Aakriti Pandita, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Hospital Medicine

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Residency:
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University Program, Internal Medicine (2018)
Fellowships:
  • Brown University Program, Infectious Disease (2020)
Department: Medicine-Hospital Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Attending Physician

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (2020)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Medical diagnosis, global health equity, and advocacy with a focus on diseases like COVID-19 and TB

Publications

  • Hardesty A, Pandita A, Shi Y, et al. 530. COVID-19 in kidney transplant recipients: Single-center experience and case-control study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020;7(Suppl 1):S332. Published 2020 Dec 31. doi:10.1093/ofid/ofaa439.724
  • Pandita A, Gillani FS, Shi Y, et al. 518. Factors Associated with Severe COVID-19 among Patients Hospitalized in Rhode Island. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020;7(Suppl 1):S324-S325. Published 2020 Dec 31. doi:10.1093/ofid/ofaa439.712
  • Anna Hardesty, Aakriti Pandita, Kendra Vieira, Ralph Rogers, Basma Merhi, Adena J. Osband, Jad Aridi, Yiyun Shi, George Bayliss, Christopher Cosgrove, Reginald Gohh, Paul Morrissey, Curt G. Beckwith, Dimitrios Farmakiotis, COVID-19 in kidney transplant recipients: Single-center experience and case-control study, Transplantation Proceedings, 2021,
  • Gil RM, Touzard-Romo F, Sanchez MC, Pandita A, Kalligeros M, Mylona EK, Shehadeh F, Mylonakis E. Characteristics and Outcomes of Hispanic/Latinx patients with Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) Requiring Hospitalization in Rhode Island: a Retrospective Cohort Study. Ann Epidemiol. 2021 Mar 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33737227
  • Hardesty A, Pandita A, Vieira K, Rogers R, Merhi B, Osband AJ, Aridi J, Shi Y, Bayliss G, Cosgrove C, Gohh R, Morrissey P, Beckwith CG, Farmakiotis D. Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Single-Center Experience and Case-Control Study. Transplant Proc. 2021 May;53(4):1187-1193. PubMed PMID: 33573820
  • Costello A, Pandita A, Devitt J. Case Report: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia after COVID-19 Janssen Vaccination. Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jun 1;103(11):646-647. PubMed PMID: 34060795
  • Pandita A, Gillani FS, Shi Y, Hardesty A, McCarthy M, Aridi J, Farmakiotis D, Chiang SS, Beckwith CG. Predictors of severity and mortality among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Rhode Island. PLoS One. 2021;16(6):e0252411. PubMed PMID: 34143791
  • Pandita A, Gupta V, Patel K. The United States Can and Should Do More in India. Real Clear Health. May 17, 2021
  • Podcast: India and no more masks? Pandemic. May 17, 2021
  • Seth B, Kole A, Pandita A, Chatterjee P. Covid-19 vaccine equity as a global good. BMJ Opinion. June 25, 2021
  • Pelcovits A, Pandita A, Farmakiotis D, Egan P. Lymphocyte-Depleting Chemotherapy for Aggressive Hematologic Malignancies in Two Patients with Positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR [published online ahead of print, 2020 Nov 13]. Leuk Res. 2020;106473. doi:10.1016/j.leukres.2020.106473
  • Pandita A. Remembering February, BMJ GH Blogs
  • Shi Y, Pandita A, Hardesty A, McCarthy M, Aridi J, Weiss ZF, Beckwith CG, Farmakiotis D. Validation of pneumonia prognostic scores in a statewide cohort of hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Int J Clin Pract. 2020 Dec 9;:e13926. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33296132
  • Shi Y, Pandita A, Hardesty A, McCarthy M, Aridi J, Weiss ZF, Beckwith CG, Farmakiotis D. Validation of pneumonia prognostic scores in a statewide cohort of hospitalised patients with COVID-19. Int J Clin Pract. 2020 Dec 9;:e13926. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33296132
  • Pelcovits A, Pandita A, Farmakiotis D, Egan P. Lymphocyte-depleting chemotherapy for aggressive hematologic malignancies in two patients with positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR. Leuk Res. 2020 Nov 13;100:106473. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33285314
  • Kalligeros M, Tashima KT, Mylona EK, Rybak N, Flanigan TP, Farmakiotis D, Beckwith CG, Sanchez M, Neill M, Johnson JE, Garland JM, Aung S, Byrd KM, O'Brien T, Pandita A, Aridi J, Macias Gil R, Larkin J, Shehadeh F, Mylonakis E. Remdesivir Use Compared With Supportive Care in Hospitalized Patients With Severe COVID-19: A Single-Center Experience. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Oct;7(10):ofaa319. PubMed PMID: 33117850
  • Pandita A, Gil RM, Farmakiotis D. Call for Action: Racial Disparities in Clinical Research. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32894751
