Samar Ojaimi

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MBBS (Hons) (Monash) PhD FRACP FRCPA (Infectious Diseases, Clinical & Laboratory Immunology)

Infectious Diseases Physician

Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Monash Children’s Hospital
Immunologist, Monash Pathology

2013-2016 NHMRC Postgarduate Medical Scholar
PhD student, University of Melbourne, Pellegrini Laboratory, Infection and Immunity Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

Book Chapters

Ojaimi S, Korman TM.
In: Grayson ML, Crowe SM, McCarthy JS, Mills J, Mouton JW, Paterson DL, Cosgrove S, Hope W. (eds).
Kucers’ The Use of Antibiotics: A Clinical Review of Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiparasitic and Antiviral Drugs, 7th edition. CRC Press, 2017.

Ojaimi S, Korman TM.
In: Grayson ML, Crowe SM, McCarthy JS, Mills J, Mouton JW, Norrby SR, Paterson DL, Pfaller MA. (eds).
Kucers’ The Use of Antibiotics (6th ed.). American Society for Microbiology & Hodder Arnold, 2010.


Prospective Surveillance of Pediatric Invasive Group A Streptococcus Infection.
Ching NS, Crawford N, McMinn A, Baker C, Azzopardi K, Brownlee K, Lee D, Gibson M, Smeesters P, Gonis G, Ojaimi S, Buttery J, Steer AC.
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Dec 22. doi: 10.1093/jpids/pix099. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 29309631

Necroptotic signaling is primed in Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected macrophages, but its pathophysiological consequence in disease is restricted.
Stutz MD, Ojaimi S, Allison C, Preston S, Arandjelovic P, Hildebrand JM, Sandow JJ, Webb AI, Silke J, Alexander WS, Pellegrini M.
Cell Death Differ. 2017 Dec 11. doi: 10.1038/s41418-017-0031-1. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 29229989

Eliminating hepatitis B by antagonizing cellular inhibitors of apoptosis.
Ebert G, Allison C, Preston S, Cooney J, Toe JG, Stutz MD, Ojaimi S, Baschuk N, Nachbur U, Torresi J, Silke J, Begley CG, Pellegrini M.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 May 5;112(18):5803-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1502400112. Epub 2015 Apr 20.
PMID: 25902530

Cellular inhibitor of apoptosis proteins prevent clearance of hepatitis B virus.
Ebert G, Preston S, Allison C, Cooney J, Toe JG, Stutz MD, Ojaimi S, Scott HW, Baschuk N, Nachbur U, Torresi J, Chin R, Colledge D, Li X, Warner N, Revill P, Bowden S, Silke J, Begley CG, Pellegrini M.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 May 5;112(18):5797-802. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1502390112. Epub 2015 Apr 20.

Author reply: To PMID 25041771.
Swaminathan S, Dunckley H, Ojaimi S, Lin MW, Fulcher DA, Young S, Kok J, Douglas MW.
Intern Med J. 2015 Feb;45(2):234-5. doi: 10.1111/imj.12670. No abstract available.
PMID: 25650543

Treatment Outcomes in a Cohort of Patients with Mucosal-predominant Pemphigus Vulgaris.
Ojaimi S, O’Connor K, Lin M, Schifter M, Fulcher DA.
Intern Med J. 2014 Dec 23. doi: 10.1111/imj.12674. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 25534017 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

Vancomycin-associated drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome.
Young S, Ojaimi S, Dunckley H, Douglas MW, Kok J, Fulcher DA, Lin MW, Swaminathan S.
Intern Med J. 2014 Jul;44(7):694-6. doi: 10.1111/imj.12462.
PMID: 25041771 [PubMed – in process]

Successful Carboplatin Desensitisation Using Omalizumab, and Paradoxical Diminution of Total IgE Levels.
Ojaimi S, Harnett P, Fulcher DA.
J Allergy CIin Immunol – In Practice, 2014; 2(1):105-106.

The two-edged sword: vasculitis associated with HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection.
Ojaimi S, Lin M-W, Singh K, Woolley I
Int J STD AIDS 2013 Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 23970639 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

Vitamin D Deficiency Impacts on Expression of Toll-Like Receptor-2 and Cytokine Profile: A Pilot Study.
Ojaimi S, Skinner NA, Strauss BJ, Sundararajan V, Woolley I, Visvanathan K.
J Transl Med. 2013 Jul 22;11(1):176. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 23875738 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens septic arthritis following puncture with a Coxspur Hawthorn thorn.
Francis MJ, Doherty RR, Patel M, Hamblin JF, Ojaimi S, Korman TM.
J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Jul;49(7):2759-60. Epub 2011 May 11.
PMID: 21562106 [PubMed – in process]

Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus recombinant vaccine associated lipoatrophy.
Ojaimi S, Buttery JP, Korman TM.
Vaccine. 2009 Aug 6;27(36):4876-8. Epub 2009 Jun 23.
PMID: 19555713 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]