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Rita Wilson Dib, MD
Internal Medicine

Rita Wilson Dib, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Director, Infection Control and Prevention
Adult Services, OU Health

800 Stanton L. Young Blvd. 
AAT 7300
Oklahoma City, OK  73104


Academic Section(s):

Infectious Diseases


  • Medical Schoold:  Lebanese American University School of Medicine in Lebanon.
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellowship:  Department of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 

Board Certification(s):

Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 


Immunocompromised Infectious Diseases Fellowship:  University of Texas Health joint program with MD Anderson Cancer Center where she also served as Chief fellow. 

Clinical/Research Interests:

Infections in immunocompromised patients with hematological malignancies and recipients of cellular therapies. Infection prevention and control 

Select Publications:

Wilson Dib R, Ariza-Heredia E, Spallone A, Chemaly RF. Respiratory Viral Infections in Recipients of Cellular Therapies: A Review of Incidence, Outcomes, Treatment, and Prevention. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2023 Apr;10(4):ofad166. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofad166. eCollection 2023 Apr. Review. PubMed PMID: 37065990; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10096899.

Wilson Dib R, El Haddad H, Arduino R, Ben Barnett. CMV sinusitis, an overlooked diagnosis, a predisposing condition or is it a bystander? A Case report and review of the literature. IDCases. 2022;30:e01633. doi:10.1016/j.idcr.2022.e01633. eCollection 2022. PubMed PMID: 36388849; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9640313.

Wilson Dib R, Chaftari AM, Hachem RY, Yuan Y, Dandachi D, Raad II. Catheter-Related Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia and Septic Thrombosis: The Role of Anticoagulation Therapy and Duration of Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Oct;5(10):ofy249. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy249. eCollection 2018 Oct. PubMed PMID: 30377625; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6201151.

Dib RW, Hachem R, Chaftari AM, Raad I. Appropriate Duration of Intravenous Treatment of Candidemia and Timing of Step Down to Oral Therapy in Non- neutropenic Patients. Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis. 2018;10(1):e2018028. doi: 10.4084/MJHID.2018.028. eCollection 2018. Review. PubMed PMID: 29755705; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5937951.

Dib RW, Hachem RY, Chaftari AM, Ghaly F, Jiang Y, Raad I. Treating invasive aspergillosis in patients with hematologic malignancy: diagnostic-driven approach versus empiric therapies. BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Dec 13;18(1):656. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-3584-9. PubMed PMID: 30545320; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6293532.

Dib RW, Khalil M, Fares J, Hachem RY, Jiang Y, Dandachi D, Chaftari AM, Raad II. Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis: comparative analysis in cancer patients with underlying haematologic malignancies versus solid tumours. J Hosp Infect. 2020 Mar;104(3):358-364. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.09.020. Epub 2019 Oct 1. PubMed PMID: 31585141

Wilson Dib R, Dandachi D, Matar M, Shayya A, Davila JA, Giordano TP, Mokhbat JE. HIV in Lebanon: Reasons for Testing, Engagement in Care, and Outcomes in Patients with Newly Diagnosed HIV Infections. AIDS Behav. 2020 Aug;24(8):2290- 2298. doi: 10.1007/s10461-020-02788-3. PubMed PMID: 31965431.