Anthony Cannella, MD, Infectious Disease, Tampa, FL, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital-Tampa


Infectious Disease Tampa, FL

Healthcare Associated Infections, International Health, Travel & Tropical, Mycobacterial Disease

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  • Physician-scientist; board certified internist and infectologist.

    Research Interests: Humoral and cellular immune responses (adaptive immunity) to organisms causing neglected tropical infectious diseases including Plasmodium (malaria), Leptospira, Mycobacteria, Burkholderia psuedomallei (melioidosis) through novel techniques.

    Clinical Interests: The application of microbiology by trainees in the setting of improving infection outcomes at large academic medical centers. The identification and prevention of noscomial infections and epidemic phenomenon within large academic medical centers. Neglected tropical diseases and travel medicine. Primary and secondary immunodeficiencies.

Education & Training

  • University of California at San Diego
    University of California at San DiegoPOST_DOCTORAL_FELLOWSHIP
  • University of California San Diego
    University of California San DiegoFELLOWSHIP
  • University of Alabama Medical Center
    University of Alabama Medical CenterRESIDENCY
  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
    University of South Florida Morsani College of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • College of Biomedical Sciences, Barry University OTHER_TRAINING
  • University of South Florida
    University of South FloridaOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2014 - 2022
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2009 - 2014
  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 2008 - 2009
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Exemplary mentor Award UF Department of Medicine, 2019
  • Excellence in Teaching Award UF Department of Medicine, 2016
  • Celebration of Research Awardee; Assistant Professor Category UF Department of Medicine, 2016
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Case Report: Streptococcus constellatus Bacterial Endocarditis w/ Multiple Embolic Secondary Infection.  
    Anthony P. Cannella, M.D., M.Sc., Richard Oehler, M.D, Infections in Medicine


  • A Retrospective Analysis Comparing Outcomes of HIV and Non-HIV Pneumocystis Pneumonia.
    Anthony P. Cannella, M.D, 49th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • Brucella melitensis T cell Epitope Recognition by Humans Recovered From Brucellosis in Peru
    6. 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, Vinetz, J, ID Week 2013, San Francisco, CA, 10/5/2013


  • Neglected Tropical Diseases and Human Immunology: A Crossroads 
    USF College of Medicine - 1/11/2016
  • Immunology and NTDs: "The Undiscovered Country" 
    University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute - 11/22/2013
  • The Identification of Human T-cell Responses to Epitopes of Brucella melitensis. 
    1st Annual University of California Global Health Day Conference (UCGHD); Irvine, CA
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Grant Support

  • Human Immune Responses in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciaparum in Haiti.National Institute of Health (NIAID)2013–2019
  • The Identification of B Cell Epitopes Using Burkholderia pseduomallei Protein Microarrays in Differentiating Acute, Chronic and Fatal Melioidosis.Gatorade Foundation2017–2018
  • NIH Loan Repayment ProgramNIAID2014–2018
  • Diversity Grant AwardNational Institutes of Health2010–2012


  • Hospital Epidemiologist-Infectious Disease, NF/SG Veterans Health Administration 2017 - Present
  • member, UFCOM Medical Student Interview Committee 2015 - 2019
  • Assistant Medical Director, UF Health-Shands Hospital Epidemiology 2014 - 2017
  • Member, UC San Diego Career Connection Mentorship Program 2012 - 2014
  • Member, UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute 2012 - 2014
  • Member, Diversity Recruitment Committee (UAB) 2007 - 2009

Research History

  • See above...

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations