Faculty ProfilesCatherine Koss, MD
1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
Catherine Koss, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Koss conducts clinical research on HIV prevention and treatment, with a major focus on developing strategies to optimize uptake of and adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among women in the United States and East Africa. She also has an interest in adherence to treatment and virologic outcomes among pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV. She is an attending physician on the HIV and Infectious Diseases consult service at San Francisco General and a clinical provider at the "Ward 86" Positive Health Practice, where she serves as physician lead for one of three provider panels.
Education and Training
|Location||Degree or Training||Specialty||Date|
|Harvard College||AB||Biochemical Sciences|
|University of California, San Francisco||Fellowship, Infectious Diseases|
|University of California, San Francisco||Residency, Internal Medicine|
Awards and Honors
Early Career Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, UCSF Center for AIDS Research, 2016
IAS TB/HIV Research Prize, co-author, International AIDS Society, 2016
Chief Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Francisco, 2013
John P. Phair Medical Student Award in infectious diseases, Northwestern University, 2009
Neil Stone Award for professionalism and compassion in medicine, Northwestern University, 2009
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Recent Articles (21)
McDonald CR, Conroy AL, Gamble JL, Papp E, Hawkes M, Olwoch P, Natureeba P, Kamya M, Silverman M, Cohan D, Koss CA, Dorsey G, Kain KC, Serghides L. Estradiol Levels Are Altered in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Pregnant Women Randomized to Efavirenz-Versus Lopinavir/Ritonavir-Based Antiretroviral Therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 10.
Roh ME, Shiboski S, Natureeba P, Kakuru A, Muhindo M, Ochieng T, Plenty A, Koss CA, Clark TD, Awori P, Nakalambe M, Cohan D, Jagannathan P, Gosling R, Havlir DV, Kamya MR, Dorsey G. Protective effect of indoor residual spraying of insecticide on preterm birth among pregnant women with HIV in Uganda: A secondary data analysis. J Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 06.
Koss CA, Hosek SG, Bacchetti P, Anderson PL, Liu AY, Horng H, Benet LZ, Kuncze K, Louie A, Saberi P, Wilson CM, Gandhi M. Comparison of Measures of Adherence to HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis among Adolescent and Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 24.
Gandhi M, Murnane PM, Bacchetti P, Elion R, Kolber MA, Cohen SE, Horng H, Louie A, Kuncze K, Koss CA, Anderson PL, Buchbinder S, Liu A. Hair Levels of PrEP Drugs Measure Adherence and are Associated with Renal Decline Among Men/Transwomen in an Open Label PrEP Study. AIDS. 2017 Aug 21.
Pintye J, Bacchetti P, Teeraananchai S, Kerr S, Prasitsuebsai W, Singtoroj T, Kuncze K, Louie A, Koss CA, Jin C, Phung N, Horng H, Sohn AH, Gandhi M. Brief Report: Lopinavir Hair Concentrations are the Strongest Predictor of Viremia in HIV-infected Asian Children and Adolescents on Second-line Antiretroviral Therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Aug 18.
Natureeba P, Kakuru A, Muhindo M, Ochieng T, Ategeka J, Koss CA, Plenty A, Charlebois ED, Clark TD, Nzarubara B, Nakalembe M, Cohan D, Rizzuto G, Muehlenbachs A, Ruel T, Jagannathan P, Havlir DV, Kamya MR, Dorsey G. Intermittent Preventive Treatment With Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine for the Prevention of Malaria Among HIV-Infected Pregnant Women. J Infect Dis. 2017 Jul 01; 216(1):29-35.
Saberi P, Neilands TB, Ming K, Johnson MO, Kuncze K, Koss CA, Gandhi M. Strong Correlation between Concentrations of Antiretrovirals in Home-Collected and Study-Collected Hair Samples: Implications for Adherence Monitoring. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Jun 26.
