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Sarah Mabrey Heston

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
315 Trent Drive, Hanes House, Box 102346, Durham, NC 27710
315 Trent Drive, Hanes House, Durham, NC 27710


I am a Pediatric Transplant Infectious Diseases physician-scientist. Clinically, I diagnose and treat infections in immunocompromised children who have either undergone transplantation or who are receiving chemotherapy. My research interests are in utilizing the microbiome to improve clinical outcomes following transplantation. Specifically, I am evaluating the gut microbiomes of children undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) to identify actionable interventions to reduce mucosal barrier injury bloodstream infections and graft-versus-host disease, two significant contributors to post-HCT morbidity.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics · 2022 - Present Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Tennessee Health Science Center · 2014 M.D.