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Jasjit Singh, MD



Infectious Disease

Board Certified:
Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease

Research Focus:
vaccine trials, studies of new antimicrobial and antifungal agents

Dr. Singh is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital

CHOC Children's Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Building: CHOC Clinic
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 888-770-2462
fax: 855-246-2329
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Physician / Researcher Bio

Pediatric infectious disease subspecialist Jasjit Singh, M.D. specializes in international health issues, including vaccines for children. Dr. Singh is board certified in both pediatrics and infectious diseases. She received her fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. Both her residency and internship were completed at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York City. She received her medical training at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina.

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Infectious Diseases, CHOC Children's
  • Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, CHOC Children's
  • Associate Director, Pediatric Infectious Disease, CHOC Children's
  • Infectious Disease, CHOC Children’s Specialist

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
    University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine


  • Medical School
    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
  • Pediatrcs Residency
    The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship
    Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD


Dr. Singh is very interested in studying infectious diseases, including vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. Dr. Singh’s research interests include vaccines, particularly bacterial antigen vaccines, disease due to Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus Influenzae, and antibiotic resistance. She is also interested in researching respiratory diseases of early childhood in the developing world. Currently, her main area of research centers on participating in vaccine trials, as well as studies of new antimicrobial and antifungal agents. She is currently involved in 40 open studies.

Dr. Singh is dedicated to vaccine education and out reach to families and her peers. Dr. Singh has lectured throughout the United States and abroad about vaccines and infectious disease prevention. Closer to home, she is very involved in the Orange County Immunization Coalition’s efforts.

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
    American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of a Pediatric House Staff Award for Teaching contribution at CHOC Children’s
    Multiple years
  • Orange County Medical Association Physicians of Excellence Award
    Multiple years

Professional Organizations

  • The Western Society for Pediatric Research
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • American Society for Microbiology

Editorial Boards

  • Manual of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Drugs

Published Works

Chuang M, Singh J, Ashouri N, Katz M, Arrieta A. Listeria Meningitis after Influximab Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis. Journal of Pediaric GI and Nutrition 2010;50(3):337-339.

Arrieta A, Shea K, Dhar V, Cleary J, Kukreja S, Morris M, Vargas-Shiraishi O, Ashouri N, Singh J. Once weekly Liposomal Amphotericin B as Candida Prophylaxis in Very Low Birth Weight Premature Infants: A Prospective, Randomized, Open-Label, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study. Clinical Therapeutics 2010:3292) 265-271.

Green J, Singh J, Cheung M, Adler F, Ashouri N, Arrieta A. A cluster of pediatric endemic typhus cases in Orange County, California: Caser reports and literature review. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Feb;30(2):163-5

Arrieta A, Ashouri N, Vargas-Sharaishi O, Singh J. Streptococcus pneumoniae Bacteremia in Southern California Hospitalized Children after Implementation of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine. J Pediatr Infect Dis 2011; 6(2) 111-115

Nieves D, Singh J, Ashouri N, Arrieta A, McGuire T, Adler-Shohet F. Clinical and laboratory features of pediatric pertussis disease at the onset of a California epidemic. J. Pediatr 2011, September 16.

Singh J, Esparza S, Patterson M, Vogel K, Patel B, Gornick W. Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus In Pediatric Oncology Patients-Balancing Infection Prevention and Family Centered Care. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2012, May 22.

Chin, DM, Singh J, Holmes WN, Arrieta AC. Back mass in a 13 year-old boy. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2013 April;32(4): 422-23

Lectures and Presentations

  • Vaccine Update 2013
  • Antibiotic Jeopardy
  • The Child with Too Many Infections
  • The Peripatetic Pediatric Patient (or, Tots that Globe-Trot)
  • Noteworthy Newsworthy Rashes
  • Update on Pediatric & Adult Vaccinations
  • Primary Immunodeficiencies
  • AAP Section of Infectious Diseases
  • Panel Women in Medicine Symposium
  • The Impact of Immunizations
  • Panel; Immunizations: Everything you need to know .
  • "Vaccines - Current Recommendations"
    Noon Conference, UCI Allergy Division
  • Vaccine Safety Communication
  • NICU M&M Conference: Maternal Vaccinations
  • Infection Control in the Perinatal Unit
  • NICU M&M Conference: Maternal Vaccinations
  • Immunizations
  • Vaccine Hesitancy
  • Preventing Pertussis & Influenza - "Cocoon" Vaccination
  • Preventing Pertussis and Influenza: Cocoon Vaccination
  • Cocoon Vaccination Strategies

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