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About Sharon Lee Reed, MD

Sharon L. Reed, MD, is a board-certified infectious disease specialist and physician with UC San Diego Health. Since 1994, she has also been director of the clinical microbiology laboratory at UC San Diego Health. Her research investigates the mechanisms of virulence of two parasites: Entamoeba histolytica, which causes amebic liver abscesses and dysentery, and Toxoplasma gondii, which is associated with central nervous system infection in individuals with AIDS.

She also works internationally on new drugs for parasites and better diagnostic tools for infectious diseases in resource limited settings.

Dr. Reed completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a master's degree in tropical medicine from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine, infectious disease and medical microbiology.

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For more information, see Infectious Disease.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Master's Degree

  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Gender

  • Female

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Medical Microbiology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Tropical Infectious Disease
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted