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

  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
  • 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

  • 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. 2016 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print] 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 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] 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
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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