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The Infectious Diseases Section is comprised of nationally known faculty committed to providing the highest quality education, research, and patient care possible.
George Kurdgelashvili, MD
Internal Medicine

George Kurdgelashvili, MD

Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
Chief of Medicine, Oklahoma City VA Healthcare System

800 SL Young Blvd
AAT 7300
Oklahoma City, OK  73104


Academic Section(s):

Infectious Diseases


1996                Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia


1999 - 2002     Resident, Internal Medicine
                          Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA


2002 - 2004     Fellow, Infectious Diseases
                          University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 
                          Oklahoma City, OK

Clinical/Research Interests:

  • COVID-19
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection
  • HPV infections and epidemiology of HPV-related neoplasms

Select Publications:

Selected Publications:

Trichomoniasis and its treatment.  Nanda N, Michel RG, Kurdgelashvili G, Wendel KA.Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2006 Feb;4(1):125-35. doi: 10.1586/14787210.4.1.125.PMID: 16441214 Review.

Early Telephone Appointments and Home Telehealth Monitoring May Improve 30-Day Readmission Rates in the COVID-19 Era.  Khattab M, Jimenez AR, Khattab M, Javed IN, Aston C, Mithilesh S, Kurdgelashvili G, Bray-Hall S.Am J Med Qual. 2021 Jan-Feb 01;36(1):64-65. doi: 10.1097/01.JMQ.0000733456.04111.63.PMID: 33764920 No abstract available.

Incidence of potentially human papillomavirus-related neoplasms in the United States, 1978 to 2007.  Kurdgelashvili G, Dores GM, Srour SA, Chaturvedi AK, Huycke MM, Devesa SS.Cancer. 2013 Jun 15;119(12):2291-9. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27989. Epub 2013 Apr 11.PMID: 23580435 Free PMC article.

Fidaxomicin versus oral vancomycin for severe Clostridium difficile infection: a retrospective cohort study.  Gentry CA, Nguyen PK, Thind S, Kurdgelashvili G, Skrepnek GH, Williams RJ 2nd.Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Aug;25(8):987-993. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.12.007. Epub 2018 Dec 22.PMID: 30583055 Free article.

Long-term hydroxychloroquine use in patients with rheumatic conditions and development of SARS-CoV-2 infection: a retrospective cohort study.  Gentry CA, Humphrey MB, Thind SK, Hendrickson SC, Kurdgelashvili G, Williams RJ 2nd.Lancet Rheumatol. 2020 Nov;2(11):e689-e697. doi: 10.1016/S2665-9913(20)30305-2. Epub 2020 Sep 21.PMID: 32984847 Free PMC article.

Case-control study of statin prevention of mould infections.  Thompson JN, Huycke MM, Greenfield RA, Kurdgelashvili G, Gentry CA.Mycoses. 2011 Sep;54(5):e481-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2010.01957.x. Epub 2011 May 9.PMID: 21554419

A Propensity-Matched Analysis Between Standard Versus Tapered Oral Vancomycin Courses for the Management of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection.  Gentry CA, Giancola SE, Thind S, Kurdgelashvili G, Skrepnek GH, Williams RJ 2nd.Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 2;4(4):ofx235. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofx235. eCollection 2017 Fall.PMID: 29255732 Free PMC article.

Outcomes of health care-associated pneumonia empirically treated with guideline-concordant regimens versus community-acquired pneumonia guideline-concordant regimens for patients admitted to acute care wards from home.  Chen JI, Slater LN, Kurdgelashvili G, Husain KO, Gentry CA.Ann Pharmacother. 2013 Jan;47(1):9-19. doi: 10.1345/aph.1R322. Epub 2013 Jan 16.PMID: 23324506