Veronique Nussenblatt, M.D, Sc.M., M.H.S

Division of Intramural Research

NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, MD

Veronique Nussenblatt, M.D, Sc.M., M.H.S

Chief, Infectious Disease Consult Service
Associate Program Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship
Director, NIH Residency Electives Program (REP) and Clinical Electives Program (CEP) for Medical Students

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Major Areas of Research

  • COVID-19

Program Description

Dr. Nussenblatt specialized in general infectious diseases as well as managing infections in immunocompromised hosts. She provides diagnostic and therapeutic expertise for the management of infections in patients enrolled in clinical protocols at the NIH. She has a particular interest in COVID-19 in immunocompromised patients. Dr. Nussenblatt provides clinical supervision and training of infectious disease fellows and of residents and medical students rotating on the Infectious Disease Consult Service at the NIH. 



M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

M.H.S, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Dr. Nussenblatt received her M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After completing her training, she joined the Infectious Disease faculty at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine until she moved to Belgium where she spent two years providing clinical and scientific expertise for the development and implementation of clinical studies within two European clinical trial networks.

Selected Publications

Suh GA, Lodise TP, Tamma PD, Knisely JM, Alexander J, Aslam S, Barton KD, Bizzell E, Totten KMC, Campbell JL, Chan BK, Cunningham SA, Goodman KE, Greenwood-Quaintance KE, Harris AD, Hesse S, Maresso A, Nussenblatt V, Pride D, Rybak MJ, Sund Z, van Duin D, Van Tyne D, Patel R; Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group. Considerations for the Use of Phage Therapy in Clinical Practice. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2022 Mar 15;66(3):e0207121.

Nussenblatt V, Roder AE, Das S, de Wit E, Youn JH, Banakis S, Mushegian A, Mederos C, Wang W, Chung M, Pérez-Pérez L, Palmore T, Brudno JN, Kochenderfer JN, Ghedin E. Year-long COVID-19 infection reveals within-host evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in a patient with B cell depletion. medRxiv [Preprint]. 2021 Oct 5:2021.10.02.21264267.

Melendez-Munoz R, Marchalik R, Jerussi T, Dimitrova D, Nussenblatt V, Beri A, Rai K, Wilder JS, Barrett AJ, Battiwalla M, Childs RW, Fitzhugh CD, Fowler DH, Fry TJ, Gress RE, Hsieh MM, Ito S, Kang EM, Pavletic SZ, Shah NN, Tisdale JF, Gea-Banacloche J, Kanakry CG, Kanakry JA. Cytomegalovirus Infection Incidence and Risk Factors Across Diverse Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Platforms Using a Standardized Monitoring and Treatment Approach: A Comprehensive Evaluation from a Single Institution. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2019 Mar;25(3):577-586.

Sigfrid L, Reusken C, Eckerle I, Nussenblatt V, Lipworth S, Messina J, Kraemer M, Ergonul O, Papa A, Koopmans M, Horby P. Preparing clinicians for (re-)emerging arbovirus infectious diseases in Europe. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Mar;24(3):229-239.

Nussenblatt V, Avdic E, Berenholtz S, Daugherty E, Hadhazy E, Lipsett PA, Maragakis LL, Perl TM, Speck K, Swoboda SM, Ziai W, Cosgrove SE. Ventilator-associated pneumonia: overdiagnosis and treatment are common in medical and surgical intensive care units. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Mar;35(3):278-84.

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