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Cheleste Thorpe
MD
Levy Interim CIMAR Director
Tufts Medical Center Profile

As a practicing ID physician and scientist, Dr. Thorpe’s research includes translational work assessing the impact of antimicrobials on human gastrointestinal microbiota and metabolome, with a specific focus on treatment of C. difficile infection.  She is interested in how microbial communities shift in response to disease and antibiotic treatments, and how those shifts may predispose to colonization with antibiotic resistant organisms or have other deleterious impacts. She is also interested in host-pathogen interactions with a particular focus on Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.

Appointments

  • Attending Physician, Tufts Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Chair, Tufts Institutional Biosafety Committee

Training & Education: 

  • BA, Cellular & Molecular Biology, University of Michigan
  • MA, Biophysics, Harvard University
  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine

Internship and Residency: Internal Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
ID Fellowship: Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
Post-doctoral Fellowship: Laboratory of Drs. G. T. Keusch and D. W. K. Acheson
Other Specialized Training:  Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine

Honors & Awards

2019,  Fellow, Infectious Disease Society of America
2009-2010, Outstanding Tufts University School of Medicine Lecturer
2007, Teaching Excellence Award from Geographic Medicine and Infectious Disease Fellows
2000, Oliver Smith Award x 2 (recognizes excellence, compassion and service in patient care), Tufts Medical Center
2000, Natalie V. Zucker Research Center for Women Scholars Award
1999, Oliver Smith Award, Tufts Medical Center
1999, Maxwell Finland Young Investigator Award of the Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society
1993, American Medical Women’s Association Achievement Citation
1993, Hewlett-Packard Award, Tufts University School of Medicine
1993, Class of 1928 Award for Outstanding Work in Anatomy, Tufts University School of Medicine
1993, William Dameshek Internal Medicine Award, Tufts University School of Medicine
1992, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Tufts University School of Medicine
1982-1985, Class Honors, University of Michigan
1983, Branstrom Award, University of Michigan
1983, Freshman Scholar, University of Michigan