Hospital Epidemiologist, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control
Attending Physician
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Michael Smit, MD, MSPH, is a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and faculty at Keck School of Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, California. He also serves as the Hospital Epidemiologist and Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

He received his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in New York. He received his Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Colorado. He received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases, and has been awarded the Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

His major areas of research interest are emerging infectious disease epidemiology, Ebola virus disease, infection control, pandemic response preparation, medical education in low-resource settings, and tropical medicine.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Education

Medical School: 

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Internship: 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Residency: 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Fellowship: 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Accomplishments

Certification: 

Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Infectious Diseases - American Board of Pediatrics

Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health - American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Professional Memberships: 

American Academy of Pediatrics

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Infectious Disease Society of America

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Publications: 

Smit MA, Rasinski KA, Braun BI, Kusek LL, Milstone AM, Morgan DJ, Mermel LA. Ebola Preparedness Resources for Acute Care Hospitals in the United States: Costs, Benefits and Challenges. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Apr;38(4): 405-410.

Smit MA, Michelow IC, Glavis-Bloom J, Wolfman V, Levine AC. Characteristics and Outcomes of Pediatric Patients with Ebola Virus Disease Admitted to Treatment Units in Liberia and Sierra Leone: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2017; 64(3): 243-249.

Smit MA, Wang HL, Kim E, Barragan N, Aldrovandi GM, Nelson El Amin A, Mascola L, Pannaraj PS. Influenza vaccine is protective against laboratory-confirmed influenza in obese children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016; 35(4): 440-445.

Smit MA, Nyquist AC, Todd JK. Infectious shock and toxic shock syndrome diagnoses in hospitals, Colorado, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013; 19(11): 1855-8.

Research Interests: 

Ebola virus disease, pandemic response preparation, infection prevention and control, medical education in low-resource settings, infectious disease epidemiology, emerging infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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