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Barbara Gripshover, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Director, Special Immunology Unit, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine

Email : gripshover.barb@clevelandactu.org
Office Phone : 216.844.7862
Fax : 216.844.1632
Appointments : 216.844.7890
Outpatient Clinic : Special Immunology Unit


  • B.A. : Chemistry, Miami University of Ohio, 1976-1980
  • M.S. : Cell Biology, Purdue University, 1980-1983
  • M.D. : Vanderbilt University, 1983-1987
  • Internship & Residency: Internal Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland, 1987-1990
  • Chief Medical Resident, University Hospitals of Cleveland, 1990-1991
  • Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, University Hospitals of Cleveland, 1991-1993

Clinical Interests


Research Interests

  • Antiretroviral therapy including salvage therapy
  • Complications of antiretroviral therapy

Selected References

  • Ma Q, Zingman BS, Luque AE, Fischl MA, Gripshover BM, Venuto CS, Difrancesco R, Forrest A, Morse GD. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Protease Inhibitors and Efavirenz in HIV-Infected Individuals With Active Substance-Related Disorders. Ther Drug Monit. 2011 Jun;33(3):309-314.
  • Mehlotra RK, Cheruvu VK, Blood Zikursh MJ, Benish RL, Lederman MM, Salata RA, Gripshover B, McComsey GA, Lisgaris MV, Fulton S, Subauste CS, Jurevic RJ, Guillemette C, Zimmerman PA, Rodriguez B. Chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 5 -2459 genotype in patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy: race-specific influence on virologic success. J Infect Dis. 2011 Jul; 204(2):291-8.
  • Lederman MM, Calabrese L, Funderburg NT, Clagett B, Medvik K, Bonilla H, Gripshover B, Salata RA, Taege A, Lisgaris M, McComsey GA, Kirchner E, Baum J, Shive C, Asaad R, Kalayjian RC, Sieg SF, Rodriguez B. Immunologic failure despite suppressive antiretroviral therapy is related to activation and turnover of memory CD4 cells. J Infect Dis. 2011 Oct 15; 204(8):1217-26.
  • Jinno S, Gripshover BM, Lemonovich TL, Anderson JM, Jacobs MR. A case of Histoplasma capsulatum prosthetic valve endocarditis with negative Histoplasma antigen in an immunocompetent patient. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Dec;48(12):4664-6.
  • Hileman CO, Carman TL, Gripshover BM, O'Riordan M, Storer NJ, Harrill DE, White CA, McComsey GA. Salsalate is poorly tolerated and fails to improve endothelial function in virologically suppressed HIV-infected adults. AIDS. 2010 Jul 31;24(12):1958-61.