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Ian C. Michelow, MD, FCPaed

Division Head, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


MBBCh, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1990

Pediatrics, University of the Witwatersrand, 1994-1997
Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2001-2003 (Chief Resident 2002-2003)

Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1998-2001

Board Certifications

  • General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Faculty Appointment

    Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Dr. Michelow is division head of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Connecticut Children’s and professor of pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His experience and interests span clinical, basic science and translational research topics with an emphasis on mechanisms of infection across microbial kingdoms, host-pathogen interactions and immune-mediated interventions. His research activities have included the study of malaria pathogenesis and vaccines, Ebola virus disease, clinical epidemiology and biomarkers of bacterial and viral infections in children including COVID-19, congenital syphilis, pediatric osteoarticular, pulmonary and intracranial infections, among others. He has also contributed to medical education by mentoring students on emerging infectious diseases research projects under an NIH-sponsored grant, developing new models for clinical teaching, and participating in the ACGME Milestones 2.0 development for pediatric infectious diseases competency-based education.

    Dr. Michelow collaborates with colleagues locally, nationally, and internationally. His research has been supported by several NIH grants including NIAID K08/U19/R25, NIGMS COBRE, and Fogarty U54, as well as charitable foundations. He also holds a patent for a novel PfEMMA-1 malaria vaccine candidate.

    Dr. Michelow serves on the editorial board of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal, represents the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society of America (PIDS) at the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID) Education Committee, is a founding leader of WSPID’s International Journal Club, and serves as the Chair-elect of the PIDS International Affairs Committee.

    Selected Publications

    • AE Genisca, TC Chu, L Huang, M Gainey, M Adeniji, EN Mbong, S Kennedy, R Laghari, F Nganga, RF Muhayangabo, H Vaishnav, SM Perera, A Colubri, AC Levine, IC Michelow. Risk prediction score for pediatric patients with suspected Ebola Virus Disease. Emerg Infect Dis. 2022;28(6):1189-1197

    • IC Michelow, S Park, SW Tsai, B Rayta, CFA Pasaje, S Nelson, AM Early, AP Frosch, G Ayodo, DK Raj, CE Nixon, CP Nixon, S Pond-Tor, JF Friedman, M Fried, PE Duffy, KG Le Roch, JC Niles, Kurtis JD. A Newly Characterized Malaria Antigen on Erythrocyte and Merozoite Surfaces Induces Parasite Inhibitory Antibodies. J Exp Med 2021;218(9): e20200170

    • Z Alhinai, M Elahi, S Park, B Foo, B Lee, K Chapin, M Koster, PJ Sánchez, IC Michelow. Prediction of adverse outcomes in pediatric acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. Clin Infect Dis 2020;71(9):e454-64

    • IC Michelow, K Olsen, J Lozano, NK Rollins, LB Duffy, T Ziegler, J Kauppila, M Leinonen, GH McCracken. Epidemiology and outcome of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized children. Pediatrics 2004;113(4):701-7

    • IC Michelow, GD Wendel, M Norgard, F Zeray, NK Leos, R Alsaadi, and PJ Sánchez. Central nervous system invasion by Treponema pallidum in congenital syphilis. N Engl J Med 2002; 346(23):1792-8

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