The State University of New Jersey
United States of America
Dr. Tilly Varughese isa graduate ofthe combined BS/MD program at Sophie Davis Schoolof Biomedical Education (now CUNYMedical School)and SUNY Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn, NY. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ and went on to complete her Infectious Diseases fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Her research during fellowship was focused on characterizing the types of infections and risk factors for infections developed in lymphomapatients who were receiving Ibrutinib, a Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitor and quality improvementprojectslooking atpatients presenting to the hospital with fever and neutropenia.She primarily is interested in the clinical care of patients with non-HIV immunocompromising conditions, including patients with various types ofcancer and solid/liquid transplants. She will be involved in the building of an Infectious Disease Liver transplant program here at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.