Mahsa Abassi, DO

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

Mahsa Abassi

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 250, Room D416 Mayo
Memorial Building
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Becca Johnson

Administrative Phone
612-624-9996

Administrative Email
joh07913@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-625-4410

MD, DO, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA

Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Summary

Awards & Recognition

  • Clinical Excellence Award, University of Minnesota, 2020
  • Peter G. Pappas Young Investigators Award, 2018

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • HIV-associated Cryptococcal Meningitis
  • Reducing mortality in HIV-associated
  • Cryptococcal Meningitis Understand the pathophysiology of neurological impairment cryptococcal meningitis

Research Projects

  • Targeting Neuropathogenesis of Altered Mental Status to Improve Survival in Cryptococcal Meningitis (Pending - K23)

Publications

  • Mahsa Abassi, Ananta S Bangdiwala, Edwin Nuwagira, Kiiza Kandole Tadeo, Michael Okirwoth, Darlisha A Williams, Edward Mpoza, Lillian Tugume, Kenneth Ssebambulidde, Kathy Huppler Hullsiek, Abdu K Musubire, Conrad Muzoora, Joshua Rhein, David B Meya, David R Boulware, Cerebrospinal Fluid Lactate as a Prognostic Marker of Disease Severity and Mortality in Cryptococcal Meningitis, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2020; ciaa1749, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1749
  • Abassi M, Morawski BM, Nakigozi G, Nakasujja N, Kong X, Meya DB, Robertson K, Gray R, Wawer MJ, Sacktor N, Boulware DR. Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders in HIV-infected individuals in Rakai, Uganda. J Neurovirol. 2017; 23: 369-75. PMC5441942
  • Abassi M, Rhein J, Meya DB, Boulware DR. Cryptoccocal disease in the era of “test and treat”: Is there cause for concern? Open Forum Infect Dis 2018; 5: ofx274.
  • Abassi M, Boulware DR, Rhein J. Cryptococcal meningitis: diagnosis and management update. Curr Trop Med Rep. 2015; 2(2):90-9.

Clinical

Specialties

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Genetics

Clinical Interests

Infectious Disease; HIV Medicine; Opportunistic Infections