Serena P. Koenig, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Division of Global Health Equity and Division of Infectious Diseases
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Dr. Serena Koenig is an Associate Physician in the Divisions of Global Health Equity and Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She has been treating HIV and TB in Haiti for over 15 years. She works with her Haitian colleagues to provide the highest possible quality of care for HIV, tuberculosis, and related infections. One of her major goals is to implement and evaluate interventions to improve retention throughout the cascade of HIV and TB care. In collaboration with her colleagues at GHESKIO (Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections), she conducted a randomized trial to compare outcomes with same-day antiretroviral therapy initiation vs. standard care, and found that same-day treatment led to higher retention in care and viral suppression, and lower mortality. She is now conducting a follow-up study at GHESKIO to evaluate same-day treatment for patients who present with symptoms of tuberculosis at HIV diagnosis. Dr. Koenig completed her residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and her infectious disease fellowship at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. She completed her Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health.