Attending Physician

Professor, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Ross' involvement with CHLA began 41 years ago, when he starated his pediatric internship after graduating from Chicago Medical School. After completing his pediatric residency he pursued a Fellowship in infectious diseases before becoming a staff physician in CHLA's Division of Infectious Diseases and Virology in 1979. Over the years, Dr. Ross has held joint faculty appointments at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and been named a "Los Angeles Super Doctors" and one of the "Best Doctors in the USA" multiple times.

From exploring the clinical manifestations of acute encephalitis and Kawasaki’s disease to preventing hospital-borne infections, Dr. Ross is dedicated to improving infection control standards. Not only has he served on CHLA’s Hospital Infection Control Committee for the last 20 years, he has been a part of CHLA’s outreach team in Mongolia for the last 15. Dr. Ross was instrumental in establishing a Mongolian pediatric residency program and curriculum, and worked tirelessly to improve educational standards for physicians and improve pediatric care. In recognition of his work, Dr. Ross was honored by the Republic of Mongolia with a Silk Route Award for service to the children of Mongolia.

As evidenced by his work in Mongolia, Dr. Ross is passionate about educating the next generation of physicians. He served as both the Intern-Residency Program Coordinator and the program director for the Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases here at CHLA, and received numerous awards for his teaching efforts.

Clinical Interests

Antimicrobial therapy in an era of emerging drug resistance; Prevention and therapy for Health-Care associated infections; Epidemiology of pertussis


Medical School: 

Chicago Medical School, Chicago University of Health Sciences


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; University of Southern California - Los Angeles County Medical Center



Pediatrics: American Board of Pediatrics; Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships: 



Distinguished Service Award- Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, 1993; Philip Rothman Memorial Teaching Award Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 1993

Research Interests: 

Hospital Infection Control; Opportunistic Fungal Infections; Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections; Viral Infections in HSCT Recipients

4650 Sunset Blvd.
Infectious Diseases, #51
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323-361-2509Office
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