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  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

About the investigator

Dr. Malhotra is a graduate of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences which is considered one of India`s most prestigious medical schools. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at New York Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center where he also was the Assistant Chief Medical Resident and Delegate of the hospital to the Committee of Interns and Residents. After finishing his Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the North Shore University Hospital he worked as an attending in Iowa where he was also an adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Iowa`s Carver School of medicine.

Dr. Malhotra rejoined the division in 2008 and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. In addition to serving on many hospital committees he is also presently the General Secretary of the Long Island Infectious Disease Society.

His Research Interests include Novel diagnostic methods for Infectious Diseases, Clinical Prediction Rules, Mycobacterial and Respiratory Viral Infections. He has published many journal articles, book chapters and presented at national conferences. He also serves on the Editorial board of peer reviewed journals.

Research focus

Respiratory viral infections and impact of respiratory panel on antibiotic use and length of stay; analysis of pleural fluid by genome sequencing in empyema; clinical prediction rules for pulmonary tuberculosis; and early markers for sepsis in patients with intracranial hemorrhage


North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York
Degree: Fellowship
Field of study: Infectious Diseases

New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York
Degree: Residency
Field of study: Internal Medicine

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Degree: Residency
Field of study: Laboratory Medicine

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Degree: Rotatory Internship

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Degree: MBBS

Government College, Shimla, India
Degree: Undergraduate
Field of study: Biology

Honors & awards

  • 2016 Member New York state Department of health Antimicrobial Resistance Task force
  • 2016 Member American College of Physicians –New York Chapter Health and Public Policy committee
  • 2015-2016 Teacher of the year,Department of Medicine,Northwell Health System
  • 2014-present General secretary of the Long Island Infectious Diseases Society
  • 2003-2004 Assistant Chief Medical Resident New York Medical College Metropolitan Hospital Center Internal Medicine residency program
  • 2002-2003 Delegate of the Metropolitan Hospital Center to the Committee of Interns and Residents New York Chapter
  • 1997-98 General Secretary, Students Union All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi India
  • 1994-1999 National Talent Search Scholarship for being among the top 0.1% students in India
  • 1993 National science Talent search scholarship in India


  1. Prashant Malhotra, Arthur Luka, Carla.S.McWilliams, Kaitlin. G. Poeth, Rebecca. Schwartz, M. Elfekey, S.Balwan “Clinical features of respiratory viral infections among inpatients at a major tertiary hospital in the United States.” South Med J. 2016 Aug;109(8):481-6. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000503.
  2. Sheena Bharati, B Hirsch Bharti S, Malhotra P, Hirsch B. “Acute intermittent porphyria precipitated by atazanavir/ritonavir.” Int J STD AIDS. 2016 Feb 11. pii: 0956462416633981.
  3. Michael Oey, Prashant Malhotra “Azithromycin and Ceftriaxone Combination Treatment for Relapsed Salmonella Paratyphi A Bacteremia.” J Travel Med. 2016 Feb 8;23(2):tav032.
  4. Sheena Bharti, Prashant Malhotra, Stefan Juretschko. “Successful treatment of peritoneal dialysis catheter-related polymicrobial peritonitis involving Clostridium difficile, a case report and review of the literature.” Clin. Microbiol. JCM. 02021-15; doi: 10.1128/JCM.02021-15
  5. Cardenas-Garcia Jose, Talwar Arunabh, Narasimhan Mangala, Malhotra Prashant, Shah Rakesh “Review of Radiologic Infectious and Non-infectious Pulmonary Complications in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Patients” J Pulm Respir Med 2015, 5:3
  1. Hayes L, Malhotra P. “Central nervous system infections masquerading as cerebrovascular accidents: Case series and review of literature ID Cases” Vol 1, Issue 4, Pages 74-77,2014 DOI
  2. Trivedi MN, Malhotra P, “Rothia prosthetic knee joint infection” J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2013 Jan 25. Doi: pii: S1684-1182(12)00243-5. 10.1016/j.jmii.2012.12.001.
  3. Malhotra P, Rai SD, Hirschwerk D. “Duration of prophylaxis with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in patients undergoing solid organ transplantation.” Infection. 2012 Jun 12. PMID: 22688657 DOI: 10.1007/s15010-012-0277-y
  4. Koshy R, Malhotra P. “Treatment of Primary Central Nervous System Aspergilloma in a Diabetic Immunocompetent Patient with surgical resection and Voriconazole: A Case report and review of literature.” Turk Neurosurg. 2011; 21(4):641-4. Doi: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN .2907-10.1. PMID: 22194129
  5. Malhotra P, Farber BF “Isoniazid resistance among Bacillus Calmette Guerin strains: implications on bladder cancer immunotherapy related infections.” Can J Urol. 2011 Jun; 18(3):5671-5. PMID: 21703038
  6. Golub V, Malhotra P, Patel S. “Mycobacterial Brain Tuberculoma due to BACILLE CALMETTE-GUÉRIN (BCG) intravesical chemotherapy for bladder cancer: Case Report and Review of Literature.” Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2011 Fall; 22(3):104-6.
  7. Malhotra P, Shah SS, Kaplan M, McGowan JM “Cryptococcal fungemia in a neutropenic patient with AIDS while receiving caspofungin Infect.” 2005 Oct; 51(3):e181-3. Epub 2005 Jan 28. PMID: 16230203
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