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Monica I. Ardura, DO

Monica I. Ardura, DO Best Doctors 2011-2012

Contact Information

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

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Main Campus


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


  • 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.
  • 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. ., no. January: e..
  • 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,Monica,I; Banchereau,Romain; Mejias,Asuncion; Di Pucchio,Tiziana; Glaser,Casey; Allantaz,Florence; pascual,Virginia; Banchereau,Jacques; Chaussabel,Damien; Ramilo,Octavio. 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,M,I; Ramirez,C; Sanchez,P,J. 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,Jesus; Mejias,Asuncion; Ahmad,Naveed; Peromingo,Estrella; Ardura,Monica,I; Guillen,Sara; Syed,Ali; Cavuoti,Dominick; Ramilo,Octavio. 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,Damien; Quinn,Charles; Shen,Jing; Patel,Pinakeen; Glaser,Casey; Baldwin,Nicole; Stichweh,Dorothee; Blankenship,Derek; Li,Lei; Munagala,Indira; Bennett,Lynda; Allantaz,Florence; Mejias,Asuncion; Ardura,Monica; Kaizer,Ellen; Monnet,Laurence; Allman,Windy; Randall,Henry; Johnson,Diane; Lanier,Aimee; Punaro,Marilynn; Wittkowski,Knut,M; White,Perrin; Fay,Joseph; Klintmalm,Goran; Ramilo,Octavio; Palucka,A,Karolina; Banchereau,Jacques; pascual,Virginia. 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.
  • Allantaz,Florence; Chaussabel,Damien; Stichweh,Dorothee; Bennett,Lynda; Allman,Windy; Mejias,Asuncion; Ardura,Monica; 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,Octavio; Allman,Windy; Chung,Wendy; Mejias,Asuncion; Ardura,Monica; Glaser,Casey; Wittkowski,Knut,M; Piqueras,Bernard; Banchereau,Jacques; Palucka,A,Karolina; Chaussabel,Damien. 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 and O Ramilo. Aspergillosis. In Nuevo Tratado de Pediatria.
  • Nuthakki S, Ardura MI. Index of Suspicion in the Nursery: Term Neonate with Hypotension and Rash.  NeoReviews.

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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