Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine

Kami Kim

Kami Kim, MD

Professor, College of Medicine Molecular Medicine

Division Director, College of Medicine Internal Medicine

Director, Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine

Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine

Joint Professor, Center for Global Health & Infectious Disease, College of Public Health

Professor, COPH Dean's Office

Attending Physician, .

Faculty Advisor, .

Joint Progessor, .Department of Molecular Medicine

Andor Szentivanyi Professor of Medicine, .

Contact Info USF Infectious Disease Research
12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd, MDC84
Tampa FL 33612

Academic Email: kamikim@usf.edu

Academic Phone:(813) 974-5891

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  • Fellowship, Infectious Disease, University of California, 1988
  • Intern and Resident, Medical Service, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1987
  • MD, Medicine, Columbia University, 1980

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease


  • Association of American Physicians (Member, 2013 - Present)
  • American Academy for Microbiology (Fellow, 2013 - Present)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (Fellow, 2006 - Present)
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation (Member, 2004 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Kamal El Bissati Henry Redel Li-Min Ting Joseph D, Lykins Martin J, McPhillie Rajendra Upadhya Patrick M, Woster Nigel Yarlett Kami Kim Louis M, Weis. Novel Synthetic Polyamines Have Potent Antimalarial Activities in vitro and in vivo by Decreasing Intracellular Spermidine and Spermine Concentrations Cell Infect Microbiol. 9(9) , 2019.
  • Duffy F Bernabeu M Babar PH Kessler A Wang CW Vaz M Chery L Mandala WLRogerson SJ Taylor TE Seydel KB Lavstsen T Gomes E Kim K et, al. Meta-analysis of Plasmodium falciparum var Signatures Contributing to Severe Malaria in African Children and Indian Adults MBio. 10(2) , 2019.
  • Harawa V, Njie M, Kessler A, Choko A, Kumwenda B, Kampondeni S, Potchen M, Kim K, Jaworowski A, Taylor T, Mandala W, Seydel K, Rogerson S Brain Swelling is Independent of Peripheral Plasma Cytokine Levels in Malawian Children with Cerebral Malaria Malar J. 17(1) : 435, 2018.
  • Kim K. The Epigenome, Cell Cycle, and Development in Toxoplasma. Annual review of microbiology. , 2018. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29932347
  • Kessler A, Campo JJ, Harawa V, Mandala WL, Rogerson SJ, Mowrey WB, Seydel KB, Kim K. Convalescent Plasmodium falciparum-specific seroreactivity does not correlate with paediatric malaria severity or Plasmodium antigen exposure Malar J. 17(1) : 178, 2018.
  • Yakubu RR, Silmon de Monerri NC, Nieves E, Kim K, Weiss L Comparative Monomethylarginine Proteomics Suggests that Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 1(PRMT1) is a Significant Contributor to Arginine Monomethylation in Toxoplasma gondii Mol Cell Proteomics. 16(4) : 567-580, 2017.
  • Ames RY, Ting LM, Gendlina I, Kim K, Macian F The Transcription Factor NFAT1 Participates in the Induction of CD4(+) T Cell Functional Exhaustion during Plasmodium yoelii Infection Infect Immun. 85(9) , 2017.
  • Naumov A, Kratzer S, Ting LM, Kim K, Suvorova ES, White M The Toxoplasma Centrocone Houses Cell Cycle Regulatory Factors MBio. 8(4) , 2017.
  • Madaline TF, Hochman SE, Seydel KB, Liomba A, Saidi A, Matebule G, Mowrey WB, O'Hare B, Milner DA Jr, Kim K Rapid Diagnostic Testing of Hospitalized Malawian Children Reveals Opportunities for Improved HIV Diagnosis and Treatment Am J Trop Med Hyg. 97(6) : 1929-1935, 2017.
  • Kessler A, Dankwa S, Bernabeu M, Harawa V, Danziger SA, Duffy F, Kampondeni SD, Potchen MJ, Dambrauskas N, Vigdorovich V, Oliver BG, Hochman SE, Mowrey WB, MacCormick I, Mandala WL, Rogerson SJ, Sather DN, Aitchison JD, Taylor TE, Seydel KB, Smith JD, Kim K. Linking EPCR-binding PfEMP-1 to brain swelling in pediatric cerebral malaria Cell Host Microbe. 22(5) : 601-614, 2017.
  • Wijetunga NA, Johnston AD, Maekawa R, Delahaye F, Ulahannan N, Kim K, Greally J SMITE: an R/Bioconductor package that identifies network modules by integrating genomic and epigenomic information BMC Bioinformatics. 18(1) : 41, 2017.