Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health

Randy A. Taplitz, M.D.

Randy A. Taplitz, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Clinical Services

UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive
Mail Code 0960
La Jolla, CA 92093-0711

Telephone: (858) 822-6260
Fax: (858) 822-5362
Email: rtaplitz@ucsd.edu


2000-2002 Associate Investigator Portland VA Hospital
2002 – 2007 Hospital Epidemiologist and Infection Control Medical Director OHSU
2005 – 2007 Interim Division Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases OHSU


Clinical Interests

Infectious Disease consultant for Solid Organ and Bone Marrow Transplant at Thornton Hospital

Selected Publications

Taplitz RA and Coffin JM.  Selection of an Avian Retrovirus Mutant with Extended Receptor Usage.  Journal of Virology  71:7814-7819, 1997

Clever JA, Taplitz RA, Lockrie MA, Polisky B, Parslow TG.  A Heterologous High-Affinity RNA Ligand for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Gag Protein Has RNA Packaging Activity.  Journal of Virology 74:541-546, 2000

Taplitz RA and Jordan MC.  Herpesvirus pulmonary Infections in Hematopoeitic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients.  Seminars in Respiratory Infections 17(2): 121-9, 2002

Taplitz RAManaging Bite Wounds. Currently Recommended Antibiotics for Treatment and Prophylaxis.  Postgraduate Medicine 116(2):49-52, 55-56, 2004

Lewis P,  Taplitz R,  Post M,  Ashby A,  Soden T,  Clover T, Oregon Health and Sciences Univ, Portland; Segnitz K, Multnomah County Health Dept; H Gillette for Oregon Outbreak.  Outbreaks of Pertussis Associated with Hospitals – Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Oregon, 2003.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)  54 (3):67, Jan 2005

Chandler RE, Lee LL, Samson CL, Post MT, Townes JM and Taplitz RA. Transmission of Group A Streptococcus to Health Care Workers in the Operating Room.  Infection Control Hosp Epidemiology 17(11); 1159-1163    Nov 2006

Chang E and Taplitz RA. Animal Bites. e British Medical Journal, July 2008, epocrates, 2008

Sridharan P, Erdman, D and  Taplitz RA.  A Clonal Outbreak of Parainfluenza 3 in a Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic; Biology of Blood Marrow Transplantation  10/09 epub ahead of print