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Madan Kumar

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentPediatrics-Infectious Diseases
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Dr. Madan Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases. He currently serves as the Director for the pediatric antimicrobial stewardship service. This collaborative, interdisciplinary service targets improving drug selection, slowing the emergence of antimicrobial resistance, reducing antibiotic expenditures, and improving patient outcomes at UChicago Medicine’s Comer Children’s Hospital.
    Dr. Kumar’s primary clinical and academic interests focus on acute and chronic infections in immunocompromised hosts including opportunistic fungal infections. Additionally, he is dedicated to medical education and serves as the Associate Fellowship Director for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases training program.
    Dr. Kumar completed his medical training at Touro College of Medicine in New York City, pediatric residency at Pennsylvania State University, and infectious diseases fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center.

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    Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC06/2018Fellowship, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Pennsylvania State University, Hershey PA06/2015Residency, Pediatrics
    Touro College Of Medicine, New York NYD.O.06/2012DO
    Pennsylvania State University, State College PABS05/2008Science
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    Fellow, American Acadamy of Pediatrics
    Member, PIDS Clinical Affairs Committee
    2018 - 2019Comer Development Board Grant, UChicago
    Member, PIDS Transplant ID Committee

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    1. Alali M, Giurcanu M, Elmuti L, Kumar M. Pediatric Invasive Fungal Risk Score in Cancer and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Patients With Febrile Neutropenia. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2022 Mar 01; 44(2):e334-e342. PMID: 34224520.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Konold VJL, Bhagat PH, Pisano J, Pettit NN, Choksi AR, Nguyen CT, Kumar M. Implementation of a multidisciplinary 48-hour antibiotic timeout in a pediatric population. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2022 02; 43(2):253-254. PMID: 34526159.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Mozer CL, Bhagat PH, Seward SA, Mason NR, Anderson SL, Byron M, Peirce LB, Konold V, Kumar M, Arora VM, Orlov NM. Optimizing Oral Medication Schedules for Inpatient Sleep: A Quality Improvement Intervention. Hosp Pediatr. 2021 04; 11(4):327-333. PMID: 33731336; PMCID: PMC8006200.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Madariaga MLL, Guthmiller JJ, Schrantz S, Jansen MO, Christensen C, Kumar M, Prochaska M, Wool G, Durkin-Celauro A, Oh WH, Trockman L, Vigneswaran J, Keskey R, Shaw DG, Dugan H, Zheng NY, Cobb M, Utset H, Wang J, Stovicek O, Bethel C, Matushek S, Giurcanu M, Beavis KG, di Sabato D, Meltzer D, Ferguson MK, Kress JP, Shanmugarajah K, Matthews JB, Fung JF, Wilson PC, Alverdy JC, Donington JS. Clinical predictors of donor antibody titre and correlation with recipient antibody response in a COVID-19 convalescent plasma clinical trial. J Intern Med. 2021 04; 289(4):559-573. PMID: 33034095; PMCID: PMC7675325.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
    5. Zhang DD, Acree ME, Ridgway JP, Shah N, Hazra A, Ravichandran U, Kumar M. Characterizing coinfection in children with COVID-19: A dual center retrospective analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 09; 42(9):1160-1162. PMID: 32962785; PMCID: PMC7545240.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    6. Georgette N, Kumar M. A Teenager With Leg Rash, Fevers, and Positional Dyspnea. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2020 11; 59(13):1214-1218. PMID: 32674603.
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    7. Hazra A, Collison M, Pisano J, Kumar M, Oehler C, Ridgway JP. Coinfections with SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory pathogens. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Oct; 41(10):1228-1229. PMID: 32616098; PMCID: PMC7360954.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    8. Kumar M, Campos J, Hanisch B. Clinical Utility of Anaerobic and Fungal Blood Cultures in the Pediatric Oncologic Population. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2020 07; 42(5):345-349. PMID: 32287096.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    9. Kumar M, Jantausch B, Torres C, Campos J, Zelazny A. Central Line-Associated Mucor velutinosus Bloodstream Infection in an Immunocompetent Pediatric Patient. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2018 May 15; 7(2):e55-e57. PMID: 29373689; PMCID: PMC6251637.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
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