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Claudette Poole, MD

Claudette Poole, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Office Locations

Assistant Professor, Associate Fellowship Program Director


  • Residency: Schneider Children's Hospital
  • Medical School: University of Cape Town
  • Internship: University of Pretoria, Kalafong Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics: Pediatrics (1970)

Honors and Awards

2016 Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium and Physician Scientist Symposium first place award for Oral Presentation


Viral infections, molecular diagnostics, infection control, hospital epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship

Professional Organizations

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Infectious Diseases Society of America


1. Kimberlin DW, Poole CL. Assessing the Febrile Child for Serious Infection: A Step Closer to Meaningful Rapid Results. Pediatrics. 2017 Oct;140(4). doi:10.1542/peds.2017-1210.PMID: 28904071 (Comment on: Srugo I, Klein A, Stein M, et al. Validation of a novel assay to distinguish bacterial and viral infections. Pediatrics. 2017;140(4):e20163453) 2. St. Jude's PIDS 2018 Transplant Symposium - CNS Toxoplasmosis post bone marrow transplantation 3St. Jude's PIDS 2018 Research Symposium - Hospital acquired viral respiratory infections in a tertiary NICU 4. November 6, 2016 Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium: The Baseline Utilization of viral molecular diagnostic tests in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit