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Ulrike K. Buchwald, MD, DrMed

Academic Title:

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor (Volunteer), Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disesaes Clinical Assistant Professor (Volunteer), Institute of Human Virology

Education and Training

Medical School: Freie Universität/Charite Berlin, Germany

Internship/Residency (Internal Medicine): New York University

Fellowship (Infectious Diseases): New York University


I am an Infectious Diseases and HIV physician. I attended Medical School in Germany, and completed an 18 month internship in Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases at the Charite in Berlin. Subsequently, I gained experience in tropical medicine in Sudan and at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. I then moved to New York City for vaccine and immunology research, followed by residency training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Fellowship. I spent 1 year at the Medical Research Council in The Gambia researching immune responses to tuberculosis and providing care for HIV-infected patients. I joined the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and the Institute of Human Virology in 2010 as assistant professor and served as an infectious diseases consultant for critically ill patients, HIV physician, teacher and researcher in international HIV and TB work in Haiti. I received training in anal cancer screening and high resolution anoscopy and started a dedicated anal cancer screening clinic at the Midtown Campus (ALERT clinic). Since late 2015, I continue clinical care, research and teaching as volunteer faculty.

Research/Clinical Keywords

HIV and HIV/TB confection, HPV infections, infections in critical ill patients, pulmonary infections, international health, vaccine research

Highlighted Publications

Delva GJ, Francois I, Claassen CW, Dorestan D, Bastien B, Medina-Moreno S, St. Fort DS, Redfield RR, Buchwald UK. 2016. Active Tuberculosis Case Finding in Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Experiences, Results and Implications for Tuberculosis Control Programs. Tuberc Res Treat. 2016;2016:8020745. 

Heil EL, Bork JT, Schmalzle SA, Kleinberg M, Kewalramani A, Gilliam GL, Buchwald UK. 2016. Implementation of an Infectious Disease Fellow Managed Penicillin Allergy Skin Testing Service Open Forum Infect Dis, Jul 23;3(3):ofw155. eCollection 2016 Sep.

Schmalzle SA, Buchwald UK, Gilliam BL, Riedel DJ. 2016.  Cryptococcus neoformans in malignancy. Mycoses, Sep;59(9):542-52

Buchwald, UK. 2016. Pelvic Squamous Cell Cancer in an HIV-infected patient with a history of treated Anal Dysplasia. Int J Colorcetal Dis, 31(5): 1079-1080.

Sowah LA, Buchwald UK, Riedel DJ, Gilliam BL, Khambaty M, Fantry L, Weaver J, Spencer DE, Skoglund M, Taylor G, Amoroso A, Redfield RR. 2015. Anal cancer screening in an urban HIV clinic - Provider perceptions and practice. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care, 14 (6): 497-504.

Sowah L, Turenne FV, Buchwald U, Delva G, Mesidor RN, Previl H, Patel D, Edozien A, Redfield RR, Amoroso A. 2014. Influence of transportation cost on long-term retention in clinic for HIV patients in rural Haiti, J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 67 (4): e123-130.

Clinical Specialty Details

High resolution anoscopy for anal cancer screening and treatment of anal dysplasia