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Jose R. Romero, M.D.

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  • Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • Section Chief, Infectious Diseases
  • Horace C. Cabe Endowed Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Sections

  • Infectious Diseases

Specialties

  • Infectious Diseases

Contact Information

  • Email: RomeroJose@uams.edu
    Phone: 501-364-1416
    Fax: 501-364-3551
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202

Education

  • M.D., Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, 1977

Training

  • Rotating Internship, Pediatrics, Centro Medico del Noroeste, 1978-1978
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Surgery/Transplantation, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1980-1980
  • Pediatric Resident, Pediatrics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1980-1983
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1983-1984
  • Fellow, Minority Medical Faculty Developement Program, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1987-1989
  • Research Fellow, Molecular Microbiology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1984-1987
  • Research Fellow, Neurovirology Training Program, University of Colorado, 1989-1990
  • Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado, 1989-1992
  • Fellow, Minority Medical Faculty Developement Program, University of Colorado, 1991-1993

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Recent Honors

  • Elected member- American Pediatric Society, American Pediatric Society, 2009
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in America, 2009
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in America, 2010
  • Advisory Committee Service Award, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Center for Biologic Evaluation and Research, 2010
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in America, 2011
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in America, 2012
  • Red Sash Award , University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences- Senior Medical School Class, 2012
  • Dean's Educational Incentive, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2012
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in America, 2014
  • Elected Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2015

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Abzug MJ., Michaels MG., Wald E., Jacobs RF., Romero JR., et al. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Pleconaril for the Treatment of Neonates with Enterovirus Sepsis. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2016 5:53-62.
  • Journal Article, Strikas RA., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention., Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ., Child/Adolescent Immunization Work Group. Advisory committee on immunization practices recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0 through 18 years--United States, 2015. Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2015 64:93-94.
  • Journal Article, Kimberlin DW., Jester PM., Sánchez PJ., Ahmed A., Arav-Boger R., Michaels M., Ashouri N., Englund JA., Estrada B., Jacobs RF., Romero JR., et al. Valganciclovir for Symptomatic Congenital Cytomegalovirus Disease. N Engl J Med 2015 372:933-943.
  • Journal Article, Arthur C., Tang X., Romero JR., Gossett JG., Harik N., Prodhan P. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Infection Among Young Children in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit: A Single Institution Experience. Pediatr Cardiol 2015 36:509-515.
  • Journal Article, Kaplan SL., Center KJ., Barson WJ., Ling-Lin P., Romero JR., et al. Multicenter Surveillance of Streptococcus pneumoniae Isolates from Middle Ear and Mastoid Cultures in the 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Era. Clin Infect Dis 2015 60:1339-1345.
  • Journal Article, Abzug MJ., Michaels MG., Wald E., Jacobs RF., Romero JR., et al. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Pleconaril for the Treatment of Neonates with Enterovirus Sepsis. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2015 4:1-10.
  • Journal Article, Olarte L., Barson WJ., Ling-Lin P., Romero JR., et al. Impact of the 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine on Pneumococcal Meningitis in Children. Clin Infect Dis 2015 61:767-775.
  • Journal Article, Linam WM., Gilliam CH., Honeycutt M., Wisdom C., Swearingen CJ., Romero JR. Parental Perceptions about Required Influenza Immunization of Pediatric Healthcare Personnel. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 October; 35:1301-1303.
  • Journal Article, Palazzi DL., Arrieta A., Castagnola E., Halasa N., Hubbard S., Brozovich AA., Fisher BT., Steinbach WJ., International Pediatric Fungal Network. Candida Speciation, Antifungal Treatment, and Adverse Events in Pediatric Invasive Candidasis. Results from 441 Infections in a Prospective, Multi-National Study. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2014 33:1294-1296.
  • Journal Article, Ramilo O., Lagos R., Sáez-Llorens X., Suzich J., Wang CK., Jensen KM., Harris BS., Losonsky GA., Griffin MP., Motavizumab Study Group*. Motavizumab treatment of infants hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus infection does not decrease viral load or severity of illness.. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2014 July; 33:703-709.

