Martin Krsak, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Infectious Disease

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Medical School:
  • MD, Comenius University School of Medicine (2005)
Graduate School :
  • MSc, Tufts University (2014)
Internship:
  • Caritas Carney Hospital Program (2009)
Residency:
  • Caritas Carney Hospital Program, Internal Medicine (2011)
Fellowships:
  • Tufts Medical Center Program, Infectious Disease (2014)
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease

Research Interests

HIV, viral hepatitis and other infections in patients with substance use disorders; substance use disorders/addiction medicine; COVID-19

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2015)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    HIV, viral hepatitis and other infections in patients with substance use disorders

Publications

  • Franco-Paredes C, Ghandnoosh N, Latif H, Krsak M, Henao-Martinez AF, Robins M, Vargas Barahona L, Poeschla EM. Decarceration and community re-entry in the COVID-19 era. Lancet Infect Dis. 2021 Jan;21(1):e11-e16. PubMed PMID: 33007225
  • Krsak M, Damioli L. Is 2 Weeks of Treatment Enough for Cortical Bone Osteomyelitis?. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jan 1;70(1):179. PubMed PMID: 31069382
  • Krsak M, Montague BT, Trowbridge P, Johnson SC, Binswanger IA. Opioid Use and Chronic Infections: The Value of Addressing the Syndemic in Correctional Settings Via Telemedicine Guidance and Broader Use of Long-Acting Medications. J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 2;222(Supplement_5):S486-S493. PubMed PMID: 32877543
  • Krsak M, Morrisette T, Miller M, Molina K, Huang M, Damioli L, Pisney L, Wong M, Poeschla E. Advantages of Outpatient Treatment with Long-Acting Lipoglycopeptides for Serious Gram-Positive Infections: A Review. Pharmacotherapy. 2020 May;40(5):469-478. PubMed PMID: 32239771
  • Franco-Paredes C, Jankousky K, Schultz J, Bernfeld J, Cullen K, Quan NG, Kon S, Hotez P, Henao-Martínez AF, Krsak M. COVID-19 in jails and prisons: A neglected infection in a marginalized population. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 Jun;14(6):e0008409. PubMed PMID: 32569274
  • Krsak M, Johnson SC, Poeschla EM. COVID-19 Serosurveillance May Facilitate Return-to-Work Decisions. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Jun;102(6):1189-1190. PubMed PMID: 32329432
  • Krsak M, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C. Screening for Covid-19 in Skilled Nursing Facilities. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jul 9;383(2):190-191. PubMed PMID: 32469480
  • Canfield GS, Schultz JS, Windham S, Scherger S, Henao-Martinez AF, Shapiro L, Franco-Paredes C, Chastain DB, Wand T, Krsak M. Empiric Therapies for COVID-19: Destined to Fail by Ignoring the Lessons of History. J Hosp Med. 2020 Jul 1;15(7):434-436. PubMed PMID: 32584243
  • Solis J, Franco-Paredes C, Henao-Martínez AF, Krsak M, Zimmer SM. Structural Vulnerability in the U.S. Revealed in Three Waves of COVID-19. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Jul;103(1):25-27. PubMed PMID: 32383432
  • Krsak M, Wada NI, Plankey MW, Kinney GL, Epeldegui M, Okafor CN, Friedman MR, Palella FJ, Erlandson KM. Self-Reported Cannabis Use and Markers of Inflammation in Men Who Have Sex With Men With and Without HIV. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research http://doi.org/10.1089/can.2019.0083 [Online ahead of print – 3/24/2020]
  • Krsak M, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C. COVID-19: Way Forward With Serosurveillance Without Overemphasizing Neutralizing Antibodies. Viral Immunology. (Online Ahead of Print: November 11, 2020), http://doi.org/10.1089/vim.2020.0246
  • Franco-Paredes C, Ghandnoosh N, Latif H, Krsak M, Henao-Martinez AF, Robins M, Vargas Barahona L, Poeschla EM. Decarceration and community re-entry in the COVID-19 era. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 29:S1473-3099(20)30730-1. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30730-1. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33007225; PMCID: PMC7524519.
  • Krsak M, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C. COVID-19: Way Forward With Serosurveillance Without Overemphasizing Neutralizing Antibodies. Viral Immunol. 2020 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33181055
  • Krsak M, Montague BT, Trowbridge P, Johnson SC, Binswanger IA. Opioid Use and Chronic Infections: The Value of Addressing the Syndemic in Correctional Settings Via Telemedicine Guidance and Broader Use of Long-Acting Medications. J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 2;222(Supplement_5):S486-S493. PubMed PMID: 32877543
  • Canfield GS, Schultz JS, Windham S, Scherger S, Henao-Martinez AF, Shapiro L, Franco-Paredes C, Chastain DB, Wand T, Krsak M. Empiric Therapies for COVID-19: Destined to Fail by Ignoring the Lessons of History. J Hosp Med. 2020 Jul 1;15(7):434-436. PubMed PMID: 32584243
  • Franco-Paredes C, Jankousky K, Schultz J, Bernfeld J, Cullen K, Quan NG, Kon S, Hotez P, Henao-Martínez AF, Krsak M. COVID-19 in jails and prisons: A neglected infection in a marginalized population. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 Jun;14(6):e0008409. PubMed PMID: 32569274
  • Krsak M, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C. Screening for Covid-19 in Skilled Nursing Facilities. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jul 9;383(2):190-191. PubMed PMID: 32469480
  • Solis J, Franco-Paredes C, Henao-Martínez AF, Krsak M, Zimmer SM. Structural Vulnerability in the U.S. Revealed in Three Waves of COVID-19. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Jul;103(1):25-27. PubMed PMID: 32383432
  • Krsak M, Johnson SC, Poeschla EM. COVID-19 Serosurveillance May Facilitate Return-to-Work Decisions. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Jun;102(6):1189-1190. PubMed PMID: 32329432
  • Krsak M, Morrisette T, Miller M, Molina K, Huang M, Damioli L, Pisney L, Wong M, Poeschla E. Advantages of Outpatient Treatment with Long-Acting Lipoglycopeptides for Serious Gram-Positive Infections: A Review. Pharmacotherapy. 2020 May;40(5):469-478. PubMed PMID: 32239771
  • Krsak M, Jeffers A, Shah J, Johnson SC, Montague BT. Access to Specialty Services: Opportunities for Expansion of Telemedicine to Support Correctional Health Care in Colorado. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Jun;26(6):776-783. PubMed PMID: 31486710
  • Krsak M, Damioli L. Is 2 Weeks of Treatment Enough for Cortical Bone Osteomyelitis?. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jan 1;70(1):179. PubMed PMID: 31069382
  • Krsak M, Wada NI, Plankey MW, Kinney GL, Epeldegui M, Okafor CN, Friedman MR, Palella FJ, Erlandson KM. Self-Reported Cannabis Use and Markers of Inflammation in Men Who Have Sex With Men With and Without HIV. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research http://doi.org/10.1089/can.2019.0083 [Online ahead of print – 3/24/2020]
  • Krsak M, Patel NU, Poeschla EM. Case Report: Hepatic Fascioliasis in a Young Afghani Woman with Severe Wheezing, High-Grade Peripheral Eosinophilia, and Liver Lesions: A Brief Literature Review. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Mar;100(3):588-590. PubMed PMID: 30628571
  • Morrisette T, Miller MA, Montague BT, Barber GR, McQueen RB, Krsak M. Long-Acting Lipoglycopeptides: "Lineless Antibiotics" for Serious Infections in Persons Who Use Drugs. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Jul;6(7):ofz274. PubMed PMID: 31281868
  • Morrisette T, Miller MA, Montague BT, Barber GR, McQueen RB, Krsak M. On- and off-label utilization of dalbavancin and oritavancin for Gram-positive infections. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 Aug 1;74(8):2405-2416. PubMed PMID: 31322694
  • Krsak M, Jeffers A, Shah J, Johnson SC, Montague BT. Access to Specialty Services: Opportunities for Expansion of Telemedicine to Support Correctional Health Care in Colorado. Telemed J E Health. 2019 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31486710
  • Krsak M, Trowbridge P, Regan N, Freedman KI (2017) Buprenorphine with, or without, Naloxone for Pregnant Women?–Review of Current Evidence and Practice in Massachusetts. J Alcohol Drug Depend 5: 269
  • Krsak M, Kent DM, Terrin N, Holcroft C, Skinner SC, Wanke C. Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, and Mortality in cART-Treated HIV Patients on Statins. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2015 Jun;29(6):307-13. PubMed PMID: 25855882
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Practice Locations

