Bonnie C. Prokesch, M.D.

Bonnie C. Prokesch, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
  • General Infectious Diseases
  • HIV and AIDS

Biography

Bonnie Chase Prokesch, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine. She specializes in the treatment of general infectious diseases, HIV and AIDS, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), and postoperative infections.

Dr. Prokesch earned her medical degree and completed a residency in internal medicine, both at the Emory University School of Medicine. She received advanced training through infectious diseases fellowships at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and at UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in infectious diseases, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016.

Dr. Prokesch is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at Parkland Health & Hospital System, where she also serves on several committees, including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Additionally, she is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and several other professional organizations.

Her research interests include antimicrobial resistance, antibiotic stewardship, recurrent UTI treatment, and immunocompromised hosts. She has delivered scores of invited lectures and published numerous academic articles.

In 2014, she earned the Fellowship Antimicrobial Stewardship Award from UT Southwestern.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Emory University School of Medicine (2005-2009)
  • Residency - Emory University School of Medicine (2009-2012), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - Ohio State University Hospital (2012-2013), Infectious Diseases
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013-2014), Infectious Diseases
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • American College of Physicians
  • Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2021-2022
  • Fellow 2019, American College of Physicians
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 2014, Medical Honor Society
  • Fellowship Antimicrobial Stewardship Award 2014, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Fellow's Excellence in Teaching Award 2013, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Best Clinic Resident in the PGY-2 2011, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Phi Beta Kappa 2004, National Honor Society
  • Pi Sigma Alpha 2004, National Political Science Honor Society
Books & Publications
Research
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Recurrent UTIs
  • Immunocompromised Hosts
  • Socioeconomic Impact of Infectious Diseases

Clinical Focus

  • General Infectious Diseases
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Recurrent UTIs
  • Postoperative Infections

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