Laurence Huang, MD

Professor of Clinical, School of Medicine


E-mail Address:  lhuang@php.ucsf.edu

 

Huang

Current Main Activities:
Researcher, Uganda Malaria Surveillance Project, Kampala, Uganda. Conduct studies on antimalarial drug efficacy, safety and tolerability, compile reports, including statistical and resistance trends, to track the spread of antimalarial drug resistance.

 

Education and Training:
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, 1992-1995

Internal Medicine residency, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1989-1992

MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1989

BA, Johns Hopkins University, 1985

 

Publications:

1. Taylor SM, Meshnick SR, Worodria W, Andama A, Cattamanchi A, Davis JL, Yoo SD, Byanyima P, Kaswabuli S, Goodman CD, Huang L. Low Prevalence of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) but High Prevalence of Pneumocystis dihydropteroate synthase (dhps) Gene Mutations in HIV-Infected Persons in Uganda. PLoS One. 2012; 7(11):e49991.


2. Yoon C, Cattamanchi A, Davis JL, Worodria W, den Boon S, Kalema N, Katagira W, Kaswabuli S, Miller C, Andama A, Albert H, Nabeta P, Gray C, Ayakaka I, Huang L. Impact of Xpert MTB/RIF Testing on Tuberculosis Management and Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients in Uganda. PLoS One. 2012; 7(11):e48599.


3. Nakiyingi L, Kateete DP, Ocama P, Worodria W, Sempa JB, Asiimwe BB, Katabazi FA, Katamba A, Huang L, Joloba ML, Mayanja-Kizza H. Evaluation of in-house PCR for diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda. BMC Res Notes. 2012; 5:487.


4. Kalema N, Boon SD, Cattamanchi A, Davis JL, Andama A, Katagira W, Everett C, Walter N, Byanyima P, Kaswabuli S, Worodria W, Huang L. Oral Antimicrobial Rinse to Reduce Mycobacterial Culture Contamination among Tuberculosis Suspects in Uganda: A Prospective Study. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e38888.


5. Cattamanchi A, Ssewenyana I, Nabatanzi R, Miller CR, Den Boon S, Davis JL, Andama A, Worodria W, Yoo SD, Cao H, Huang L. Bronchoalveolar Lavage Enzyme-Linked Immunospot for Diagnosis of Smear-Negative Tuberculosis in HIV-Infected Patients. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e39838.


6. Taylor SM, Meshnick SR, Worodria W, Andama A, Davis JL, Cattamanchi A, den Boon S, Yoo SD, Goodman CD, Huang L. Low prevalence of Pneumocystis jirovecii lung colonization in Ugandan HIV-infected patients hospitalized with non-Pneumocystis pneumonia. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Feb; 72(2):139-43.


7. Worodria W, Anderson J, Cattamanchi A, Davis JL, den Boon S, Andama A, Yoo SD, Joloba M, Huang L, Kato-Maeda M. The role of speciation in positive lowenstein-jensen culture isolates from a high tuberculosis burden country. PLoS One. 2011; 6(11):e27017.


8. Yoo SD, Cattamanchi A, Den Boon S, Worodria W, Kisembo H, Huang L, Davis JL. Clinical significance of normal chest radiographs among HIV-seropositive patients with suspected tuberculosis in Uganda. Respirology. 2011 Jul; 16(5):836-41.


9. Huang L, Cattamanchi A, Davis JL, den Boon S, Kovacs J, Meshnick S, Miller RF, Walzer PD, Worodria W, Masur H. HIV-associated Pneumocystis pneumonia. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2011 Jun; 8(3):294-300.


10. Davis J, Katamba A, Vasquez J, Crawford E, Sserwanga A, Kakeeto S, Kizito F, Dorsey G, den Boon S, Vittinghoff E, Huang L, Adatu F, Kamya MR, Hopewell PC, Cattamanchi A. Evaluating tuberculosis case detection via real-time monitoring of tuberculosis diagnostic services. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Aug 1; 184(3):362-7.


11. Huang L. Clinical and translational research in pneumocystis and pneumocystis pneumonia. Parasite. 2011 Feb; 18(1):3-11.


