Angelike Liappis Angelike Liappis
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine (Secondary)

Office Phone: 202-745-8000 ext. 56328
Email: Email
Department: Medicine


  • BS, George Mason University, 1991
  • MD, George Washington University, 1996


Dr. Angelike Liappis is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases at GW. After completing fellowship, Dr. Liappis joined the GW Medical Faculty Associates, Division of Infectious Diseases and, currently is a full-time faculty member in the Section of Infectious Diseases at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Liappis holds the rank of associate professor with appointments in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine at GW, and is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Dr. Liappis serves as the medical director for the Washington, DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and directs the Antimicrobial Stewardship Elective for GW internal medicine residents. Dr. Liappis serves on several university committees and is the faculty-mentor for the GW Medical Student ID Interest Group (IDIG). She serves as the secretary/treasurer for the GW Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Dr. Liappis mentors GW students, residents and fellows and teaches on the wards and in the pre-clinical curriculum for the medical school. In addition to her commitment to medical education, her interests include improving awareness of the unintended consequences of antibiotic choices and selection of multi-drug resistance bacteria, exploring the role of inflammation in disease, and the development of cardiovascular and hepatic complications in HIV-infection.


  • Infectious Diseases


Alzahrani T, Liappis AP, Baddour LM, Karasik PE. Statin use and the risk of cardiovascular implantable electronic device infection: A cohort study in a veteran population. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Jan 17. doi: 10.1111/pace.13285. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29341172

Peterson TE, Hullsiek K, Engen N, Kumarasamy N, Lebech A, Liappis AP, Papadopoulos N, Polizzotto M,Schreiner PJ, Baker JV Inflammation associates with impaired small arterial elasticity early in HIV disease Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 May 19;5(6):ofy117.

Tolg MA, Dosa DM, Jump RL, Liappis AP and LaPlante KP Antimicrobial stewardship in long-term care facilities: Approaches to creating an antibiogram when few bacterial isolates are cultured annually The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine H. 2018 Jun 19. pii: S1525-8610(18)30260-3.

Alzahrani T, Liappis AP, Baddour LM, Karasik PE. Statin use and the risk of cardiovascular implantable electronic device infection: A cohort study in a veteran population. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Jan 17. doi:10.1111/pace.13285.

Alzahrani T, Liappis AP, Baddour LM, Karasik PE. Preoperative Antibiotics and Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infection: A Cohort Study in Veterans Pacing Clin Electrophysiol.2018 Sep 17. doi: 10.1111/pace.13499.

Bezlotoxumab for Prevention of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection. Wilcox MH, Gerding DN, Poxton IR, Kelly C, Nathan R, Birch T, Cornely OA, Rahav G, Bouza E, Lee C, Jenkin G, Jensen W, Kim YS, Yoshida J, Gabryelski L, Pedley A, Eves K, Tipping R, Guris D, Kartsonis N, Dorr MB; MODIFY I and MODIFY II Investigators. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jan 26;376(4):305-317. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1602615. PMID: 28121498

Laake A, Bernabe K, Peterson J, Liappis AP Internal medicine resident perspectives regarding broad-spectrum antibiotic usage Open Forum Infectious Diseases 2017; 4(2): 10.1093/ofid/ofx060

Smith JA, Shah P, Khosla R, Liappis AP Pulmonary Hypertension in an Elderly HIV-infected Veteran Population Journal of Clinical Research in HIV AIDS Prevention 2016; 2(4):10.14302/issn.2324-7339

Yoon B, Irmler M, Faselis C, Liappis AP Reduction of Clinical Culture Contamination in an Inpatient Medical Unit by Revisiting Microbiology Education. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2016 Oct 1;47(10):446-448.

Liappis AP, Laake AM and Delman M. Active Injection Drug-Abuse Offsets Healthcare Engagement in HIV-infected patients AIDS and Behavior. 2015 Jan;19(1):81-4.

Laake AM, Liappis AP, Guy E, Kerr G, Benator DA. Tuberculosis reactivation in hepatocellular carcinoma: association with transarterial chemoembolization. Infectious Disease (Lond). 2015 Feb 17:1-4. [Epub ahead of print]

Yoon B, Rodriguez L, Faselis CJ, Liappis AP. Using a board game to reinforce learning. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2014 Mar;45(3):110-1.

