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Infectious Disease
Phone: 832-824-4330


6621 Fannin Street
MC 3-2371
Houston, TX 77030

Jeffrey R. Starke, MD

Infection Control Officer


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Infectious Disease 1985
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 1983
Baylor College of Medicine Internship Pediatrics 1981
University of Rochester School of Med. & Dentistry Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1980


Dr. Starke is an internationally recognized expert in the management of childhood tuberculosis and mycobacteria infections. He has served as the Director of the Children's Tuberculosis Clinic for almost 30 years. He has participated in the writing of numerous clinical guidelines for the City of Houston, State of Texas, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Thoracic Society, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, and the World Health Organization. He has conducted and published research studies on various aspects of the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood tuberculosis, and has delivered his findings in hundreds of regional, national and international talks, as well as over 100 papers and 30 chapters. He also attends on the infectious disease service at Texas Children's Hospital, and has served as the TCH Infection Control Officer for over 20 years. Dr. starke also is active in medical education and has won several department and college-wide teaching awards.

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Organization Name Role
American Thoracic Society Liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases
Children at Risk Founding Board Member and former Chairman of the Board
World Health Organization Member, Childhood Tuberculosis Roadmap Committee

Selected Publications

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