- Fellowship - University of Virginia Health System (2003-2006), Infectious Diseases
- Chief Resident - Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (1998-1999), Internal Medicine
- Residency - Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (1995-1998), Internal Medicine
- Medical School - State University of New York - Buffalo (1991-1995)
Jeffrey Tessier, M.D.
Clinical Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
- Infectious Disease
Jeffrey Tessier, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He practices at the Aston Clinic, University Hospitals, and Parkland Hospital. He specializes in general and transplant infectious disease.
Dr. Tessier earned his medical degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, followed by an additional year as Chief Resident and a staff appointment as an internist and associate program director.
He was transferred to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda (now the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center) just prior to the events of September 11, 2001, and the anthrax bioterrorism attacks. He left active duty to receive advanced training in infectious diseases through a fellowship at the University of Virginia. During and after his clinical fellowship, he conducted a research fellowship on the role of bacterial protein toxins in the pathogenesis of anthrax, a disease he became interested in due to his experiences in the Navy.
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Tessier served as director of antimicrobial stewardship and as a transplant infectious diseases consultant for John Peter Smith Health System in Fort Worth, Texas. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018.
Dr. Tessier’s research interests include clinical outcomes in transplant patients, Clostridium difficile infection, and pathogenesis of anthrax meningitis. He is the author of numerous articles and gives national and international presentations and lectures. He serves as a reviewer for Clinical Infectious Diseases, Lancet Infectious Diseases, New England Journal of Medicine, Progress in Transplantation, Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Surgical Infections, and Wound Repair and Regeneration.
He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society for Microbiology, the American Society of Transplantation, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Surgical Infection Society of North America, the American Society for Microbiology, and other professional organizations.
Education & Training
Professional Associations & Affiliations
- Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) (2003)
- American Society of Microbiology (2003)
- American Society of Transplantation (2009)
- Surgical Infection Society of North America (2012)
Honors & Awards
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society 1995, Epsilon Chapter, SUNY Buffalo
- James J. Leonard Award for Excellence in Teaching Internal Medicine 2000, Department of Internal Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
- Teacher of the Year 2003, Department of Internal Medicine, National Naval Medical Center
- Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP) 2003
- William B. Porter Outstanding Clinician Award 2012, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America (FIDSA) 2014
Books & Publications
Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections: A Focused Review of Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Operative Management, Antimicrobial Therapy, and Pediatrics.
Tessier JM, Sanders J, Sartelli M, Ulrych J, De Simone B, Grabowski J, Buckman S, Duane TM, Surgical infections 2019 Oct
Invasive mucormycosis in a renal transplant recipient.
Allam SR, Madhrira MM, Memon IA, Tessier J, Johnson JA, Dao A, Rofaiel G, Kidney international 2020 01 97 1 216
Actinomyces turicensis Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infection of the Thigh in a Diabetic Male.
Panwar K, Duane TM, Tessier JM, Patel K, Sanders JM Surgical infections 2019 Feb
Measuring Provider Compliance with an Institution-Based Clinical Pathway for Diverticulitis Using Radiologic Criteria.
Gonzalez G, Montemayor E, Sanders JM, Burton M, Tessier JM, Duane TM Surgical infections 2018 Oct 19 7 655-660
Antibiotics vs. Appendectomy for Acute Uncomplicated Appendicitis in Adults: Review of the Evidence and Future Directions.
Huston JM, Kao LS, Chang PK, Sanders JM, Buckman S, Adams CA, Cocanour CS, Parli SE, Grabowski J, Diaz J, Tessier JM, Duane TM Surgical infections 2017 Jul 18 5 527-535
Age and Its Impact on Outcomes with Intra-Abdominal Infection.
Farmer D, Tessier JM, Sanders JM, Sawyer RG, Rotstein OD, Dellinger EP, Lipsett PA, Cuschieri J, Miller P, Cook CH, Guidry CA, Askari R, Moore BJ, Duane TM Surgical infections 2017 Feb/Mar 18 2 77-82
Unique characteristics of cryptococcosis identified after death in patients with liver cirrhosis: comparison with concurrent cohort diagnosed antemortem.
