Natasha A. Nakra, M.D., M.S.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
- Associate Professor
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Nakra is dedicated to providing excellent care for children, and strives to build a trusting and open relationship with them and their families.
Dr. Nakra specializes in the care of infants and children with infectious diseases. She has experience caring for children with impaired immune defenses, including oncology patients and children with immune deficiencies.
Dr. Nakra's academic interests include appropriate prescribing of antibiotics to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics and minimize side effects.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Allergy
M.D., Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2005
M.S., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY 2013
B.A., Northwestern University Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Evanston IL 2001
Internship: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 2005-2006
Pediatrics, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2006-2009
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Albert Einstein School of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx NY 2010-2012
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 2009-2010
American Board of Pediatrics,
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases,
American Academy of Pediatrics
Infectious Disease Society of America
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Select Recent Publications
Mascola L, Terashita D, Verma N, Zheng X, Shulman ST, et al. Increased Detections and Severe Neonatal Disease Associated with Coxsackievirus B1 Infection...United States, 2007. MMWR-Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. May 2008;57(20): 553-6.
Verma NA, Lee AC, Herold BC, Keller MJ. Topical prophylaxis for HIV prevention in women: becoming a reality. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. June 2011;8(2):104-13.
Verma NA, Zheng XT, Harris MU, Cadichon SB, Melin-Aldana H, Khetsuriani N, Oberste MS, Shulman ST. Outbreak of life-threatening coxsackievirus B1 myocarditis in neonates. Clin Infect Dis. Sep 2009;49(5):759-63.
Wikswo ME, Khetsuriani N, Fowlkes AL, Zheng X, Penaranda S, Verma N, Shulman ST, Sircar K, Robinson CC, Schmidt T, Schnurr D, Oberste MS. Increased activity of Coxsackievirus B1 strains associated with sever disease among young infants in the United States, 2007-2008. Clin Infect Dis. Sep 2009;49(5):e44-51.
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