Memorial Sloan Kettering infectious disease specialist Tobias Hohl

Tobias M. Hohl, MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases Specialist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Infections in Patients with Cancer

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What I Do at MSK
  • Chief, Infectious Diseases Service
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I am an attending physician on the inpatient Infectious Diseases Service. My clinical practice focuses on bacterial, viral, parasitic, and fungal infections in highly immunocompromised patients, in particular patients with cancers of the blood and lymph nodes and in bone marrow transplant recipients.

I have a specific interest in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of opportunistic fungal infections, including pulmonary and disseminated disease caused by Aspergillus, Rhizopus, Mucor, Cryptococcus, and Pneumocystis species as well as mucosal and systemic disease caused by Candida species.

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Beyond my clinical activities, I oversee a laboratory-based research program that studies the development of effective immune responses to pathogenic fungi. I hold a joint appointment in the Immunology Program of the Sloan Kettering Institute and am a faculty member in the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering as well as in the Microbial Pathogenesis Program at Weill Cornell Graduate School.

My laboratory research focuses on understanding how cells of the immune system recognize opportunistic fungi and mount sterilizing immune responses to this class of microbes. Our work defines how immune and non-immune cells in the lung cooperate to clear infectious conidia (spores) from the ubiquitous mold Aspergillus fumigatus and prevent the formation of tissue-invasive hyphae. We have developed fluorescence-based tools to monitor conidial uptake and killing by infection-fighting cells in the lung and harness this technology in animal models of fungal challenge to reconstruct the molecular and cellular events required for effective immunity.

We have made contributions to understanding immune recognition of A. fumigatus via host C-type lectin receptor signaling, the transport of A. fumigatus to lung-draining lymph nodes for adaptive antifungal immune responses, the role of lung epithelial cells in recruiting neutrophils to infected airways, and the role of monocytes in innate and adaptive antifungal immunity. An emerging direction in the laboratory relates to the role of endogenous fungal communities (mycobiome) in mediating immune homeostasis. Our work seeks to understand how fungi interact with the immune system and how these interactions shape human disease and immune function.

My Role at MSK

An infectious diseases specialist is a doctor with special training in diseases caused by microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses).

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Infections in Patients with Cancer
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College

Residencies

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, 2022)

Fellowships

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease

Insurance Information

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Aetna

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (MTA retirees only)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Carrum Health

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

Cigna

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

MSK has a tentative agreement with Cigna to continue coverage in 2024.

Connecticare

In Network Coverage Type
POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Fidelis

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

First Health

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Healthfirst

In Network Coverage Type
EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

In Network Coverage Type
PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Magnacare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

In Network Coverage Type
Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

MVP

In Network Coverage Type
PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

In Network Coverage Type
TBD

Oscar

In Network Coverage Type
HMO/EPO

Oxford

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, EPO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Qualcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Tricare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

UMR

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS

United Healthcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

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Contact and Location

Dr. Hohl sees patients at two locations.

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New York, NY

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Research and Publications

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Publications on PubMed

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Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Tobias M. Hohl discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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