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Jasjit Singh, MD

Dr. Singh has staff privileges at CHOC Orange

Orange, CA

Infectious Disease

Research Focus:
vaccine trials, studies of new antimicrobial and antifungal agents

Published Works:

Office and Contact Information

CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W La Veta
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-8403
fax: (714) 509-4014
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Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Infectious Diseases, CHOC Children's
  • Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, CHOC Children's
  • Associate Director, Pediatric Infectious Disease, CHOC Children's
  • Infectious Disease, CHOC Children’s Specialist

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
    University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine

Physician / Researcher Bio

Pediatric infectious disease subspecialist Jasjit Singh, M.D. specializes in international health issues, including vaccines for children. Dr. Singh is board certified in both pediatrics and infectious diseases. She received her fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. Both her residency and internship were completed at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York City. She received her medical training at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina.


  • Medical School
    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
  • Pediatrcs Residency
    The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship
    Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
    American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of a Pediatric House Staff Award for Teaching contribution at CHOC Children’s
    Multiple years
  • Orange County Medical Association Physicians of Excellence Award
    Multiple years

Professional Organizations

  • The Western Society for Pediatric Research
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • American Society for Microbiology


Dr. Singh is very interested in studying infectious diseases, including vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. Dr. Singh’s research interests include vaccines, particularly bacterial antigen vaccines, disease due to Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus Influenzae, and antibiotic resistance. She is also interested in researching respiratory diseases of early childhood in the developing world. Currently, her main area of research centers on participating in vaccine trials, as well as studies of new antimicrobial and antifungal agents. She is currently involved in 40 open studies.

Dr. Singh is dedicated to vaccine education and out reach to families and her peers. Dr. Singh has lectured throughout the United States and abroad about vaccines and infectious disease prevention. Closer to home, she is very involved in the Orange County Immunization Coalition’s efforts.

Editorial Boards

  • Manual of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Drugs


H1N1 Influenza - What the Public Should Know H1N1 Influenza - What the Public Should Know
Pediatric infectious disease subspecialist Jasjit Singh, M.D. specializes in international health issues, including vaccines for children. In this video, Dr. Singh discusses general information that t ...

CHOC Articles & Publications

Ask Our Experts:
Kid's Health (Archive): Spring 2011
My son is going into the 7th grade next fall. Will he be required to take the pertussis (whooping cough) shot? ...
Whooping Cough Makes a Comeback
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2010
According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), as of September 28 more than 4,000 cases of whooping cough were reported—the most cases reported in 55 years. This bacterial infection c...
Update: H1N1 Influenza Guidelines
Physician Connection: Fall 2009
In recent months, CHOC Children's infectious diseases specialists have been meeting with community physicians who have concerns about the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. ...
Childhood Vaccinations - What You Need to Know to Safegaurd Your Child
CHOC Articles: May 2007


More than 80 CHOC Children's Doctors Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 03, 2012
More than 80 CHOC Children's physicians, including specialists and pediatricians, are named "Physicians of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association....
More than 50 CHOC Children's Doctors Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 04, 2010
The Orange County Medical Association names more than 50 CHOC doctors "Physicians of Excellence."...

Published Works

Chuang M, Singh J, Ashouri N, Katz M, Arrieta A. Listeria Meningitis after Influximab Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis. Journal of Pediaric GI and Nutrition 2010;50(3):337-339.

Arrieta A, Shea K, Dhar V, Cleary J, Kukreja S, Morris M, Vargas-Shiraishi O, Ashouri N, Singh J. Once weekly Liposomal Amphotericin B as Candida Prophylaxis in Very Low Birth Weight Premature Infants: A Prospective, Randomized, Open-Label, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study. Clinical Therapeutics 2010:3292) 265-271.

Green J, Singh J, Cheung M, Adler F, Ashouri N, Arrieta A. A cluster of pediatric endemic typhus cases in Orange County, California: Caser reports and literature review. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Feb;30(2):163-5

Arrieta A, Ashouri N, Vargas-Sharaishi O, Singh J. Streptococcus pneumoniae Bacteremia in Southern California Hospitalized Children after Implementation of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine. J Pediatr Infect Dis 2011; 6(2) 111-115

Nieves D, Singh J, Ashouri N, Arrieta A, McGuire T, Adler-Shohet F. Clinical and laboratory features of pediatric pertussis disease at the onset of a California epidemic. J. Pediatr 2011, September 16.

Singh J, Esparza S, Patterson M, Vogel K, Patel B, Gornick W. Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus In Pediatric Oncology Patients-Balancing Infection Prevention and Family Centered Care. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2012, May 22.

Chin, DM, Singh J, Holmes WN, Arrieta AC. Back mass in a 13 year-old boy. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2013 April;32(4): 422-23

Lectures and Presentations

  • “Vaccine Update 2013”
  • “Antibiotic Jeopardy”
  • “The Child with Too Many Infections”
  • The Peripatetic Pediatric Patient (or, Tots that Globe-Trot)
  • “Noteworthy Newsworthy Rashes”
  • “Update on Pediatric & Adult Vaccinations”
  • “Primary Immunodeficiencies”
  • AAP Section of Infectious Diseases
  • Panel “Women in Medicine” Symposium
  • “The Impact of Immunizations”
  • Panel; “ Immunizations: Everything you need to know”.
  • "Vaccines - Current Recommendations"
    Noon Conference, UCI Allergy Division
  • “Vaccine Safety Communication”
  • “NICU M&M Conference: Maternal Vaccinations”
  • “Infection Control in the Perinatal Unit”
  • “NICU M&M Conference: Maternal Vaccinations”
  • “Immunizations”
  • “Vaccine Hesitancy”
  • “Preventing Pertussis & Influenza - "Cocoon" Vaccination
  • “Preventing Pertussis and Influenza: “Cocoon Vaccination”
  • “Cocoon Vaccination Strategies”


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