masa narita, MD

Masa Narita, MD

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
TB Disease Control Officer
Director, TB Control Program
Public Health - Seattle & King County

Contact Information

Harborview Medical Center, TB Clinic
325 Ninth Avenue, Campus Box 359776
Seattle, WA 98104

Clinician-Educator Web Page
Clinic Office: (206) 744-4579
Fax: (206) 744-4350
TB Clinic Website:

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Education and Training

M.D., Keio University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, 1988.

Internship in Internal Medicine, Keio University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan 1989

Residency in Internal Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1993.

Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, 1996.

ACLS certified

Research Interests

Clinical and public health aspects of tuberculosis (TB diagnosis, treatment, infection control, epidemiology, and health care delivery).

Interaction between TB and HIV infection.

Non-tuberculous mycobacterial disease.

Representative Publications

M. Narita, D. Ashkin, E. Hollender, A. Pitchenik. "Paradoxical worsening of tuberculosis following antiretroviral therapy in AIDS patients" Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1998; 158:157-161.

M. Narita, JJ. Stambaugh, ES. Hollender, D. Jones, AE. Pitchenik, D. Ashkin. "Use of Rifabutin with protease inhibitors for HIV-infected tuberculosis patients". Clin Infect Dis 2000. May; 30(5):779-783.

M. Narita, M. Hisada, B Thimmappa, JJ. Stambaugh, E. Ibrahim, ES. Hollender, D. Ashkin. "Tuberculosis recurrence: multivariate anaylsis of serum levels of tuberculosis drugs, human immunodeficiency virus status, and other risk factors." Clin Infect Dis 2001 Feb; 32(3):515-517.

M. Narita, P. Alonso, M. Lauzardo, ES. Hollender, AE Pitchenik, D. Ashkin. "Treatment experience of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis in Florida, 1994-1997". CHEST 2001; 120:343-348.

M. Narita, M. Kellman, D. Franchini, ME. McMillan, ES. Hollender, D. Ashkin. "Short-course Rifamycin and Pyrazinamide treatment for latent TB infection in HIV infected patients: the two-year experience of comprehensive community based program in Broward County, Florida" CHEST 2002. Oct; 122(4):1292-8.

Lofy KH, McElroy PD, Goldberg SV, Cangelosi GA, Cave MD, Narita M. "Outbreak of tuberculosis in a homeless population involving multiple sites of transmission." Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2006 Jun;10(6):683-9.

JE Oeltmann, E Oren, MB Haddad, LK Lake, K Ijaz, M Narita. "Tuberculosis outbreak in marijuana users, Seattle, Washington, 2004". Emerg Infect Dis 2006. July; 12(7):1156-1159.


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