12. Davis JL, Huang L, Worodria W, Masur H, Cattamanchi A, Huber C, Miller C, Conville PS, Murray P, Kovacs JA. Nucleic acid amplification tests for diagnosis of smear-negative TB in a high HIV-prevalence setting: a prospective cohort study. PLoS One. 2011; 6(1):e16321.


13. Kyeyune R, den Boon S, Cattamanchi A, Davis JL, Worodria W, Yoo SD, Huang L. Causes of early mortality in HIV-infected TB suspects in an East African referral hospital. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 Dec; 55(4):446-50.


14. Cattamanchi A, Huang L, Worodria W, den Boon S, Kalema N, Katagira W, Byanyima P, Yoo S, Matovu J, Hopewell PC, Davis JL. Integrated strategies to optimize sputum smear microscopy: a prospective observational study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Feb 15; 183(4):547-51.


15. Worodria W, Davis JL, Cattamanchi A, Andama A, den Boon S, Yoo SD, Hopewell PC, Huang L. Bronchoscopy is useful for diagnosing smear-negative tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients. Eur Respir J. 2010 Aug; 36(2):446-8.


16. Deok-jong Yoo S, Worodria W, Davis JL, Cattamanchi A, den Boon S, Kyeyune R, Kisembo H, Huang L. The prevalence and clinical course of HIV-associated pulmonary cryptococcosis in Uganda. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 Jul; 54(3):269-74.


17. Cattamanchi A, Davis JL, Pai M, Huang L, Hopewell PC, Steingart KR. Does bleach processing increase the accuracy of sputum smear microscopy for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis? J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Jul; 48(7):2433-9.


18. Davis JL, Worodria W, Kisembo H, Metcalfe JZ, Cattamanchi A, Kawooya M, Kyeyune R, den Boon S, Powell K, Okello R, Yoo S, Huang L. Clinical and radiographic factors do not accurately diagnose smear-negative tuberculosis in HIV-infected inpatients in Uganda: a cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2010; 5(3):e9859.


19. Cattamanchi A, Ssewenyana I, Davis JL, Huang L, Worodria W, den Boon S, Yoo S, Andama A, Hopewell PC, Cao H. Role of interferon-gamma release assays in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with advanced HIV infection. BMC Infect Dis. 2010; 10:75.


20. Cattamanchi A, Davis JL, Worodria W, den Boon S, Yoo S, Matovu J, Kiidha J, Nankya F, Kyeyune R, Byanyima P, Andama A, Joloba M, Osmond DH, Hopewell PC, Huang L. Sensitivity and specificity of fluorescence microscopy for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis in a high HIV prevalence setting. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2009 Sep; 13(9):1130-6.


21. Andama AO, Cattamanchi A, Davis JL, den Boon S, Worodria W, Huang L. Modified Giemsa method for confirmation of Pneumocystis pneumonia in low-income countries. BMJ Case Rep. 2009; 2009.


22. Cattamanchi A, Dowdy DW, Davis JL, Worodria W, Yoo S, Joloba M, Matovu J, Hopewell PC, Huang L. Sensitivity of direct versus concentrated sputum smear microscopy in HIV-infected patients suspected of having pulmonary tuberculosis. BMC Infect Dis. 2009; 9:53.


23. Davis JL, Huang L, Kovacs JA, Masur H, Murray P, Havlir DV, Worodria WO, Charlebois ED, Srikantiah P, Cattamanchi A, Huber C, Shea YR, Chow Y, Fischer SH. Polymerase chain reaction of secA1 on sputum or oral wash samples for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Mar 15; 48(6):725-32.


24. Chakravorty S, Tyagi JS, Cattamanchi A, Davis JL, Worodria W, Yoo S, Huang L. Performance of modified universal sample processing method in a field study in Uganda. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Feb; 47(2):517-8.


25. Cattamanchi A, Davis JL, Worodria W, Yoo S, Matovu J, Kiidha J, Nankya F, Kyeyune R, Andama A, Joloba M, Osmond D, Hopewell P, Huang L. Poor performance of universal sample processing method for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis by smear microscopy and culture in Uganda. J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Oct; 46(10):3325-9.