2534. Pediatric Ventricular Shunt Infections
Session: Symposium: Intersection of Surgery and Pediatric Infectious Disease
Saturday, October 6, 2018: 2:50 PM
Room: S 214-216
Tamara Simon, MD, MSPH, Pediatrics, University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

Tamara D. Simon, MD, MSPH is an pediatric hospitalist with a research focus on improving the quality of evidence in the inpatient care we provide to pediatric medical and surgical patients, in particular, the vulnerable child with medically complexity. She graduated from Colgate University, served in the US Peace Corps in Ghana, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (go Tarheels!). She completed a pediatrics residency followed by a master’s degree and research fellowship at the University of Colorado/ Children’s Hospital Denver. She spent her first four years as faculty at the University of Utah/ Primary Children’s Medical Center. In 2009, she obtained a K23 career development award from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke focused on conduct of multi-center studies of cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections. She has been an active investigator in both the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network since 2007 and Pediatic Research in Inpatient Settings Executive Council. In July 2010, she moved to the University of Washington/ Seattle Children’s Hospital. Her team was awarded an R-01 focused on the microbial environment of CSF shunts including infections in 2016. In 2018 her team was awarded an R-01 focused on the use of antibiotic-impregnated catheters.


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