Dr Jonathan Hand

ATH - Associate Professor

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.


  • Natori, Yoichiro, Anjan, Shweta and Hand, Jonathan (2024). Is it time to reconsider universal SARS-CoV-2 PCR screening for asymptomatic potential non-lung solid organ transplant donors?. American Journal of Transplantation. doi: 10.1016/j.ajt.2024.01.021

  • Motter, Jennifer D, Hussain, Sarah, Brown, Diane M, Florman, Sander, Rana, Meenakshi M, Friedman-Moraco, Rachel, Gilbert, Alexander J, Stock, Peter, Mehta, Shikha, Mehta, Sapna A, Stosor, Valentina, Elias, Nahel, Pereira, Marcus R, Haidar, Ghady, Malinis, Maricar, Morris, Michele I, Hand, Jonathan, Aslam, Saima, Schaenman, Joanna M, Baddley, John, Small, Catherine B, Wojciechowski, David, Santos, Carlos A Q, Blumberg, Emily A, Odim, Jonah, Apewokin, Senu K, Giorgakis, Emmanouil, Bowring, Mary Grace, Werbel, William A ... HOPE in Action Investigators (2023). Wait time advantage for transplant candidates with HIV who accept kidneys from donors with HIV under the HOPE Act. Transplantation. doi: 10.1097/tp.0000000000004857

  • Chan, Samuel, Cheung, Chi Yuen, Stewart, Adam, Chen, Sharon C.A., Kotton, Camille N., Hand, Jonathan, Craig, Jonathan C., Hawley, Carmel M., Johnson, David W. and Wong, Germaine (2023). Interventions for preventing urinary tract infections in kidney transplant recipients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2023 (11) CD015905. doi: 10.1002/14651858.cd015905

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Book Chapter

  • Handley, Guy and Hand, Jonathan (2021). Adverse Effects of Immunosuppression: Infections. Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology. (pp. 1-28) Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/164_2021_550

  • Hand, Jonathan (2021). Antimicrobial prophylaxis in the age of emerging transplant infections. Emerging transplant infections: clinical challenges and implications. (pp. 155-170) edited by Michele I. Morris, Camille Nelson Kotton and Cameron Wolfe. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-25869-6_7

  • Hand, Jonathan M. and Pankey, George A. (2017). Tuberculous Otomastoiditis. Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections. (pp. 309-312) edited by David Schlossberg. Washington, DC, United States: ASM Press. doi: 10.1128/9781555819866.ch18

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