Charurut Somboonwit

Charurut Somboonwit, MD FACP

Director, Communicable Diseases, Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County

Director, Clinical Research, Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County

Professor, Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine

Faculty Advisor, Tampa Bay Street Medicine

Contact Info 1105 E Kennedy Blvd
Clinical Research Unit
Tampa FL 33602

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Academic Phone:(813) 844-4187

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  • MD, Srinanakharinwirot University, Bangkok, 1995

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease

Research Interests

  • HIV Clinical Trials, please visit


  • International Anal Neoplasia Society (Member, 2013 - Present)
  • Americal College of Physicians (Fellow, 2008 - Present)
  • Florida Public Health Association (Member, 2007 - Present)
  • Leadership Florida (Lifetime Member, 2007 - Present)
  • Thai Physicians Association of America (Member, 2005 - Present)
  • Florida Infectious Disease Society (Member, 2002 - Present)
  • Infectious Disease Society of America (Member, 2001 - Present)
  • American College of Physicians (Member, 1998 - Present)
  • American Medical Association (Member, 1998 - Present)
  • The Medical Council of Thailand (Member, 1995 - Present)
  • Hillsborough County Medical Association (Member, 2012 - 2014)

Recent Publications

  • Shapshak P, Somboonwit C, Cao S, Sinnott JT. Cholera host response gene networks: preliminary studies Bioinformation. 13(10) : 347-351, 2017.
  • Achhra AC, Mocroft A, Ross M, Ryom-Nielson L, Avihingsanon A, Bakowska E, Belloso W, Clarke A, Furrer H, Lucas GM, Ristola M, Rassool M, Ross J, Somboonwit C, Sharma S, Wyatt C. Impact of early versus deferred antiretroviral therapy on estimated glomerular filtration rate in HIV-positive individuals in the START trial. International journal of antimicrobial agents. , 2017.
  • Cameron MC, Katayama M, Patel NS, Shenefelt PD, Somboonwit C. Chronic Tender Ulcers on the Calf and Both Forearms. Skinmed. 15(2) : 149-151, 2017.
  • Cook RL, Zhou Z, Kelso-Chichetto NE, Janelle J, Morano JP, Somboonwit C, et. al. Alcohol consumption patterns and HIV viral suppression among persons receiving HIV care in Florida: an observational study Addict Sci Clin Pract. 12(1) : 22, 2017.
  • Achhra A, Mocroft A, Ross M, Ryom L, Lucas G, Furrer H, Neuhaus J Somboonwit C Kelly M Gatell J Wyatt . International Newtwork for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials (INSIGHT) START Study Group. Kidney Disease in Antiretroviral-naïve HIV-positive Adultys with High CD4 Counts: Prevalence and Predictors of Kidney Disease at Enrollment in the INSIGHT Strategic Timing of Intiretroviral Treatment (START) Trial. HIV Med. (16) : 55-63, 2016.
  • Berry SE, Fleishman JA, Yehia BR, Cheever LW, Hauck H, Korthuis PT, Mathews WC, Keruly J, Nijhawan AE, Agwu AL, Somboonwit C, Moore RD, Gebo K. Healthcare Coverage for HIV Provider Visits Before and After Implementation of the Affordable Care Act Clin Inf Dis. , 2016.
  • Berry SA, Fleishman JA, Yehia BR, Cheever LW, Hauck H, Korthuis PT, Mathews WC, Keruly J, Nijhawan AE, Agwu AL, Somboonwit C, Moore RD, Gebo KA. Healthcare Coverage for HIV Provider Visits Before and After Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 63(3) : 387-95, 2016.
