Robin Avery, MD, Infectious Disease, Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital


Infectious Disease Baltimore, MD

Transplant/Immunocompromised States

Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Johns Hopkins University

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  • Office

    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower Suite 434
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone(443) 287-6217
    Fax(410) 614-8518
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  • I have over 25 years of experience in the field of Transplant/Oncology Infectious Disease (Cleveland Clinic 1993-2012; Johns Hopkins 2012 - present), and have served as a past Chair of the Infectious Diseases Community of Practice of the American Society of Transplantation as well as founding Section Head for Transplant ID at Cleveland Clinic. My clinical research interests include transplant-related viral infections (CMV, BKV, chronic norovirus), novel antivirals, post-transplant hypogammaglobulinemia, strategies for safer living after transplant, and patient education.

Education & Training

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalFellowship, Infectious Disease, 1989 - 1993
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 1986 - 1988
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalInternship, Internal Medicine, 1985 - 1986
  • Harvard Medical School
    Harvard Medical SchoolClass of 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2012 - 2022
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 1993 - 2013
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Best Consulting Physician Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2017
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2011
  • Top MD Consumers Checkbook

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Severe chronic norovirus diarrheal disease in transplant recipients: Clinical features of an under-recognized syndrome  
    Avery RK, Lonze BE, Kraus ES, Marr KA, Montgomery RA, Transplant Infectious Disease, 2017


  • Cytomegalovirus Reactivation in Haploidentical Blood or Marrow Transplant (BMT) Using Post-Transplant Cyclophosphamide (PTCy) Is Associated with Higher Non-Relapse-Rel... 
    2018 ASH Annual Meeting - San Diego, CA - 12/1/2018
  • Severe Infections in Liver and Lung Transplant Recipients 
    International Immunocompromised Host Society Meeting, Athens, Greece - 6/19/2018
  • CMV Resistance and Challenging Infections: Time to Get Creative 
    International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Nice, France - 4/12/2018
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Press Mentions

  • Top Doctors in the DOM
    Top Doctors in the DOMOctober 30th, 2020


  • Member/Co-Author, ISHLT Fungal Infections Guidelines Committee 2013 - 2014
  • Member/Co-Author, AST Committee on the Hepatitis B Core Positive Donor 2013 - 2014
  • Member/Co-Author, IDSA Guidelines Committee for Immunization of the Immunocompromised Host 2008 - 2013
  • Chair, American Society of Transplantation Infectious Disease Community of Practice 2002 - 2004

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Industry Relationships

  • Unpaid Consultant, ShireUnpaid consultant to studies regarding CMV and the investigational drug maribavir.Disclosure: No financial remuneration for this activity.2016 - Present