Anthony Komaroff

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Anthony L. Komaroff, MD, is an Internal Medicine physician and since 1993, a professor at Harvard Medical School in the United States, holding the title of the Steven P. Simcox, Patrick A. Clifford and James H. Higby Distinguished Professor of Medicine.[1][2] He is semi-retired and is not taking new patients.

He served as past President of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis from 1991-1992.[3]

Dr Komaroff serves as co-chair with Dr. Jose Montoya for the Baseline/Covariate Working Group of the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Common Data Element (CDE) Project sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.[4] This working group reviewed data collection instruments widely used by investigators in the ME/CFS field, and either recommended their use unchanged or (more often) proposed some modifications.[5]

He was quoted in a Rolling Stone article in 1987, written by Hillary Johnson, stating that he did not agree the illness was a "yuppie disease", which became the derogatory label commonly used later, Yuppie Flu.[6] He is featured in Ryan Prior's documentary, Forgotten Plague.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • 1963 – 1967, M.D., University of Washington
  • 1959 – 1963, A.B., History, Pre-Med, Stanford University

Awards and Honors[edit | edit source]

  • 2001, Rudy Perpich Senior Lectureship Award, presented to a distinguished CFS/FM scientist, physician or healthcare worker awarded by IACFS/ME[7]
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American College of Physicians, and the Association for Health Services Research.
  • Served on advisory committees for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Surgeon General of the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences.
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the HHV-6 Foundation.[8]

Medscape Continuing Medicine Education[edit | edit source]

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Notable studies[edit | edit source]

Talks & interviews[edit | edit source]

Grand Rounds Video
Grand Rounds Presentation Slide Deck
Topic: "ME/CFS: The Mysterious Illness Science Has Yet to Unravel"[22][23]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

