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Dr. Kirk Sperber, MD

Allergist, Immunologist

Greenlawn, NY

About Dr. Kirk Sperber

Dr. Kirk Sperber is an NIH funded investigator in HIV/macrophage interactions. Dr. Sperber's current research interests are investigating the induction of T cell apoptosis by HIV-1 infected monocytes through the production of a low molecular weight peptide. His allergy research interests are the investigation of accessory cell function in gastrointestinal and respiratory epithelial cells including antigen presentation and antigen trafficking. In clinical research his interests are to investigate the anti-HIV-1 effect of hydroxyurea combined with didianosine and cloriquine as a novel therapy in third world countries. He also plays an integral role in the training of clinical fellows developing a basic science tutorial program which is well attended and highly reviewed as a valuable experience during the training period for clinical and research fellows. Additionally, he is involved in the teaching of the small groups in the 1st year medical/graduate school immunology course.

Specialties

  • Allergist
  • Immunologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina Tabasco
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Doctor of Medicine
  • St. Michael's Medical Center (Residency)
  • St. Michael's Medical Center (Internship)
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Fellowship in Immunology

Awards and publications

  • Dr. Sperber's current research interests are investigating the induction of T cell apoptosis by HIV-1 infected monocytes through the production of a low molecular weight peptide.
  • So AL, Pelton-Henrion K, Small G, Becker K, Sperber K, Mayer L. Antigen uptake and trafficking in human intestinal epithelial cells. Digestive Disease Sciences 2000; 45: 1451-1461.
  • So AL, Small G, Becker K, Sperber K, Mayer L. Factors affecting antigen uptake by human intestinal epithelial cell lines. Digestive Disease Sciences 2000; 45: 1130-1137.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1215049341

Dr. Kirk Sperber's office location

Mount Sinai Doctors

5 Cuba Hill Road

Greenlawn, NY 11740

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