Helen Stankiewicz Karita, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1600 Divisadero, #B634
San Francisco CA 94115
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    University of Washington, Seattle, WAMaster of Science12/2018Epidemiology
    University of Washington, Seattle, WAPost-Graduate Training6/2018Infectious Diseases Fellowship
    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, ILPost-Graduate Training6/2015 Internal Medicine Residency
    Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Corrientes, Argentina Medical Doctor12/2009 College of Physicians and Surgeons

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    Dr. Helen Stankiewicz Karita specializes in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in patients with a compromised immune system. She also performs high-resolution anoscopy for the detection of HPV-related diseases in the anal canal.

    Dr. Stankiewicz Karita earned her M.D. at the Nacional del Nordeste University in Argentina. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Her research interests include primary and secondary prevention of HPV-related cancers and clinical trials of vaccines and therapeutics.

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    1. Anal dysplasia and anal cancer in liver transplant recipients: An urgent call for action for anal cancer screening and further research. Transpl Infect Dis. 2024 Jun 03; e14306. Stankiewicz Karita HC, Brickman CE, Chin-Hong P. PMID: 38830781.
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    2. A standardized protocol using clinical adjudication to define true infection status in patients presenting to the emergency department with suspected infections and/or sepsis. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2024 May 31; 110(1):116382. Whitfield NN, Hogan CA, Chenoweth J, Hansen J, Hsu EB, Humphries R, Mann E, May L, Michelson EA, Rothman R, Self WH, Smithline HA, Karita HCS, Steingrub JS, Swedien D, Weissman A, Wright DW, Liesenfeld O, Shapiro NI. PMID: 38850687.
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    3. Methylation markers for anal cancer screening: A repeated cross-sectional analysis of people living with HIV, 2015-2016. Int J Cancer. 2024 Apr 29. Vasavada A, Stankiewicz Karita HC, Lin J, Schouten J, Hawes SE, Barnabas RV, Wasserheit J, Feng Q, Winer RL. PMID: 38680109.
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    4. Simultaneous LC-MS/MS method for the quantitation of Azithromycin, Hydroxychloroquine and its metabolites in SARS-CoV-2(-/?+) populations using dried blood spots. Sci Rep. 2023 Sep 30; 13(1):16428. Chhonker YS, Aldhafiri WN, Soni D, Trivedi N, Steinbronn C, Johnson C, Karita HCS, Paasche-Orlow MK, Barnabas R, Arnold SL, Murry DJ. PMID: 37777555; PMCID: PMC10542348.
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    5. Disseminated Skin Lesions in a Patient Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2023 Jun; 10(6):ofad280. Villalba Ramos JR, Pereira Brunelli JG, Stankiewicz Acosta IC, Benitez Estigarribia GG, Stankiewicz Karita HC. PMID: 37305846; PMCID: PMC10249422.
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    6. A linked physiologically based pharmacokinetic model for hydroxychloroquine and metabolite desethylhydroxychloroquine in SARS-CoV-2(-)/(+) populations. Clin Transl Sci. 2023 07; 16(7):1243-1257. Steinbronn C, Chhonker YS, Stewart J, Leingang H, Heller KB, Krows ML, Paasche-Orlow M, Bershteyn A, Stankiewicz Karita HC, Agrawal V, Laufer M, Landovitz R, Wener M, Murry DJ, Johnston C, Barnabas RV, Arnold SLM. PMID: 37118968; PMCID: PMC10339702.
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    7. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Unmasked the Challenges Faced by Early-Stage Faculty in Infectious Diseases: A Call to Action. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 02 18; 76(4):753-759. Scherer EM, Backer M, Carvajal K, Danziger-Isakov L, Frey S, Howard LM, Scaggs Huang F, Kottkamp AC, Reid T, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Stankiewicz Karita HC, Teoh Z, Wald A, Whitaker J, Wiley Z, Ofotokun I, Edwards KM, Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (IDCRC) Mentorship Program Writing Group. PMID: 36131321; PMCID: PMC9494497.
