Physician Education: Bridging Clinical Research and Patient Care

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Topics of Professional Interest:
  • Management of HIV disease during pregnancy
  • Antiretroviral resistance in pregnancy
  • Maternal-fetal leukocyte trafficking and vertical transmission of HIV-1
  • HIV disease and reproduction
  • Maternal-child health and HIV
  • Mechanisms of vertical transmission
  • HIV care during pregnancy
Current Professional Summary:

Dr Beckerman is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She was a specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Committees and Organizations:
  • Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • AIDS Clinical Trial Group
  • Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry
Honors and Awards:
  • Michael T. Glynne Memorial Prize, Barnard College, Reproductive Scientist Development Program
  • Prize Paper on Reproduction and HIV Disease, 12th World AIDS Conference
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Basic Research Grant (1998–2000)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Tokyo University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Barnard College, AB (1977)
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD (1982)
  • St. Luke's Roosevelt Medical Center, Internship (1983)
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Residency (1986)
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Fellowship (1988)
Selected Publications:
  1. Beckerman KP. Reproduction and the immune system. In: Stites D, ed. Medical Immunology. 9th ed. Norwalk, Conn: Appleton and Lange; 1997;613-630.
  2. Beckerman KP. Toward an understanding of a vector-free pandemic: the reproductive tract as conduit for the explosive global spread of HIV-1 infection. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 1998;14:S1-S4.
  3. Mirochnick M, Fenton T, Gagnier P, Pav J, Gwynne M, Siminski S, Sperling RS, Beckerman K, Jimenez E, Yogev R, et al. (1998). Pharmacokinetics of nevirapine in human immunodeficiency virus type 1-infected pregnant women and their neonates. Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group Protocol 250 Team. J Infect Dis. 1998;178:368-374.
  4. Berkowitz R, Beckerman KP, McCune JM. CXCR4 and CCR5 expression delineates targets for HIV-1 disruption of T cell differentiation. J Immunol. 1998;161:3702-3710.
  5. Hayashi S, Beckerman KP, Homma M, Kosel B, Aweeka F. Pharmacokinetics of indinavir in HIV-positive pregnant women. AIDS. 2000;14:1061-1062.
  6. Beckerman KP. Principles of management of HIV disease during pregnancy. Top HIV Med. 2000;8:18-25.
  7. Beckerman KP. Perinatal trials meet the real world of maternal-child health in the HIV pandemic. AIDS Reader. 2001;11:274-275.
  8. Wolf LE, Lo B, Beckerman KP, Dorenbaum A, Kilpatrick SJ, Weintrub PS. When parents reject interventions to reduce postnatal human immunodeficiency virus transmission. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001;155:927-933.
  9. Beckerman KP. Mothers, orphans, and prevention of paediatric AIDS [Commentary]. Lancet. 2002;359:1168-1169.
  10. Kosel BW, Beckerman KP, Hayashi S, Homma M, Aweeka FT. Pharmacokinetics of nelfinavir and indinavir in HIV-1-infected pregnant women. AIDS. 2003;17:1195-1199.
  11. Aandahl EM, Sandberg JK, Beckerman KP, Tasken K, Moretto WJ, Nixon DF. CD7 is a differentiation marker that identifies multiple CD8 T cell effector subsets. J Immunol. 2003;170:2349-2355.
  12. Beckerman KP. Long-term findings of HIVNET 012: the next steps. Lancet. 2003;362:842-843.