- Medical School - Northwestern University Medical School
- Internship - Parkland Health & Hospital System (1961-1962), Rotating
- Residency - Northwestern University Medical School (1962-1964), Internal Medicine
- Residency - Parkland Health & Hospital System (1966-1967), Chief Resident Internal Medicine
- Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1967-1969), Infectious Diseases
James Luby, M.D.
- Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
- Infectious Disease
- Clinical virology
James P. Luby, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in general infectious diseases, clinical virology, atypical mycobacterial infections, hospital-acquired infections, histoplasmosis, and HIV.
Dr. Luby earned his medical degree at Northwestern University. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University and Parkland Memorial Hospital and received advanced training in infectious diseases through a fellowship at UT Southwestern.
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Luby was an officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, stationed at CDC, from 1964 through 1966. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1967.
Dr. Luby’s research interests focus on clinical virology, herpes viruses, arboviral infections (St. Louis encephalitis and West Nile virus), and the epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly nosocomial infections.
He is the author of research articles, case reports, reviews, and editorials, and he serves as an ad hoc reviewer for a range of academic journals. He is a member of the Dallas County Medical Society, the Texas Infectious Diseases Society, and the Texas Medical Association and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (FIDSA)..
In 2016, UT Southwestern established a Professorship in Infectious Disease named for Dr. Luby.
- American College of Physicians
- Dallas County Medical Society
- Infectious Diseases Society of America
- Texas Infectious Diseases Society
- Texas Medical Association
- America’s Top Doctors 2002-2021, Castle Connolly Medical
- Establishment of a Professorship in Infectious Diseases named for James P. Luby 2016, UT Southwestern
- Max Cole Leadership Award 2013, Dallas County Medical Society
- Heroes of our Heritage Award 2008, Parkland Health and Hospital Services
- D Magazine Best Doctor, 2002-2016, 2022
- Graduation Marshall, Class of 1988, 1989, 1996, 2000, 2001, UT Southwestern Medical School
- Outstanding Teacher Award 1981, Parkland Memorial Hospital Medical House-staff
- Outstanding Professor of the Junior Year 1973, UT Southwestern Medical School, Class of 1974
The 2012 West Nile encephalitis epidemic in Dallas, Texas.
Chung WM, Buseman CM, Joyner SN, Hughes SM, Fomby TB, Luby JP, Haley RW JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 2013 Jul 310 3 297-307
The epidemiology of St. Louis encephalitis: a review.
Luby JP, Sulkin SE, Sanford JP Annual review of medicine 1969 20 329-50
Interferon in human infections with St. Louis encephalitis virus.
Luby JP, Stewart WE, Sulkin SE, Sanford JP Annals of internal medicine 1969 Oct 71 4 703-9
A collaborative study of patient-initiated treatment of recurrent genital herpes with topical acyclovir or placebo.
Luby JP, Gnann JW, Alexander WJ, Hatcher VA, Friedman-Kien AE, Klein RJ, Keyserling H, Nahmias A, Mills J, Schachter J The Journal of infectious diseases 1984 Jul 150 1 1-6
Tuberculosis epidemic among hospital personnel.
Haley CE, McDonald RC, Rossi L, Jones WD, Haley RW, Luby JP Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America 1989 May 10 5 204-10
Treatment of varicella-zoster virus infections with adenine arabinoside.
Johnson MT, Buchanan RA, Luby JP, Mikulec D The Journal of infectious diseases 1975 Mar 131 3 225-9
Spectrum of liver disease in renal transplant recipients.
Ware AJ, Luby JP, Eigenbrodt EH, Long DL, Hull AR Gastroenterology 1975 Apr 68 4 Pt 1 755-64
A longitudinal study of varicella-zoster virus infections in renal transplant recipients.
Luby JP, Ramirez-Ronda C, Rinner S, Hull A, Vergne-Marini P The Journal of infectious diseases 1977 Apr 135 4 659-63
Isolation and propagation of a human enteric coronavirus.
Resta S, Luby JP, Rosenfeld CR, Siegel JD Science (New York, N.Y.) 1985 Sep 229 4717 978-81
Serratia marcescens infections from inhalation therapy medications: nosocomial outbreak.
Sanders CV, Luby JP, Johanson WG, Barnett JA, Sanford JP Annals of internal medicine 1970 Jul 73 1 15-21
Relationship between cytomegalovirus and hepatic function abnormalities in the period after renal transplant.
Luby JP, Burnett W, Hull AR, Ware AJ, Shorey JW, Peters PC The Journal of infectious diseases 1974 May 129 5 511-8
Recurrent exposure to Histoplasma capsulatum in modern air-conditioned buildings.
Luby JP, Southern PM, Haley CE, Vahle KL, Munford RS, Haley RW Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2005 Jul 41 2 170-6
Vidarabine versus acyclovir therapy in herpes simplex encephalitis.
Whitley RJ, Alford CA, Hirsch MS, Schooley RT, Luby JP, Aoki FY, Hanley D, Nahmias AJ, Soong SJ The New England journal of medicine 1986 Jan 314 3 144-9
Antigenuria in St. Louis encephalitis.
Luby JP, Murphy FK, Gilliam JN, Kang CY, Frank R The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 1980 Mar 29 2 265-8
The epidemiology of St. Louis encephalitis in Houston, Texas 1964
Luby JP, Miller GM, Gardner P, Pigford CA, Henderson BE, Eddins D American Journal of Epidemiology 1967 86 584-597
Isolation and Propagation of a Human Enteric Coronavirus
Resta S, Luby JP, Rosenfeld CR, Siegel JD Science 1985 229 978-981
Recurrent exposure to Histoplasma Capsulatum in Modern Air-Conditioned Buildings
Luby JL, Southern PM, Haley CE, Vahle KL, Munford RS, Haley RW Clinical Infectious Diseases 2005 41 170-176
Aerosolization of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus during an epidemic in a burn intensive care unit
Dansby W, Purdue G, Hunt J, Arnold B, Phillips D, Moody B, Kemp D, Byrd L, Walter P, Luby J Journal of Burn Care & Research 2008 29 331-337
Sensitivities of Neurotropic Arboviruses to Human Interferon
Luby JP J. Infect. Dis. 1975 132 361-367
Clinical and laboratory features of epidemic St. Louis encephalitis
Southern PM, Smith JW, Luby JP, Barnett JA, Sanford JP Annals of Internal Medicine 1969 71 681-698
A longitudinal study of varicella zoster virus infections in renal transplant recipients
Luby JP, Ramirez-Ronda C, Vergne-Marini P, Rinner S, Hull A Journal of Infectious Diseases 1977 135 659-663
St. Louis encephalitis and the Substantia Nigra: MR Imaging Evaluation
Cerna F., Mehrad B., Luby JP, Burns D., and Fleckenstein JL American Journal of Neuroradiology 1999 20 1281-1283
Fatal Type 3 Adenoviral Pneumonia In Immunocompetent Adult Identical Twins
Barker JH, Luby JP, Dalley AS, Bartek WM, Burns DK, Erdman DD Clinical Infectious Diseases 2003 37
- The 2012 West Nile encephalitis epidemic in Dallas, Texas.
- Nosocomial atypical mycobacterial infections with an emphasis on Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare in solid organ transplant recipients
- Coronavirus pathogenicity and epidemiology
- Infectious Disease
- Clinical virology
- Herpes viruses
- Atypical mycobacterial infections
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