Kajubi R, Huang L, Jagannathan P, Chamankhah N, Were M, Ruel T, Koss CA, Kakuru A, Mwebaza N, Kamya M, Havlir D, Dorsey G, Rosenthal PJ, Aweeka FT. Antiretroviral Therapy With Efavirenz Accentuates Pregnancy-Associated Reduction of Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine Exposure During Malaria Chemoprevention. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Sep; 102(3):520-528.
Koss CA, Bacchetti P, Hillier SL, Livant E, Horng H, Mgodi N, Mirembe BG, Gomez Feliciano K, Horn S, Liu AY, Glidden DV, Grant RM, Benet LZ, Louie A, van der Straten A, Chirenje ZM, Marrazzo JM, Gandhi M. Differences in Cumulative Exposure and Adherence to Tenofovir in the VOICE, iPrEx OLE, and PrEP Demo Studies as Determined via Hair Concentrations. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2017 Mar 02.
Koss CA, Natureeba P, Kwarisiima D, Ogena M, Clark TD, Olwoch P, Cohan D, Okiring J, Charlebois ED, Kamya MR, Havlir DV. Viral Suppression and Retention in Care up to 5 Years After Initiation of Lifelong ART During Pregnancy (Option B+) in Rural Uganda. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Mar 01; 74(3):279-284.
Gerona R, Wen A, Koss C, Bacchetti P, Gandhi M, Metcalfe J. A multi-analyte panel for non-invasive pharmacokinetic monitoring of second-line anti-tuberculosis drugs. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2016 Jul; 20(7):991-2.
Gerona R, Wen A, Chin AT, Koss CA, Bacchetti P, Metcalfe J, Gandhi M. Quantifying Isoniazid Levels in Small Hair Samples: A Novel Method for Assessing Adherence during the Treatment of Latent and Active Tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2016; 11(5):e0155887.
Koss CA, Natureeba P, Nyafwono D, Plenty A, Mwesigwa J, Nzarubara B, Clark TD, Ruel TD, Achan J, Charlebois ED, Cohan D, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Young SL. Brief Report: Food Insufficiency Is Associated With Lack of Sustained Viral Suppression Among HIV-Infected Pregnant and Breastfeeding Ugandan Women. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Mar 01; 71(3):310-5.
Koss CA, Jarlsberg LG, den Boon S, Cattamanchi A, Davis JL, Worodria W, Ayakaka I, Sanyu I, Huang L. A Clinical Predictor Score for 30-Day Mortality among HIV-Infected Adults Hospitalized with Pneumonia in Uganda. PLoS One. 2015; 10(5):e0126591.
Koss CA, Natureeba P, Mwesigwa J, Cohan D, Nzarubara B, Bacchetti P, Horng H, Clark TD, Plenty A, Ruel TD, Achan J, Charlebois ED, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Gandhi M. Hair concentrations of antiretrovirals predict viral suppression in HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding Ugandan women. AIDS. 2015 Apr 24; 29(7):825-30.
Cohan D, Natureeba P, Koss CA, Plenty A, Luwedde F, Mwesigwa J, Ades V, Charlebois ED, Gandhi M, Clark TD, Nzarubara B, Achan J, Ruel T, Kamya MR, Havlir DV. Efficacy and safety of lopinavir/ritonavir versus efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected pregnant Ugandan women. AIDS. 2015 Jan 14; 29(2):183-91.
Koss CA, Natureeba P, Plenty A, Luwedde F, Mwesigwa J, Ades V, Charlebois ED, Clark TD, Achan J, Ruel T, Nzarubara B, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Cohan D. Risk factors for preterm birth among HIV-infected pregnant Ugandan women randomized to lopinavir/ritonavir- or efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Oct 01; 67(2):128-35.
Koss CA, Baras DC, Lane SD, Aubry R, Marcus M, Markowitz LE, Koumans EH. Investigation of metronidazole use during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Sep; 56(9):4800-5.