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Kartikeya Cherabuddi

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Florida

Dr. Kartik Cherabuddi provides clinical care to patients with complex infectious diseases; patients living with HIV; and internal medicine patients. He serves as a specialist for antibiotic resistant pathogen infections. He is the Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at UFHealth. He also serves as the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist providing leadership for infection control issues.

Dr. Cherabuddi has been recognized as a Master Clinician and inducted into the Master Clinician Society at UF. He is an award winning educator recognized as an Exemplary Clinician through the college of medicine and in multiple years for excellence in teaching through the department of medicine (DOM). He enjoys teaching medical students, PA students, pharmacists, residents and ID fellows. He has been recognized as the DOM Attending of the year by the residents. He serves as the Associate Program Director for the ID Fellowship program.

Dr. Cherabuddi conducts research through clinical trials for novel antimicrobial compounds that enables transition to patient care. He also conducts research looking at Antibiotic resistance and genetic sequencing of microorganisms. He collaborates with researchers at the UF Emerging Pathogen Institute on (re)emerging viral infections including Zika, Chikungunya and Keystone viruses.

Dr. Cherabuddi also serves on international infectious diseases committees to develop enhanced training in Antibiotic Stewardship.


  • –present
    Physician, University of Florida