Monica I. Ardura, DO, MSCS

Monica Ardura

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Monica I. Ardura, DO, MSCS, FAAP, FPIDS is a member of the Section of Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children's Hospital, medical director of the Host Defense Program, and 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 including those with underlying malignancies and solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recipients. Dr. Ardura is a clinical educator committed to fellow education in this area and serves as the Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Host Defense Fellowship and Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship.

Patient Care
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Golden Stethoscope Award, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2022
  • Davis Quality Improvement Award, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2020
  • Master Clinician Award, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2018
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • Member, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society
  • Member, Immunocompromised Host Society
  • Fellow, Infectious Disease Society of America
  • Member, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 08/31/2011

Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics
Fellowship University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/2008
Fellowship University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/2007
Residency Geisinger Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/2000
Medical School Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Date Completed: 05/25/1997
Professional Experience

2022 - Present The Ohio University, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

2016 - 2022 The Ohio State University, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

2011 - 2016 The Ohio State University, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

2009 - 2011 University of Texas Southwestern and Children's Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

2007 - 2010 Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern, Clinical Research Scholar

2008 - 2009 Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern and Children's Medical Center, Instructor

2001 - 2004 Gateway Community Health Center, NHSC Pediatrician