Sherwood Leslie Gorbach, MD



Emeritus Director, Nutrition/Infection Unit
Professor, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Immunology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition and Social Policy, Tufts University


Tufts University School of Medicine
150 Harrison Ave, Jaharis 2
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617.636.3811
Fax: 617.636.3810


MD, Tufts University School of Medicine

Research Focus:

Nutrition in HIV/AIDS; intestinal microflora; probiotics; anaerobic infections; bacterial diarrhea

Select Publications:

  1. Doron S, Gorbach SL. Probiotics: their role in the treatment and prevention of disease. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2006 Apr;4(2):261-75. [Review]
  2. Thorpe CM, Gorbach SL. Update on Clostridium difficile. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2006 Jun;9(3):265-71.
  3. Forrester JE, Gorbach SL. Fat Distribution In Relation to Drug Use, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Status, and the Use of Antiretroviral Therapies in Hispanic Patients with HIV Infection. Clin Infec Dis 2003; 37:S62-8.
  4. Therapy of Infectious Diseases. Baddour, L, and Gorbach, SL. Saunders; Elsevier Science, Philadelphia, PA, 2002.
  5. Nutritional Aspects of HIV Infection. Miller TL and Gorbach SL. Arnold, Oxford University Press, Inc., New York. 1999.
  6. Guidelines for Infectious Diseases in Primary Care. Gorbach SL, Bartlett JG, Falagas M, and Hamer DH. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD. 1999.
  7. Gorbach SL. Probiotics and gastrointestinal health. The American Journal of Gastroenterology 2000;95(1) Suppl:S2-S4.
  8. Gorbach SL. Antibiotics and Clostridium Difficile. New England Journal of Medicine 1999;341(22):1690-1691.
  9. Gorbach, SL. The discovery of lactobacillus GG. Nutrition Today 1996;31(6, Suppl. 1):2S-4S.
  10. Gorbach, SL, Knox, TA, and Roubenoff, R. Interactions between nutrition and infection with human immunodeficiency virus. Nutrition Reviews 1993;51:226-234.