UCH - Infectious Disease Clinic
1635 Aurora Ct
7th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0191

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2011, 2011)
  • Infectious Disease, Board Certification (2013, 2013)
  • Addiction Medicine, Board Certification (2018, 2018)
  • DATA 2000 Waiver, Specialized Training (2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Infections
  • Substance Abuse
Clinical Interests
HIV, viral hepatitis and other infections in patients with substance use disorders; telemedicine; correctional healthcare; COVID-19

Care Philosophy
Diseases interact with unique individuals - and that's how the general knowledge should be applied to patients, in an individualized fashion.

Public Speaking
Yes
1. HIV, hepatitis C and injection drug use. 2. Co-Management of Infectious Diseases and Addiction. 3. Substance Use Associated Risk and Risk/Harm Reduction Strategies 4. HIV, Hepatitis C and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Overview 5. COVID-19 topics 6. Telemedicine in Infectious Diseases and Addiction Medicine 7. Correctional Healthcare topics 8. Long-acting medications in Infectious Diseases and Addiction Medicine

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Comenius University School of Medicine (2005)
Graduate Schools:
  • MSc, Tufts University (2014)
Internships:
  • Caritas Carney Hospital Program (2009)
Residency Programs:
  • Caritas Carney Hospital Program, Internal Medicine (2011)
Fellowships:
  • Tufts Medical Center Program, Infectious Disease (2014)
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease
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