Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Professor, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
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Pediatric Infectious Diseases
We live in an age where there are tremendous opportunities to keep children healthy by preventing infections. I aim to work with children and their parents to optimize health. When an infection is suspected or occurs, I partner with the parents and the child to ensure that appropriate diagnosis and treatment ensues.
Dr. Blumberg's main areas of interest are preventing and treating childhood infections. He is involved in clinical vaccine research and childhood immunization policies, and is also head of Infection Control at Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California.
Dr. Blumberg's research interests include clinical vaccine studies and prevention and treatment of surgical site infections.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1980
M.D., Chicago Medical School, Chicago IL 1984
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA 1984-1985
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA 1985-1987
UC Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 1987-1990
The Cervical Cancer & HPV Project, Honor, 2010
Certificate of Recognition, California State Senate, 2009
Golden Service Award, Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE), 2009
Natalie J. Smith, MD, MPH Immunization Champion Award, California Coalition for Childhood Immunization, 2007
“Hot Shot” Award, Shots for Tots Regional Coalition, 2006
Special Achievement Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2005
Blumberg DA. Sports physicals. Pharos. 2005;68(3):33-34.
Blumberg DA. Hepatitis A infection and prevention. Jong EC, Stevens DL, eds. Netter’s Infectious Diseases, Elsevier, Philadelphia PA. 2012:60-64.
Blumberg DA. Human Papillomavirus infections and prevention. Jong EC, Stevens DL, eds. Netter’s Infectious Diseases, Elsevier, Philadelphia PA. 2012:71-74.
Blumberg DA. Hepatitis B Infection. Jong EC, Stevens DL, eds. Netter’s Infectious Diseases, Elsevier, Philadelphia PA. 2012:65-70.
Kapetanovic S, Wiegand RE, Dominguez K, Blumberg D, Bohannon B, Wheeling J, Rutstein R; LEGACY Consortium. Associations of medically documented psychiatric diagnoses and risky health behaviors in highly active antiretroviral therapy-experienced perinatally HIV-infected youth. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2011 Aug;25(8):493-501. doi:10.1089/apc.2011.0107. Epub 2011 Jul 11. PMID:21745118.
Hendrickson DJ, Blumberg DA, Joad JP, Jhawar S, McDonald RJ. Five-fold increase in pediatric parapneumonic empyema since introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2008 Nov;27(11):1030-2. doi:10.1097/INF.0b013e31817e5188. PMID:18845981.
Sejvar JJ, Kohl KS, Bilynsky R, Blumberg D, Cvetkovich T, Galama J, Gidudu J, Katikaneni L, Khuri-Bulos N, Oleske J, Tapiainen T, Wiznitzer M; Brighton Collaboration Encephalitis Working Group. Encephalitis, myelitis, and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM): case definitions and guidelines for collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data. Vaccine. 2007 Aug 1;25(31):5771-92. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2007.04.060. Epub 2007 May 11. PMID:17570566.
Taylor Z, Butani L, Blumberg DA, Cowan M, Wara D. Index of suspicion (case report). Pediatr Rev 2006;27:463, 464-466.
Wong DM, Blumberg DA, Lowe LG. Guidelines for the use of antibiotics in acute upper respiratory tract infections. Am Family Physician 2006;74:956-966.