Paula Sereebutra Seal, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

UMC – HOP Clinic
Infectious Diseases Section, LSUHSC 
2001 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
504.702.5700  Phone
504.568.5553  FAX


M.D. -- 2005
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana

M.P.H. -- 2001
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Ryals School of Public Health
Birmingham, Alabama


After completing medical school at LSU School of Medicine New Orleans, Dr. Seal completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She subsequently completed training in Infectious Diseases at the University of Birmingham as well in 2010. She started working the Division of Infectious Diseases at LSU –New Orleans in 2010. Dr. Seal is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Research Interests

Health Disparities
HIV prevention, engagement and retention in care

Teaching Activities

Faculty facilitator, “Introduction to Medical Ethics”, Science and Practice of Medicine

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

HIV Outpatient Clinic (HOP) Committee for Quality Improvement
HIV Outpatient Clinic (HOP) Treatment and Adherence Committee

Selected Publications

Kempf M, McLeod J, Boehme A, Walcott M, Wright L, Seal P, Norton WE, Shuchmacher JE, Mugavero M, Moneyham L. A Qualitative Study of the Barriers and Facilitators to Retention-in-Care among HIV-positive Women in the Rural Southeastern U.S.: Implications for Targeted Interventions. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2010 Aug;24(8):515-20.

Seal P and Pappas P. Systemic Fungal Infections. In: Finch, Greenwood, Norrby, Whitley, ed. Antibiotic and Chemotherapy: Anti-Infective Agents and Their Use in Therapy 9th ed. United Kingdom: Elsevier (October 19, 2010).
Moneyham L, McLeod J, Boehm A, Wright L, Mugavero M, Seal P, Norton WE, Kempf MC. Perceived barriers to HIV Care among HIV-infected women in the Deep South. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2010 Nov-Dec;21(6):467-77.

Seal P, Jackson D, Chamot E, Willig J, Nevin C, Allison J, Raper J, Kempf M, Schumacher M, Saag M, Mugavero M. Temporal Trends in Late Presentation for Outpatient HIV Medical Care 2000-2010: Implications for Short-term Mortality. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2011 Jul; 26(7):745-50.

Boehme A, Moneyham L, McLeod J, Walcott M, Wright L, Seal P, Mugavero M, Norton W, Kempf C. HIV-infected Women’s Relationships with their Health Care Providers in the Rural Deep South: An Exploratory Study. Available online: December 2, 2011. Health Care for Women International.

Seal PS, Garces I, Halanych J, Scarinci I. Sexual Health Knowledge of Male and Female Latino Immigrants. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 2012. Epub Ahead of Print. January 25, 2012. (DOI) 10.1007/s10903-012-9576-8