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  1. https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/66899
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-l-komaroff-64133346
  3. http://iacfsme.org/Organization/Committees-of-the-IACFS-ME.aspx
  4. https://www.commondataelements.ninds.nih.gov/ReportViewer.aspx?%2fnindscdereports%2fRoster&rs%3aCommand=Render&rc:Parameters=false&diseaseid=MECFS&custom:disableExcel=true&custom:disableXML=true&custom:disableCSV=true
  5. https://www.commondataelements.ninds.nih.gov/Doc/MECFS/Baseline_Covariate_Information_Subgroup_Summary.pdf
  6. Journey Into Fear: Part Two
  7. http://iacfsme.org/Organization/Former-IACFS-ME-Awardees.aspx
  8. http://hhv-6foundation.org/about-us/scientific-advisory-board
  9. http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/782106_transcript
  10. Buchwald, Dedra; Cheney, Paul R.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Henry, Berch; Wormsley, Susan B.; Geiger, Ann; Ablashi, Dharam V.; Salahuddin, S. Zaki; Saxinger, Carl; Biddle, Royce; Kikinis, Ron; Jolesz, Ferenc A.; Folks, Thomas; Balachandran, N.; Peter, James B.; Gallo, Robert C.; Komaroff, Anthony L. (1992), "A chronic illness characterized by fatigue, neurologic and immunologic disorders, and active human herpesvirus type 6 infection", Annals of Internal Medicine, 116 (2): 103-113, PMID 1309285 
  11. Ablashi, DV; Berneman, ZN; Williams, M; Strayer, D; Kramarsky, B; Suhadolnik, RJ; Reichenbach, N; Hiltzges, P; Komaroff, AL (1994), "Ampligen inhibits human herpesvirus-6 in vitro", In Vivo, 8 (4): 587-91, PMID 7893986 
  12. Richard S. Schacterle, Fabrizio Conti, Laura Magrini, Anthony L. Komaroff & Guido Valesini. (2001). Increased Eosinophil Protein X Levels in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 9, Iss. 1-2, pp. 21-30. doi:10.1300/J092v09n01_03
  13. Rosalind M. Matthews & Anthony L. Komaroff. (2007). Changes in Functional Status in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Over a Decade: Do Age and Gender Matter? Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 14, Iss. 1, pp. 33-42. doi:10.1300/J092v14n01_04
  14. Alter, Harvey J.; Mikovits, Judy A.; Switzer, William M.; Ruscetti, Francis W.; Lo, Shyh-Ching; Klimas, Nancy; Komaroff, Anthony L.; Montoya, Jose G.; Bateman, Lucinda; Levine, Susan; Peterson, Daniel; Levin, Bruce; Hanson, Maureen R.; Genfi, Afia; Bhat, Meera; Zheng, HaoQiang; Wang, Richard; Li, Bingjie; Hung, Guo-Chiuan; Lee, Li Ling; Sameroff, Stephen; Heneine, Walid; Coffin, John; Hornig, Mady; Lipkin, W. Ian (2012), "A Multicenter Blinded Analysis Indicates No Association between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and either Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus or Polytropic Murine Leukemia Virus", mBio, 3 (5): e00266–12, doi:10.1128/mBio.00266-12 
  15. Klimas, N.G.; Ironson, G.; Carter, A.; Balbin, E.; Bateman, L.; Felsenstein, D.; Levine, S.; Peterson, D.; Chiu, K.; Allen, A.; Cunningham, K.; Gottschalk, C.G.; Fletcher, M; Hornig, M.; Canning, C.; Komaroff, A.L. (2015), "Findings from a clinical and laboratory database developed for discovery of pathogenic mechanisms in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 3 (2): 75-96, doi:10.1080/21641846.2015.1023652 
  16. Hornig, M; Montoya, JG; Klimas, NG; Levine, SM; Felsenstein, D; Bateman, L; Peterson, DL; Gottschalk, CG; Schultz, AF; Che, X; Eddy, ML; Komaroff, AL; Lipkin, WI (2015), "Distinct plasma immune signatures in ME/CFS are present early in the course of illness", Science Advances, 1 (1), doi:10.1126/sciadv.1400121 
  17. Unger, ER; Lin, JS; Brimmer, DJ; Lapp, CW; Komaroff, AL; Nath, A; Laird, S; Iskander, J (2016), "CDC Grand Rounds: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome — Advancing Research and Clinical Education", Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 65 (5051): 1434–1438, doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm655051a4 
  18. Nagy-Szakal, Dorottya; Williams, Brent L.; Mishra, Nischay; Che, Xiaoyu; Lee, Bohyun; Bateman, Lucinda; Klimas, Nancy G.; Komaroff, Anthony L.; Levine, Susan; Montoya, Jose G.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Ramanan, Devi; Jain, Komal; Eddy, Meredith L.; Hornig, Mady; Lipkin, W. Ian (2017), "Fecal metagenomic profiles in subgroups of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome", Microbiome, 5 (44), doi:10.1186/s40168-017-0261-y 
  19. Komaroff, A.L. (2017), "Inflammation correlates with symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome", PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114 (34): 8914–8916, doi:10.1073/pnas.1712475114 
  20. Komaroff, AL; Takahashi, R; Yamamura, T; Sawamura, M (2018), "Neurologic Abnormalities in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Review", Brain Nerve, 70 (1): 41-54, doi:10.11477/mf.1416200948, PMID 29348374 
  21. Nagy-Szakal, Dorottya; Barupal, Dinesh K.; Lee, Bohyun; Che, Xiaoyu; Williams, Brent L.; Kahn, Ellie J. R.; Ukaigwe, Joy E.; Bateman, Lucinda; Klimas, Nancy G.; Komaroff, Anthony L.; Levine, Susan; Montoya, Jose G.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Levin, Bruce; Hornig, Mady; Fiehn, Oliver; Lipkin, W. Ian (2018), "Insights into myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome phenotypes through comprehensive metabolomics", Scientific Reports, 8 (1): 10056, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-28477-9 
  22. http://www.bioquicknews.com/node/4263
  23. http://www.pmwcintl.com/2017duke/sessionthemes-mecfs-the-mysterious-illness-science-has-yet-to-unravel/


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