Patient care at Weill Cornell Medicine has not been materially impacted by a technology outage. READ MORE HERE

Mirella Salvatore, M.D.

Infectious Disease
Insurances Accepted

Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.

*Indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

Biographical Info

Mirella Salvatore is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. She obtained her M.D. cum laude from the Catholic University in Rome, Italy, and completed her internal medicine residency and fellowship in infectious diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. At Mount Sinai she also completed a postdoctoral fellowship training in influenza virus. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Salvatore has focused her research on host responses and therapeutics for influenza, with a focus on the immune-compromised host, and vaccines development. More recently she has been working on the identification of host and viral predictors of progression to severe COVID-19, and SARS-CoV2 evolution in the immunocompromised host.  She is part of the Editorial Board and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Medicine and Frontiers in Public Health, section of Infectious Diseases and Editorial Board Member of Vaccines. Dr. Salvatore is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and has been elected Vice President of the Infectious Disease Society of New York (IDSNY)

Honors and Awards

Other Experience and Professional Membership

2009-10 Member of the NIAID Influenza Research Collaboration-Combination Antiviral Focus Group

2014 Member, NIH/NAID Scientific Review Panel, NIH Loan Repayment Program

2016 WHO pandemic influenza scenario reviewer

2017-20 International Society of Travel Medicine Research and Awards Committee member

2017 Grant Reviewer, Swiss National Science Foundation

2018 Grant Reviewer, NIH/NAID, Special emphasis panel RFA AI-17-037 Immunity in the elderly

2019-present Member, Research Committee, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

2019-present Associate Editor: Frontiers in Medicine section of Infectious Diseases

2019-present Associate Editor: Viruses

2020 Reviewer, Swiss National Science Foundation Grants

2020 Grant Reviewer: NIH/NAID Scientific Review Panel ZAI1 JHM-X (S3) Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

2020 Abstract reviewer ID week 2020

2020 Grant Reviewer: NIH/NAID Scientific Review Panel ZAI1 LRW (J2) Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)


1986 Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy - M.D., Summa Cum Laude

1987 Ministero Della Sanita’, Italy, Winner Competitive Award on Preventive Health

1989 "Lilly - Humulin" award for the best specialization thesis on Diabetes

1999 Istituto Superiore di Sanita' Rome, Italy Competitive Grant for virology research

2006 Stony Wold – Herbert Fund Young investigator award

2009 Top Cited Award 2006-2008 - Journal of Hepatology

2014 Leadership Award, President’s Council of Cornell Women

2019 Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

2021 Councilor, Infectious Diseases Society of New York (IDSNY)

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease)
  • M.D.
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Italy)
  • Associate Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

No External Relationships Reported