Dr Jonathan Hand

Academic Title-Senior Lecturer

Ochsner Clinical School
Faculty of Medicine


Dr. Jonathan Hand earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans and completed his internship, residency, and infectious diseases fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at The University of Queensland School of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School. Dr. Hand specializes in the treatment of infections in immunocompromised patients who anticipate or undergo solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as well as patients treated with other immunosuppressive therapies. He is a member of the American Society of Transplantation and serves on the executive committee of the Infectious Diseases community of practice. He is also a member of The Transplantation Society, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Hand is the Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and the Transplant Infectious Diseases Program at Ochsner Medical Center. He also serves as co-chair of the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency's advisory board providing guidance on infectious diseases-related concerns in organ donors and recipients. His practice and research interests include infectious complications of transplant recipients and antimicrobial stewardship.


  • Durand, Christine M., Werbel, William, Doby, Brianna, Brown, Diane, Desai, Niraj M., Malinis, Maricar, Price, Jennifer, Chin‐Hong, Peter, Mehta, Shikha, Friedman‐Moraco, Rachel, Turgeon, Nicole A., Gilbert, Alexander, Morris, Michele I., Stosor, Valentina, Elias, Nahel, Aslam, Saima, Santos, Carlos A. Q., Hand, Jonathan M., Husson, Jennifer, Pruett, Timothy L., Agarwal, Avinash, Adebiyi, Oluwafisayo, Pereira, Marcus, Small, Catherine B., Apewokin, Senu, Heun Lee, Dong, Haidar, Ghady, Blumberg, Emily, Mehta, Sapna A., Huprikar, Shirish, Florman, Sander S., Redd, Andrew D., Tobian, Aaron A. R. and Segev, Dorry L. (2019) Clarifying the HOPE Act landscape: The challenge of donors with false‐positive HIV results. American Journal of Transplantation, . doi:10.1111/ajt.15681

  • Hand, Jonathan and Huprikar, Shirish (2019) #Less is more: now trending for surgical antibacterial prophylaxis in liver transplantation. Liver Transplantation, 25 7: 993-994. doi:10.1002/lt.25491

  • Hand, Jonathan and Patel, Gopi (2019) Antimicrobial stewardship in transplant patients. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, . doi:10.1097/MOT.0000000000000661

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Conference Publication

  • Bugeaud, Emily, Bzowej, Natalie, Scheuermann, Jennifer, Bohorquez, Humberto, Brown, Cristal, Bruce, David, Carmody, Ian, Cohen, Ari, Hand, Jonathan, Joshi, Shobha, Latt, Nyan, Seal, John, Sonnier, Dennis, Therapondos, George, Tyson, Gia, Girgrah, Nigel and Loss, George (2019). Use of HCV positive livers in HCV negative recipients: the Ochsner experience. In: 19th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), Miami, Florida, (70-70). 10-13 January 2019 .

  • Verter, Elizabeth D., Bagert, Briget and Hand, Jonathan (2017). Suspected pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia after alemtuzumab. In: MSParis2017. 7th Joint European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS), Paris, France, (917-917). 25-28 October 2017. doi:10.1177/1352458517731285