Jay Tureen, MD

Pediatric infectious disease physician

Dr. Jay Tureen is a pediatric hospitalist, who coordinates the care of children while in the hospital, and an infectious disease specialist, who focuses on infections of the central nervous system. In his research, he has examined the mechanisms of brain injury in bacterial meningitis.

Tureen earned a medical degree at St. Louis University in Missouri and completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in infectious disease at UCSF. He is a clinical professor of pediatrics and infectious disease at UCSF.


Infectious Diseases Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2813
Fax (in advance of appointment): (415) 476-1343
Fax (day of appointment): (415) 353-2466

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St. Louis University 1978


UCSF Medical Center, Pediatrics 1981


UCSF Medical Center, Infectious Disease 1985

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Winger BA, Foy E, Sud SR, MacKenzie JD, Pua HH, Lau AH, Heyman MB, Laszik Z, Tureen J. Mycobacterium bovis Enterocolitis in an Immunocompromised Host. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Jul; 63(1):e17-9.
  2. Camarillo D, Banerjee R, Greenhow TL, Tureen JH. Group B streptococcal endocarditis after elective abortion in an adolescent. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Jan; 28(1):67-9.
  3. Glaser CA, Gilliam S, Honarmand S, Tureen JH, Lowenstein DH, Anderson LJ, Bollen AW, Solbrig MV. Refractory status epilepticus in suspect encephalitis. Neurocrit Care. 2008; 9(1):74-82.
  4. Glaser CA, Honarmand S, Anderson LJ, Schnurr DP, Forghani B, Cossen CK, Schuster FL, Christie LJ, Tureen JH. Beyond viruses: clinical profiles and etiologies associated with encephalitis. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Dec 15; 43(12):1565-77.
  5. Pfister LA, Tureen JH, Shaw S, Christen S, Ferriero DM, Täuber MG, Leib SL. Endothelin inhibition improves cerebral blood flow and is neuroprotective in pneumococcal meningitis. Ann Neurol. 2000 Mar; 47(3):329-35.
  6. Leib SL, Kim YS, Black SM, Tureen JH, Täuber MG. Inducible nitric oxide synthase and the effect of aminoguanidine in experimental neonatal meningitis. J Infect Dis. 1998 Mar; 177(3):692-700.
  7. Tureen J, Liu Q, Chow L. Near-infrared spectroscopy in experimental pneumococcal meningitis in the rabbit: cerebral hemodynamics and metabolism. Pediatr Res. 1996 Nov; 40(5):759-63.
  8. Kartalija M, Kaye K, Tureen JH, Liu Q, Täuber MG, Elliott BR, Sande MA. Treatment of experimental cryptococcal meningitis with fluconazole: impact of dose and addition of flucytosine on mycologic and pathophysiologic outcome. J Infect Dis. 1996 May; 173(5):1216-21.
  9. Kartalija M, Kim Y, White ML, Nau R, Tureen JH, Täuber MG. Effect of a recombinant N-terminal fragment of bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein (rBPI23) on cerebrospinal fluid inflammation induced by endotoxin. J Infect Dis. 1995 Apr; 171(4):948-53.
  10. Tureen J. Effect of recombinant human tumor necrosis factor-alpha on cerebral oxygen uptake, cerebrospinal fluid lactate, and cerebral blood flow in the rabbit: role of nitric oxide. J Clin Invest. 1995 Mar; 95(3):1086-91.
  11. Täuber MG, Sande E, Fournier MA, Tureen JH, Sande MA. Fluid administration, brain edema, and cerebrospinal fluid lactate and glucose concentrations in experimental Escherichia coli meningitis. J Infect Dis. 1993 Aug; 168(2):473-6.
  12. Guerra-Romero L, Tureen JH, Fournier MA, Makrides V, Täuber MG. Amino acids in cerebrospinal and brain interstitial fluid in experimental pneumococcal meningitis. Pediatr Res. 1993 May; 33(5):510-3.
  13. Guerra-Romero L, Täuber MG, Fournier MA, Tureen JH. Lactate and glucose concentrations in brain interstitial fluid, cerebrospinal fluid, and serum during experimental pneumococcal meningitis. J Infect Dis. 1992 Sep; 166(3):546-50.
  14. Täuber MG, Kennedy SL, Tureen JH, Lowenstein DH. Experimental pneumococcal meningitis causes central nervous system pathology without inducing the 72-kd heat shock protein. Am J Pathol. 1992 Jul; 141(1):53-60.
  15. Tureen JH, Täuber MG, Sande MA. Effect of hydration status on cerebral blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid lactic acidosis in rabbits with experimental meningitis. J Clin Invest. 1992 Mar; 89(3):947-53.
  16. Guerra-Romero L, Tureen JH, Täuber MG. Pathogenesis of central nervous system injury in bacterial meningitis. Antibiot Chemother (1971). 1992; 45:18-29.
  17. Guerra-Romero L, Kennedy SL, Fournier MA, Tureen JH, Täuber MG. Use of ampicillin-sulbactam for treatment of experimental meningitis caused by a beta-lactamase-producing strain of Escherichia coli K-1. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1991 Oct; 35(10):2037-41.
  18. Tureen JH, Täuber MG, Sande MA. Effect of indomethacin on the pathophysiology of experimental meningitis in rabbits. J Infect Dis. 1991 Mar; 163(3):647-9.
  19. Tureen JH, Dworkin RJ, Kennedy SL, Sachdeva M, Sande MA. Loss of cerebrovascular autoregulation in experimental meningitis in rabbits. J Clin Invest. 1990 Feb; 85(2):577-81.
  20. Tureen J. Cerebral blood flow and metabolism in experimental meningitis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1989 Dec; 8(12):917-8.

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