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Despina Contopoulos-Ioannidis, MD

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    300 Pasteur Dr G312 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 723-5682 Fax (650) 725-8040
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 853-6013

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Antibiotics and Weight Gain
  • Methodology of Clinical Research (with focus in Pediatric Research)
  • General Pediatrics

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Clinician Educator Line, Stanford University School of Medicine, Dept of Pediatrics-Division of Infectious Diseases, Stanford, CA (2011 - present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Clinician Educator Line, Stanford University School of Medicine, Dept of Medicine-Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford, CA (2010 - 2011)
  • Medical Consultant,Toxoplasma Serology Laboratory, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Toxoplasma Serology Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA (2010 - present)
  • Consulting Investigator, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA (2011 - present)

Professional Education

Residency: Milton S Hershey Medical Center PA (06/1993)
Fellowship: Maxwell Finland Lab Infectious Diseases MA (06/1996)
Residency: Boston University Med Ctr MA (06/1995)
Certificate (MOC): American Board of Pediatrics-Subspecialty of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2011)
Certificate (MOC): American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (2010)
Board Certification: Pediatric Infectious Disease, American Board of Pediatrics (1999)
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Courses

2013-14

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Evidence based medicine, systematic reviews and meta-analysis
Chronic Antibiotic Use and Weight Gain: a 10 year retrospective cohort study
Comparative effectiveness of medical interventions in adults vs children
Comparative appraisal of harms of medical interventions in adults vs children
Comparative effectiveness of medical interventions: evidence from RCTs from less developed countries vs. more developed countries
Comparative evidence on harms of medical interventions:evidence from RCTs from less developed countries vs. more developed countries
Family outbreaks of acute toxoplasmosis in the US
Seasonality patterns of acute toxoplasmosis in the US
Improving Laboratory Diagnosis of Congenital Toxoplasmosis
Trends in intussusception in the US (association with pediatric vaccines)
Empirical appraisal of CEA for pediatric vaccines (with and without inclusion of herd immunity assumptions)
Patient safety related empirical projects: evaluation of the drug “black box warning” labeling.
Empirical evaluation of the research agenda of meta-analyses.
Multidomain empirical evaluation of the proposed efficacy of systemic steroids over the last 35 years.
Appraisal of the use of quality of life instruments in randomized clinical trials
Empirical multidomain evaluation of the life cycle of translational research for medical interventions.

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