Jennifer M. Cuellar-Rodriguez, M.D.

Transplant Infectious Diseases Consult Service

Established in 2020

NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, MD

Jennifer M. Cuellar-Rodriguez, M.D.

Staff Clinician
Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases Consult Service

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Specialty(s): Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
Provides direct clinical care to patients at NIH Clinical Center

Jennifer M. Cuellar-Rodriguez, M.D.
  • Infections in immunocompromised host
  • Transplant for primary immunodeficiencies

Program Description

The Transplant Infectious Diseases Consult Service is composed of experienced transplant infectious diseases physicians. In collaboration with the Blood and Immune Deficiency Cellular Therapy Program (BID-CTP), a clinical initiative that spans across four institutes within NIH, and with the Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch (ETIB), the consult service provides direct patient care, educational support and develops institutional guidelines for the prevention and management of infections for patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant, gene or cellular therapies at the NIH clinical center.



M.D., 1999, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico

Dr. Cuellar Rodriguez received her medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Mexico) in 1999 and her Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (London, UK) in 2003. She completed an Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán (INCMNSZ) in Mexico City, followed by a Clinical Fellowship in Transplant Infectious Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. In 2009, she joined NIAID as a clinical fellow (visiting program) where she completed an advanced infectious diseases fellowship (academic/research track) in infections in immunocompromised host. She was later promoted to staff clinician in 2011. In 2014, Dr. Cuellar Rodriguez returned to the INCMNSZ to serve as head of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Section, within the Department of Infectious Disease, where she remained until 2019. She then returned to NIAID in the Division of Intramural Research and is now the director of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Consult Service.

Clinical Studies

  • Survey of Pneumocystis Infections in NIH patients, Principal Investigator
  • A Phase II Study of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Subjects with VEXAS (Vacuoles, E1 enzyme, X-linked, Autoinflammatory, Somatic) Syndrome, Associate Investigator
  • A Phase II Study of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Patients with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases, Associate Investigator
  • Detection and Characterization of Host Defense Defects, Associate Investigator
  • Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Patients with Mutations in GATA2 or the MonoMAC syndrome, Associate Investigator
  • Screening Protocol for Detection and Characterization of Infections and Infection Susceptibility, Associate Investigator
  • Natural History Study of the Complications Associated with Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantations, Associate Investigator

Research Group

  • Juan Gea-Banacloche, M.D., Staff Clinician
  • Mark Parta, M.D., MPHTM, Physician III

Training Program

Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

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