Global Health Center

Jacqueline M. Achkar, M.D., M.S.

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Dr. Jacqueline Achkar
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Ave
Block Bld., Rm. 115
Bronx, NY 10461



Jacqueline M. AchkarProfile Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) 

Jacqueline M. Achkar, MD, MS, FIDSA, is a physician scientist and currently an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. Dr. Achkar has established a successful translational research program in the field of tuberculosis serology and biomarker discovery which includes multiple ongoing national and international collaborations in countries such as South Africa and Panama. Her research is focused on the evaluation of human immune responses to M. tuberculosis in patients at various states of infection towards i) the development of novel diagnostic tests for active TB; and ii) the identification of correlates of protection against TB.

Dr. Achkar travels to South Africa and Panama on a regular basis to give presentations, participate in rounds, and continue building her collaborations with physicians and scientist there. In addition to her research related work she also attends on the Infectious Disease Consult Service at Montefiore Medical Center, teaches and mentors undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and is the Global Health concentration mentor for the Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) Program at Einstein.

Dr. Achkar’s publications can be found here[Author%20Name], and more information about her can be found under her Einstein faculty profile 


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