Dr. Michelow is the division head of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Connecticut Children’s and a 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.


University of Witwatersrand


Johannesburg General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital


Children's Medical Center of Dallas

American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Infectious Diseases
American Board of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • 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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Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Hartford (85 Seymour St.)

85 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT06106
United States

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May 5, 2024
We had a fantastic experience with all doctors and health care providers. Everyone was very patient with our concerns, answered questions and was delicate with our son and his feelings.
April 4, 2024
Very good
March 3, 2024
Dr. Michelow is fantastic, thorough, caring and truly connects with his patients and family
March 3, 2024
Dr. Michelow was kind and thorough, took his time, didn't rush us, and listened attentively. My daughter has an exceptional experience with him. He put her at ease and made her feel comfortable.
March 3, 2024
Dr Michelow did an excellent job explaining my son's diagnosis and treatment plan. He was very thorough and the appointment did not feel rushed
November 11, 2023
Dr Michelow had the best bedside manner I have ever seen. He was so patient, kind and such a good listener
August 8, 2023
We are very happy about our visit..Really detail check up and very informative...