Kassem Bourgi

Kassem Bourgi, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine


Dr. Bourgi graduated from the American University of Beirut where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology (BS, 2007) and Doctor of Medicine (MD, 2011) degrees. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency training (2015) and served as a chief resident (2016) at Henry Ford Hospital, Wayne State University. Dr. Bourgi later completed his Infectious Disease and HIV fellowship training at Vanderbilt University (2018).

Dr. Bourgi’s research interests focus on evaluating the care continuum of non-communicable diseases among persons living with HIV (PLWH), including the incidence, disease management and gaps in the care cascade of non-AIDS related events. Dr. Bourgi is also interested in studying the metabolic complications associated with HIV infection and the long-term use of antiretroviral therapy (ART). His current research evaluates the differences in incidence of metabolic complications among different ART classes. He is a co-investigator in an NA-ACCORD study (The North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design) evaluating changes in weight, lipid and glucose metabolism among treatment naïve patients starting ART.

Key Publications

Bourgi K, Wanjalla C, Koethe JR. Inflammation and Metabolic Complications in HIV. Current HIV/AIDS Reports. 2018 Jul 30:1-1. doi: 10.1007/s11904-018-0411-2. PubMed ID: 30058057

Bourgi K, Rebeiro P, Koethe J, Raffanti S, Turner M, Bebawy S, Sterling T. Disparities in Diabetes Screening and Treatment Among Patients Receiving HIV Care. CROI 2018

Bourgi K, Fiske C, Sterling TR. Tuberculous Meningitis Review. Current Infectious Disease Reports (2017) 19:39. doi: 10.1007/s11908-017-0595-4. PubMed ID: 28895024

Meighani A, Hart B, Bourgi K, Miller N, John A, Ramesh M. Outcomes of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4580-4. PubMed ID: 28451916

Bourgi K, Patel J, Samuel L, Kieca A, Johnson L, Alangaden G. Clinical Impact of Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing in the Diagnosis of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis: A 10-year Longitudinal Study. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 4 (2): ofx045. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofx045 PubMed ID: 5407217

Isseh IN, Bourgi K, Nakhle A, Ali M, Zervos MJ. False-Positive Cerebrospinal Fluid Cryptococcus Antigen in Libman–Sacks Endocarditis. Infection. 2016 Dec 1;44(6):803-5. PubMed ID: 27246719

Bourgi K, Brar I, Baker-Genaw K. Health Disparities in Hepatitis C Screening and Linkage to Care at an Integrated Health System in Southeast Michigan. PloS One. 2016 Aug 15;11(8):e0161241. PubMed ID: 2752598.


Infectious Diseases
Indianapolis, IN


Infectious Diseases