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Mary T. Caserta, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5944

Office: (585) 275-6672

Fax: (585) 273-1104

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Pediatrics

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

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

07/01/1987 - 06/30/1991
Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at University of Rochester Medical Center - GME Office

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

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

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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

10/2019
. "Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children, 2019-2020." Pediatrics.. 2019 Oct 0; 144(4)Epub 2019 Sep 02.

9/25/2019
Sonawane AR, Tian L, Chu CY, Qiu X, Wang L, Holden-Wiltse J, Grier A, Gill SR, Caserta MT, Falsey AR, Topham DJ, Walsh EE, Mariani TJ, Weiss ST, Silverman EK, Glass K, Liu YY. "Microbiome-Transcriptome Interactions Related to Severity of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection." Scientific reports.. 2019 Sep 25; 9(1):13824. Epub 2019 Sep 25.

7/31/2019
Caserta MT, Yang H, Bandyopadhyay S, Qiu X, Gill SR, Java J, McDavid A, Falsey AR, Topham DJ, Holden-Wiltse J, Scheible K, Pryhuber G. "Measuring the Severity of Respiratory Illness in the First 2 Years of Life in Preterm and Term Infants." The Journal of pediatrics.. 2019 Jul 31; Epub 2019 Jul 31.

Books & Chapters

2016
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 Pediatrics 2016

2016
Chapter Title: Roseola (Human Herpesviruses 6 and 7)
Book Title: Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics
Author List: Caserta MT
Edited By: Kliegman RL, Stanton BF, St.Geme JW, Schor N, Behrman RE
Published By: Elsevier Science 2016 in Philadelphia

2016
Chapter Title: Human Herpesvirus 8
Book Title: Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics
Author List: Caserta MT
Edited By: Kliegman RL, Stanton BF, St.Geme JW, Schor N, Behrman RE
Published By: Elsevier Science 2016 in Philadelphia

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