- Affiliate Faculty
Berman Institute of Bioethics
- Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Olivia Kates is an Assistant Professor Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her medical practice is focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infections in patients who are immunosuppressed due to solid organ transplantation, cancer, or chemotherapy. Her research involves ethical challenges in infectious diseases and solid organ transplantation, seeking approaches that center interconnectedness, shared resource allocation, and justice. Areas of particular interest include vaccination requirements for organ transplant candidates and antimicrobial stewardship in fraught clinical and social contexts.
Dr. Kates completed medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, internal medicine residency at Columbia University’s New York Presbyterian Hospital, and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Washington, where she also completed a Master of Arts in Bioethics and Humanities, before joining Johns Hopkins in 2021.
- Ethical challenges in infectious diseases and solid organ transplantation
- Seeking approaches that center interconnectedness, shared resource allocation, and justice
- MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
- MA in Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington