Guy El Helou

Guy El Helou, MD

Assistant Professor Of Medicine

Business Phone: (352) 294-5481

About Guy El Helou

Dr. Guy El Helou is a clinical infectious disease physician with a special focus on infections in the transplant population.

Dr. El Helou graduated from Saint Joseph University School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon with his medical degree and Masters in Basic Sciences. Following that, he completed an internal medicine residency at Hotel-Dieu de France University Hospital in Beirutand and began an infectious disease fellowship He completed his fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. During this time, he conducted research projects on vectored immunoprophylaxis through the salivary glands and developed clinical interest in infections in the immunocompromised host, which led him to pursue a subspecialty in transplant infectious diseases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. El Helou is currently a clinical assistant professor with the University of Florida College of Medicine. Here, he takes care of patients who present with infectious complications mainly following solid organ transplantation. He has a special interest in cytomegalovirus, or CMV, fungal infections and nontuberculous mycobacteria.


Silver Award for Basic Science Research
2018 · Wake Forest University

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

  • Infectious Disease
Areas of Interest
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection
  • Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • transplant infectious disease
Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)



Hepatitis C virus and kidney transplantation: Recent trends and paradigm shifts.
Transplantation reviews (Orlando, Fla.). 36(1) [DOI] 10.1016/j.trre.2021.100677. [PMID] 35063799.
Infectious diseases compensation in the USA: the relative value.
The Lancet. Infectious diseases. 22(8):1106-1108 [DOI] 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00360-7. [PMID] 35716701.
Absolute lymphocyte count as marker of cytomegalovirus and allograft rejection: Is there a “Safe Corridor” after kidney transplantation?
Transplant Infectious Disease. 23(2) [DOI] 10.1111/tid.13489.
Retrograde Parotid Gland Infusion through Stensen’s Duct in a Non-Human Primate for Vectored Gene Delivery.
Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. (174) [DOI] 10.3791/62645. [PMID] 34459821.
Staphylococcus pseudintermedius Bacteremia in a Lung Transplant Recipient Exposed to Domestic Pets.
Cureus. 13(5) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.14895. [PMID] 34109083.
Tetravalent dengue DNA vaccine is not immunogenic when delivered by retrograde infusion into salivary glands
Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines. 6(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s40794-020-00111-5. [PMID] 32518668.
<p>Letermovir for the prevention of cytomegalovirus infection and disease in transplant recipients: an evidence-based review</p>
Infection and Drug Resistance. Volume 12:1481-1491 [DOI] 10.2147/idr.s180908.
Cryptococcus neoformans pericarditis in a lung transplant recipient: Case report, literature review and pearls
Transplant Infectious Disease. 21(5) [DOI] 10.1111/tid.13137.

Letermovir for the prevention of cytomegalovirus infection and disease in transplant recipients: an evidence-based review

Infection and Drug Resistance. Volume 12:1481-1491 [DOI] 10.2147/idr.s180908.
Safety considerations with current and emerging antiviral therapies for cytomegalovirus infection in transplantation
Expert Opinion on Drug Safety. 18(11):1017-1030 [DOI] 10.1080/14740338.2019.1662787.
Double invasive fungal infection due to dematiaceous moulds in a renal transplant patient
BMJ Case Reports. bcr-2017 [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2017-222527. [PMID] 29437770.
Candida pararugosa: First Reported Bloodstream Infection in an Adult.
Cureus. 9(5) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.1283. [PMID] 28680771.


Fellowship in Transplant Infectious Disease
2018-2019 · Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Fellowship in Infectious Disease
2016-2018 · Wake Forest Baptist University Medical Center
Fellowship in Infectious Disease
2014-2016 · Hotel Dieu de France, University Hospital
Internship in Internal Medicine
2012-2014 · Hotel Dieu de France, University Hospital
Master of Science in Basic Science
2011-2014 · Saint Joseph University
Medical Degree
2005-2012 · Saint Joseph University

Contact Details

(352) 294-5481
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100289
PO Box 100289