Jennifer M. Cuellar-Rodriguez, M.D.

Jennifer M. Cuellar-Rodriguez, M.D.

Credit: NIAID
Staff Clinician
Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases Consult Service

Major Areas of Research

  • 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.


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.

Research Group

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

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