Liappis AP, Laake AM, Delman M. Active Injection Drug-Abuse Offsets Healthcare Engagement in HIV-Infected Patients. AIDS Behav. 2014 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24710959.

Welch ML, Liappis AP, Kan VL. Candidemia outcomes not improved with statin use. Medical Mycology. 2013 Feb;51(2):219-22.

Yoon B, McIntosh SM, Rodriguez L, Holley A, Faselis CF and Liappis AP. Changing behavior among nurses to track indwelling urinary catheters in hospitalized patients. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases, vol. 201, 405041, 2013.

Liappis AP, Gibbs KW, Nylen ES, Yoon B, Snider RH, Gao B and Becker KL Exogenous Procalcitonin Evokes a Pro-inflammatory Cytokine Response Inflammation Research 2011 Feb;60(2):203-207.

Reisen CA, Bianchi FT, Cohen-Blair H, Liappis AP, Poppen PJ, Zea MC, Benator DA and Labriola AM Present and past influences on current smoking among HIV-positive male veterans. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 2011 Aug;13(8):638-45.

JV Baker, J Neuhaus, D Duprez, DA Cooper, J Hoy, L Kuller, F Lampe, A Liappis, N Friis-Moller, J Otvos, NI Paton, R Tracy and JD Neaton, INSIGHT SMART Study Group. Inflammation predicts changes in high-density lipoprotein particles and apolipoprotein A1 following initiation of antiretroviral therapy. AIDS, 2011 Nov 13;25(17):2133-42.

Lampe FC, Duprez DA, Kuller LH, Tracy R, Otvos J, Stroes E, Cooper D, Hoy J, Paton NI, Friis-Moller N, Neuhaus J, Liappis AP, Phillips AN for INSIGHT SMART Study Group. Changes in lipids and lipid particle concentrations following interruption of antiretroviral therapy: a SMART sub-study Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 54(3):275-284, July 1, 2010.

Duprez DA, Kuller LH, Tracy R, Otvos J, CooperD, Hoy J, Neuhaus J, Paton NI, Friis-Moller N, Lampe F, Liappis AP, Neaton JD for the INSIGHT SMART Study Group Lipoprotein Particle Subclasses, Cardiovascular Disease and HIV Infection. Atherosclerosis. 2009 Dec;207(2):524-9.

Liappis AP, Kan VL, Richman NC, Yoon B, Wong B and Simon GL. Mannitol and Inflammatory Markers in the Cerebral Spinal Fluid of HIV-infected Patients with Cryptococcal Meningitis. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2008:27(6);477-479.

Rushing EJ, Liappis AP, Smirniotopoulos JD, Smith AB, Henry JM, Yan-Gao M and Nelson AM. Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome of the Brain: Case Illustrations of a Challenging Entity. Journal Neuropathology Experimental Neurology. 2008 Aug;67(8):819-827.

Healey LS, Gibert CL and Liappis AP. Helicobacter cinaedi Bacteremia in HIV-infected Patients: A Case Series and Literature Review (1982-2005). Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 2006;14(1):12-16.

Mullick CJ , Liappis AP, Benator DA, Roberts AD, Parenti DM and Simon GL. Syphilitic Hepatitis in HIV: A report of 7 Cases and Review of the Literature. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2004;39:e100-e105.

Liappis AP, Roberts AD, Schwartz AM and Simon, GL. Thrombosis and infection: a case of transient anti-cardiolipin antibody associated with pylephlebitis. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences 2003; 325(6):365-8.

Roberts AD, Liappis AP, Chinn C, Schuck R, Muesing DM, Parenti, Hsia J and Simon. The effect of delavirdine on plasma lipids and lipoproteins in patients receiving anti-retroviral therapy. AIDS 2002 16(13):1829-30.

Liappis AP, Kan VL, Rochester S, Simon GL. The effects of statins on mortality in patients with bacteremia. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2001;33(8):1352-7.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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