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Kalpana D. Shere-Wolfe, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Director of the Lyme Program

Additional Title:

Assistant Professor


Bressler Building, Room 217

Phone (Primary):




Education and Training

  • University of Arizona, Program in Integrative Medicine, 2012
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center, Fellowship, Critical Care, 1999
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, 1996
  • St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, Internal Medicine Residency, 1993
  • SUNY at StonyBrook , School of Medicine, MD,  1990
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA, 1986


Dr. Shere-Wolfe is an Internal Medicine physician with specialization in Infectious Diseases, Critical Care and Integrative Medicine.  She attended the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Biochemistry and then went to SUNY Stony Brook to complete her medical training.  She completed her residency at St. Lukes'-Roosevelt Medical Center; her Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and her Critical Care fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.She completed the Bravewell Fellowship through the University of Arizona Program for Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil in 2010.

Dr Shere-Wolfe has had a long standing interest in Infectious Diseases.  Her current clinical focus is Surgical infections in the critically ill population and Orthopedic population.

Dr. Shere-Wolfe’s interest in Integrative Medicine stems from her experiences with mind body practices. She strongly believes that we have the capacity for self-healing, and that this can be supported by good nutrition, rest/sleep, movement, and positive mindset. She also believes that tools such as our breath, body and mind can be used to as an adjunct in the healing process from serious acute and chronic medical issues.

Her specific research interests include the study of  integrative modalities for patients with chronic infections and immune related diseases such HIV and Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (chronic Lyme disease). At the Integrative Lyme and Infectious Diseases clinic she provides Integrative Medicine consultations for a variety of illnesses including chronic fatigue syndrome, post-infectious disease syndromes, post treatment lyme diseases/chronic lyme disease, anxiety, depression, pain and wellness.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Integrative Medicine modalities in Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome ( Chronic Lyme Disease) Integrative Medicine modalities in HIV infected patients

Highlighted Publications

Shere-Wolfe KD: Complementary and Alternative Approaches in AAHIVM Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2016 Edition

Fisher LH, Choi J, Bricker RS, Shere-Wolfe KD, Saharia K. Daptomycin-induced eosinophilic pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Sep 15;61(6):978-9, 1026-7.

Akajagbor D, Wilson S, Shere-Wolfe KD, et al Higher Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) With Intravenous CMS (Colistimethate Sodium) Compared to PB (Polymyxin B) in Critically Ill Patients at a Tertiary Care Medical Center.  CID 2013, 57(9):1300-3.

Shere-Wolfe KD, Tilburt JC, D’Adamo, Berman B and Chesney MA.  Infectious  Diseases physicians’ attitudes and practices related to complementary and integrative medicine: results of a national survey.  Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:294381