Heysell, Scott Kirkland

Scott Heysell

Scott K. Heysell

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health


  • BA, English, Vanderbilt University
  • MD, MPH, Medicine/ Epidemiology&Biostatistics, Oregon Health and Sciences University
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospitals
  • Chief Residency, Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospitals
  • Fellowship, Tropical Infectious Diseases, Yale School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, University of Virginia

Contact Information

PO Box 801340
345 Crispell Drive, MR-6 1st floor, Room 1714
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 434-924-9667
Fax: 434-924-0075
Email: skh8r@virginia.edu

Research Interests

Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB); pharmacokinetics; clinical application of diagnostics for TB; clinical trials to optimize TB treatment

Research Description

Dr. Heysell has field experience in HIV-drug-resistant TB-endemic areas, including rural South Africa (Tugela Ferry), where he lived during post-doctoral training at Yale in tropical infectious diseases. More recently, he has conducted field work in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, where he has consulted at the national drug-resistant TB hospital, KibongÂ’oto, and has conducted research in partnership with investigators at the Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Heysell's research focuses on the understanding of anti-TB pharmacokinetics and the application of novel M. tuberculosis susceptibility testing, particularly in patients with multidrug-resistant TB, or with the co-morbid conditions of HIV or diabetes. He is currently funded by the NIH and non-governmental foundations for projects in Virginia, Tanzania, Bangladesh and Eastern Siberia.

Selected Publications