Katherine K. Hsu, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Katherine Hsu
670 Albany St Biosquare III


After completing her residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Katherine Hsu, MD, began her fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at the Boston University School of Medicine. During this period she was awarded the Massachusetts Infectious Disease Society Edward H. Kass Award for Clinical Excellence During Fellowship. Nineteen years later, she is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Adolescent Medicine. In addition to her work in the school of medicine, she serves Medical Director in the Division of STD Prevention & HIV/AIDS Surveillance as a part of the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Her research interests are sexually transmitted diseases and syndromes in adolescents and young adults, infectious diseases in adolescents and young adults, post-sexual assault care in adolescents and young adults, and vaccine preventable diseases in adolescents and young adults.

Other Positions

  • Boston Medical Center


  • Brown University School of Medicine, MD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Brown University, SB/ScB


  • Published on 3/1/2019

    Dee EC, Hsu KK, Kruskal BA, Menchaca JT, Zambarano B, Cocoros N, Herrick B, Weiss MDP, Hafer E, Erani D, Josephson M, Young J, Torrone EA, Flagg EW, Klompas M. Temporal Patterns in Chlamydia Repeat Testing in Massachusetts. Am J Prev Med. 2019 Mar; 56(3):458-463. PMID: 30777163.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Hsu KK. Practical Considerations for Health Care Systems Involvement in a Renewed Syphilis Initiative. Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Sep; 45(9S Suppl 1):S93-S94. PMID: 29485540.

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  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Yoon J, Elder HR, Hawrusik R, Klevens RM, Roosevelt KA, Hsu KK. Does Nonmetropolitan Residence Impact Timely Chlamydia Treatment in Massachusetts? Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Aug; 45(8):e52-e56. PMID: 29498967.

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  • Published on 6/18/2018

    Hsu KK, Molotnikov LE, Roosevelt KA, Elder HR, Klevens RM, DeMaria A, Aral SO. Characteristics of Cases With Repeated Sexually Transmitted Infections, Massachusetts, 2014-2016. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jun 18; 67(1):99-104. PMID: 29346606.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Neilan AM, Dunville R, Ocfemia MCB, Salomon JA, Francke JA, Bulteel AJB, Wang LY, Hsu KK, DiNenno EA, Walensky RP, Parker RA, Freedberg KA, Ciaranello AL. The Optimal Age for Screening Adolescents and Young Adults Without Identified Risk Factors for HIV. J Adolesc Health. 2018 01; 62(1):22-28. PMID: 29273141.

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  • Published on 8/1/2017

    Allen E, Gordon A, Krakower D, Hsu K. HIV preexposure prophylaxis for adolescents and young adults. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2017 Aug; 29(4):399-406. PMID: 28598901.

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  • Published on 8/1/2017

    Hsu KK. Congenital Syphilis: Time for a National Prevention Program. Sex Transm Dis. 2017 08; 44(8):503-504. PMID: 28703732.

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  • Published on 5/1/2017

    Rönn MM, Wolf EE, Chesson H, Menzies NA, Galer K, Gorwitz R, Gift T, Hsu K, Salomon JA. The Use of Mathematical Models of Chlamydia Transmission to Address Public Health Policy Questions: A Systematic Review. Sex Transm Dis. 2017 May; 44(5):278-283. PMID: 28407643.

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  • Published on 4/12/2017

    Smock L, Caten E, Hsu K, DeMaria A. Economic Disparities and Syphilis Incidence in Massachusetts, 2001-2013. Public Health Rep. 2017 May/Jun; 132(3):309-315. PMID: 28402751.

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  • Published on 11/1/2016

    Carter MW, Hsu KK, Loosier PS, Maddox BL, Doshi SR, Kroeger K, Cranston K. Sexually Transmitted Disease Program Evolution in Response to Changes in the Public Health Environment: A Massachusetts Example. Sex Transm Dis. 2016 Nov; 43(11):668-672. PMID: 27893594.

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