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    8. Detection and Kinetics of Subgenomic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 RNA Viral Load in Longitudinal Diagnostic RNA-Positive Samples. J Infect Dis. 2022 09 13; 226(5):788-796. Deming ME, Dong TQ, Agrawal V, Mills MG, Huang MLW, Greninger AL, Jerome KR, Wener MH, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kissinger P, Luk A, Hoffman RM, Stewart J, Kottkamp AC, Bershteyn A, Chu HY, Stankiewicz Karita HC, Johnston CM, Wald A, Barnabas R, Brown ER, Neuzil KM. PMID: 35150571; PMCID: PMC8903395.
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    9. Self-Assessed Severity as a Determinant of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Symptom Specificity: A Longitudinal Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Aug 24; 75(1):e1180-e1183. Bershteyn A, Dahl AM, Dong TQ, Deming ME, Celum CL, Chu HY, Kottkamp AC, Greninger AL, Hoffman RM, Jerome KR, Johnston CM, Kissinger PJ, Landovitz RJ, Laufer MK, Luk A, Neuzil KM, Paasche-Orlow MK, Pitts RA, Schwartz MD, Stankiewicz Karita HC, Thorpe LE, Wald A, Zheng CY, Wener MH, Barnabas RV, Brown ER. PMID: 35152299; PMCID: PMC8903379.
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    10. Using time-weighted average change from baseline of SARS-CoV-2 viral load to assess impact of hydroxychloroquine as postexposure prophylaxis and early treatment for COVID-19. J Med Virol. 2022 12; 94(12):6091-6096. Kumbhakar R, Neradilek M, Barnabas RV, Stewart J, Stankiewicz Karita HC, Landovitz RJ, Kissinger PJ, Jerome KR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Bershteyn A, Chu HY, Neuzil KM, Greninger AL, Luk A, Wald A, Brown ER, Johnston C. PMID: 35940869; PMCID: PMC9538473.
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    11. Comparison of Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Location Diversity of Participants Enrolled in Clinic-Based vs 2 Remote COVID-19 Clinical Trials. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 02 01; 5(2):e2148325. Stewart J, Krows ML, Schaafsma TT, Heller KB, Brown ER, Boonyaratanakornkit J, Brown CE, Leingang H, Liou C, Bershteyn A, Schwartz MD, Agrawal V, Friedman-Klabanoff D, Eustace S, Stankiewicz Karita HC, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kissinger P, Hosek SG, Chu HY, Celum C, Baeten JM, Wald A, Johnston C, Barnabas RV. PMID: 35157053; PMCID: PMC8844998.
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    12. Trajectory of Viral RNA Load Among Persons With Incident SARS-CoV-2 G614 Infection (Wuhan Strain) in Association With COVID-19 Symptom Onset and Severity. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 01 04; 5(1):e2142796. Stankiewicz Karita HC, Dong TQ, Johnston C, Neuzil KM, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kissinger PJ, Bershteyn A, Thorpe LE, Deming M, Kottkamp A, Laufer M, Landovitz RJ, Luk A, Hoffman R, Roychoudhury P, Magaret CA, Greninger AL, Huang ML, Jerome KR, Wener M, Celum C, Chu HY, Baeten JM, Wald A, Barnabas RV, Brown ER. PMID: 35006245; PMCID: PMC8749477.
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    13. Hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin for treatment of early SARS-CoV-2 infection among high-risk outpatient adults: A randomized clinical trial. EClinicalMedicine. 2021 Mar; 33:100773. Johnston C, Brown ER, Stewart J, Karita HCS, Kissinger PJ, Dwyer J, Hosek S, Oyedele T, Paasche-Orlow MK, Paolino K, Heller KB, Leingang H, Haugen HS, Dong TQ, Bershteyn A, Sridhar AR, Poole J, Noseworthy PA, Ackerman MJ, Morrison S, Greninger AL, Huang ML, Jerome KR, Wener MH, Wald A, Schiffer JT, Celum C, Chu HY, Barnabas RV, Baeten JM, COVID-19 Early Treatment Study Team. PMID: 33681731; PMCID: PMC7912360.
