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Neela D. Goswami, MD, MPH

Neela Goswami is an Infectious Disease physician with a special interest in HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, who cares for patients at the Grady Infectious Disease Program (IDP) at the Ponce de Leon Center Clinic. She also serves as Medical Officer for the Field Services Branch in the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, as well as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine and in Epidemiology at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health. She has published in the areas of HIV and TB public health and served as a scientific and medical consultant in areas related to TB for the U.S. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International. She has worked in tuberculosis for 10 years, first caring for patients at the Wake County TB clinic in North Carolina, while completing her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases at Duke University Medical Center, and later at the Fulton County TB clinic in Atlanta. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Stanford University and completed her Master’s in Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


  • Infectious Disease

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Internal Medicine


  • Duke University Medical Center


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: John Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Duke University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

Harry C. Saltzstein Prize, Medical Writing, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2005

Barton Haynes Research Award, Duke University Medical Center, 2007

Robert M. Califf Research Award, Duke University Medical Center, 2009

Appleseed Housestaff Teaching Award, Duke University School of Medicine, 2009

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Travel Award, 2011

On the Spot Award, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017


Person AK, Goswami ND, Bissette DJ, Turner DS, Baker AV, Gadkowski LB, Naggie S, Erlandson K, Chen L, Lalani T, Cox GM, Stout JE. Pairing Quantiferon Gold In-tube with Opt-out HIV Testing in a TB Contact Investigation: A Potent Strategy. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2010 Sep;24(9):539-43.

Goswami ND, Shah JJ, Corey GR, Stout JE. Persistent Eosinophilia and Strongyloides Infection in Montagnard Refugees after Presumptive Albendazole Therapy. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2009 Aug;81(2):302-4.

Frahm M, Goswami ND, Owzar K, Hecker E, Mosher A, Cadogan E, Nahid P, Ferrari G, Stout JE. Discriminating between latent and active tuberculosis with multiple biomarker responses. Tuberculosis 2011 May;91(3):250-6.

Wang D, Hicks CB, Goswami ND, Tafoya E, Ribeiro RM, Cai F, Perelson AS, Gao F. Evolution of drug-resistant viral populations during interruption of antiretroviral therapy. J Virol. 2011 Jul;85(13):6403-15.

Goswami ND, Johnson MD, Chu V. Ertapenem for Treatment of Osteomyelitis: A Case Series. BMC Research Notes 2011, 4:478 (2 November 2011).

Goswami ND, Hecker E, Holland DP, Naggie S, Cox GM, Mosher A, Turner D, Torres Y, Ahearn MA, Blain ML, Rasmussen P, Vickery C, Stout JE. Feasibility and willingness-to-pay for integrated community-based tuberculosis testing. BMC Infect Dis. 2011 Nov 2;11:305.

Goswami ND, Gadkowski LB, Piedrahita C, Bissette D, Ahearn MA, Blaim MLM, Ostbye T, Saukkonen J, Stout JE. Predictors of Latent Tuberculosis Treatment Initiation and Completion at a U.S. Public Health Clinic: A Prospective Cohort Study. BMC Public Health, 2012 Jun 21;12(1):468.

Bowman N, Goswami ND, Lippincott CK, Vinikoor MJ, Miller WC. Clinical scoring for risk of resistant organisms in pneumonia: Right idea, wrong interpretation. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2012 Sep;55(5):749-50.

Goswami ND, Hecker EJ, Vickery C, Ahearn MA, Cox GM, Holland DP, Naggie S, Piedrahita C, Mosher A, Torres Y, Norton BL, Suchindran S, Park PH, Turner D, Stout JE. Geographic Information System-based Screening for TB, HIV, and Syphilis (GIS-THIS): A Cross-Sectional Study. PLOS One, 2012;7(10):e46029.

Park PH, Holland DP, Wade A, Goswami ND, Bissette D, Stout JE. Public health costs for Tuberculosis suspects in Wake County, North Carolina. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2013 Jun;17(6):759-63.

Goswami ND, Stout JE, Miller WC, Hecker EJ, Cox GM, Norton BL, Sena AC. The Footprint of Old Syphilis: Using a Reverse Screening Algorithm for Syphilis Testing in a U.S. Geographic Information Systems-Based Community Outreach Program. Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Nov;40(11):839-41.

Goswami ND, Pfeiffer CD, Horton JR, Chiswell K, Tasneem A, Tsalik EL. The State of Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials: A Systematic Review of PLoS One. 2013 Oct 16;8(10):e77086.

Stout JE, Katrak S, Goswami ND, Norton BL, Fortenberry ER, Foust E, Leone P. Integrated Screening for Tuberculosis, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and Syphilis in Tuberculosis Contact Investigations: Lessons Learned in North Carolina. Public Health Rep. 2014 Jan-Feb;129 Suppl 1:21-5.

Goswami ND, Tsalik EL, Naggie S, Miller WC, Horton JR, Pfeiffer CD, Hicks CB. A cross-sectional analysis of HIV & hepatitis C clinical trials 2007-2010: The relationship between industry sponsorship and randomized study design. Trials. 2014 Jan 22;15:31.

Norton BL, Timberlake SH, Hecker EJ, Goswami ND, Huffman KM, Landgraf A, Voils CI, Naggie S, Stout JE. Community Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Hepatitis C Disease, Testing, and Treatment in a High-risk Urban Population. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Feb 10;14(1):74.

Goswami ND, Schmitz M, Sanchez T, Dasgupta S, Sullivan PS, Cooper HL, Rane D, Kelly J, del Rio C, Waller, L. Understanding Local Spatial Variation along the Care Continuum: The Potential Impact of Transportation Vulnerability on HIV Linkage to Care and Viral Suppression in High-Poverty Areas, Atlanta, Georgia. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Dec 1.

Phadke VK, Hirsh DS, Goswami ND. Patient Report and Review of Rapidly Growing Mycobacterial Infection after Cardiac Device Implantation. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2016 March; 22(3): 389-95.

Colasanti J, Goswami ND, Khoubian JJ, Pennisi E, Root C, Zeimer D, Armstrong WS, del Rio C. The Perilous Road from HIV Diagnosis in the Hospital to Viral Suppression in the Clinic. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 2016 Aug;32(8):729-36.

Nandi P, Worrell MC, Andrews T, Sales RM, McMichael J, Hampton KH, Goswami, ND. Engaging Homeless Service Providers in Educational Efforts During a Tuberculosis Outbreak in Atlanta. J Ga Public Health Assoc (2016), Supplement to Vol. 6 (2).

Worrell MC; Kramer M; Yamin A; Ray SM; Goswami ND. Use of Activity Space in a Tuberculosis Outbreak: Bringing Homeless Persons into Spatial Analyses. Open Forum Infectious Diseases 2017 Jan 9;4(1).

Goswami ND, Colasanti J, Khoubian JJ, Huang Y, Armstrong WS, Del Rio C. A Minority of Patients Newly Diagnosed with AIDS Are Started on Antiretroviral Therapy at the Time of Diagnosis in a Large Public Hospital in the Southeastern United States. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2017 Jan 1.

Haley DF, Haardörfer R, Kramer MR, Adimora AA, Wingood GM, Goswami ND, Rubtsova A, Ludema C, Hickson DA, Ramirez C, Ross Z, Bolivar H, Cooper HLF. Associations between Neighborhood Characteristics and Sexual Risk Behaviors among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected Women in the Southern United States. Annals of Epidemiology May 2017.