Kara S. Willenburg, MD, FACP

Associate Professor
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program; Section Chief, Infectious Diseases

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Clinical Interests

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Biography

In addition to her roles at Marshall Health and Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Dr. Willenburg serves as the medical director of infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine (Rockford, Ill.)
  • Residency: Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital (Cooperstown, N.Y.)
  • Fellowship: University of Rochester (Rochester, N.Y.)

Honors & Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Member, Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Member, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Certification

  • Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty certification in Infectious Diseases

Marshall Internal Medicine

An outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
Erma Ora Byrd Center
1249 15th Street
2nd & 3rd Floor
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-691-1000

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Desimmie BA, Raru YY, Awadh HM, He P, Teka S, Willenburg KS. 2021. Insights into SARS-CoV-2 Persistence and Its Relevance. Viruses. 2021 6 17;13(6).
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McClung RP, Atkins AD, Kilkenny M, Bernstein KT, Willenburg KS, Weimer M, Robilotto S, Panneer N, Thomasson E, Adkins E, Lyss SB, Balleydier S, Edwards A, Chen M, Wilson S, Handanagic S, Hogan V, Watson M, Eubank S, Wright C, Thompson A, DiNenno E, Fanfair RN, Ridpath A, Oster AM, 2019 Cabell County HIV Outbreak Response Team. 2021. Response to a Large HIV Outbreak, Cabell County, West Virginia, 2018-2019. Am J Prev Med. 2021 11 6;61(5 Suppl 1):S143-S150.
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Furukawa NW, Weimer M, Willenburg KS, Kilkenny ME, Atkins AD, Paul McClung R, Hansen Z, Napier K, Handanagic S, Carnes NA, Kemp Rinderle J, Neblett-Fanfair R, Oster AM, Smith DK. 2021. Expansion of Preexposure Prophylaxis Capacity in Response to an HIV Outbreak Among People Who Inject Drugs-Cabell County, West Virginia, 2019. Public Health Rep. 2021 3 2;33354921994202.
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Amy Atkins, MPA1; R. Paul McClung, MD2; Michael Kilkenny, MD3; Kyle Bernstein, PhD4; Kara Willenburg, MD5; Anita Edwards, MBA6; Sheryl Lyss, MD2; Erica Thomasson, PhD1,7; Nivedha Panneer, MPH2; Nathan Kirk1; Meg Watson, MPH2; Elizabeth Adkins, MS1; Elizabeth DiNenno, PhD2; Vicki Hogan, MPH1; Robyn Neblett Fanfair, MD2; Kathleen Napier1; Alison D. Ridpath, MD4; Michelle Perdue1; Mi Chen, MS2; Tamara Surtees, MPH1,8; Senad Handanagic, MD2; Heather Wood1; Daphne Kennebrew, MEd2; Caitlin Cohn1,8; Samira Sami, DrPH2,9; Scott Eubank1; Nathan W. Furukawa, MD2,9; Bridget Rose1; Antoine Thompson, MPA4; Lauren Spadafora, PhD1; Carolyn Wright2; Shawn Balleydier1; Dawn Broussard, MPH4; Pam Reynolds1; Neal Carnes, PhD2; Nils Haynes1; Tobey Sapiano, MPH2; Shannon McBee, MPH1; Ellsworth Campbell, MS2; Samantha Batdorf, MPH1; Melissa Scott1; Miracle Boltz, MHCA1; David Wills1; Alexandra M. Oster, MD2. 2020. Outbreak of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Among Persons Who Inject Drugs — Cabell County, West Virginia, 2018–2019 MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 Apr 24;69(16):499-500. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6916a2.
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Dotson J, Katz H, Jafri H, Jamil MO, Willenburg KS. 2018. A Rare Instance of Simultaneous Infection with Disseminated Nocardia and Pulmonary Aspergillus in a Patient Receiving Treatment with Ibrutinib for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Cureus. 2018 12 14;10(10):e3427.
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Ryan Carroll, MD,1 Courtney Nichols, MD,2 Hesham Awadh, MD,3 Haresh Visweshwar, MD,3 Derek Evans, Pharm.D,5 and Kara Willenburg, MD6. 2018. Three Cases of Neutropenic Enterocolitis Following Midostaurin Administration Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Nov; 5(Suppl 1): S337. Published online 2018 Nov 26. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy210.959

Dotson J, Katz H, Jafri H, Jamil MO, Willenburg KS. 2018. A Rare Instance of Simultaneous Infection with Disseminated Nocardia and Pulmonary Aspergillus in a Patient Receiving Treatment with Ibrutinib for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Cureus. 2018 12 14;10(10):e3427.
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Hesham Awadh, Haresh Visweshwar, Jacob Kilgore, Kara Willenburg. 2017. Watch Out! Syphilis Is Back – Case Series of Four Cases of Ocular syphilis Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Fall; 4(Suppl 1): S106. Published online 2017 Oct 4. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofx163.101

Willenburg KS, Hadley S. 2009. Pulmonary Cryptococcosis: A rare but Emerging Disease 2009 March;3(1):40-44

Willenburg KS, Sentochnik DE, Zadoks RN. 2006. Human Streptococcus suis meningitis in the United States. N. Engl. J. Med. 2006 Mar 23;354(12):1325.
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