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Rima El-Herte, MD

Assistant Professor

Rima El-Herte


School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Infectious Diseases Divisions
Infectious Diseases Fellowships

Rima El-Herte, MD

Assistant Professor

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease.
Areas of Interest: Virology, CMV
Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; and American Universify of Beirut Medical Center.
Residency: University of Iowa-Des Moines and American University of Beirut Medical Center.
Medical School: Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanon.




Assistant Professor


  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
    El-Herte R.I. and Meier J.L. Cytomegalovirus. David Schlossberg. Published by Cambridge University Press. , p. 1161-1167 2015
  • ID Cases
    El-Herte RI, Schouweiler KE, Farah RS, Arbulu R, Diekema D, Wanat KA, Ford BA. Phaeoacremonium parasiticum phaeohyphomycosis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus treated successfully with surgical debridement and voriconazole: A case report and review of the literature. doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2014.10.004.
    1(4), p. 84-88 2014
  • Case Reposrts in Infectious Diseases
    El-Herte RI, Kanj SS, Araj GF, Chami H, Gharzuddine W. First Report of Nocardia asiatica Presenting as an Anterior Mediastinal Mass in a Patient with Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. doi: 10.1155/2012/325767.
    2012, p. 325767 2012
  • Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
    El-Herte RI, Araj GF, Matar GM, Baroud M, Kanafani ZA, Kanj SS. Detection of carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae producing NDM-1 in Lebanon. doi: 10.3855/jidc.2340.
    6(5), p. 457-461 2012
  • Journal of Infection and Public Health
    El-Herte RI, Kanj SS, Matar GM, Araj GF. The threat of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Lebanon: an update on the regional and local epidemiology. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2012.02.003.
    5(3), p. 233-243 2012
  • Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
    El-Herte RI, Baban TA, Kanj SS. Recurrent refractory Clostridium difficile colitis treated successfully with rifaximin and tigecycline: a case report and review of the literature. doi: 10.3109/00365548.2011.616224.
    44(3), p. 228-230 2012
  • Advances in Infectious Diseases
    El-Herte RI, Baban T, Kanj S. Mucormycosis: A Review on Environmental Fungal Spores and Seasonal Variation of Human Disease. doi:10.4236/aid.2012.23012
    2, p. 76-81 2012
  • Journal Medical Libanais
    El-Herte RI, Haidar RK, Uthman IW, Kanj SS. Salmonella enteritidis bacteremia with septic arthritis of the sacroiliac joint in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: case report and review of the literature.
    59(4), p. 235-237 2011


  • Outbreak of Enterovirus-D68 infection in children – Iowa, 2014. El-Herte R.I., Nieto M, Smith H, Moodley A. Abstract at Epidemiology Congress of the Americas, Miami, Florida. 2016
  • 1-Increasing Time to CMV DNAemia after Second of Tandem Autologous- Peripheral Blood Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (Auto-BHSCT). Rima I. El-Herte, Thuy V. Nguyen, Guido Tricot, and Jeffery L. Meier. 5th International Congenital CMV Conference and 15th International CMV/Beta Herpes Virus Workshop, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 2015