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Alexis M. Elward, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Infectious Diseases Division

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Infectious Disease
Infectious Diseases

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Nosocomial infections, hospital-acquired infection, nosocomial blood stream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Floor: Suite D, Second Floor
Office Phone: 314-454-4050
Fax: 314-454-2836

Education

Education

Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Diseases, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University. St. Louis, MO 2001
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 1997
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine 1994
B.A.: Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland 1988

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in the neonatal intensive care unit: an infection prevention and patient safety challenge.
Reich PJ, Boyle MG, Hogan PG, Johnson AJ, Wallace MA, Elward AM, Warner BB, Burnham CA, Fritz SA
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Jul; 22(7)645.e1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2016.04.013.

PMID:
    27126609
    [PubMed - in process]
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Use of Administrative Data for the Identificationof Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza Infection: The Validity ofInfluenza-Specific ICD-9 Codes.
Feemster KA, Leckerman KH, Middleton M, Zerr DM, Elward AM, Newland JG, Asti L, Guth RM, Selvarangan R, Coffin SE
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2013 Mar; 2(1)63-6. doi: 10.1093/jpids/pis052.

PMID:
    26619444
    [PubMed]
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Risk factors and outcomes of surgical site infection in children.
Bucher BT, Guth RM, Elward AM, Hamilton NA, Dillon PA, Warner BW, Keller MS
J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun; 212(6)1033-1038.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2011.01.065.

PMID:
    21398150
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: preventing surgical site infections following plastic surgery.
Elward AM, McAndrews JM, Young VL
Aesthet Surg J. 2009 May-Jun; 29(3)232-44. doi: 10.1016/j.asj.2009.01.010.

PMID:
    19608074
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of nosocomial infections due to antibiotic-resistant organisms on length of stay and mortality in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Foglia EE, Fraser VJ, Elward AM
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Mar; 28(3)299-306.

PMID:
    17326020
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Attributable cost of catheter-associated bloodstream infections among intensive care patients in a nonteaching hospital.
Warren DK, Quadir WW, Hollenbeak CS, Elward AM, Cox MJ, Fraser VJ
Crit Care Med. 2006 Aug; 34(8)2084-9.

PMID:
    16763511
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Risk factors for nosocomial primary bloodstream infection in pediatric intensive care unit patients: a 2-year prospective cohort study.
Elward AM, Fraser VJ
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Jun; 27(6)553-60.

PMID:
    16755473
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Attributable cost of nosocomial primary bloodstream infection in pediatric intensive care unit patients.
Elward AM, Hollenbeak CS, Warren DK, Fraser VJ
Pediatrics. 2005 Apr; 115(4)868-72.

PMID:
    15805357
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Survey of knowledge, beliefs, and practices of neonatal intensive care unit healthcare workers regarding nosocomial infections, central venous catheter care, and hand hygiene.
Kennedy AM, Elward AM, Fraser VJ
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2004 Sep; 25(9)747-52.

PMID:
    15484799
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pediatric ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Elward AM
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003 May; 22(5)445-6.

PMID:
    12792388
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Rate, risk factors, and outcomes of nosocomial primary bloodstream infection in pediatric intensive care unit patients.
Yogaraj JS, Elward AM, Fraser VJ
Pediatrics. 2002 Sep; 110(3)481-5.

PMID:
    12205248
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ventilator-associated pneumonia in pediatric intensive care unit patients: risk factors and outcomes.
Elward AM, Warren DK, Fraser VJ
Pediatrics. 2002 May; 109(5)758-64.

PMID:
    11986433
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Nosocomial primary bloodstream infections in intensive care unit patients in a nonteaching community medical center: a 21-month prospective study.
Warren DK, Zack JE, Elward AM, Cox MJ, Fraser VJ
Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Oct 15; 33(8)1329-35.

PMID:
    11550117
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

nosocomial infections, hospital-acquired infection, nosocomial blood stream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia,