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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Newborn Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Scholar, Richard King Mellon Institute of Pediatric Research, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
2007 MD, University of Michigan Medical School
2010 Neonatology Fellowship and Chief Resident, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian
A physician-scientist with board certification in general pediatrics and neonatology/perinatology, Thomas Hooven, MD, is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine serving the department of Newborn Medicine. He is also the principal investigator of a research program spanning microbiology, bacterial genetics, bioinformatics, and immunology. His current work on critical care of high-risk infants uses basic science and translational laboratory research that investigates interactions between microbial pathogens, pregnant mothers, and their babies. His laboratory focuses on understanding infection caused by Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus or GBS), an important contributor to newborn morbidity and mortality, and how the neonatal microbiome influences susceptibility to infectious diseases. Counted among Dr. Hooven’s research interests are bioinformatic approaches to understanding bacterial virulence, machine learning approaches to understanding and predicting perinatal/neonatal disease, and vaccine and drug target discovery.
View Dr. Hooven’s full list of publications from PubMed.
View Dr. Hooven's lab website.
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