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Mary T. Caserta, M.D.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Infectious Diseases

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5944

Office: (585) 275-6672

Fax: (585) 273-1104

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Catheter-associated infections
Animal and human bite wound Infections
Bartonella Infections
Viral encephalitis

Research

Dr. Caserta's research interest are:

1) Epidemiology and clinical consequences of infection with human herpesvirus-6, herpesvirus-7 in children with special emphasis on epidemiology and pathogenesis

2) Effects of psychosocial factors on susceptibility to infectious diseases

The epidemiology and viral pathogenesis of human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6) is the focus of several ongoing basic research projects in the laboratory. One aspect of this work is the study of immune responses in children with latent and reactivated HHV6 infection. Previous experiments in the lab have shown that all children become infected with HHV6 during infancy or early childhood and that the virus remains latent in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Reactivation occurs in a small percentage of normal children and we are examining markers of immune function associated with reactivation, as well as possible outcomes on health in several populations. In addition, studies of the transmission of HHV6 are being pursued.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1980
BS | Marquette University
Biology

1984
MD | SUNY at Buffalo, School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1984 - 06/30/1985
Internship in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

07/01/1985 - 06/30/1987
Residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

07/01/1987 - 06/30/1991
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Pediatric Infectious Diseases at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2010
Ruth Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award - Research

2009
Best Doctors in America in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

2008
Best Doctors in America in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

2007
Best Doctors in American in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

2006
Medicine & Pediatrics Award for Teaching Excellence

2005
Best Doctors in America in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

2004
Best Doctors in America in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

2003 - 2004
Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award

2002 - 2003
Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award

1999 - 2002
Gilbert B. Forbes Dean's Teaching Scholar Award

1997 - 1998
Pediatric Morning Report Teaching Award


Recipient, Maimonides Medical Society Award for Excellence in Basic Sciences

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Publications

Journal Articles

8/17/2017
Mariani TJ, Qiu X, Chu CY, Wang L, Thakar J, Holden-Wiltse J, Corbett A, Topham DJ, Falsey AR, Caserta MT, Walsh EE. "Dynamic changes in the CD4 T cell transcriptome are associated with disease severity during primary RSV infection in young infants." The Journal of infectious diseases.. 2017 Aug 17; Epub 2017 Aug 17.

3/2017
Caserta MT, Yang H, Gill SR, Holden-Wiltse J, Pryhuber G. "Viral Respiratory Infections in Preterm Infants during and after Hospitalization." The Journal of pediatrics.. 2017 Mar 0; 182:53-58.e3. Epub 2016 Dec 30.

1/2017
Caserta MT, Qiu X, Tesini B, Wang L, Murphy A, Corbett A, Falsey AR, Holden-Wiltse J, Walsh EE. "Development of a Global Respiratory Severity Score for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Infants." The Journal of infectious diseases.. 2017 215(5):750-756.

Books & Chapters

2015
Chapter Title: Enteroviral Diseases
Book Title: The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
Author List: Caserta MT
Edited By: Porter, RSed
Published By: Whitehouse Station: Merck & Co., Inc2015

2015
Chapter Title: Miscellaneous Viral Infections in Infants and Children
Book Title: The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
Author List: Caserta MT
Edited By: Porter, RS
Published By: Whitehouse Station: Merck & Co., Inc2015

2015
Chapter Title: Meningococcemia
Book Title: AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care
Author List: Caserta MT
Edited By: McInerny T, Adam HM, Campbell DE, DeWitt TG, Foy JM, and Kamat, DM
Published By: Elk Grove Village: American Academy of Pediatrics2015

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