Singh N, Sifri CD, Silveira FP, Miller R, Gregg KS, Huprikar S, Lease ED, Zimmer A, Dummer JS, Spak CW, Koval C, Banach DB, Shroff M, Le J, Ostrander D, Avery R, Eid A, Razonable RR, Montero J, Blumberg E, Alynbiawi A, Morris MI, Randall HB, Alangaden G, Tessier J, Cacciarelli TV, Wagener MM, Sun HY Medical mycology 2016 Sep
Cryptococcosis in Patients With Cirrhosis of the Liver and Posttransplant Outcomes.
Singh N, Sifri CD, Silveira FP, Miller R, Gregg KS, Huprikar S, Lease ED, Zimmer A, Dummer JS, Spak CW, Koval C, Banach DB, Shroff M, Le J, Ostrander D, Avery R, Eid A, Razonable RR, Montero J, Blumberg E, Alynbiawi A, Morris MI, Randall HB, Alangaden G, Tessier J, Wagener MM, Sun HY Transplantation 2015 Mar
Thrombocytopenia Associated with Linezolid Therapy in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Tessier JM, Puzio T, Young A, Wolfe L, Han J, Duane TM Surgical infections 2015 Aug 16 4 361-7
Understanding Gram-negative Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection in a Surgical Trauma ICU.
Duane TM, Kikhia RM, Wolfe LG, Ober J, Tessier JM The American surgeon 2015 Aug 81 8 816-9
Trauma after transplant: hold the antibiotics please.
Tessier JM, Sirkin M, Wolfe LG, Duane TM Surgical infections 2013 Apr 14 2 177-80
Contributions of histamine, prostanoids, and neurokinins to edema elicited by edema toxin from Bacillus anthracis.
Tessier J, Green C, Padgett D, Zhao W, Schwartz L, Hughes M, Hewlett E Infection and immunity 2007 Apr 75 4 1895-903
Does Isolation of Enterococcus Affect Outcomes in Intra-Abdominal Infections?
Sanders JM, Tessier JM, Sawyer R, Dellinger EP, Miller PR, Namias N, West MA, Cook CH, O'Neill PJ, Napolitano L, Rattan R, Cuschieri J, Claridge JA, Guidry CA, Askari R, Banton K, Rotstein O, Moore BJ, Duane TM Surgical infections 2017 Nov/Dec 18 8 879-885
The Surgical Infection Society Revised Guidelines on the Management of Intra-Abdominal Infection.
Mazuski JE, Tessier JM, May AK, Sawyer RG, Nadler EP, Rosengart MR, Chang PK, O'Neill PJ, Mollen KP, Huston JM, Diaz JJ, Prince JM Surgical infections 2017 Jan 18 1 1-76
defining a model for antimicrobial stewardship-results from an international cross-sectional survey.
