Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine

Aliyah Baluch

Aliyah Baluch, MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA

Associate Member, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Oncologic Sciences

Contact Info 12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa FL 33612

Academic Email: Aliyah.Baluch@moffitt.org

Academic Phone:(813) 745-7452

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  • MSc, Experimental Medicine, University of Alberta, 2013
  • MD, Medicine, University of South Florida, 2004

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease


  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (Fellow, 2019 - Present)
  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (Associate Member, 2014 - Present)
  • American Society of Transplantation (Member, 2010 - Present)
  • The Transplantation Society (Member, 2010 - Present)
  • Infectious Disease Society of America (Member, 2007 - Present)
  • American College of Physcians (Member, 2004 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Pasikhova Y, Ludlow S, Baluch A. Fever in Patients With Cancer. Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center. 24(2) : 193-197, 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28441374
  • Shannon K, Pasikhova Y, Ibekweh Q, Ludlow S, Baluch A. Nocardiosis following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Transplant Infectious Disease. , 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26809666
  • Baluch A. State of the Globe: The Rippling Effect of Multidrug-Resistant Gram-negative Infections. Journal of Global Infectious Disease. 7(4) : 125-6, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26752866
  • Baluch A, Pasikhova Y, Snyder. Successful management of Mycobacterium haemophilum lower extremity cutaneous infection in a matched unrelated donor stem cell transplant recipient Transplant Infectious Disease. , 2016.
  • Fernandez-Ruiz M, Humar A, Baluch A, Kshwani S, Husain S, Kumar. Baseline Serum IL-6 to IL-2 Ratio is Associated with the Response to Seasonal Trivalent Influenza Vaccine in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients (PMID 26555352) Vaccine. , 2015.
  • Egli A, Huma A, Widmer L, Santer D, Mueller T, Stelling J, Baluch A, O'Shea D, Houghton M, Kumar . Effect of Immunosuppression on Th2 and B-cell Responses to Influenza Vaccination (PMID 25589334) Journal of Infectious Disease. , 2015.
  • Egli A, Santer D, O'Shae D, Barakat K, Syedbacha M, Vollmer M, Baluch A, et. al. IL-28B is a Key Regulator of B- and T-cell Vaccine Responses Against Influenza (PMID 25503988) PLos One. , 2014.
  • Raturi R, Palacio C, Baluch A, Vargas J, Kenny P, Greene J. Retrospective Analysis of opportunistic Brain Abscesses in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. (22) : 96-103, 2014.
  • Baluch A, Humar A, Eurich D, Egli A, Liacinia A, Hoschler K, Campbell P, Berka N, Urschel S, Wilson L Kumar . Randomized Controlled Trial of High-Dose Intradermal vs. Standard-Dose Intramuscular Influenza Vaccine in Organ Transplant Recipients American Journal of Transplantation. , 2013.
  • Baluch A, Pasikhova Y. Influenza Vaccination in Oncology Patients (PMID 24258350) Current Infectious Disease Reports. , 2013.
  • Alrabaa S, Nguyen P, Sanderson R, Baluch A, Kelkar D, et, al. Early Identification and Control of Carbapenem Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae Originating from Contaminated Edoscopic Equipment (PMID 23171594) American Journal of Infection Control. , 2013.
  • Baluch A, Humar A, Egli A, Gubbay J, Lisboa L, Wilson L, Kumar . Long Term Immune Responses to Pandemic Influenza A/H1N1 Infection in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients PLos ONE. , 2011.


  • 2019 Charles C. Williams Jr, MD Physician of the Year Award (Moffitt Cancer Center - 2020)
  • Value of Inclusion representative for the State of the Institution Address (Moffitt Cancer Center - 2019)
  • Fellow (Infectious Diseases Society of America - 2019)
  • Excellence in Safety Award Nominee (Moffitt Cancer Center - 2019)
  • Member, Moffitt Cancer Center Leadership Academy (Moffitt Cancer Center - 2018)
  • Nick Porter Award for "Spirit of Moffitt" (SMART - Moffit Antibiotic Stewarship Program - 2013)
  • Fellow (American College of Physicians - 2013)
  • J. Gordin Kaplan Graduate Student Award, given by Faculty of Graduate Students and Research (University of Alberta - 2012)
  • Young Investigator Award (American Transplant Congress - 2012)
  • Graduate Students' Association Professional Development Grant (University of Alberta - 2012)