Donna Curtis, MD, MPH/MSPH
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

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Medical School:
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2005)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, Johns Hopkins University (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Georgetown University (DC) (1994)
Internship:
  • UCLA Medical Center Program (2006)
Residency:
  • UCLA Medical Center Program, Pediatrics (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

Professional Titles

  • Fellowship Director

Research Interests

Vaccinations in immunocompromised children

Teaching

  • Course Director (2013)
    Colorado School of Public Health, Colorado School of Public Health
    Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases
  • Course Director (2014)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    CHA/PA MPAS5120, Medical Microbiology, Part of 1st year CHA/PA curriculum

Publications

  • Prinzi AM, Parker SK, Curtis DJ, Ziniel SI. The Pediatric Endotracheal Aspirate Culture Survey (PETACS): Examining Practice Variation Across Pediatric Microbiology Laboratories in the United States. J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33298605
  • Rao S, Kwan BM, Curtis DJ, Swanson A, Bakel LA, Bajaj L, Boguniewicz J, Lockwood JM, Ogawa K, Pemberton K, Fuhlbrigge RC, Brumbaugh D, Givens P, Nozik ES, Sills MR. Implementation of a Rapid Evidence Assessment Infrastructure during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic to Develop Policies, Clinical Pathways, Stimulate Academic Research, and Create Educational Opportunities. J Pediatr. 2020 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33091418
  • Kemme S, Sundaram SS, Curtis DJ, Lobritto S, Mohammad S, Feldman AG. A community divided: Post-transplant live vaccine practices among Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) centers. Pediatr Transplant. 2020 Nov;24(7):e13804. PubMed PMID: 32845536
  • Feldman AG, Curtis DJ, Moore SL, Kempe A. Under-immunization of pediatric transplant recipients: a call to action for the pediatric community. Pediatr Res. 2020 Jan;87(2):277-281. PubMed PMID: 31330527
  • Feldman AG, Sundaram SS, Beaty BL, Torres R, Curtis DJ, Kempe A. Immunization Status at the Time of Liver Transplant in Children and Adolescents. JAMA. 2019 Nov 12;322(18):1822-1824. PubMed PMID: 31714979
  • Feldman AG, Curtis DJ, Moore SL, Kempe A. Under-immunization of pediatric transplant recipients: a call to action for the pediatric community. Pediatr Res. 2019 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31330527
  • Feldman AG, Beaty BL, Curtis D, Juarez-Colunga E, Kempe A. Incidence of Hospitalization for Vaccine-Preventable Infections in Children Following Solid Organ Transplant and Associated Morbidity, Mortality, and Costs. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Mar 1;173(3):260-268. PubMed PMID: 30640369
  • Strommen A, Hurst AL, Curtis D, Abzug MJ. Use of Intravenous Posaconazole in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018 May;40(4):e203-e206. PubMed PMID: 29309375
  • Whittington MD, Atherly AJ, Curtis DJ, Lindrooth RC, Bradley CJ, Campbell JD. Recommendations for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Prevention in Adult ICUs: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Crit Care Med. 2017 Aug;45(8):1304-1310. PubMed PMID: 28471887
  • Larochelle MB, Phan R, Craddock J, Abzug MJ, Curtis D, Robinson CC, Giller RH, Cosgrove S, Siringo F, McCourt E, Palestine AG. Cytomegalovirus Retinitis in Pediatric Stem Cell Transplants: Report of a Recent Cluster and the Development of a Screening Protocol. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Mar;175:8-15. PubMed PMID: 27746296
  • Whittington MD, Curtis DJ, Atherly AJ, Bradley CJ, Lindrooth RC, Campbell JD. Screening test recommendations for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surveillance practices: A cost-minimization analysis. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Jul 1;45(7):704-708. PubMed PMID: 28126259
  • Larochelle MB, Phan R, Craddock J, Abzug MJ, Curtis D, Robinson CC, Giller RH, Cosgrove S, Siringo F, McCourt E, Palestine AG. Cytomegalovirus retinitis in pediatric stem cell transplants: report of a recent cluster and the development of a screening protocol. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27746296
  • Barron MA, Frank DN, Claypool D, Ir D, Ning MF, Curtis D, Weinberg A. Antibody responses to influenza a H1N1 vaccine compared to the circulating strain in influenza vaccine recipients during the 2013/2014 season in North America. J Clin Virol. 2016 Oct;83:56-60. PubMed PMID: 27591557
  • Levi ME, Curtis DJ. West Nile infections in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Sep;20(6):744-6. PubMed PMID: 27090062
  • Weinberg A, Curtis D, Ning MF, Claypool DJ, Jalbert E, Patterson J, Frank DN, Ir D, Armon C. Immune Responses to Circulating and Vaccine Viral Strains in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Children and Youth Who Received the 2013/2014 Quadrivalent Live-Attenuated Influenza Vaccine. Front Immunol. 2016 Apr 15;7:142. PubMed PMID: 27148262
  • Rao S, Torok MR, Bagdure D, Cunningham MA, Williams JT, Curtis DJ, Wilson K, Dominguez SR. A comparison of H1N1 influenza among pediatric inpatients in the pandemic and post pandemic era. J Clin Virol. 2015 Oct;71:44-50. PubMed PMID: 26370314
  • Curtis D, Ning MF, Armon C, Li S, Weinberg A. Safety, immunogenicity and shedding of LAIV4 in HIV-infected and uninfected children. Vaccine. 2015 Sep 11;33(38):4790-7. PubMed PMID: 26241950
  • Curtis DJ, Muresan P, Nachman S, Fenton T, Richardson KM, Dominguez T, Flynn PM, Spector SA, Cunningham CK, Bloom A, Weinberg A. Characterization of functional antibody and memory B-cell responses to pH1N1 monovalent vaccine in HIV-infected children and youth. PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0118567. PubMed PMID: 25785995
  • Sabry A, Hauk PJ, Jing H, Su HC, Stence NV, Mirsky DM, Nagel MA, Abbott JK, Dragone LL, Armstrong-Wells J, Curtis DJ, Cohrs R, Schmid DS, Gilden D, Gelfand EW. Vaccine strain varicella-zoster virus-induced central nervous system vasculopathy as the presenting feature of DOCK8 deficiency. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24418481
  • Sabry A, Hauk PJ, Jing H, Su HC, Stence NV, Mirsky DM, Nagel MA, Abbott JK, Dragone LL, Armstrong-Wells J, Curtis DJ, Cohrs R, Schmid DS, Gilden D, Gelfand EW. Vaccine strain varicella-zoster virus-induced central nervous system vasculopathy as the presenting feature of DOCK8 deficiency. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Apr;133(4):1225-7. PubMed PMID: 24418481
  • Messacar K, Robinson CC, Bagdure D, Curtis DJ, Glodé MP, Dominguez SR. Rhino/enteroviruses in hospitalized children: a comparison to influenza viruses. J Clin Virol. 2013 Jan;56(1):41-5. PubMed PMID: 23078869
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow
  • Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), Member
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS), Member
  • Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Member
  • American Transplant Society, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2008, 2008)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Board Certification (2011)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Infections
  • Infections - Viral Infections
  • Infections - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Infections - Pneumonia
  • Infections - Influenza
  • Infections - Bacterial Infections
  • Infections - Fungal Infections
Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2005)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, Johns Hopkins University (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Georgetown University (DC) (1994)
Internships:
  • UCLA Medical Center Program (2006)
Residency Programs:
  • UCLA Medical Center Program, Pediatrics (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
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