Sunil K Ahuja
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Ahuja, MD

  • Infectious Disease Medicine
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About me

About Me

Dr. Sunil Ahujas research is focused on characterization of the host determinants of immunologic health. His work has been supported through both federal (e.g. NIH, Veterans Administration (VA) Center grants, DoD) and non-federal (e.g. Doris Duke) agencies. Dr. Ahuja has received the NIH MERIT award, the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award, Burroughs Wellcome Clinical Scientist in Translational Research award and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics AIDS Scientist award. He has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and American Association of Physicians. Dr. Ahuja serves as the Director of VA Center for AIDS and HIV Infection and VA Center for Personalized Medicine. The Centers represent a nodal point for cross-fertilization of ideas from a multi-disciplinary group of investigators from the VA, University affiliates and the DoD. The Centers house Illumina-based equipment for conducting GWASs and next-generation sequencing studies.Dr. Ahuja also serves as Director for Research Enhancement Programs in the Vice-President for Research Office.His team has a strong track record of successful and productive research in multi-disciplinary projects and ability to conduct large-scale genetic, genomic, immunologic and translational research related to infectious, immune and inflammatory diseases (e.g. allergy/asthma, HIV, and autoimmunity). Studies from his group have been consistently published in top-tier journals (Science, Nature Medicine, Nature Immunology, PNAS, NEJM, JAMA-Internal Medicine, JACI, Blood) and are widely cited. He is passionate about training the next generation of researchers and has extensive experience in research training and mentoring at the high school (>200), undergraduate (139), graduate (20), medical (16) student, post-doctoral (28) and faculty levels (17) with equal opportunity given to qualified trainees that are underrepresented in the sciences.




English, Spanish




Medical School:
Armed Forces Medical College

State University of New York Health Science Center/Brooklyn

National Institute of Health


Board Certification:
American Board of Internal Medicine

Treatment and care

Treatment and Care

Specific areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Bone Or Joint Infection
  • Cellulitis
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection
  • Complication Of Transplant
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Ear Infection
  • Endocarditis
  • Fungal Infection
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • H. Pylori Infection
  • Hay Fever
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes Simplex Virus Infection
  • High Blood Pressure Disorder
  • High Cholesterol Level
  • Hiv/Aids (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hospital-Acquired Infection
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Infections
  • Infectious Colitis
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Inflammation Of The Heart Valve
  • Lipid Disorder
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaria
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection (Mrsa)
  • Mycobacterium Infection
  • Nail Fungus
  • Opportunistic Infection
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Parasitic Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Resistant Infection
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Stds)
  • Shingles
  • Sinus Infection
  • Spine Infection
  • Staphylococcus Bacteria Infection
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Wound Infectio