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David Kimberlin, M.D.

Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

kimberlin experts2017Sergio Stagno, M.D., endowed chair; Co-director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases


Kimberlin's topics of interest include:

  • Vaccinations: safe, effective and life saving; schedule for school age kids
  • Measles, mumps and rubella
  • Cold and flu in children
  • Infectious disease outbreaks, such as Zika
  • Antiviral treatments
  • Whooping cough
  • Congenital CMV and neonatal herpes infections

Kimberlin has significant expertise in the study of antiviral treatments for congenital viral infections with central nervous system involvement, including neonatal herpes simplex virus infections and congenital cytomegalovirus disease.

An advocate for vaccinations, Kimberlin considers vaccines to be safe, effective and life saving for children. Kimberlin provides medical perspective to parents who question the risks of vaccinations, along with expertise in disease outbreaks.

Kimberlin recently was honored by Ronald McDonald House Charities for the treatment, control and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children. He served as the editor of the 2015 and 2018 editions of the AAP Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases — known as the Red Book — and as the associate editor for the 2009 and 2012 editions, which details the Academy’s policies on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pediatric infectious diseases.

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