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Texas Medical Center

Retrovirology and Global Health
Phone: 832-822-1038


6701 Fannin Street
9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Gayatri Mirani, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Allergy, Immunology and Retrovirology

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Tulane University Medical Center Health and Hospital, Wetmore Foundation, Louisiana Fellowship Tuberculosis 2016
Tulane University Medical Center, Louisiana Fellowship Pediatric Infectious Disease 2015
NYU Medical Center, New York Fellowship Pediatric Infectious Disease 2009
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey Residency Pediatrics 2008
SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn NY Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2005


Professional Interests:

Perinatal HIV exposure, HIV care, prevention (PrEP, PEP) and linkage to care in the community, Care of pre-travel visitors for vaccines, Provide pre- and post-adoption counseling and consultations.

Professional Statement:

Children are God’s gifts to us. We as, pediatric specialists, play an important role in their growth and development in order for them to become healthy and confident adults in future. Collaborative and team approach in our field in providing care to the children is what I find most exciting. Making children and their parents feel happy and special when they come to see us is my objective and personal goal.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow (May, 2018 -Present)
Infectious Diseases Society of America Member (2012 - Present)

Selected Publications

Mirani G, Williams PL, Chernoff M, Abzug MJ, Levin MJ, Seage GR 3rd, Oleske JM, Purswani MU, Hazra R, Traite S, Zimmer B, Van Dyke RB; IMPAACT P1074 Study Team.. "Changing Trends in Complications and Mortality Rates Among US Youth and Young Adults With HIV Infection in the Era of Combination Antiretroviral Therapy. Clin Infect Dis." 2015(61(12):1850-61.) Pubmed PMID: 26270680.

Cope JR, Ratard RC, Hill VR, Sokol T, Causey JJ, Yoder JS, Mirani G, Mull B, Mukerjee KA, Narayanan J, Doucet M, Qvarnstrom Y, Poole CN, Akingbola OA, Ritter JM, Xiong Z, da Silva AJ, Roellig D, Van Dyke RB, Stern H, Xiao L, Beach MJ.. "The first association of a primary amebic meningoencephalitis death with culturable Naegleria fowleri in tap water from a US treated public drinking water system. Clin Infect Dis." 2015(60 (8):e36-42.) Pubmed PMID: 25595746

Mirani G, Marret JC, Valerie E, Smith RK, Greer DL, Craver R, Begue R. "Lung Mass in a Teenage Male With Asthma. Pediatr Infect Dis J." 2016(35 (6):711.) Pubmed PMID: 26986768.

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