Theoklis Zaoutis, M.D., M.S.C.E.

Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Thomas Frederick McNair Scott Endowed Chair in Pediatrics


Zaoutis, associate division chief since 2009, also directs CHOP’s Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness and is director of the Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology training program at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the epidemiology of antibiotic resistance, pediatric fungal infections and other infectious disease topics. He has engineered the development of a distinctive epidemiology research program at CHOP that is well funded by federal grants and awards from private foundations and industry.

What’s next?

“While we continue to further our research in healthcare epidemiology and infections in immunocompromised children, we will re-emphasize bench science to reinvigorate CHOP’s proud tradition of vaccine-related work and development. We will also integrate our research with the ongoing quality improvement work toward the goal of providing safer and more effective infectious disease care for patients.”