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Daniel S. Chertow, MD, MPH

Tenure-Track Investigator
Head, Emerging Pathogens Section


Critical Care Medicine


MD, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
MPH, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health


Email: chertowd@cc.nih.gov
Phone: 301-496-9320

Portrait of Daniel S. Chertow
Daniel S. Chertow, MD, MPH

Tenure-Track Investigator
Head, Emerging Pathogens Section


Critical Care Medicine


MD, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
MPH, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health


Email: chertowd@cc.nih.gov
Phone: 301-496-9320


Dr. Daniel S. Chertow is a Tenure-Track Investigator in the Critical Care Medicine Department at the NIH Clinical Center and in the Laboratory of Immunoregulation at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.


Dr. Chertow is a Fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Public Health Association. He serves as a senior officer in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS).

He received his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Boston College, his degree in Medicine from Northwestern University, and his degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and training as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine was completed at NIH and Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Chertow's translational research program employs advanced animal models and detailed natural history studies in humans to improve understanding of the pathophysiology and molecular pathogenesis of severe emerging viral infections including Influenza A, Ebola, and Zika viruses to guide improved clinical management of these infections.

Barnes KG, Kindrachuk J, Lin AE, Wohl S, Qu J, Tostenson SD, Dorman WR, Busby M, Siddle KJ, Luo CY, Matranga CB, Davey RT, Sabeti PC, Chertow DS. Evidence of Ebola Virus Replication and High Concentration in Semen of a Patient During Recovery. Clin Infect Dis. 2017; 65: 1400-1403.

Kash JC, Walters KA, Kindrachuk J, Baxter D, Scherler K, Janosko KB, Adams RD, Herbert AS, James RM, Stonier SW, Memoli MJ, Dye JM, Davey RT Jr, Chertow DS, Taubenberger JK. Longitudinal peripheral blood transcriptional analysis of a patient with severe Ebola virus disease. Sci Trans Med. 2017; 9(385). pii: eaai9321. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aai9321.

Chertow DS, Nath A, Suffredini AF, Danner RL, Reich DS, Bishop RJ, Childs RW, Arai AE, Palmore TN, Lane HC, Fauci AS, Davey RT. Severe Meningoencephalitis in a Case of Ebola Virus Disease. Ann Intern Med. 2016; 165: 301-4.

Chertow DS, Kindrachuk J, Sheng ZM, Pujanauski LM, Cooper K, Nogee D, Claire MS, Solomon J, Perry D, Sayre P, Janosko KB, Lackemeyer MG, Bohannon JK, Kash JC, Jahrling PB, Taubenberger JK. Influenza A and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus co-infection in rhesus macaques - A model of severe pneumonia. Antiviral Res. 2016; 129: 120-9.

Chertow DS, Kleine C, Edwards JK, Scaini R, Giuliani R, Sprecher A. Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa – Clinical Manifestations and Management. N Engl J Med. 2014; 371: 2054-7.


  • USPHS Meritorious Service Medal, 2017
  • USPHS Presidential Unit Citation, 2016
  • Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award, 2015
  • NIH Director’s Award, 2015
  • NIH Clinical Center Director’s Award, 2014
  • USPHS Unit Commendations, 2012
  • USPHS Citation, 2011
  • USPHS Unit Commendations, 2010
  • USPHS Unit Commendations, 2005

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