Michelle S Cespedes

Michelle S Cespedes, MD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, Infectious Diseases


Infectious Disease

Michelle S. Cespedes, MD, MS, joined the Division of Infectious Disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as an Associate Professor of Medicine in 2014. Her research areas of interest are complications and comorbidities of HIV, with an emphasis on HPV, HIV related women's health issues, and HIV prevention in high risk populations. Her basic science interest is genetic factors that predispose HIV infected patients to HPV disease. She is currently the protocol vice-chair of two AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG) studies designed to evaluate the HPV vaccine in HIV infected populations. In 2014, she was named the co-Director of ID Division’s Clinical and Translational Research Center at Mount Sinai and the clinical research site leader of Mt. Sinai West's Samuels Clinic. Nationally, she sits on the ACTG Executive Committee and is the Chair of its Underrepresented Populations Committee.

Please read her article on syphillis in Our Town.

Clinical Focus

  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Pertussis Vaccine
  • Pneumocystis Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia
  • Polio Vaccine
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Rubella Vaccine
  • Shingles
  • Syphilis
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Tropical Disease / Parasite / Malaria
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Typhoid Vaccine
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine


MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

MS, New York University School of Medicine

Residency, Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center

Residency, Internal Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, Bellevue Hospital Center

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