Peter Chin-Hong, MD, MAS, is a professor of medicine, Academy-Endowed Chair for Innovation in Teaching, director of the Pathways to Discovery in Clinical and Translational Research program, and director of the transplant and immunocompromised host infectious disease program at the University of California, San Francisco. His Twitter handle is @PCH_SF.

Tweets in the time of Zika (or Ebola or cholera)

September 16, 2016

I was excited by the prospect of restarting my blog after a hiatus. I queried my editor. He wanted me to be topical, but novel — male-to-female transmission of…

Rabies, raccoons and renal transplantation

March 28, 2013

After spending the good part of my Friday lunch break regaling the ebullient staff writer from The Toronto Star — “Canada’s largest daily…

Super gonorrhea

July 2, 2012

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…

Chagas disease: The new AIDS of the Americas?

June 18, 2012

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…