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photo Peter J. Veldkamp, MD, MS

Director of Education, Division of Infectious Diseases

Director, Travel Health, Division of Infectious Diseases

Email: veldkampp@dom.pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-1675

Contact
Office: Falk Medical Bldg
3601 Fifth Avenue, 7th floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-383-1675
Fax: 412-647-7951
E-mail: veldkampp@dom.pitt.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Patricia Paulson
Address: Keystone Bldg
3520 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: ppaulson@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-383-1675
Fax: 412-383-2900
Education and Training
Education
BS, Goois Lyceum, Bussum, Netherlands, 1981
MS Physiology and Biophysics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1988
MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1992
Training
Residency Training, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1995
Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1998
Research Interest
Dr. Veldkamp's long-term interests are HIV care, general infectious diseases and travel/tropical medicine. These diseases especially affect underserved populations in low resource settings. The challenge to diagnose and treat these conditions with minimal cost and maximal efficacy appeals to him. Dr. Veldkamp strives to enhance the health care providers' impact in patient-centered care settings.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Veldkamp's long-term clinical interests are HIV care, general infectious diseases and Travel/Tropical medicine. These diseases especially affect underserved populations and low resource settings. The challenge to diagnose and treat these conditions with minimal cost and maximal efficacy appeals to him. Through motivational interview techniques Dr. Velkamp tries to enhance the health care providers' impact in patient-centered care settings.
Educational Interest
Dr. Veldkamp's overall goal is to improve equal access to good quality healthcare worldwide. He wants to achieve this goal by educating health care workers on how to provide non-judgmental and excellent medical care, especially in the field of infectious diseases. By motivating and teaching primary care providers across the globe, he hopes to impact positively on the treatment cascades by promoting screening, linking to care, retention in care, treatment and virologic control (HIV) or cure (HCV), and restricted but rational use of antimicrobials.
Publications
Selected Publications:
Bhat, SV, Paterson, DL, Rinaldi, MG, Veldkamp, PJ. Scedosporium prolificans brain abscess in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease: Successful combination therapy with voriconazole and terbinafine. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Disease. 2007; 39(1): 87-90.
Muto, CA, Bland, MK, Marsh, JW, Vergis, EN, O'Leary, MM, Shutt, KA, Pasculle, AW, Pokrywka, M, Garcia, JG, Posey, K, Roberts, TL,, Potoski, BA, Blank, GE, Simmons, RL, Veldkamp, P, Harrison, LH, Paterson, DL. Control of an outbreak of Infection with the Hypervirulent Clostridium difficile BI Strain in a University Hospital Using a Comprehensive "Bundle" Approach. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2007; 45(10): 1266-1273.
Minces, LR, Ho, KS, Veldkamp, PJ, Clancy, CJ. Candida rugosa: a distinctive emerging cause of candidaemia. A case report and review of the literature. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Disease. 2009; 41: 892-7.
van't Wout, JW, Jones, JO, Visser, LG,, Bijlmer, HA, Veldkamp, PJ, van Dissel, JT. Clinical Lesson: What is the meaning of "sensitive" failing ciprofloxacin for typhoid fever. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 2009; 153: B258.
Fukuta, Y, Yildiz-Aktas, IZ, Pasculle, AW, Veldkamp, PJ. Legionella micdadei prosthetic valve endocarditis complicated by brain abscess: case report and review of the literature. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Disease. 2012; 44(6): 414-8.
Bacon, KM, Shah, M, Taylor, L, Macatangay, BJC, Veldkamp, P, Belizario, VY. Assessment of a school-based mass treatment for soil transmitted helminthes infections in Capiz, the Philippines. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2012; 43(3): 589-600.
Millard, PS, Wilson, HR, Veldkamp, PJ, Sitoe, N. Rapid minimally invasive adult voluntary male circumcision: a randomized trial. South African Medical Journal. 2013; 103(10): 736-742.
Walsh, TL, Baca, V, Stalling, SS, Natalie, AA, Veldkamp, PJ. Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare pulmonary infection complicated by cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis in a woman with anorexia nervosa. Infection. 2014; 42(3): 559-63.
Cope, R, Pickering, A, Glowa, T, Faulds, S, Veldkamp, P, Prasad, R. Majority of HIV/HCV Co-infected patients Require Antiretroviral Tehrapy Switch Prior to the Use of Directly Active Antivirals Against Hepatitis C. AIDS Patient Care & STDs. 2015; 29(7): 379-83.
Zachor, H, Machekano, R, Estrella, MM, Veldkamp, PJ, Zeier, Michele D, Uthman, OA, Taljaard, JJ, Moosa, Mohammed R, Nachega, Jean B. Incidence of stage 3 chronic kidney disease and progression of tenofovir-based regimens: A cohort study in HIV-infected adults in Cape Town, South Africa. AIDS. 2016.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AETC, HRSA
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Health Research and Services Administration
Grant Number: U10 HA29295
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2019
Title: Engaging HIV-Infected Hospitalized Smokers in Tobacco Treatment
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Massachusetts General Hospital/National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R01 HL111821
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2014
Notable Achievements
Academy of Master Educators (AME), 2009-2016
Clinical Educator of the Year Award, 2010
Excellence in Education Award as Course Director by Class of 2012 (UPSOM), 2010
Kennth E. Schuit Teaching Award (UPSOM), 2011
Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Award, Gamma PA Chapter, 2015
Recipient, Excellence in Education Award, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, 2016