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Jana I. Preis, MD, MPH

Chief, Division of infectious Diseases and Clinical Epidemiology, Brooklyn VA Medical Center
Co-Chair, Infection Control, Brooklyn VA Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, SUNY Downstate School of Medicine

Positions held

  • 07/2010-Present: Chief, Division of Infectious Disease, New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn VA Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • 07/2010-Present: Co-Chair, Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Control, New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn VA Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • 07/2010-Present: Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY

Education and Training

Undergraduate & Graduate Training:

  • The George Washington University
    Washington DC

Internship and Residency:

  • Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center
    Brooklyn, NY


  • Infectious Diseases & Hospital Epidemiology
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT

Medical School:

  • R.U.S.M., New Brunswick, NJ 2001 - 2005

Career / Research Interests

Transplant ID, Immunocompromised ID, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Current Research

  • Multi-Centered Randomized Trial to Prevent Vascular Events in HIV - REPRIEVE. Sponsored by National Institute of Health, Brooklyn, NY 2015-Present
  • Multi-Centered Randomized Blinded Study on Integrated Stepped Care for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in HIV. Sponsored by Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 2012-Present

Original papers

  • Preis J., Harris J. Intractable hiccups due to herpetic esophagitis in immunocompromised patients, ID Cases 2015
  • Thind S, Preis J. Clostridium subterminale - Infection of immunocompromised hosts? ID Cases 2015
  • Preis J., Lutwick L. Brucellosis, Human, Serotype Abortus at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center, 2013

Book Chapters

  • Preis J., Lutwick L. Chapter on Typhoid Disease. Tropical Pediatrics: Elsevier Publisher 2015
  • Preis J., Lutwick L. Chapter on P. knowlesii. The Book on Emerging Infectious Diseases: Elsevier Publisher 2014
  • Lutwick L., Preis J. Herpes B Chapter. Clinical Decision Support: Infectious Diseases: 2013
  • Preis J., Lutwick L. Infections of the Caribbean Islands Chapter. Infectious Diseases: A Geographic Guide. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing House 2011
  • Lutwick L., Preis J. Arenaviruses Review. Neuroviral Infections Texbook: Taylor/Frances CRC Press 2011

Abstracts, Presentations, and Reviews

  • Lutwick L., Preis J. National VA Webinar on Strategies to Improve Identification and Optimal Management of Gram-Negative Nosocomial Infections. Sponsored by Quintiles Medical, CME Accredited 2013
  • Wong M., Preis J. Can We Win a Battle with C. Difficile at the VA Facilities? Poster Presentaion at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Conference, Dallas, TX 2012
  • Wong J., Chung E., Preis J. Safety and Efficacy of Atripla among HIV/AIDS patients at the VA NYHHS with Co-existing Mental Health Disorders. Poster Presentation at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Conference, Dallas, TX 2011
  • Preis J., Dembry L. Appropriateness of Tuberculin Skin Testing at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Podium Presentation, Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Austin, TX 2011
  • Preis J. Rosetta Stone: Transplant Medicine 101. Grand Rounds Speaker, Brooklyn VA Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 2010
  • Preis J., Tangorra M., Iswara K., Li J., Tenner S. A Randomized Prospective Clinical Trial Comparing Peg-Interferon alpha 2a/Ribavarin versus Peg-Interferon alpha 2b/Ribavarin for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C. Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of American College of Gastroenterology, San Diego, CA 2008
  • Preis J., Yacht A., Golub M. Media as a Main Source of Patient Education and Disease Prevention. Podium Presentation, New York State Chapter ACP Downstate Scientific Meeting, New York, NY 2006
  • King J., Pearstein D., Preis J. Belly Dance Resembling Spinal Cord Myoclonus Caused by Herpes Virus. Podium Presentation, International Conference for Musculoskeletal Disorders, Milan, Italy 2006