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Anthony L Komaroff, A.B., M.D., M.A. (Hon)
Senior Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Steven P. Simcox, Patrick A. Clifford and James H. Higby Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
General Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Research Location: One Brigham Circle


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Research Narrative:

Past and current research areas include: 1) Creation of clinical algorithms to guide medical practice; 2) Cost-effectiveness analyses of common problems in primary care medicine; 3) Evaluation of computerized aids to medical practice; 4) Etiology and management of common problems in primary care medicine, particularly respiratory and urinary infections; 5) Definition of, and assessment of the biological changes present in, chronic fatigue syndrome; 6) Studies of human herpesvirus 6.


Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Komaroff AL. Advances in Understanding the Pathophysiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. JAMA. 2019 Jul 05.

2. Komaroff AL. Ask the Doctor: Are gut bacteria linked to heart health? Harv Health Lett. 2018 Aug; 43(10):2.

3. Nagy-Szakal D, Barupal DK, Lee B, Che X, Williams BL, Kahn EJR, Ukaigwe JE, Bateman L, Klimas NG, Komaroff AL, Levine S, Montoya JG, Peterson DL, Levin B, Hornig M, Fiehn O, Lipkin WI. Insights into myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome phenotypes through comprehensive metabolomics. Sci Rep. 2018 Jul 03; 8(1):10056.

4. Komaroff AL. The Microbiome and Risk for Atherosclerosis. JAMA. 2018 Jun 19; 319(23):2381-2382.

5. Komaroff AL, Boeckh M, Eliason E, Phan T, Kaufer BB. Summary of the 10th International Conference on Human Herpesviruses-6 and -7 (HHV-6A, -6B, and HHV-7). J Med Virol. 2018 04; 90(4):625-630.

6. Komaroff AL, Takahashi R, Yamamura T, Sawamura M. [Neurologic Abnormalities in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Review]. Brain Nerve. 2018 Jan; 70(1):41-54.

7. Komaroff AL. Gene Editing Using CRISPR: Why the Excitement? JAMA. 2017 08 22; 318(8):699-700.

8. Komaroff AL. Inflammation correlates with symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 08 22; 114(34):8914-8916.

9. Palacios N, Fitzgerald KC, Komaroff AL, Ascherio A. Incidence of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome in a large prospective cohort of US nurses. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. 2017.

10. Nagy-Szakal D, Williams BL, Mishra N, Che X, Lee B, Bateman L, Klimas NG, Komaroff AL, Levine S, Montoya JG, Peterson DL, Ramanan D, Jain K, Eddy ML, Hornig M, Lipkin WI. Fecal metagenomic profiles in subgroups of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Microbiome. 2017 04 26; 5(1):44.