John Bonnewell

Infectious Diseases
Buffalo Spree Top Doctor 2024

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Research Interests:

Clinical management and outcomes of sepsis in both high- and low-/middle-income countries, laboratory diagnosis and management of bloodstream infection, molecular diagnostics for bacteriology

About John Bonnewell


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology
  • Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases


Education and Training:

  • 2010-2014 - MD - University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
  • 2018-2020 - MSc - Global Health, Duke University, Durham, NC


  • 2014-2017 - Internal Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI


  • 2020-2021 - Medical Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • 2017-2020 - Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases
  • American Board of Pathology - Medical Microbiology

Honors & Awards:

  • 2019-2020 - Global Health Fellow, NIH Fogarty International Center


Bonnewell JP, Rubach MP, Madut DB, Carugati M, Maze MJ, Kilonzo KG, Lyamuya F, Marandu A, Kalengo NH, Lwezaula BF, Mmbaga BT, Maro VP, Crump JA. Performance Assessment of the Universal Vital Assessment Score vs Other Illness Severity Scores for Predicting Risk of In-Hospital Death Among Adult Febrile Inpatients in Northern Tanzania, 2016-2019. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Dec 1;4(12):e2136398. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.36398. PMID: 34913982; PMCID: PMC8678687.

Madut DB, Rubach MP, Bonnewell JP, Cutting ER, Carugati M, Kalengo N, Maze MJ, Morrissey AB, Mmbaga BT, Lwezaula BF, Kinabo G, Mbwasi R, Kilonzo KG, Maro VP, Crump JA. Trends in fever case management for febrile inpatients in a low malaria incidence setting of Tanzania. Trop Med Int Health. 2021 Dec;26(12):1668-1676. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13683. Epub 2021 Oct 10. PMID: 34598312; PMCID: PMC8639662.

Bonnewell JP, Farrow L, Dicks KV, Cox GM, Stout JE. Geographic analysis of latent tuberculosis screening: A health system approach. PLoS One. 2020 Nov 9;15(11):e0242055. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0242055. PMID: 33166372; PMCID: PMC7652260.

Maze MJ, Elrod MG, Biggs HM, Bonnewell J, Carugati M, Hoffmaster AR, Lwezaula BF, Madut DB, Maro VP, Mmbaga BT, Morrissey AB, Saganda W, Sakasaka P, Rubach MP, Crump JA. Investigation of Melioidosis Using Blood Culture and Indirect Hemagglutination Assay Serology among Patients with Fever, Northern Tanzania. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Dec;103(6):2510-2514. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0160. Epub 2020 Sep 24. PMID: 32996455; PMCID: PMC7695086.

Bonnewell J, Magaziner S, Fava JL, Montgomery MC, Almonte A, Carey M, Chan PA. A survey of syphilis knowledge among medical providers and students in Rhode Island. SAGE Open Med. 2020 Feb 4;8:2050312120902591. doi: 10.1177/2050312120902591. PMID: 32110401; PMCID: PMC7000862.