Recent Grant Awards

  • A Pharmacokinetic, Pharmacodynamic, and Resistance Evaluation of IV Ganciclovir in Premature Infants, NIH, CASG DMID 11-0067 37C, 2012-02-01 00:00:00-2017-09-27 00:00:00
  • A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of a Huma Monoclonal Antibody, REGN2222, for the Prevention of Medically Attended RSV Infection in Preterm Infants, Regeneron , R2222-RSV-1332, 2015-12-01 00:00:00-2017-12-31 00:00:00
  • A Phase I, Non-Comparative, Open-Label study to characterize the PK of a single IV dose of Ceftolozane/Tazobactam in Peds Patients receiving SOC antibiotic therapy for proven or suspected gram-negative infection or for peri-operative prophylaxis, Cubist, CXA-PEDS-13-08, 2014-10-01 00:00:00-2017-05-31 00:00:00
  • A Phase I, Single-Administration Pharmacokinetic and Safety Study of Oral and IV Tedizolid Phosphate in Hospitalized Subjects 2 to < 12 Years Old, Merck, MK-1986, 2016-08-12 00:00:00-2017-07-31 00:00:00
  • A PK, PD, and Resistance Evaluation of IV Ganciclovir in Premature Infants, NIH, CASG404, 2012-02-01 00:00:00-2017-09-16 00:00:00
  • A Randomized Double-Blind, Phase 3 study comparing the efficacy and safety of high-titer versus low-titer anti-influenza immune plasma for the treatment of severe influenza A, NIAID, CRB-SSS-S-15-004572, 2015-10-16 00:00:00-2017-09-30 00:00:00
  • A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-controlled, 2-Part Study of Orally Administered ALS-008176 to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, PK and PD of Single Ascending Dosing and Multiple Ascending Dosing in Infants Hosiptalized with RSV Infection , Alios BioPharma, Inc, ALS8176-503, 2015-12-21 00:00:00-2017-12-31 00:00:00
  • An Adaptive, Sequential Study Evaluating Prevention of Neonatal HSV Disease: Detection of Maternal HSV Shedding at Delivery, Followed by Preemptive Antiviral Therapy in Exposed Neonates, NIH, CASG401, 2013-01-01 00:00:00-2017-06-30 00:00:00
  • An Open label, Dose-finding, Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Tolerability Study of Oritavancin Single Dose Infusion in Pediatric Subjects Less than 18 Years of Age with Suspected or Confirmed Bacterial Infections, Medicines, TMC-ORI-11-01, 2014-05-01 00:00:00-2017-05-31 00:00:00
  • An Open-Label, Dose-Finding Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Tolerability Study of a Single Dose Infusion of Meropenem-Vaborbactam in Pediatric Subjects from Birth to less than 18 YO with Serious Bacterial Infections, Medicines, REMPEX-507, 2016-07-01 00:00:00-2017-06-30 00:00:00
  • Clinical Evaluation of the Xpert Xpress Strep A Assay on the GeneXpert Xpress System in a CLIA-Waived Environment Protocol 226, Cepheid, Protocol 226, 2017-02-01 00:00:00-2018-01-31 00:00:00
  • Clinical Evaluation of the Xpress Flu/RSV CW Assay and Xpress Flu A/B CW Assay on the GeneXpert Xpress System in a CLIA-Waived Environment, Cepheid, 224, 2016-10-13 00:00:00-2018-03-01 00:00:00
  • Cytomegalovirus Research Stage- Pre-Clinical Study Protocol - Specimen Collection, Meridian, 2016-10-26 00:00:00-2017-10-25 00:00:00
  • Fungal Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Response to Therapy for Pediatric Candidemia, NIH, 200405, 2015-06-09 00:00:00-2017-05-31 00:00:00
  • illumigen Kingella Sample Acquisition, Meridian, Kingella, 2016-07-01 00:00:00-2017-06-30 00:00:00
  • Multi-Center Studies to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Candidiasis, NIH, 2014-01-01 00:00:00-2017-12-31 00:00:00
  • Multicenter Pneumococcal Surveillance Study, Baylor, WI188126, 1993-07-01 00:00:00-2018-05-31 00:00:00
  • Nasal Swab and Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimen Collection for use with Cepheid Flu and/or Flu/RSV, Cepheid, 026S, 2017-02-01 00:00:00-2018-01-31 00:00:00
  • Sentinel Laboratory Surveillance Program, SDI, 2010-08-14 00:00:00-2017-12-31 00:00:00
  • Sentry Anti-microbial Surveillance, JMI Lab, 2004-02-01 00:00:00-2017-12-31 00:00:00

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