W. Garrett Hunt, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

W. Garrett Hunt, MD

W. Garrett Hunt, MD Best Doctors 2011-2012

Contact Information

Infectious Diseases
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4450
FX: (614) 722-4380

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


W. Garrett Hunt, MD, is a member of the Section of Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His clinical interests include education of medical students and residents, and the management of children and adolescents with infectious diseases, particularly tuberculosis and infections in the immunocompromised host. His research interests are primarily associated with clinical trials dealing with the treatment of neonatal herpes simplex virus and congenital cytomegalovirus. He is local principal investigator of protocols contracted with the Collaborative Antiviral Study Group sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Immunology.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish

Education and Training

Medical School

  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Date Completed: 05/24/1997


  • Children's Hospital of Michigan
    Date Completed: 06/30/1998


  • Children's Hospital of Michigan
    Date Completed: 06/30/2000


  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Date Completed: 06/30/2003


  • Pediatrics


  • Infectious Diseases


  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 08/27/2004


  • Hunt WG and McJunkin JE. 2014. LaCrosse Encephalitis and Other California Serogroup Viruses. In Feigin & Cherry's Testbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 7th edition. 7 ed. Edited by Cherry, Harrison, Kaplan, Steinback and Hotez. Philadelphia: Sanders.
  • McJunkin JE, Nahata M, de los Reyes EC, Hunt WG, Caceres M, Khan R, Gharib M, Carr R, Taravath S, Welch C, Minnich L, and Whitley R. 2011. Evaluation of Ribavirin for the Treatment of La Crosse Encephalitis: Safety and Pharmakokinetics.  The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. Vol. 10, no. 30. (October).
  • Hunt WG and Brady MT. 2011. Epstein-Barr Virus Infections (Infectious Mononucleosis). In Rudolph's Pediatrics, 22nd Edition. 22nd ed. Edited by Colin D. Rudolph, Abraham M. Rudolph, George E. Lister, Lewis First, and Anne A. Gershon. Chicago, IL: McGraw-Hill.
  • WG Hunt. 2011. Tuberculous Lymphadenitis and Parotitis. In Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections. Sixth ed. Edited by David Schlossberg, MD, FACP. Washington DC: ASM Press.
  • Wang SH; Hunt WG; Powell DA. 2010. Lessons learned from two school tuberculosis investigations.  Journal Of Immigrant And Minority Health / Center For Minority Public Health. Vol. 12, no. 6. (December): e853.
  • Hunt WG. 2010. Meningitis and encephalitis in adolescents.  Adolescent Medicine: State Of The Art Reviews. Vol. 21, no. 2. (August): e287.
  • Bolton M, Hunt WG, Moiduddin N, and Leber A. 2009. A Teenaged Boy with Fever, Headache, and Suprapubic and Left Clavicular Pain.  Partners Infectious Diseases Images.
  • Wang, S, Hunt, WG, Powell, DA. 2009. Lessons Learned from Two School Tuberculosis Outbreaks.  Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Vol. Epub, no. January: eunk.
  • Powell DA, Perkins L, Wang SH, Hunt G, Ryan-Wenger N. 2008. Completion of therapy for latent tuberculosis in children of different nationalities.  Pediatr Infect Dis J. Vol. 27, no. 3. (March): 272-274.
  • Powell DA and Hunt WG. 2006. Tuberculosis in Children: An Update.  Advances in Pediatrics. Vol. 53, no. January: 279-322.
  • Hunt WG, Rooney CM, and Heslop HE. 2003. Adoptive Immunotherapy for EBV-Associated Lymphoproliferative Disorders.  Biological Therapy of Lymphoma. Vol. 4, no. 6. (January): 7-10.
  • Gahn Benedict, Hunt Garrett, Rooney Cliona M, and Heslop Helen E. 2002. Immunotherapy to Reconstitute Immunity to DNA Viruses.  Seminars in Hematology. Vol. 39, no. January: 41-47.
  • Hunt, W Garrett and Demmler, Gail J. 2001. Fever, Rash, and Lethargy in an Eight-Year-Old Boy.  Seminars in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Vol. 278, no. 12. (January): 334-336.
  • Hunt WG. 2000. Epstein-Barr Virus; Meningococcus; Human Immunodeficiency Virus. In Pocket Pediatrics, 1st edition. Edited by Lieh-Lai M, Fiore M, and Lee JK. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins.
  • Richer JK, Hunt WG, Sakanari JA, and Grieve RB. 1993. Dirofilaria immitis: Effect of Fluoromethyl Ketone Inhibitors on the Third- to Fourth-stage Molt.  Journal of Experimental Parasitology. Vol. 76, no. January: 221-231.
  • Hunt WG and McJunkin JE. La Crosse Encephalitis and Other California Serogroup Viruses. In Feigin & Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Edited by Cherry, Harrison, Kaplan, Steinback, and Hotez.
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