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Department of Internal Medicine

Infectious Diseases

Photo of  Senu Apewokin, MD

Senu Apewokin, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Clinical Interest

Infectious Disease


Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine

  • Bachelor's Degree: Univeristy of Ghana
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB): University of Ghana Medical School
  • Residency: Western Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease) 10/06/2009
  • American Board of Internal Medicine 08/15/2008
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • Room 6153B
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-4704
  • Fax 513-558-2089
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

Apewokin, Senu; Lee, Jeannette Y; Goodwin, Julia A; McKelvey, Kent D; Stephens, Owen W; Zhou, Daohong; Coleman, Elizabeth Ann 2018. Host genetic susceptibility to Clostridium difficile infections in patients undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation: a genome-wide association study. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 26 9, 3127-3134

Bari, Khurram; Luckett, Keith; Kaiser, Tiffany; Diwan, Tayyab; Cuffy, Madison; Schoech, Michael R; Safdar, Kamran; Blackard, Jason T; Apewokin, Senu; Paterno, Flavio; Sherman, Kenneth E; Zucker, Stephen D; Anwar, Nadeem; Shah, Shimul A 2018. Hepatitis C transmission from seropositive, nonviremic donors to non-hepatitis C liver transplant recipients. Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), 67 5, 1673-1682

Clancy, Cornelius J; Pappas, Peter G; Vazquez, Jose; Judson, Marc A; Kontoyiannis, Dimitrios P; Thompson, George R; Garey, Kevin W; Reboli, Annette; Greenberg, Richard N; Apewokin, Senu; Lyon, G Marshall; Ostrosky-Zeichner, Luis; Wu, Alan H B; Tobin, Ellis; Nguyen, M Hong; Caliendo, Angela M 2018. Detecting Infections Rapidly and Easily for Candidemia Trial, Part 2 (DIRECT2): A Prospective, Multicenter Study of the T2Candida Panel. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 66 11, 1678-1686

Kamal, M; Apewokin, S; Anand, M; Abu Jawdeh, B G; Govil, A; Sheikh, M M; Shah, S 2017. Late-Onset Allograft Aspergillosis in an HIV-Positive Renal Transplant Recipient: A Case Report. Transplantation proceedings, 49 7, 1570-1573

Matin, Aasiya; Sharma, Smriti; Mathur, Pankaj; Apewokin, Senu K 2017. Myelosuppression-sparing treatment of central nervous system nocardiosis in a multiple myeloma patient utilizing a tedizolid-based regimen: a case report. International journal of antimicrobial agents, 49 4, 488-492

Vargas, Edwin; Apewokin, Senu; Madan, Rajat 2017. Role of the leukocyte response in normal and immunocompromised host after Clostridium difficile infection. Anaerobe, 45 , 101-105

Apewokin, S; Goodwin, J A; Lee, J Y; Erickson, S W; Sanathkumar, N; Raj, V R; Zhou, D; McKelvey, K D; Stephens, O; Coleman, E A 2015. Contribution of Clostridium difficile infection to the development of lower gastrointestinal adverse events during autologous stem cell transplantation. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society, 17 4, 566-73

Khan, R; Apewokin, S; Grazziutti, M; Yaccoby, S; Epstein, J; van Rhee, F; Rosenthal, A; Waheed, S; Usmani, S; Atrash, S; Kumar, S; Hoering, A; Crowley, J; Shaughnessy, J D; Barlogie, B 2015. Renal insufficiency retains adverse prognostic implications despite renal function improvement following Total Therapy for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. Leukemia, ,

Abdallah, Al-ola; Atrash, Shebli; Shahid, Zainab; Jameel, Muzaffar; Grazziutti, Monica; Apewokin, Senu; Kumar, Naveen S; Restrepo, Alejandro; Waheed, Sarah; Van Rhee, Frits; Heuck, Christoph J; Johann, Donald; Barlogie, Bart; Usmani, Saad Z 2014. Patterns of central nervous system involvement in relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia, 14 3, 211-4

Apewokin, Senu; Vyas, Keyur; Lester, Laura K; Grazzuitti, Monica; Haselow, Dirk T; Wolfe, Frankie; Roberts, Michelle; Bellamy, William; Kumar, Naveen Sanath; Hunter, Dolris; Lee, Jeannette; Laudadio, Jennifer; Wheeler, J Gary; Bradsher, Robert 2014. Influenza a outbreak in an ambulatory stem cell transplant center. Open forum infectious diseases, 1 2, ofu050

Apewokin, Senu; Wontumi, Gold-Marie; Kumar, Naveen S; Matin, Aasiya; Grazziutti, Monica 2014. Severe mucositis and Clostridium difficile infection in adult autologous stem cell recipients: another question of the chicken or the egg? Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 20 2, 288

Coleman, Elizabeth Ann; Lee, Jeannette Y; Erickson, Stephen W; Goodwin, Julia A; Sanathkumar, Naveen; Raj, Vinay R; Zhou, Daohong; McKelvey, Kent D; Apewokin, Senu; Stephens, Owen; Enderlin, Carol A; Vangsted, Annette Juul; Reed, Patty J; Anaissie, Elias J 2014. GWAS of 972 autologous stem cell recipients with multiple myeloma identifies 11 genetic variants associated with chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, ,

Erickson, Stephen W; Raj, Vinay R; Stephens, Owen W; Dhakal, Ishwori; Chavan, Shweta S; Sanathkumar, Naveen; Coleman, Elizabeth Ann; Lee, Jeannette Y; Goodwin, Julia A; Apewokin, Senu; Zhou, Daohong; Epstein, Joshua; Heuck, Christoph J; Vangsted, Annette J 2014. Genome-wide scan identifies variant in 2q12.3 associated with risk for multiple myeloma. Blood, 124 12, 2001-3

Krishna, S G; Zhao, W; Apewokin, S K; Krishna, K; Chepyala, P; Anaissie, E J 2013. Risk factors, preemptive therapy, and antiperistaltic agents for Clostridium difficile infection in cancer patients. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society, 15 5, 493-501

Steinbach, William J; Marr, Kieren A; Anaissie, Elias J; Azie, Nkechi; Quan, Shun-Ping; Meier-Kriesche, Herwig-Ulf; Apewokin, Senu; Horn, David L 2012. Clinical epidemiology of 960 patients with invasive aspergillosis from the PATH Alliance registry. The Journal of infection, 65 5, 453-64

Apewokin, S; Steciuk, M; Griffin, S; Jhala, D 2010. Strongyloides hyperinfection diagnosed by bronchoalveolar lavage in an immunocompromized host. Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology, 21 5, 345-7

Apewokin, Senu K; Geisler, William M; Bachmann, Laura H 2010. Spontaneous resolution of extragenital chlamydial and gonococcal infections prior to therapy. Sexually transmitted diseases, 37 5, 343-4

Baddley, John W; Apewokin, Senu 2008. Prevention of Invasive Aspergillosis in High-Risk Patients: Universal Versus Preemptive, Targeted Treatment. Current fungal infection reports, 2 , 61-68