  • , Lundgren J, Babiker A, Gordin F, Emery S, Fätkenheuer G, Molina JM, Wood R, Neaton JD. Why START? Reflections that led to the conduct of this large long-term strategic HIV trial. HIV Med. (16) : 1-9, 2015.
  • Yehia BR, Stephens-Shields AJ, Fleishman JA, Berry SA, Agwu AL, Metlay JP, Moore RD, Christopher Mathews W, Nijhawan A, Rutstein R, Gaur AH, Gebo KA. The HIV Care Continuum: Changes over Time in Retention in Care and Viral Suppression. PloS one. 10(6) : e0129376, 2015.
  • Crowell TA, Gebo KA, Blankson JN, Korthuis PT, Yehia BR, Rutstein RM, Moore RD, Sharp V, Nijhawan AE, Mathews WC, Hanau LH, Corales RB, Beil R, Somboonwit C, Edelstein H, Allen SL, Berry SA. Hospitalization Rates and Reasons Among HIV Elite Controllers and Persons With Medically Controlled HIV Infection. The Journal of infectious diseases. 211(11) : 1692-702, 2015.
  • Achhra A, Mocroft A, Ross M, Ryom L, Lucas G, Furrer H, Neuhaus J, Somboonwit C, et. al. International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials (INSIGHT) START Study Group: Kidney disease in antiretroviral-naïve HIV-positive adults with high CD4 counts: prevalence and predictors of kidney disease at enrolment in the INSIGHT Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatement (START) trial HIV Med. 16(1) : 55-63, 2015.
  • Somboonwit C, Sinnott JT, Shapshak P XMRV: Emerging Human Infection or False Alarm In Global Virology I (Ed. Shapshak P, Sinnott JT, Somboonwit C, Kuhn J), New York:Springer Verlag. : 561-570, 2015.
  • Yehia BR, Herati RS, Fleishman JA, Gallant JE, Agwu AL, Berry SA, Korthuis PT, Moore RD, Metlay JP, Gebo KA. Hepatitis C virus testing in adults living with HIV: a need for improved screening efforts. PloS one. 9(7) : e102766, 2014.
  • Young LC, Roediger MP, Grandits G, Baker J, Somboonwit C, Williams I, Lundgren JD, Neaton JD, Soliman EZ. Relationship between inflammatory and coagulation biomarkers and cardiac autonomic function in HIV-infected individuals. Biomarkers in medicine. 8(9) : 1073-83, 2014.
  • Young LC, Roediger MP, Grandits G, Baker J, Somboonwit C, et al. Relationship between inflammatory and coagulation biomarkers and cardiac autonomic function in HIV-infected individuals Biomark Med. 8(9) : 1073-83, 2014.
  • T Wills, M Friedrich, J Beal, C Somboonwit, S Mcintosh, A Bork, M Tinsley, A Cajina, P Belton, J Xavier, R Doshi, R Boyd and N Solomon. Implementing Hepatitis C Treatment Programs in Comprehensive HIV Clinics: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Hepatitis C Treatment Expansion Initative (poster presentation) : presented at IDWeek; October 8-12, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, 2014.
  • Berry SA, Gebo KA, Rutstein RM, Althoff KN, Korthuis PT, Gaur AH, Spector SA, Warford R, Yehia BR, Agwu AL. Trends in hospitalizations among children and young adults with perinatally acquired HIV. The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 33(5) : 488-94, 2014.
  • Agwu AL, Neptune A, Voss C, Yehia B, Rutstein R. CD4 counts of nonperinatally HIV-infected youth and young adults presenting for HIV care between 2002 and 2010. JAMA pediatrics. 168(4) : 381-3, 2014.
  • Zetterberg E, Neuhaus J, Baker JV, Somboonwit C, Llibre JM, Palfreeman A, Chini M, Lundgren JD; INSIGHT SMART Study Group. Platelet count kinetics following interruption of antiretroviral treatment. AIDS. 27(2) : 59-68, 2013.
  • Bahner I, Somboonwit C, Pross S, Collins R, Saporta S. Teaching Science Through Biomedical Research in an Elective Curriculum Medical Science Educator. 3(22) : 143-146, 2012.
