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Nicola Mario Zetola, MD, MPH

Research Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Physician Specialist, Consultant, Botswana-UPenn Partnership Program, Princess Marina Hospital, Gborone, Botswana
Department: Radiation Oncology

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214 Independence Avenue
Office: +267.7451.4877
Fax: +267.393.2267
Lab: +267.355.4855
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, 2001.
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, 2001.
University of California, Berkeley, California, 2008.
Diploma (Epidemiology)
University of London, External Programme, 2010.
Post-Graduate Training
Research Fellow, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, Tropical Medical Institute Alexander von Humboldt, 2001-2002.
Intern, Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Osler Medical Training Program, Baltimore, MD, 2002-2003.
Resident, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Osler Medical Training Program, Baltimore, MD, 2003-2005.
Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 2005-2008.
Fellowship, STD/HIV, San Francisco Department of Public Health, STD Branch, San Francisco, CA, 2006-2008.
Post-graduate student, External Program, University of London, London, England, 2009-2010.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2005.
Peruvian Board of Internal Medicne, 2006.
American Board of Infectious Diseases, 2007.
Specialist in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, HIV and Tuberculosis, Botswana , 2008.
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Selected Publications

Modongo C, Pasipanodya JG, Zetola NM, Williams SM, Sirugo G, Gumbo T : Amikacin Concentrations Predictive of Ototoxicity in Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients PMID: 26248372. Antimicrob Agents Chemotherapy 59(10): 6337-43, Oct 2015.

Isaakidis P, Casas EC, Das M, Tseretopoulou X, Ntzani EE, Ford N.: Treatment outcomes for HIV and MDR-TB co-infected adults and children: systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 19(8): 969–978, Aug 2015.

Zetola NM, Macesic N, Shin SS, Peloso A, Ncube R, Klausner JD, Modongo Ca, Collman RG: Erratum: Longer hospital stay is associated with high rates of tuberculosis-related morbidity and mortality within 12 months after discharge in a referral hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa. BMC infectious diseases 15(1): 211, May 2015.

Bisson Gregory P, Zetola Nicola, Collman Ronald G: Persistent high mortality in advanced HIV/TB despite appropriate antiretroviral and antitubercular therapy: an emerging challenge. Current HIV/AIDS reports 12(1): 107-16, Mar 2015.

Shin SS, Modongo C, Ncube R, Sepako E, Klausner JD, Zetola NM: Advanced immune suppression is associated with increased prevalence of mixed-strain Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections among persons at high risk for drug-resistant TB in Botswana. J Infect Dis 211(3): 347-51, Feb 2015.

Allan-Blitz L, Ogopotse M, Billings J, Modongo C, Fane O, Shin SS, Klausner JD, Zetola NM: Factors that influence mycobacterium tuberculosis culture results in patients diagnosed with tuberculosis. Annals of Global Health 81(1): 124-125, Jan 2015.

Billings J, Allan-Blitz L, Fane O, Matsiri O, Modongo C, Shin SS, Klausner JD, Zetola NM : Socio-economic, clinical, and behavioral factors associated with study retention among tuberculosis patients in Botswana. Annals of Global Health 81(1): 125, Jan 2015.

Modongo C, Srivastava S, Pasipanodya JG, Magazi BT, Zetola NM, Sherman CM, Deshpande D, Gumbo T: Of glass mice and man, artificial intelligence, and amikacin exposures predictive of MDR-TB outcomes. Clincal Infectious Diseases 2015 Notes: Under review.

Zetola NM, Modongo C, Mathlagela K, Sepaco E, Matsiri O, Tamuhla T, Mbongwe B, Martinelli E, Sirugo G, Paolesse R, Di Natale C.: Identification of a large pool of pathogenic microorganism with an array of porphyrins based gas sensors. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 2015 Notes: Under revision.

Zetola NM, Modongo C, Moonan PK, Click E, Oeltmann JE, Shepherd J, Finlay A.: Tuberculosis and Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Transmission Dynamics among communities with High HIV Prevalence: The KOPANYO Study. BMJ Open 2015 Notes: Under revision.

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