Isaac Thomsen, MD, MSCI

Isaac Thomsen, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Director
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South
Room / Suite
D-7235
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-258
(615) 322-2250

Specialties
Infectious Diseases, Pediatric
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
M.D.
University of Arkansas School of Medicine, Little Rock, AR, 2004
Residencies
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency-Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine-Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Fellowship
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship-Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Clinical Interests

Staphylococcus aureus infections ("Staph"; "MRSA"); Musculoskeletal Infections (Osteomyelitis, Septic Arthritis)

Research Information

Dr. Thomsen and his research team are primarily focused on the adaptive host response to Staphylococcus aureus infections in children. His team is conducting a series of studies to decipher the humoral (antibody-based) immune response to invasive staphylococcal disease in children and to investigate active and passive immunization strategies to combat S. aureus. He has a specific interest in host-pathogen interactions, particularly involving musculoskeletal infections (osteomyelitis and septic arthritis).   He also has a strong interest in primary immunodeficiency syndromes, especially those that predispose the host to S. aureus infection, such as chronic granulomatous disease.  

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