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Paul G. Saleeb

Paul G. Saleeb M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Location: IHV S315
Phone: (410) 706-3394
Fax: (410) 706-1992

Personal History:

Dr. Saleeb attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas then completed his residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital. Before training in infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), he was a volunteer physician in Nairobi, Kenya and the Nuba Mountains, Sudan. At the NIH his research included developing and testing a protocol for rapid identification of mycobacteria with matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). He also conducted research on the microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility (MODS) assay for diagnosis and drug susceptibility testing of tuberculosis in Mali.

Dr. Saleeb joined the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) in 2012. In addition to caring for patients at the University of Maryland, he provides clinical and technical support for IHV's international projects in Kenya and Tanzania. He is currently based in Botswana as the resident faculty advisor for the Botswana-University of Maryland School of Medicine Health Initiative (BUMMHI).

Research Interests:

Dr. Saleeb's research interests include:

  • Mycobacterial diagnostics
  • HIV care and treatment
  • Medical education in resource-limited settings

Clinical Specialty:

Dr. Saleeb specializes in:

  • Mycobacterial infections
  • HIV and associated conditions
  • General infectious diseases


Saleeb, Paul and Olivier, Kenneth. " Pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease: New insights into risk factors for susceptibility, epidemiology, and approaches to management in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients". Current Infectious Disease Reports 2010, 12(3): 198-203.

Saleeb PG, Drake SK, Murray PR, et al. "Identification of mycobacteria from solid-culture media by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry". Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2011, 49(5): 1790-1794.

Browne SK, Burbelo PD, Chetchotisakd P, Suputtamongkol Y, Kiertiburanakul S, Shaw PA, Kirk JL, Jutivorakool K, Zaman R, Ding L, Hsu AP, Patel SY, Olivier KN, Lulitanond V, Mootsikapun P, Anunnatsiri S, Angkasekwinai N, Sathapatayavongs B, Hsueh P-R, Shieh C-C, Brown MR, Thongnoppakhun W, Claypool R, Sampaio EP, Thepthai C, Waywa D, Dacombe C, Reizes Y, Zelazny AM, Saleeb P, et al. "Adult onset immunodeficiency in Thailand and Taiwan". New England Journal of Medicine 2012, 367(8): 725-734.

Saleeb PG and Buchwald UK. Update on the epidemiology, diagnosis and therapy of tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients (article in German). Pneumologie 2014, 68(10): 666-75.