SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Division of Infectious Diseases
Brandon Eilertson, MD
Background and Expertise:
I am a native of Akron, Ohio. With interests in History, Biology, Anthropology and Archaeology, I was struck by the omnipresent thread of infectious diseases in the narrative of human history. Deciding on a career in medicine, I obtained my baccalaureate and medical degrees at Case Western Reserve University. I completed my residency in internal medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. While in residency, I developed an enduring respect for the role of public hospitals and their constituent patient populations. I completed an infectious diseases fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2014. During my fellowship I completed 3 years of research pertaining to genomic determinants of antibiotic resistance in M. tuberculosis. My chief research interest relates to the genomic basis and transmission of antibiotic resistance specifically for fluoroquinolone resistance in M. tuberculosis and carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae.