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Texas Medical Center

Infectious Disease
Phone: 832-824-4330
Fax: 832-825-4347


, TX

Gail J. Demmler-Harrison, MD

Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Infectious Disease 1985
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 1980
Baylor College of Medicine Internship Pediatrics 1978
Texas Tech University Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1977


Dr. Demmler-Harrison focuses her research on medically important viral infections of the fetus, newborn, infant, and child, especially cytomegalovirus or CMV. She continues to conduct a prospective multidisciplinary study of the long-term effects of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection on growth, development, vision and hearing, and the possible benefits of fetal and neonatal antiviral therapy for this condition. She also is evaluating the methods for prevention of congenital CMV infection through professional education interventions and promotion of CMV awareness and behavioral interventions in the community.In addition, she develops and evaluates new diagnostic tests and antiviral treatment regimens for other neonatal infections, such as herpes simplex virus (HSV), as well as for respiratory viral pathogens such as season and pandemic influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus, and adenovirus, which are of medical importance in infants and children. She is a frequent speaker at scientific meetings, the author of numerous scientific publications and aco-editor of a major textbook in pediatric infectious diseases.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
Infectious Diseases Society of America Fellow
Pediatric Academic Societies Chair, Program Committee
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Member
Society for Pediatric Research Member, Past President, Past Secretary-Treasurer, Past Member of The Council

Selected Publications

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