Eric Meissner, MD, PhD

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Eric Meissner, MD, PhD

Physician in Summerville, SC
Specialties:Infectious Diseases
NPI #1497954036

Eric Gerhard Meissner, MD, PhD

Dr. Meissner was appointed assistant professor in the MUSC infectious diseases division in August 2014. Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, he attended Middlebury College where he majored in biochemistry and graduated summa cum laude. He completed his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at UNC-Chapel Hill (Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology) and then pursued internal medicine training at the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed his infectious diseases fellowship and post-doctoral work at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland, where he focused on the associations of host innate immunity and metabolism with treatment outcome during interferon-free treatment of hepatitis C virus infection. Dr. Meissner studies the interaction between the host immune system and chronic viral infections, with a particular interest in hepatitis C and HIV. Goals of the research program include understanding mechanisms of disease pathogenesis, exploring genetic determinants of disease severity, researching links between innate immunity and metabolism, and elucidating reasons for differential treatment responses in groups of individuals.

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
  • Fellowship at National Institute of Health
  • Fellowship at National Institutes of Health
  • Residency at University of Washington Medical Center
  • Medical School at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Insurances Accepted

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My Offices

  • Map of 5500 Front St in Summerville
    MUSC Health Nexton Medical Park
    Primary Office
    5500 Front St
    Suite 320
    Summerville, SC 29483
    Day of the WeekHours
    Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Map of 5500 Front St in Summerville
  • Map of 135 Rutledge Ave in Charleston
    MUSC Health Rutledge Tower
    135 Rutledge Ave
    Charleston, SC 29425
    Day of the WeekHours
    MondayOpen 24 Hours
    TuesdayOpen 24 Hours
    WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
    ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
    FridayOpen 24 Hours
    SaturdayOpen 24 Hours
    SundayOpen 24 Hours
    Map of 135 Rutledge Ave in Charleston


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