Dr. Jasjit Singh, Pediatric Infectious Disease

Dr. Jasjit Singh is a pediatric infectious diseases subspecialist who currently serves as assistant director of the division for CHOC Children’s Specialists and the medical epidemiologist for CHOC Children’s Hospital. Her main interests are in the prevention of infection and vaccines, international health, and primary immunodeficiency conditions in children. She is active in clinical research, has presented her work at scientific meetings and has multiple publications. She has a passion for teaching medical students and residents, and gives frequent lectures at CHOC and in the community on a variety of infectious disease topics.

Dr. Singh is board certified in pediatric infectious diseases. Dr. Singh received her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, and her medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatrics residency at Cornell University Medical Center in NY, where she also served as Chief Resident, before completing her subspecialty fellowship training in pediatric infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore. Dr. Singh is dedicated to providing the best possible care to the children of Orange County through her expertise and experience.

Research Focus

vaccine trials, studies of new antimicrobial and antifungal agents

Locations

CHOC Children’s Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave. Building: CHOC Clinic
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 888-770-2462
fax: 855-246-2329

Education

  • 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

Academic Appointments

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

Administrative Appointments

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

Editorial Boards

  • Manual of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Drugs
  • 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

Lectures and Presentations

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

Professional Organizations

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

Publications

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

Research Bio

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.

Our infectious disease specialists commonly treat:

  • Infectious diseases, including those caused by multi-resistant bacteria
  • Congenital and perinatal infections, including HIV
  • Opportunistic infections in the immunocompromised patient
  • Immunocompromised host
  • Respiratory infections
  • Viral and fungal infections
  • Recurrent fever or fever of unknown origin
  • Hepatitis A, B, C delta, E and G, as well as non-A – G
  • Tuberculosis and Lyme disease
  • Coccidiomycosis and other endemic fungal infections
  • Travel medicine for children

  • Jasjit Singh MD
    • Appointments:
      888-770-2462
    • Office: 714-509-8403
    • Specialty: Infectious Disease
    • Board Certified: Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital

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