Sartelli M, Labricciosa FM, Barbadoro P, Pagani L, Ansaloni L, Brink AJ, Carlet J, Khanna A, Chichom-Mefire A, Coccolini F, Di Saverio S, May AK, Viale P, Watkins RR, Scudeller L, Abbo LM, Abu-Zidan FM, Adesunkanmi AK, Al-Dahir S, Al-Hasan MN, Alis H, Alves C, Araujo da Silva AR, Augustin G, Bala M, Barie PS, Beltrán MA, Bhangu A, Bouchra B, Brecher SM, Caínzos MA, Camacho-Ortiz A, Catani M, Chandy SJ, Jusoh AC, Cherry-Bukowiec JR, Chiara O, Colak E, Cornely OA, Cui Y, Demetrashvili Z, De Simone B, De Waele JJ, Dhingra S, Di Marzo F, Dogjani A, Dorj G, Dortet L, Duane TM, Elmangory MM, Enani MA, Ferrada P, Esteban Foianini J, Gachabayov M, Gandhi C, Ghnnam WM, Giamarellou H, Gkiokas G, Gomi H, Goranovic T, Griffiths EA, Guerra Gronerth RI, Haidamus Monteiro JC, Hardcastle TC, Hecker A, Hodonou AM, Ioannidis O, Isik A, Iskandar KA, Kafil HS, Kanj SS, Kaplan LJ, Kapoor G, Karamarkovic AR, Kenig J, Kerschaever I, Khamis F, Khokha V, Kiguba R, Kim HB, Ko WC, Koike K, Kozlovska I, Kumar A, Lagunes L, Latifi R, Lee JG, Lee YR, Leppäniemi A, Li Y, Liang SY, Lowman W, Machain GM, Maegele M, Major P, Malama S, Manzano-Nunez R, Marinis A, Martinez Casas I, Marwah S, Maseda E, McFarlane ME, Memish Z, Mertz D, Mesina C, Mishra SK, Moore EE, Munyika A, Mylonakis E, Napolitano L, Negoi I, Nestorovic MD, Nicolau DP, Omari AH, Ordonez CA, Paiva JA, Pant ND, Parreira JG, Pedziwiatr M, Pereira BM, Ponce-de-Leon A, Poulakou G, Preller J, Pulcini C, Pupelis G, Quiodettis M, Rawson TM, Reis T, Rems M, Rizoli S, Roberts J, Pereira NR, Rodríguez-Baño J, Sakakushev B, Sanders J, Santos N, Sato N, Sawyer RG, Scarpelini S, Scoccia L, Shafiq N, Shelat V, Sifri CD, Siribumrungwong B, Søreide K, Soto R, de Souza HP, Talving P, Trung NT, Tessier JM, Tumbarello M, Ulrych J, Uranues S, Van Goor H, Vereczkei A, Wagenlehner F, Xiao Y, Yuan KC, Wechsler-Fördös A, Zahar JR, Zakrison TL, Zuckerbraun B, Zuidema WP, Catena F World journal of emergency surgery : WJES 2017 12 34
Infections in the Non-Transplanted Immunocompromised Host.
Tessier JM Surgical infections 2016 Jun 17 3 323-8
Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Call to Action for Surgeons.
Sartelli M, Duane TM, Catena F, Tessier JM, Coccolini F, Kao LS, De Simone B, Labricciosa FM, May AK, Ansaloni L, Mazuski JE Surgical infections 2016 Dec 17 6 625-631
Response to "Re-Thinking the Definition of Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infection".
Mazuski JE, Tessier JM, May AK, Sawyer RG Surgical infections 2017 04 18 3 375-376
Prophylactic Gentamicin Is Not Associated with Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Open Fractures.
Tessier JM, Moore B, Putty B, Gandhi RR, Duane TM Surgical infections 2016 Dec 17 6 720-723
Inclusion of Vancomycin as Part of Broad-Spectrum Coverage Does Not Improve Outcomes in Patients with Intra-Abdominal Infections: A Post Hoc Analysis.
Sanders JM, Tessier JM, Sawyer RG, Lipsett PA, Miller PR, Namias N, O'Neill PJ, Dellinger EP, Coimbra R, Guidry CA, Cuschieri J, Banton KL, Cook CH, Moore BJ, Duane TM Surgical infections 2016 Dec 17 6 694-699
Increased Incidence of Blood Product Transfusions among Transplant Patients Treated with Linezolid Therapy: A Retrospective, Cohort Study.
Limkemann AJ, Tessier JM, Cooney L, Young A, Puzio T, Wolfe L, Han J, Duane TM The American surgeon 2015 Nov 81 11 385-7
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections: A Focused Review of Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Operative Management, Antimicrobial Therapy, and Pediatrics.
- pathogenesis of anthrax meningitis
- Clostridium difficile infection
- clinical outcomes in transplant patients
- Infectious Disease
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