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Demirjian, Alicia

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Paediatric infectious diseases consultant and epidemiologist

Alicia Demirjian

Area of expertise: Paediatric infectious diseases and immunology; antimicrobial stewardship; infection control
    

Languages spoken: English, French, Arabic, Armenian

Biography

I am a paediatric infectious diseases consultant and epidemiologist interested in the appropriate use of antibiotics.

I qualified from the American University of Beirut and trained at Boston Children's Hospital in general paediatrics and paediatric infectious diseases. I hold a Masters in clinical investigation from Harvard Medical School and served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer with the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

I lead the paediatric antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control programmes at Evelina London. In parallel, I am joint lead for the primary care and interventions unit of Public Health England’s healthcare-associated infection & antimicrobial resistance division.

Further information

Education and training

  • 2001 B.SC. (Biology), American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2005 Doctor of Medicine (M.D.; Alpha Omega Alpha; Dean’s Honor List), Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2012 Masters in Medical Sciences (M.M.Sc.), Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA, USA
  • 2005-2006 Pediatric Residency: American University of Beirut Medical Center. Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2006-2009 Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics: Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Boston Medical Center/Boston University. Boston, MA, USA
  • 2009-2012 Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA, USA
  • 2012-2014 Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 2014- 2015 General Paediatrics and Paediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
  • 2016- 2017 Clinical Research Fellow, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Research Group, St George’s, University of London, London, UK

Specialist interests

  • paediatric infectious diseases
  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • infection prevention and control
  • infections in the immunocompromised host
  • immunisations
  • congenital infections
  • patient safety and quality of care

Research interests

  • epidemiology of antimicrobial use
  • pharmacology of anti-infective agents
  • outbreak investigations
  • paediatric infectious diseases

Awards

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Publications

Contacts

Secretary telephone

Tel: 020 7188 4679

Secretary email

lee.makin@gstt.nhs.uk
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