Margaret J. Gorensek, MD, FACP, FAAP, AAHIVM

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(954) 493-9472
Infectious Disease
Holy Cross Medical Group: 

Office Hours  

Mon-Fri  8:30am to 5:00pm

Current Leadership Position
Medical Director, Children/Family HIV/AIDS Program, Holy Cross Hospital

Focus Areas
Adult Infectious Disease, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine (Pediatric), HIV/AIDS (Pediatric & Adult), Infections in organ transplant patients, Immuno-compromised hosts

Notable Work Experience
Chairman, Department of Infectious Diseases - Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, FL (1991-2007)
Founder and Medical Director, Children/Family HIV/AIDS Program - Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, FL (1997-2007)
Medical Director, Comprehensive Pediatric AIDS Program of Broward County

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Internal Medicine - Adult Infectious Disease

American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Infectious Diseases

American Academy of HIV Medicine
American College of Physicians, Fellow
American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

Infectious Diseases (Adult and Pediatric) - Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, OH (1985-1987)

Infectious Diseases (Adult and Pediatric) - Southwestern Medical Center / Children's Medical Center - Dallas, TX

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Residency and Internship - Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, OH (1983-1987)

Higher Education
Case Western Reserve University - M.D. - Cleveland, OH (1981)
Case Western Reserve University - B.S. with High Honors in Chemistry (1975)

Professional Associations
American College of Physicians
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Association
American Society of Internal Medicine
American Society of Microbiology
Infectious Diseases Society of America
University of Miami School of Medicine
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Nova Southeastern University
Academy of HIV Medicine

Named Top Doctor by US News & World Report (in Top 1% of her specialty in the nation)

Voted Best Doctors, Top Doctors both in United States and South Florida for last 10 years. 

Voted "Patients" Choice (2007)

"Unsung Heroes" Award by Broward County Persons with AIDS (PWA) Organization, for Best Medical Professional in HIV/AIDS Care (2001)

Tau Beta Pi (Honorary Engineering Fraternity)

Iota Sigma Pi (Honorary Women Chemists' Sorority)

Reinberger Scholarship - Case Institute of Technology

Consultant Role
Children's Medical Services of Broward

Gorensek MJ, Stewart RW, Keys TF, McHenry MC, Goormastic MA. "Multivariate Analysis of the Risk of Cytomegalovirus Infection in Cardiac Transplant Recipients." Journal of Infectious Diseases. 157:515-522. 1988
Winning paper - Peskind Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, June 1987.

Gorensek MJ, Lebel MH, Nelson JD. "Peritonitis in Children with Nephrotic Syndrome." Pediatrics. 81:849-856. 1988.

Gorensek MJ, Stewart RN, Keys TF, McHenry MC, Goormastic M, Babiac T. "Symptomatic Cytomegalovirus Infection as a Significant Risk for Major Infections Following Cardiac Transplantation." Journal of Infectious Diseases. 158: 884-887. 1988.

Gorensek MJ, Stewart RW, Keys TF, Mehta AC, McHenry MC, Goormastic MA. "Multivariant Analysis of Risk Factors for Pneumonia Following Cardiac Transplantation." 46:860-865. 1988.

Gorensek MJ. The Immunocompromised Host. Dermatologic Clinics. 7:353-367. 1989.

Gorensek MJ, Carey W, Vogt D. "A Multivariate Analysis of Risk Factors for Cytomegalovirus Infection in Liver Transplant Recipients." Gastroenterology . 98: 1334-1340. 1990.

Gorensek MJ, Hall G, Tomecki KD. "Opportunistic and Rare Mycoses." Clinical Dermatology. D.J. Demis, ed. 18th revision. J.B. Lippincott Co. Philadelphia 1991. Unit 17-25: 1-17.

Gorensek MJ. Chronic fatigue and depression in the ambulatory patient. Primary Care Clinics. June 1991; 18: 397-419.

Gorensek MJ. Acute bacterial meningitis: etiology, diagnosis, treatment. Practice. Fall 1990; 9: 6-7.

Gorensek MJ, carey W, Vogt D, Brougham WJ, Westveer MJ. Selective bowel decontamination (SBD) with oral quinolones and mycostatin reduces risk of subsequent gram negative and fungal infections in orthotopic liver transplant recipients. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 60: 139-144. 1993.

Gorensek MJ. Health care in the 90s: The past holds clues to future success. Business in Broward. July/August 1989: 10-11.

Gorensek MJ. Book Review: Anti-microbial therapy in infants and children, by Gideon Koren, Charles G. Prober and Ronald Gold (editors). Marcel Decker, Inc: New York. 1988. Published in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: 11: 115-118. 1989. Raven Press, Ltd: New York.

Gorensek MJ Book Review: Ciproflaxin product information monograph: compendium of pre-clinical and clinical data. By staff of Marcel Decker, Inc: New York. Published in therapeutic Drug Monitoring. 11: 489-491. Raven Press, Ltd: New York. 1989.

Stewart RW, Govier AV, Golding LR, Gorensek MJ, Hobbs RE, Keys TF, Pippenger CE, Rincon G. Cardiac transplantation at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation: The first twenty-four months. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 55: 49-56. 1988.

King SA, Gorensek MJ, Ford-Jones EL, Reed SL. Fatal varicella-zoster infection in a newborn treated with varicella-zoster immunoglobulin. Pediatric Infectious Disease. 5: 588-589. 1986.

Stone JE, Gorensek MJ, Del Toro J, et al. Encephalitis associated with cat scratch disease - Broward and Palm Beach Counties, Florida. MMWR 43. 1994.

Noah DL, Bresee JS, Gorensek MJ. Cluster of five children with acute encephalopathy associated with cat scratch disease in South Florida. Pediatric Infectious Disease. October 14(10): 866-869. 1995.

Gorensek, MJ. Cat scratch disease. Infectious Disease Practice for Clinicians. January 1-4, 1998.

Gorensek MJ. Infectious colitis. Essential Coloproctology for Nurses. Wein Ltd. July 1998.

Cardenas GA, Zavaletta ET, Gorensek MJ. A 75 year old woman with a swollen hand and supraclavicular lymphadenopathy. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. December 7, 2000. 12: 888-897.

Stahl, KD, Moon HK, Gorensek MJ, et. al. Association of sternal wound infection with parasternal muscle sutures. Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2002. 17: 498-501.

Gorensek MJ. An update review of osteomyelitis. Practical Management. Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Cleveland, OH. 2004.


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