Sheldon Kaplan, Gary Marshall, Stephen Pelton, Amanda Smith

Sheldon Kaplan, MD

Professor and Executive Vice-Chair
Head, Section of Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Chief, Infectious Disease Service
Head, Department of Pediatric Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas

Dr. Kaplan received his medical degree from University of Missouri – Columbia. He completed his residency and fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in Pediatric Infectious Disease. He is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Kaplan’s research focuses on infections in children caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Neisseria meningitidis, including evaluating new antibiotics for children with infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria. He is a member of Infectious Diseases Society of America and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Dr. Kaplan is current a Professor of Pediatrics-Administration at Baylor College of Medicine where he also serves as the Head of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Section. He is also the Chief of Infectious Diseases Service at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan serves as the Head of the Department of Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.

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Gary Marshall, MD

Professor of Pediatrics,
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Norton Children’s Hospital
Louisville, KY

Gary S. Marshall, MD, is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Professor of Pediatrics, and Director of the Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit, all at University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky. Dr. Marshall's research interests include congenital cytomegalovirus infections, outcomes research in diagnostic microbiology, and immunization practice.
A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Marshall received his undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania, and his medical degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After completing a pediatric residency at Vanderbilt in 1986, he entered a fellowship in infectious diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He performed additional research training focused on Immunology at the Institute for Cancer Research and Virology at the Wistar Institute, both in Philadelphia.
During his tenure at Louisville, Dr. Marshall has been recognized as an astute clinician, effective educator, and productive investigator, receiving such accolades as the Outstanding Clinical Professor Award, the University President's Young Investigator Award, and the Department of Pediatrics Educator of the Year Award. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and has served in several national leadership positions. Dr. Marshall is the author of over 70 original research articles and numerous other abstracts, chapters, and monographs. However, he is perhaps best known for his work in the areas of vaccine development, advocacy, and education, for his book entitledThe Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (now in its second edition), and for the widely-distributed periodical, The Vaccine Quarterly.

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Stephen Pelton, MD

Course Director
Professor of Pediatrics - Boston University School of Medicine
Professor of Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health
Director, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases - Boston Medical Center

Stephen I Pelton MD is Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health and Director of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center Dr Peltons interests focus on the epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal and meningococcal disease and the pathogenesis and prevention of respiratory disease specifically otitis media and pneumonia due to nontypable Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae He is an active investigator in the management of pneumococcal infections and the impact of PCV on pneumococcal ecology in the pediatric population He is also active in clinical trials for new approaches in the treatment and prevention of HIV including immune reconstitution and immunogenicity of vaccines in HIV infected childrenDr Pelton is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America He has published on a broad array of topics including epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal and meningococcal infections changing patterns of nasopharyngeal colonization and pathogenesis and prevention of otitis media

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Amanda Smith, MD

Course Co-Director
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
KentuckyOne Primary Care Associates
Lexington, KY

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