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Stephen Klotz, MD

Stephen Klotz, MD, is a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson. 

Dr. Klotz has 40 years of infectious disease research experience. He has been studying kissing bugs found here in southern Arizona for more than ten years, which has led to several published papers related to their behaviors and ecology. He led the University of Arizona Division of Infectious Diseases since 2008 to 2016. Among UA College of Medicine – Tucson roles he has held are Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program director, medical director of the Arizona AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), and principal investigator for the HRSA Ryan White Early Intervention Services federally funded through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Dr. Klotz also studies serum amyloid P component (SAP) and its relationship with candidiasis in human infection.

Dr. Klotz's completed his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine which then led to an internship at SUNY in Syracuse, NY, followed by completion of Internal Medicine residency at the University of Missouri. His fellowship in Infectious Diseases was completed at the University of Texas San Antonio. Dr. Klotz joined the UArizona faculty in 2000, coming from the University of Kansas School of Medicine where he had been associate chief of staff for research and development and AIDS Clinic director at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. He previously had served at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, La., and the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center there for six years. He also was a staff physician for the Indian Health Service on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation, Mescalero, N.M., in the mid-1970s. 

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Kissing bug in Tucson, Arizona
Tags: kissing bug, kissing bug bite, insect bite, allergic reaction
Late spring and summer in Arizona bring blood-hungry kissing bugs and their bites, but doctors say there is no reason for alarm.  A family is sound asleep while... (read more)