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Katya Prakash-Haft, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

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Additional Title:

Assistant Program Director, Fellowship; Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Care and Research, IHV

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Education and Training

2004 – 2008       B.A., Economics and Chemistry, Williams College

2010 – 2014       M.D., Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College

2014 – 2015       Internship, University of California San Diego

2015 – 2017       Residency, Internal Medicine, University of California San Diego

2017 – 2020       Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, Transplant/Oncology ID Track, University of California San Diego 


Dr. Katya Prakash obtained her medical degree in 2014 from Thomas Jefferson University. She completed her residency and fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of California, San Diego. She remained at UCSD another year to pursue a concentration within oncology and transplant infectious diseases. Her clinical interests focus on the identification and treatment of infections within immunocompromised hosts. She has a special interest in health services research, specifically the use of HIV and HCV infected organs within transplantation to help combat the organ scarcity and medical education.

Highlighted Publications

Prakash K, Gianella S, Dubé K, Taylor J, Lee G, Smith DM. Willingness to participate in HIV research at the end of life (EOL). PLoS One. 2018;13(7):e0199670.

Prakash K, Richman D, A Case Report of Disseminated Histoplasmosis and concurrent Cryptococcal Meningitis in a patient treated with Ruxolitinib, BMC Infectious Diseases. 2019; D19:287

Prakash K, Wainana C, Trageser J, Hahn A, Lay C, Pretorius V, Adler E, Aslam S. Local and regional variability in utilization and allocation of hepatitis C virus-infected hearts for transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2020 Oct;20(10):2867-2875. doi: 10.1111/ajt.15857

Seaman S, Rasmussen SE, Nguyen AQ, Halpern S…Prakash K, Aslam SA…Segev D, Sugarman J, Durand C. Brief Report: Willingness to Accept HIV-Infected and Increased Infectious Risk Donor Organs Among Transplant Candidates Living With HIV. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020 Sep 1;85(1):88-92. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002405

Prakash K, Aslam S. New updates in the world of hepatitis C virus infected organ transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2020 Aug;25(4):364-370. doi: 10.1097/MOT.0000000000000785

Prakash K, Ramirez-Sanchez C, Ramirez SI, Logan C, Law N, Mekeel K, Pretorius V, Aslam S. Post-transplant survey to assess patient experiences with donor-derived HCV infection. Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 7:e13402. doi: 10.1111/tid.13402

Research Interests

  • Improving diagnostics and therapeutics of infectious diseases within immunocompromised patients 
  • Hepatitis C virus infected organ transplantation

Clinical Specialty Details

  • Oncology ID
  • Transplant ID