  • Pandita A, Dannheim K, Madhuripan N, Ehsan A, Farmakiotis D. Acute Necrotizing Pneumonia from Herpes Simplex Virus. Am J Med. 2020 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32835692
  • Kalligeros M, Shehadeh F, Atalla E, Mylona EK, Aung S, Pandita A, Larkin J, Sanchez M, Touzard-Romo F, Brotherton A, Shah R, Cunha CB, Mylonakis E. Hydroxychloroquine use in hospitalised patients with COVID-19: An observational matched cohort study. J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2020 Sep;22:842-844. PubMed PMID: 32763357
  • Pandita A, Madhuripan N, Pandita S, Hurtado RM. Challenges and controversies in the treatment of spinal tuberculosis. J Clin Tuberc Other Mycobact Dis. 2020 May;19:100151. PubMed PMID: 32154388
  • Pandita A, Gillani F, Shi Y, Hardesty A, Aridi J, McCarthy M, Chiang S, Beckwith C. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Rhode Island. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Oct; 7(Suppl 1): S324–S325.
  • COVID-19 in kidney transplant recipients: Single-center experience and case-control study. Hardesty A, Pandita A, Gillani F, Shi Y, Hardesty A, Aridi J, McCarthy M, Chiang S, Beckwith C, Farmakiotis D. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Oct; 7(Suppl 1): S332.
  • Pandita A, Ramadas P, Poudel A, Saad N, Anand A, Basnet A, Wang D, Middleton F, Gilligan DM. Differential expression of miRNAs in acute myeloid leukemia quantified by Nextgen sequencing of whole blood samples. PLoS One. 2019;14(3):e0213078. PubMed PMID: 30893351
  • Pandita A, Waleed J, Fazili T. Liver abscesses. Introduction to Clinical Infectious Diseases: A Problem-Based Approach; Springer, 147-155, 2019.
  • Pandita A, Lehmann DF. Magnesium Sulfate Treatment Correlates With Improved Neurological Function in Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES): Report of a Case. Neurologist. 2018 Mar;23(2):65-66. PubMed PMID: 29494439
  • Basnet A, Pandita A, Fullmer J, Sivapiragasam A. Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Thyroid as a Result of Anaplastic Transformation from BRAF-Positive Papillary Thyroid Cancer. Case Rep Oncol Med. 2017;2017:4276435. PubMed PMID: 29158933
  • Pandita A, Madhuripan N, Hurtado RM, Dhamoon A. Back pain and oedematous Schmorl node: a diagnostic dilemma. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 May 22;2017. PubMed PMID: 28536227
  • Pandita A, Thomas S, Granato P, Sharma A, Eranki A, Fazili T. Mycobacterium goodii related breast implant infection: first case and literature review. Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 2017; 2(1): 1-3.
  • Pandita A, Mukherjee S. Resuscitating a dying marrow: the role of hematopoietic growth factors. Curr Hematol Malig Rep. 2014 Dec;9(4):412-20. PubMed PMID: 25311958
  • Hardesty A, Pandita A, Farmakiotis D, Vieira K, Rogers R, Merhi B, Osband, A, Bayliss G, Gohh R, Morrissey P, Beckwith C. COVID-19 in kidney transplant recipients: Single-center experience and case-control study. Transplantation Proceedings; in-press.
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Professional Memberships

  • Society of General Internal Medicine, Member
  • Society of Hospital Medicine, Member
  • National TB Controllers Association, Member
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America, Member
  • American College of Physicians, Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2018)
  • Infectious Disease, Board Certification (2021)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Symptoms and Manifestations
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Fever
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Cough
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Breathing Problems
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Abdominal Pain
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Nausea and Vomiting
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Pain
  • Infections - Bacterial Infections
  • Infections
  • Infections - Fungal Infections
  • Infections - Influenza
  • Infections - Pneumonia
  • Infections - Viral Infections
Clinical Interests
Health inequities, COVID-19, TB

Care Philosophy
Using patient values and their perspectives to provide holistic clinical care

Personal Interests
I write about patient experiences in healthcare. I am interested in the application of arts and medical humanities to prevent misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis.

Volunteer Activities
TB and COVID-19 co-infections; advocacy

Public Speaking
Yes
Health equity and patient advocacy, TB and COVID-19, medical humanities

General Information

Residency Programs:
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University Program, Internal Medicine (2018)
Fellowships:
  • Brown University Program, Infectious Disease (2020)
Department: Medicine-Hospital Medicine
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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