Douglas A. Drevets

Contact Information:
Douglas A. Drevets


Drevets, Douglas A. (HSC)

Department of:

College Of Medicine/Medicine - Infectious Disease -Professor & Section Chief

Center of:

OK Center for Neurosciences -Member


Wheaton College   B.S., Biology (Cum Laude)   1980
University of Kansas School of Medicine   M.D.   1984
Indiana University Medical Center   Intern and Resident   1987
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine   Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene   1987
Univ. of Kansas School of Medicine   Chief Resident Internal Medicine   1988

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
Dr. Douglas Drevets is Board Certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine with Infectious Disease sub-specialty. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Medicine at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center since October 1998 and the Chief of Infectious Diseases since 2008. He is also the Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs in the Department of Medicine, and is a Staff Physician at the Oklahoma City VAMC. He is on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Center for Neurosciences and is a member of several professional societies including the American Association of Immunologists, American Society for Microbiology, Association of Professors of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Society for Leukocyte Biology. His interests are in general infectious diseases, CNS infections, intracellular parasitism, and monocyte biology & innate immunity.


Research Projects:

Selected Publications:

IFN-¿ triggers CCR2 independent monocyte entry into the brain during systemic infection by virulent L. monocytogenes.
2010    Drevets, D. A., M. J. Dillon, J. E. Schawang, J. A. Stoner, and P. J. M. Leenen
Brain, Behavior and Immunity
. Severe Listeria monocytogenes infection induces development of monocytes with distinct phenotypic and functional features
2010    Drevets, D. A., J. E. Schawang, V. K. Mandava, M. J. Dillon, and P. J. M. Leenen
J. Immunol.
Herpes Simplex Type I (HSV-1) Infection of the Nervous System: Is an Immune Response a Good Thing?
2010    Conrady, C. C, D. A Drevets, D. J. Carr
The Journal of Neuroimmunology
Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Candida lusitaniae, an uncommon pathogen: a case repor
2009    Michel RG, GT Kinasewitz, DA Drevets, JH Levin, and DW Warden
J Med Case Reports
The innate immune response to intracellular bacterial infection in peripheral organs triggers recruitment of Ly-6Chigh monocytes to the brain.
2008    Drevets, D. A., J. E. Schawang, M. J. Dillon, M. Lerner, M. S. Bronze, and D. J. Brackett
J. Immunol
Biodefense: Principals and Pathogens.
2005    Drevets, D.A.;Bronze, M.S.;Greenfield, R.A.
Horizon Bioscience
Bacterial pathogens as biological weapons and agents of bioterrorism
2002    Greenfield R.A., D.A. Drevets, L.J. Machado, G.W. Voskuhl, P. Cornea, and M.S. Bronze
Am J Med Sci
2002    Drevets, D.A
J. Okla. State Med. Assoc
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