Paula A Eckardt, MD

Eckardt Paula A
Specialties
Infectious Disease
Gender
Female

Primary Office
1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 135
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-6130

Meet the Physician

Medical Director, Memorial Division of Infectious Disease

Paula A. Eckardt, MD, is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. She earned her medical degree in 1997 from Universidad del Norte, in Barranquilla, Colombia. She completed an internship in internal medicine in 2000 at Jackson Memorial Hospital/VA Medical Center through the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in internal medicine in 2002 and a fellowship in infectious diseases in 2004.

Dr. Eckardt has served as a primary care physician and infectious disease consultant since 2004. In 2008, she joined Memorial Healthcare System as an infectious disease consultant, HIV/AIDS specialist and primary care physician. Since 2011, Dr. Eckardt has served as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Since 2014, she has also served as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Eckardt is a physician ambassador for the Broward is Greater than AIDS campaign. She is certified by the American Academy of HIV Medicine as an HIV Specialist. One of her current interests is to treat Hepatitis C infected patients. Dr. Eckardt is a member of Memorial Physician Group, and she serves as Medical Director of the Memorial Division of Infectious Disease.   

Dr. Eckardt is a Ryan White Part A provider. She provides ambulatory medical services, substance abuse services, disease medical case management, and case management.

Languages
  • Spanish

Research

Awards and Honors

  • Ranked first in medical school graduating class of 1997, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla,
  • Colombia
  • Third place, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Research Poster Sessions, Miami, Florida, 2001
  • Certificate of Merit, poster finalist in the associates’ research competition, American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001
  • Chancellor’s Faculty Research and Development Grant, Evaluating the Benefits of Text Message Reminders on HIV Medication Adherence. For excellence in research and scholarship, awarded at Fort Lauderdale May 24, 2011

Professional organizations

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • American College of Physicians
  • HIV Medical Association
  • American Academy of HIV Medicine
  • International Society of Infectious Diseases

Publications

  • Sherman EM, Elrod S, Allen D, Eckardt P - Pharmacist Testers in Multidisciplinary Healthcare Team Expand HIV Point-of-Care Testing Program Dec 10, 2013
  • Sherman E, Elrod S, Eckardt P. Baseline transmitted V106V/I/M non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor resistance in HIV-1 subtype B infection. BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Dec 10. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-007297
  • Santos E, Eckardt P, Raez L, Whitcomb C, and Byrne G. The diagnostic usefulness of bone marrow biopsy in the diagnosis of fever of unknown origin (FUO) in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). J Acquir Immune DeficSyndr. 2004Dec 15;37(5):1599-1603
  • Eckardt P, Raez LE, Temple D: Pulmonary bone marrow embolism in sickle cell disease. Southern Med J Feb 1999, 92(2): 245-247

Abstracts

  • Sherman E, Elrod S, Eckardt P. Baseline transmitted V106V/I/M non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor resistance in HIV-1 subtype B infection. BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Dec 10. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-007297
  • Baracco GJ, Eckardt P, Al-Musawi T, Cleary T, Campo R. Factors Influencing the selection of antifungal therapy for patients with candidemia in the absence of antifungal susceptibility data. Focus on Fungal Infections 15. Miami Beach, FL, March 2005, #25a
  • Santos E, Baldarrago G, Espinoza L, Chaparro A, Eckardt P, Raez LE. Primary Hodgkin Lymphomas (NHL) Of The Oral Cavity And Sinus In Patients WithDiagnosis Of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection.  Blood Nov 16, 2003, vol 102 (11), Sup 2: 280b (#4843a)
  • Santos E, Eckardt P, Raez L, Whitcomb C and Byrne G. Lack of diagnostic utility of bone marrow biopsy in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) related Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma presenting as fever of unknown origin (FUO). Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. March 1, 2000; 23(3):59a
  • Santos E, Eckardt P, Raez L, Whitcomb C, and Byrne G. The diagnostic usefulness of bone marrow biopsy in the diagnosis of fever of unknown origin (FUO) in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Blood Nov 15, 1999: 94 (10): Sup 1:816a

Poster Presentations

  • Sherman E, Elrod S, Eckardt P. Implementation of clinical pharmacist-conducted rapid point-of-care HIV testing. Poster presented at American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Hollywood, Florida, October 2012
  • Baracco GJ, Eckardt P, Al-Musawi T, Cleary T, Campo R. Factors Influencing the selection of antifungal therapy for patients with candidemia in the absence of antifungal susceptibility data. Focus on Fungal Infections 15. Miami Beach, FL, March 2005
  • Santos E, Eckardt P, Neff G, Raez L. Primary Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas (NHL) of the Liver. American College of Physicians (ACP) Annual Meeting. Atlanta, March 2001
  • Santos E, Eckardt P, Raez L, Whitcomb C and Byrne G. Lack of diagnostic utility of bone marrow biopsy in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) related Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma presenting as fever of unknown origin (FUO). Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. March 1, 2000 23(3):59a. The Fourth International AIDS Malignancy Conference. Bethesda, Maryland May 2000
  • E.Santos, Eckardt P, Raez L, Whitcomb C, and Byrne G. The diagnostic usefulness of bone marrow biopsy in the diagnosis of fever of unknown origin (FUO) inpatients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, New Orleans Dec 1999

Other Research 

  • Prevalence of Dengue fever in Barranquilla, Colombia, 1996
  • Resistance of Neisseria Gonorrhoeae to penicillin in patients at the Seguro Social, Barranquilla, Colombia

Education

Education
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital/Vamc, 2002, Internal Medicine
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital/Vamc, 2004, Infectious Disease
Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Infectious Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Internal Medicine