Kenneth Pursell, MD

Infectious Diseases | More

Professor of Medicine

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Kenneth Pursell, MD, is skilled in the prevention and treatment of infections in transplant recipients and the management of HIV/AIDS. He has special expertise in the treatment and management of patients who receive stem cell and solid organ transplants. As chief transplant consultant, Dr. Pursell plays a critical role in the success of transplant procedures. He also sees patients in the general infectious diseases clinic, specializing in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

His research interests include developing a surrogate marker of immune function to identify transplant patients at risk for invasive fungal infections, complicated cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections following transplantation and studying solid organ transplantation in HIV patients.


Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine


  • North Shore University Hospital


  • North Shore University Hospital


  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • HIV Medicine Association
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • International Immunocompromised Host Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1991

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English