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Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD
M_MED-INFD-CORE
Associate Professor

505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-502-6688
jennifer.babik@ucsf.edu

Jennifer Babik specializes in clinical infectious diseases, with a particular focus on infections in immunocompromised hosts. She is also interested in medical education and is the Inpatient Site Director at UCSF Medical Center for the Internal Medicine Residency and is the Assistant Program Director for Curriculum for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship.


She earned her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University followed by a PhD in Physiological Sciences from the University of Oxford. She then completed her MD at Stanford University School of Medicine. She did her Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship training at UCSF and is now an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medicine.


She attends on the Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Service and Internal Medicine teaching wards at UCSF Medical Center. She gives clinical lectures for students, residents and fellows in residency and fellowship core lecture series. She also gives lectures and is a small group leader in the medical student course Infection, Immunity and Inflammation.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
UCSF Fellowship Infectious Diseases 2009
UCSF Residency Internal Medicine 2006
Stanford University M.D. School of Medicine 2003

Recent Articles (14)

Santhosh L, Babik J, Looney MR, Hollander H. Whither the Pulmonary Ward Attending? Preserving Subspecialty Exposure in United States Internal Medicine Residency Training. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Apr; 14(4):565-568.

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. Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Jan 09.

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 Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016; 65(35):930-3.

Langelier C, Reid MJ, Halabi C, Wietek 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. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Aug; 22(8):1480-4.

Su PY, Miller S, Rutishauser RL, Babik J. Broad-range PCR for early diagnosis of nosocomial Enterococcus gallinarum meningitis. Infect Dis (Lond). 2016 Aug; 48(8):640-2.

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. Transpl Infect Dis. 2015 Oct; 17(5):744-50.

Babik JM, Chin-Hong P. Transplant tourism: understanding the risks. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2015 Apr; 17(4):473.

Babik JM, Cohan D, Monto A, Hartigan-O'Connor DJ, McCune JM. The human fetal immune response to hepatitis C virus exposure in utero. J Infect Dis. 2011 Jan 15; 203(2):196-206.

Babik JM, Holodniy M. Impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy and immunologic status on hepatitis C virus quasispecies diversity in human immunodeficiency virus/hepatitis C virus-coinfected patients. J Virol. 2003 Feb; 77(3):1940-50.

Tone M, Tone Y, Babik JM, Lin CY, Waldmann H. The role of Sp1 and NF-kappa B in regulating CD40 gene expression. J Biol Chem. 2002 Mar 15; 277(11):8890-7.

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. J Immunol. 1999 Apr 1; 162(7):4069-78.

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. Eur J Immunol. 1996 Jun; 26(6):1222-7.

Kamtekar S, Schiffer JM, Xiong H, Babik JM, Hecht MH. Protein design by binary patterning of polar and nonpolar amino acids. Science. 1993 Dec 10; 262(5140):1680-5.

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