Faculty Profile

Eric Pamer
Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Professor of Medicine
Donald F. Steiner Professor; Director, The Duchossois Family Institute

Academic Interests

Dr. Pamer received his MD degree from Case Western Reserve University Medical School and completed clinical training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at UCSD Medical Center. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Charles E. Davis at UCSD, Maggie So at Scripps Research Institute and Michael Bevan at the University of Washington and then moved to Yale University and established a laboratory focusing on immune responses to microbial infection. In 2000 he moved his laboratory to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York where he was the Chief of Infectious Diseases, Head of the Division of Subspecialty Medicine and Director of the Center for Microbes, Inflammation and Cancer, which focused on the role of the microbiome in the treatment of cancer. In 2019 Dr. Pamer moved to the University to become the Director of the Duchossois Family Institute. Dr. Pamer’s research focuses on the impact of the intestinal microbiota on resistance to Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium, Clostridium difficile and Klebsiella pneumoniae infections in patients receiving cancer treatment, with a specific focus on highly immunocompromised patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The Pamer laboratory also investigates the role of inflammatory monocytes in defense against infection and the interaction between intestinal microbes and the mammalian immune system.
Dr. Pamer’s lab website

Clinical Interests



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  • MD, 1982, Case Western Reserve, Medicine
  • Residency, 1985, University of California, San Diego, Internal Medicine
  • Chief Resident, 1986, University of California, San Diego, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 1989, University of California, San Diego, Infectious Diseases
  • Research Fellowship, 1990, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, Research