  • Sowmya G, Shamini G, Anita S, Sakharkar M, Mathura V, Rodriguez H, Levine AJ, Singer E, Commins D, Somboonwit C, Sinnott JT, Sidhu HS, Rajaseger G, Pushparaj PN, Kangueane P, Shapshak P. HIV-1 envelope accessible surface and polarity: clade, blood, and brain. Bioinformation. 6(2) : 48-56, 2011.
  • Barkhordarian A, Iyer N, Shapshak P, Somboonwit C, Sinnott J, Chiappelli F. Influenza 2009 pandemic: Cellular immunemediated surveillance modulated by TH17 & Tregs. Bioinformation. 6(1) : 39-40, 2011.
  • Shamini G, Ravichandran M, Sinnott JT, Somboonwit C, Sidhu HS, Shapshak P, Kangueane P. Structural inferences for Cholera toxin mutations in Vibrio cholerae. Bioinformation. 6(1) : 1-9, 2011.
  • Pham T, Alrabaa S, Somboonwit C, Le Hung, Montero J. The HIV Virologic Outcomes of Different Interventions Among Treatment-Experienced Patients With 2 Consecutive Detectable Low-Level Viremia. Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (Chicago, Ill. : 2002). 10(1) : 54-6, 2011.
  • Sinnott JT Somboonwit C Oxner A. Clostridium tetani in a Haitian Refugee. Clin Microbiol Newsl. 33(5) : 37-39, 2011.
  • Chiappelli F Somboonwit C Sinnott J Shapshak P. Influenza 2009 Pandemic: Immunology. Bioinformation.. 6(1) : 39-40, 2011.
  • Shapshak P, Chiappelli F, Somboonwit C, Sinnott J. The influenza pandemic of 2009: lessons and implications. Molecular diagnosis & therapy. 15(2) : 63-81, 2011.
  • Shapshak P Somboonwit C Sinnott JT Commins D Singer E Levine AJ. Gene-Chromosome Locations of Neuropsychiatric Diseases. Bioinformation. 7(7) : 366-368, 2011.
  • Shapshak P, Duncan R, Kangueane P, Somboonwit C, Sinnott J, Commins D, Singer E, Levine A. HIV associated dementia and HIV encephalitis II: Genes on chromosome 22 expressed in individually microdissected Globus pallidus neurons (Preliminary analysis). Bioinformation. 6(5) : 183-6, 2011.
  • Mouzakis J, Somboonwit C, Lakshmi S, Rumbak M, Sinnott J, Cherpelis B, Keshishian J. Levamisole induced necrosis of the skin and neutropenia following intranasal cocaine use: a newly recognized syndrome. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 10(10) : 1204-7, 2011.
  • Shapshak P, Kangueane P, Fujimura RK, Commins D, Chiappelli F, Singer E, Levine AJ, Minagar A, Novembre FJ, Somboonwit C, Nath A, Sinnott JT. Editorial neuroAIDS review. AIDS (London, England). 25(2) : 123-41, 2011.
  • Soliman EZ, Lundgren JD, Roediger MP, Duprez DA, Temesgen Z, Bickel M, Shlay JC, Somboonwit C, Reiss P, Stein JH, Neaton JD. Boosted protease inhibitors and the electrocardiographic measures of QT and PR durations. AIDS (London, England). 25(3) : 367-77, 2011.
  • Shapshak P Duncan R Duran EM Farinetti F Minagar A Commins D Rodriguez H Chiappelli F Kangueane P Levine AJ Singer E Somboonwit C Sinnott JT. Gene Expression for HIV-Associated Dementia and HIV Encephalitis in Microdissected Neurons: Preliminary Analysis. Neurobehavioral HIV Medicine. 3: 53-78, 2011.


  • Mid-Career Woman in Academic Medicine Professional Development Scholar (AAMC - 2014)
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, Faculty of Medicine (Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand - 2012)
  • 25th Anniversary MEDSWU Honorable Award (Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand - 2010)
  • AOA (AOA Society - 2009)
  • Best Doctors (Best Doctors - 2009)
  • Member (Gold Humanism Society, College of Medicine, University of South Florida - 2009)