PMID: 32185657


  30. Babik JM, Luther VP. Creating and Presenting an Effective Lecture. The Journal of continuing education in the health professions 2020. PMID: 32149947


  31. Fung M, Babik J, Humphreys IM, Davis GE. Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Invasive Fungal Sinusitis in Cancer and Transplant Patients. Current infectious disease reports 2019. PMID: 31773398


  32. Andrew D Kerkhoff, Michelle Matzko, Charles Chiu, Steve Miller, Jennifer M Babik. 236. The Comparative Utility Of Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing and Universal PCR for Pathogen Detection on Cerebrospinal Fluid: A Retrospective Analysis From a Tertiary Care Center. Open forum infectious diseases 2019. PMID:


  33. Jehan Budak, Cristina Brickman, Emily Abdoler, Erika Wallender, Jennifer S Mulliken, Andrew D Kerkhoff, Harry Lampiris, Jennifer M Babik, Catherine Koss, Brian Schwartz, Brian Schwartz. 2534. Development of an Infectious Diseases Fellowship Well-Being Program. Open forum infectious diseases 2019. PMID:


  34. Saeed L, Weber RJ, Puryear SB, Bahrani E, Peluso MJ, Babik JM, Haemel A, Coates SJ. Disseminated Cutaneous and Osteoarticular Sporotrichosis Mimicking Pyoderma Gangrenosum. Open forum infectious diseases 2019. PMID: 31660357


  35. Sam Brondfield, Nicholas Iverson, Lakshmi Subbaraj, Jennifer Babik. Feasibility of implementing a resident oncology video curriculum. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2019. PMID:


  36. Santhosh L, Abdoler E, Babik JM. Strategies to build a clinician-educator career. The clinical teacher 2019. PMID: 30859740


  37. Sanchez IM, Lowenstein S, Johnson KA, Babik J, Haag C, Keller JJ, Ortega-Loayza AG, Cohen J, McCalmont TH, Demer AM, Mansh MD, Hylwa SA, Liu J, Shinkai K. Clinical Features of Neutrophilic Dermatosis Variants Resembling Necrotizing Fasciitis. JAMA dermatology 2019. PMID: 30383110


  38. Lekshmi Santhosh,Jennifer Babik. 1322. Impact of Hospital Medicine on Trends in Infectious Diseases and Other Subspecialty Fellowship Applications. Open forum infectious diseases 2018. PMID:


  39. Spottiswoode N, Peluso MJ, Deuse T, Babik JM. Nontyphoidal Salmonella as a Cause of Mediastinal Abscess after Aortic Valve Replacement: A Case Report and Review of Postoperative Salmonella Infections. Case reports in infectious diseases 2018. PMID: 30598848


  40. Fung M, Schwartz BS, Doernberg SB, Langelier C, Lo M, Graff L, Tan M, Logan AC, Chin-Hong P, Babik JM. Breakthrough Invasive Fungal Infections on Isavuconazole Prophylaxis and Treatment: What is Happening in the Real-world Setting? Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2018. PMID: 29617983


  41. Santhosh L, Babik J, Looney MR, Hollander H. Whither the Pulmonary Ward Attending? Preserving Subspecialty Exposure in United States Internal Medicine Residency Training. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 2017. PMID: 28362539


  42. Brondfield MN, Reid MJ, Rutishauser RL, Cope JR, Tang J, Ritter JM, Matanock A, Ali I, Doernberg SB, Hilts-Horeczko A, DeMarco T, Klein L, Babik JM. Disseminated Acanthamoeba infection in a heart transplant recipient treated successfully with a miltefosine-containing regimen: Case report and review of the literature. Volume 19 of Issue 2. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society 2017. PMID: 28067969


  43. Sircar AD, Abanyie F, Blumberg D, Chin-Hong P, Coulter KS, Cunningham D, Huskins WC, Langelier C, Reid M, Scott BJ, Shirley DA, Babik JM, Belova A, Sapp SG, McAuliffe I, Rivera HN, Yabsley MJ, Montgomery SP. Raccoon Roundworm Infection Associated with Central Nervous System Disease and Ocular Disease - Six States, 2013-2015. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report 2016. PMID: 27608169


  44. Langelier C, Reid MJ, Halabi C, Witek N, LaRiviere A, Shah M, Wilson MR, Chin-Hong P, Douglas V, Kazacos KR, Babik JM. Baylisascaris procyonis-Associated Meningoencephalitis in a Previously Healthy Adult, California, USA. Emerging infectious diseases 2016. PMID: 27434260


  45. Fung M, Babik JM. COVID-19 in Immunocompromised Hosts: What We Know So Far. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2020. PMID: 32592461


  46. Su PY, Miller S, Rutishauser RL, Babik J. Broad-range PCR for early diagnosis of nosocomial Enterococcus gallinarum meningitis. Volume 48 of Issue 8. Infectious diseases (London, England) 2016. PMID: 27097275


  47. Babik JM, Katrak S, Miller S, Shah M, Chin-Hong P. Epstein-Barr virus encephalitis in a renal transplant recipient manifesting as hemorrhagic, ring-enhancing mass lesions. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society 2015. PMID: 26252540


  48. Babik JM, Chin-Hong P. Transplant tourism: understanding the risks. Current infectious disease reports 2015. PMID: 25870141


  49. Babik JM, Cohan D, Monto A, Hartigan-O'Connor DJ, McCune JM. The human fetal immune response to hepatitis C virus exposure in utero. Volume 203 of Issue 2. The Journal of infectious diseases 2011. PMID: 21288819


  50. Tone M, Tone Y, Babik JM, Lin CY, Waldmann H. The role of Sp1 and NF-kappa B in regulating CD40 gene expression. The Journal of biological chemistry 2001. PMID: 11751910


  51. Babik JM, Adams E, Tone Y, Fairchild PJ, Tone M, Waldmann H. Expression of murine IL-12 is regulated by translational control of the p35 subunit. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 1999. PMID: 10201930


  52. Tone Y, Thompson SA, Babik JM, Nolan KF, Tone M, Raven C, Waldmann H. Structure and chromosomal location of the mouse interleukin-12 p35 and p40 subunit genes. European journal of immunology 1996. PMID: 8647196


  53. Kamtekar S, Schiffer JM, Xiong H, Babik JM, Hecht MH. Protein design by binary patterning of polar and nonpolar amino acids. Science (New York, N.Y.) 1993. PMID: 8259512