Rebecca Lillis, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Section of Infectious Diseases


Assistant Medical Director
LSU-CrescentCare Sexual Health Center

CrescentCare Sexual Health Center
3308 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: 504.293.6899
Fax: 504.568.5553


M.D. -- 1998
LSU School of Medicine

Teaching Activities

Supervise students, interns, and residents rotating through Crescent Care Health Center.

Lecture third-year students on infectious disease emergencies.

Round with students, interns, residents, and fellows on infectious disease consult service.

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

Assistant Medical Director
Delgado Personal Health Center

Selected Publications

Taylor SN, Liesenfeld O, Lillis RA, Body BA, Nye M, Williams J, Eisenhut C, Hook EW 3rd, Van Der Pol B. Evaluation of the Roche cobas® CT/NG Test for Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Male Urine. Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Jul;39(7):543-9.

Van Der Pol B, Liesenfeld O, Williams JA, Taylor SN, Lillis RA, Body BA, Nye M, Eisenhut C, Hook EW 3rd. Performance of the cobas CT/NG Test Compared to the Aptima AC2 and Viper CTQ/GCQ Assays for Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Jul;50(7):2244-9. Epub 2012 Apr 18.

Lillis RA, Nsuami MJ, Myers L, Martin DH. Utility of urine, vaginal, cervical, and rectal specimens for detection of Mycoplasma genitalium in women. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 May;49(5):1990-2. Epub 2011 Mar 16.

Taylor, SN, Van Der Pol B, Lillis R, Hook EW, Lebar W, Davis T, Fuller D, Mena L, Fine P, Gaydos CA, Martin DH. Clinical Evaluation of the BD ProbeTec Chlamydia trachomatis Q× Amplified DNA Assay on the BD Viper System with XTR Technology. Sex Trans Dis 2011; 38(7):603-609.

Howard EJ, Xu F, Taylor SN, Stoner BP, Mena L, Nsuami MJ, Powell S,Lillis R, Martin DH. Patient preference for patient-delivered partner therapy: exploratory findings from three sexually transmitted disease clinics. Sex Transm Dis 2011 Feb;38(2):148-9. PMID: 21209597 [PubMed - in process]

Howard EJ, Xu F, Taylor SN, Stoner BP, Mena L, Nsuami NJ, Powell S, Lillis R, Martin DH. Screening methods for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections in sexually transmitted infection clinics: what do patients prefer? Sex Transm Infect doi:10.1136/sti.2010.045807


Zozaya-Hinchliffe M, Lillis R, Martin DH, Ferris MJ.Quantitative PCR assessments of bacterial species in women with and without bacterial vaginosis. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 May;48(5):1812-9. Epub 2010 Mar 19.

Ma L, Taylor S. Jensen J, Myers L, Lillis R, Martin DH. Short tandem repeat sequences in the Mycoplasma genitalium genome and their use in a multilocus genotyping system. BMC Microbiol 8:130, 2008. (

Zozaya-Hinchcliff M, Lillis R, Ferris M, Taylor S, Martin D. Carriage of bacterial vaginosis-associated species by male sexual partners. (Poster # C-161). 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, Mass., June 1-5, 2008.

Taylor SN, Cammarata C, Lillis R, Mroczkowski T, Nsaumi M, Hsueh MK, Longfellow L, Trachtman L, Martin DH. Resurgence of syphilis in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (Abstract # O-055). 17th Meeting of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Research (ISSTDR), Seattle, Wa., July 29-August 1, 2007.

Taylor SN, Lillis R, Mroczkowski T, Nsuami M, Ma L, Martin DH. Mycoplasma genitalium in Couples Attending an Urban STD Clinic. Abstracts of the CDC STD Prevention Conference June 2006 – Oral Presentation – Jacksonville, FL.

Louisiana State University Health Science Center Infectious Diseases Section. “Eight months later—Hurricane aftermath challenges facing the LSUHSC Infectious Diseases Section.” Clin Infect Dis 43:2006. 485-489.