David Beckham, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Infectious Disease

Director of the Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program
Clinic (720) 848-0191
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Gender: Male
Languages: English
Department, Section/Division: Medicine-Infectious Disease
Immunology and Microbiology
Neurology

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000
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UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000
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Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1055 Clermont St
Denver, CO 80220
1-888-336-8262
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Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease, Board Certification (2007,2016)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2004,2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System - Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System - Meningitis
  • Immune System / AIDS - AIDS
  • Immune System / AIDS - HIV Disease
  • Immune System / AIDS - Immunization
  • Infections
  • Infections - Bacterial Infections
  • Infections - Fungal Infections
  • Infections - Influenza
  • Infections - Pneumonia
  • Infections - Viral Infections
Clinical Interest for Patients
My clinical interests include general infectious diseases, HIV care and infections of the nervous system. We are also collaborating with Neurology to provide specialized consultation and care to patients with infections of the nervous system.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide individualized care for each patient that addresses the needs of the underlying disease or infection and also supports the patient and their unique life.

Public Speaking
Yes
Have provided lectures to the public on emerging infectious diseases such as Zika virus.

Information for Referring Providers

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers
My clinical interests include general infectious diseases, HIV, and infections of the central nervous system. We have also developed a new collaboration with Neurology to provide specialized care for patients with neurological infections.

Research Interest for Referring Providers
Our laboratory studies the basic interactions between RNA virus infections and host cellular responses. Our current research in the laboratory studies the mechanisms of viral RNA translation initiation, and we recently discovered that the protein that causes Parkinson's disease, alpha-synuclien, restricts viral infections in the nervous system. We are defining the mechanism of alpha-synuclein restriction of viral infections and determining the potential role of virus exposure as a trigger for Parkinson's disease in genetically susceptible individuals.

Clinic Phone: (720) 848-0191

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