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Monica I. Ardura, DO

Monica I. Ardura, DO Best Doctors 2011-2012

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Infectious Diseases
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4494
FX: (614) 722-4458

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Monica I. Ardura, DO is a member of the Section of Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include infectious diseases in children, with an emphasis on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infections in immunocompromised children with malignancies, and solid organ and hematopoeitic stem cell transplantation recipients.

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  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish

Clinical Interests

  • Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Infection Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment in the Immunocompromised Host
  • Clinical research trials

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Date Completed: 05/25/1997


  • Geisinger Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2000


  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2007


  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2008


  • Pediatrics


  • Infectious Diseases


  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 08/31/2011

Professional Experience


  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, The Ohio State University


  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern and Children's Medical Center


  • Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern and Children's Medical Center


  • Clinical Research Scholar, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern


  • NHSC Pediatrician, Gateway Community Health Center, Laredo, TX


  • Vicetti Miguel CP, Mejias A, Ramilo O, Ardura MI, Sanchez PJ. 2016. Cytomegalovirus meningitis in an infant with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency.  Journal of Pediatrics. Vol. epub, no. March: eepub.
  • Ardura, MI, Toussi SS, Siegel JD, Lu Y, Bousvaros A, Crandall W. 2016. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Clinical Report: Surveillance, Diagnosis, and Prevention of Infectious Diseases in Pediatric Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Receiving TNF-alpha Inhibitors.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Vol. epub, no. March: eepub.
  • Watson J, Leber A, Velineni S, Timoney JF, Ardura MI. 2015. Recurrent Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus bacteremia in an infant.  Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Vol. 53, no. 9. (September): 3096-9.
  • MI Ardura MI, A Koh. 2015. 'Infectious Complications in Pediatric Cancer Patients'. In Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology. 7th ed. Edited by Pizzo PA and Poplack DG. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
  • MI Ardura, A Mejias. 2015. Hansen Disease, Mycobacterium leprae. In Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 20th ed. Edited by Kliegman, RM, Stanton, BF, St Geme, JW, et al. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Health Sciences.
  • Ardura MI, Lewis J, Tansmore,JL, Harp P, Dienhart MC, Balint, JP. 2015. Central Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infection Reduction With Ethanol Lock Prophylaxis in Pediatric Intestinal Failure Broadening Quality Improvement Initiatives From Hospital to Home.  JAMA Pediatrics. Vol. 169, no. 4. (April): 324-331.
  • MI Ardura and O Ramilo. 2014. Aspergillosis. In Nuevo Tratado de Pediatria. 11th ed. Edited by Asociacion Espanola de Pediatria: Moro Serrano M, Malaga Guerrero S, Madero Lopez L, et al. Madrid: Editorial Medica Panamericana.
  • Mejias A, Dimo B, Suarez NM, Garcia C, Suarez Arrabal MC, Jartti T, Blakenship D, Jordan-Villegas A, Ardura MI, Xu Z, Banchereau J, Chaussabel D, Ramilo O. 2013. Whole Blood Gene Expression Profiles to Assess Pathogenesis and Disease Severity in Infants with Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection.  PLOS MEDICINE. Vol. 10, no. 11. (November): ee1001549.
  • Nuthakki S, Ardura MI. 2013. Index of Suspicion in the Nursery: Term Neonate with Hypotension and Rash.  NeoReviews. Vol. 14, no. 11. (November): e567-71.
  • Twombley K, Pokala H, Ardura MI, Harker-Murray P, Johnson-Welch J, Weinberg A, Seikaly M. 2012. Intraventricular Rituximab and Systemic Chemotherapy for Treatment of CNS PTLD after Kidney Transplantation.  Pediatric Transplantation. Vol. 16, no. 6. (September): e201-9.
  • Twombley K, Pokala H, Ardura MI, Harker-Murray P, Johnson-Welch SF; Weinberg A, Seikaly M. 2012. Intraventricular rituximab and systemic chemotherapy for treatment of central nervous system post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder after kidney transplantation.  PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION. Vol. 16, no. 6. (September): E201-E209.
  • Lopez-Medina E, Ardura MI, Siegel JD, Brock E, Sanchez PJ. 2012. 2009 Influenza A in Infants Hospitalized at Younger than 6 Months.  J Pediatrics. Vol. 160, no. 4. (April): 626-631.
