• Peter Chin-Hong, MD
  • Peter Chin-Hong, MD, MAS, is the associate professor of Clinical Medicine, associate director of Predoctoral Research Programs and the director of Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Disease Service at the University of California San Francisco.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Rabies, raccoons and renal transplantation

Peter Chin-Hong, MD, MAS

After spending the good part of my Friday lunch break regaling the ebullient staff writer from The Toronto Star — “Canada’s largest daily newspaper” — with stories about bites from raccoons, skunks and bats, kissing bugs that fall from thatched roofs to defecate on you, and how the West was lost to West Nile virus-bearing arthropods, I shouldn’t have been surprised that none of my quotes made the morning edition.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Super gonorrhea

Peter Chin-Hong, MD, MAS

When it comes to superbugs, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus always seems to get the press. Loquacious, brash and bold, it seems that everyone has a story about their grandmother, or partner — or pet Chihuahua — who had a run-in with boils or rashes.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Chagas disease: The new AIDS of the Americas?

Peter Chin-Hong, MD, MAS

These reports were based on an editorial written in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, which drew direct comparisons between Chagas and the early years of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.