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    14. Taking a stand against the politicization of medical research: how 'swinging the pendulum' poses a hazard to clinical trials, study participants, and the progress of science. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2021 01; 17(1):101-103. Bershteyn A, Schwartz MD, Thorpe LE, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kissinger P, Stankiewicz Karita HC, Laufer MK, Hoffman RM, Landovitz RJ, Paolino K, Barnabas RV. PMID: 33284056.
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    15. Hydroxychloroquine as Postexposure Prophylaxis to Prevent Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection : A Randomized Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2021 03; 174(3):344-352. Barnabas RV, Brown ER, Bershteyn A, Stankiewicz Karita HC, Johnston C, Thorpe LE, Kottkamp A, Neuzil KM, Laufer MK, Deming M, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kissinger PJ, Luk A, Paolino K, Landovitz RJ, Hoffman R, Schaafsma TT, Krows ML, Thomas KK, Morrison S, Haugen HS, Kidoguchi L, Wener M, Greninger AL, Huang ML, Jerome KR, Wald A, Celum C, Chu HY, Baeten JM, Hydroxychloroquine COVID-19 PEP Study Team. PMID: 33284679; PMCID: PMC7732017.
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    16. Humoral Response to HPV16 Proteins in Persons with Anal High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion or Anal Cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 11; 29(11):2255-2260. Stankiewicz Karita HC, Waterboer T, Magaret A, Doody DR, Pawlita M, Brenner N, Galloway DA, Wald A, Madeleine MM. PMID: 32883662; PMCID: PMC7642112.
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    17. A Young Woman With Ulcerated Skin Lesions on Her Lower Extremities. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 08 14; 71(4):1120-1123. Stankiewicz Karita HC, Stankiewicz Acosta C, Simmons JD. PMID: 32797219; PMCID: PMC7428383.
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    18. Novel Administration of Clofazimine for the Treatment of Mycobacterium avium Infection. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Jun; 7(6):ofaa183. Valinetz E, Stankiewicz Karita H, Pottinger PS, Jain R. PMID: 32548205; PMCID: PMC7284009.
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    19. Earliest cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) identified in solid organ transplant recipients in the United States. Am J Transplant. 2020 Jul; 20(7):1885-1890. Kates OS, Fisher CE, Stankiewicz-Karita HC, Shepherd AK, Church EC, Kapnadak SG, Lease ED, Riedo FX, Rakita RM, Limaye AP. PMID: 32330356; PMCID: PMC7264737.
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    20. Quantitative Oral HPV16 and HPV18 Detection in Persons Attending Dental Clinics. Sex Transm Dis. 2020 02; 47(2):100-104. Stankiewicz Karita HC, Magaret A, Huang ML, Jerome KR, Feng Q, Wald A. PMID: 31804297; PMCID: PMC8059066.
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    21. Effect of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine to Interrupt Recurrence of Vulvar and Anal Neoplasia (VIVA): A Trial Protocol. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 04 05; 2(4):e190819. Stankiewicz Karita HC, Hauge K, Magaret A, Mao C, Schouten J, Grieco V, Xi LF, Galloway DA, Madeleine MM, Wald A. PMID: 30977845; PMCID: PMC6481452.
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    22. Maternal Hepatitis B Infection and Pregnancy Outcomes in the United States: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Jun; 5(6):ofy134. Bajema KL, Stankiewicz Karita HC, Tenforde MW, Hawes SE, Heffron R. PMID: 29992174; PMCID: PMC6022545.
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    23. Invasive Obstetric Procedures and Cesarean Sections in Women With Known Herpes Simplex Virus Status During Pregnancy. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(4):ofx248. Stankiewicz Karita HC, Moss NJ, Laschansky E, Drolette L, Magaret AS, Selke S, Gardella C, Wald A. PMID: 29308404; PMCID: PMC5751035.
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