  • Banchereau R, Jordan-Villegas A, Ardura MI, Mejias A, Baldwin N, Xu H, Saye E, Rossello-Urgell J, Nguyen P, Blankenship D, Creech CB, Pascual V, Banchereau J, Chaussabel D, Ramilo O. 2012. Host Immune Profiles in Staphylococcus aureus Infections Reflect the Variability in Clinical Disease Manifestations in Patients with Staphylococcus Aureus Infections.  PLoSONE. Vol. 7, no. 4. (April): ee34390.
  • Mackling T, Shah T, Dimas V, Gulesarian K, Sharma M, Forbess J, Ardura M, Gross-Toalson J, Lee Y, Journeycake J, Barnes A. 2012. Management of Singe-Ventricle Patients with Berlin Heart EXCOR Ventricular Assist Device: Single-Center Experience.  Artificial Organs. Vol. 36, no. 6. (January): 555-9.
  • Cost C, Brock E, Adams-Huet B, Siegel JD, and Ardura MI. 2011. 2009 Pandemic Influenza A H1N1 virus infection in pediatric oncology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients: Single Center Experience.  Ped Blood Cancer. Vol. 56, no. 1. (January): 127-133.
  • Ardura,Monica,I. 2009. Staphylococcus aureus: old bug with new tricks.  Revista chilena de infectología : órgano oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología. Vol. 26, no. 5. (October): 401-405.
  • Ardura MI, Banchereau R, Mejias A, Di Pucchio T, Glaser C, Allantaz F, Pascual V, Banchereau J, Chaussabel D,Ramilo,O. 2009. Enhanced Monocyte Response and Decreased Central Memory T Cells in Children with Invasive Staphylococcus aureus Infections.  PLOS ONE. Vol. 4, no. 5. (May): ee5446.
  • Mejias A, Bustos R, Ardura MI, Ramirez C, Sanchez PJ. 2009. Persistence of herpes simplex virus DNA in cerebrospinal fluid of neonates with herpes simplex virus encephalitis.  JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY. Vol. 29, no. 4. (April): 290-296.
  • Saavedra-Lozano J, Mejias A, Ahmad N, Peromingo E, Ardura MI, Guillen S, Syed A, Cavuoti D, Ramilo O. 2008. Changing Trends in Acute Osteomyelitis in Children: Impact of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS. Vol. 28, no. 5. (July): 569-575.
  • Chaussabel D, Quinn C, Shen J, Patel P, Glaser C, Baldwin N, Stichweh D, Blankenship D, Li L, Munagala I, Bennett L, Allantaz F, Mejias A, Ardura M, Kaizer E, Monnet L, Allman W, Randall H, Johnson D, Lanier A, Punaro M, Wittkowski KM, White P, Fay J, Klintmalm G, Ramilo O, Palucka K, Banchereau J, Pascual V. 2008. A modular analysis framework for blood genomics studies: Application to systemic lupus erythematosus.  IMMUNITY. Vol. 29, no. 1. (July): 150-164.
  • Ardura MI, Mejias A, Katz KS, Revell P, McCracken GH, Sanchez PJ. 2007. Daptomycin therapy for invasive Gram-positive bacterial infections in children.  Pediatric Infect Dis J. Vol. 26, no. 12. (December): 1128-1132.
  • Ardura MI, Mejias A, Katz KS, Revell P, McCracken GH, Sanchez PJ. 2007. Daptomycin therapy for invasive Gram-positive bacterial infections in children.  PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL. Vol. 26, no. 12. (December): 1128-1132.
  • Allantaz F, Chaussabel D, Stichweh D, Bennett L, Allman W, Mejias A, Ardura M, Chung,Wendy; Wise,Carol; Palucka,Karolina; Ramilo,Octavio; Punaro,Marilynn; Banchereau,Jacques; Pascual,Virginia. 2007. Blood leukocyte microarrays to diagnose systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis and follow the response to IL-1 blockade.  JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE. Vol. 204, no. 9. (September): 2131-2144.
  • Ramilo O, Allman W, Chung W, Mejias A, Ardura M, Glaser C, Wittkowski KM, Piqueras B, Banchereau J, Palucka KA, Chaussabel D. 2007. Gene expression patterns in blood leukocytes discriminate patients with acute infections.  BLOOD. Vol. 109, no. 5. (March): 2066-2077.
  • Ouellette, C and Ardura, MI. 0. Histoplasmosis in Immunocompromised Children: A Contemporary Review in an Endemic Area. In Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting
  • MI Ardura, A Koh. 'Fever and Granulocytopenia'. In Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Edited by Long S, Pickering L, Prober C, et al.
  • MI Ardura, A Koh. 'Infections in Children with Cancer'. In Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Edited by Long S, Pickering L, Prober C, et al. PA
  • MI Ardura, A Leber. "Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other Pseudomonas Species'. In Feigin and Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Edited by Cherry J, Demmler-Harrison G, Kaplan S, et al.
  • S Antonara, MI Ardura. 'Citrobacter species'. In Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Edited by Long S, Pickering L, Prober C, et al.
  • MI Ardura and S Kim. Infectious Complications in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Edited by Kelsen, Grossman, Mamula, Markowitz, and Baldassano.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Member
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, Member
  • Immunocompromised Host Society, Member
  • Infectious Disease Society of America, Fellow
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