Jasjit Singh, MD
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CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W La Veta
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-8403
fax: (714) 509-4014
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Physician / Researcher BioPediatric 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.
ResearchDr. 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.
Honors and Awards
- Orange County Medical Association’s Physicians of Excellence 2010 and 2012
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
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|Update: H1N1 Influenza Guidelines
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|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
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Dua NK, Montana J, Firkin B, Singh J: Aspiration Cytology of the Breast, An Analysis of 865 Cases. New York State Journal of Medicine.1983; 867-869
Dimaio A, Singh J: The Cyanotic Infant in the Emergency Room. Pediatric Clinics of North America. 1992; 39(5): 987-1006.
Singh J and Arrieta AC. New Cephalosporins. Seminars in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 1999; 10 (1): 14-22.
Singh J, and Arrieta AC. Of Bugs and Drugs: A Practical Guide through the Labyrinth of Antimicrobial Therapy for Respiratory Tract Infections. Postgrad Med. 1999 Nov;106: (6) 47-54.
Singh J. Recurring fever and headache in a 6-year-old. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1999; 18 (9): 842, 847.
Singh J, Arrieta AC, Lang DJ, and Ahuja, G. Tuberculous Parotitis in an Infant Infections in Medicine, April 2001. Vol 18 (4). 217-20.
Singh J, Dick J, Santosham M. Colonization of the female urogenital tract with Streptococcus pneumoniae and implications for neonatal disease. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2000; 19 (3): 260-261.
Kassir KK, Vargas-Shiraishi OM, Zaldivar F, Berman M, Singh J and Arrieta AC. Cytokine Profiles in Pediatric Patients Treated with Antibiotics for Pyelonephritis: Potential Therapeutic Impact. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2001 Nov; 8 (6): 1060-3.
Singh J, Burr B, Stringham D, and Arrieta AC. Commonly used Antibacterial and Antifungal agents for Hospitalised Paediatric Patients: Implications for Therapy with Emphasis on Clinical Pharmacokinetics. Paediatr Drugs 2001; 3 (10) 733-761.
Ashouri N, Butler J, Vargas-Shiraishi OM, Singh J, Arrieta AC. Urinary Tract Infection in Neonates: How aggressive a Workup and Therapy? Infections in Medicine. 2003. Feb; 20(2): 98-102.
Scharer G, Zaldivar F, Gonzalez G, Vargas-Shiraishi O, Singh J, Arrieta A. Systemic Inflammatory Response in Children with Acute Otitis Media due to Streptococcus pneumoniae and the impact of treatment with Clarithromycin. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2003. Jul; 10(4): 721-4.
Singh J, Arrieta AC, Lang DJ. A Neonate with Chronic Meningitis and Hydrocephalus. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003. Nov; 22(11): 1025-6, 1030-1.
Arrieta A, Singh J. Management of Recurrent and Persistent Acute Otitis Media: New options with familiar antibiotics. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Feb; 23 (2 Suppl): S115-24.
Carter RW, Singh J, Archambault C, Arrieta A. Severe lactic acidosis in association with Reverse transcriptase inhibitors with potential response to L-carnitine in a pediatric HIV positive patient. AIDS Care STDS. 2004. Mar: 10 (3): 131-4.
Armenian SH, Singh J, Arrieta AC. Risk Factors for mortality resulting from blood stream infections in a pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Apr; 24 (4): 309-14.
Singh J, Arrieta AC. Management of Meningococcemia: an updated review. Indian J Pediatr. 2004 Oct; 71 (10): 909-13.
Bendig E, Singh J, Butler TJ, and Arrieta AC. The Impact of the Central Venous Catheter on the Diagnosis of Infective Endocarditis in Children with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2008;27:636-639
Singh J, Arrieta AC. Acute Rheumatic Fever. Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Second Edition 2008. pp 412-415
Ashouri N, Singh J, Arrieta A. Micafungin in Pediatrics: when one size does not fit all. Expert Opin. on Drug Metab. & Toxicol. 2008 April; 4 (4): 463-469
J. Singh, E. A. Bendig, O. M. Vargas-Shiraishi, S. A. Wronski, N. Ashouri, A. C. Arrieta. Microbiology (Micro) of Community-Acquired (CA) Blood Stream Infection (BSI) after Introduction of Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) Conjugated Vaccine and its Impact on the Reliability of Traditional Diagnostic Criteria. Submitted
Chuang M, Singh J, Ashouri N, Katz M, Arrieta A. Listeria Meningitis after Influximab Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis. Accepted for publication. Journal of Pediaric GI and Nutrition 2010;50(3):337-339.
Green JS, Singh J, Ashouri N, Arrieta AC. A Cluster of Pediatric Endemic Typhus Cases in Orange County. Case Reports and Literature Review. In progress.
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.
Arrieta A, Singh J, Ashouri N, Vargas-Shiraishi O. Streptococcus pneumonie bloodstream infection in hospitalized children after implementation of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Submitted to The Journal of Pediatrics. June 2010.
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. Accepted for publication. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. August 2010.