Debra Lynn Palazzi, MD
Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Get to know Debra Lynn Palazzi, MD
Debra Palazzi, MD, MEd is Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She is Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Texas Children’s Hospital and participates in national antimicrobial stewardship educational and research activities. She has a strong interest in medical education and directed or co-directed pediatric infectious diseases fellowship education at Baylor College of Medicine from 2007-2023. She is the Editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric Review and Education Program (PREP) for Infectious Diseases and was a planning committee member, then course co-director, of the PREP ID Review Course for a decade. She is an associate editor for JAMA Pediatrics, one of the leading journals in the world for child health. She has been a member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) Board of Directors since 2017 and currently serves as President Elect.
Dr. Palazzi focuses on providing unparalleled, personalized, family-centered clinical care to infants, children
, and adolescents with suspected or proven infectious diseases.
Clinical Interests: antimicrobial stewardship, invasive fungal infections, clinical microbiology, multidrug resistant infections
Research Interests: Dr. Palazzi is active in clinical and educational research and has received funding from industry, national quality collaboratives, and federally supported programs to support her studies in antimicrobial stewardship, infectious diseases epidemiology, laboratory stewardship and other quality initiatives.
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