David Beckham, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Infectious Disease

Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
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Gender: Male
Languages: English
Department, Section/Division: Medicine-Infectious Disease
Immunology and Microbiology

Practice Locations

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80045
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UCH - Infectious Disease Clinic
1635 Aurora Ct
7th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
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Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

  • Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease, Board Certification (2007,2016)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2004,2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain Abscess
  • Meningitis
  • Immune System
  • AIDS
  • AIDS / HIV Disease
  • AIDS Immunization
  • Infections
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Fungal Infections
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Viral Infections
Clinical Interest for Patients
My clinical interests include general infectious diseases, HIV care and infections of the nervous system. I also participate in a multidisciplinary program with the Department of Neurology in the field of Neurological Infections and Neuroinflammatory diseases.

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
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 multidisciplinary clinical program with Neurology to provide specialized care for patients with neurological infections and inflammatory diseases of the nervous system.

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 viral RNA structures that are conserved to manipulate the host immune system as targets for vaccine development. We also 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 innate immune stimulation as a trigger for Parkinson's disease in genetically susceptible individuals.
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