Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine

Anthony P. Cannella

Anthony P. Cannella, MD, MSc, FACP

Associate Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine

Contact Info 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa FL 33612

Academic Email: acannella@usf.edu

Academic Phone:(813) 972-2000

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  • MD, Medical Doctorate, University of South Florida, 2006
  • MS, Biomedical Science, Barry University, 2000

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease

Research Interests

  • Interests:
  • Adaptive and innate immune responses to infections; pharmacodynamics/pharmacokinetics of antibiotics; non-tuberculosis mycobacteria infections/TB; neglected tropical diseases.


  • American Thoracic Society (Member, 2018 - Present)
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Member, 2013 - Present)
  • Infectious Disease Society of America (Member, 2011 - Present)
  • American College of Physicians (Fellow, 2010 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Beatty NL, White ZS, Bhosale CR, Wilson K, Cannella AP, Stenn T, Burkett-Cadena N, Wisely S. Anaphylactic Reactions due to Triatoma protracta (Hemiptera, Reduviidge, Triatominae) and Invasion into a Home in Northern California, USA Insects. PMID: 34821818, PMCID: PMC8619147. DOI: 10.3390/insects12111018. 12(11) : 1018, 2021.
  • Garcia CV, Teo GM, Zeitler K, Montero J, Casanas B, Aslam S, Cannella AP, Morano J. The epidemiology, demographics and geographical distribution of human non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) disease in the endemic Central Florida region PMID:34869920, PMCID: PMC8626838, DOI: 10.1016/j.jctube.2021.100289. , 2021.
  • Perez-Lopez CJ, Gompf SG, Cannella AP, Vega V. Pasteurella multocida Mycotic Aortic Aneurysm in a Man After a Healed Canine Bite Infect Dis Clin Pract. doi:10.1097/IPC.0000000000000912. , 2020.
  • Yagnik K, Kalyatanda G, Cannella AP, Archibald L. Outbreak of Acinetobacter baumannii Associated with Extrinsic Contamination of Ultrasound Gel in a Tertiary Centre Burn Unit. Infection Prevention in Practice, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infpip.2019.100009. , 2019.
  • Yagnik K, Farooqui B, Mandernach MW, Cannella AP, Kalyatanda G . Severe Case of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in a Pregnant Woman from Nigeria Case Reports in Infectious Diseases. Vol.2019 Article 2630825; https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/2630825. , 2019.
  • Yagnik K, Bossé R, Reppucci J, Butts R, Islam S, Cannella A. Case Report: Olecranon Bursitis due to Prototheca wickerhamii in an Immunocompromised Patient AJTMH. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0818. PMID: 30594261. , 2018.
  • Wepplemann TA, Norris M, Von Fricken M, Khan MS, Okech B, Cannella AP, Schweizer H, Sanford D Tuanyok . Seroepidemiology of Burkholderia pseduomallei, etiologic agent of melioidosis, in the Ouest and Sud-Est Departments of Haiti. AJTMH. 99(5) : 1222-1228, 2018.
  • Lehmann JS, Campo JJ, Cicéron M, Raccurt CP, Boncy J, Beau de Rochars VEM, Cannella A. T Cell Subtypes and Reciprocal Inflammatory Mediator Expression Differentiate P. falciparum Memory Recall Responses in Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Malaria Patients in Southeastern Haiti. PLOS ONE 12(4):e0174718, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174718. , 2017.
  • Lehmann JS, Fouts DE, Haft DH, Cannella AP, Ricaldi JN Brinkac L Harkins D, Durkin S, Sanka R, Sutton G, Moreno A, Vinetz JM, Matthias M. Pathogenomic Inference of Virulence-Associated Genes in Leptospira interrogans. PLoS Negl Trop Dis e2468 PMID: 24098822. 7(10) , 2013.
  • Cannella AP, Lindestam Arlehamn CS, Sidney J, Patra KP, Torres K, Tsolis RM, Liang L, Felgner PL, Saito M, Gotuzzo E, Gilman RH, Sette A Vinet. Brucella melitensis T cell Epitope Recognition by Humans Recovered From Brucellosis in Peru. Infect Immun PMID: 24126518. , 2013.
  • Cannella AP, Lin JC, Liang L, Atluri V, Gotuzzo E, Felgner PL, Tsolis RM, Vinetz J. Serial Kinetics of the Antibody Response Against the Complete Brucella melitensis ORFeome in Chronic Human Brucellosis. J Clin Microbiol doi:10.1128/JCM.05298-11 PMID: 22219303. , 2012.


  • Exemplary Mentor Award (University of Florida College of Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine - 2019)
  • Best Clinical Teacher, Division of Infectious Disease and Global Medicine (University of Florida College of Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine - 2016)