James W. Antoon, MD, PhD, MPH, MSc

James W. Antoon, MD, PhD, MPH, MSc

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Hospital Medicine
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
11th Floor

General Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Clinical Interests

Care of hospitalized children, children with medical complexity, pediatric respiratory illness

Research Information

Dr. Antoon is a NIH-funded clinical and health services researcher with a program focused on pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety in the pediatric population. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Antoon designs and conducts pragmatic clinical trials and population-based observational studies of medications, with a focus on the treatment of respiratory illness (e.g., pneumonia, influenza, COVID-19, RSV) in children. He evaluates the relationship between serious adverse events and medication exposures, as well as determining the role of drug-drug interactions and underlying infections in the development of serious adverse events in children. Dr. Antoon’s studies have investigated medication-related neurologic and psychiatric adverse events, severe cutaneous adverse reactions (e.g., Stevens Johnson Syndrome), cardiac events, and anaphylactic allergic reactions, among others.

Dr. Antoon is an expert on the safety and effectiveness of antivirals in the treatment of influenza and other respiratory viruses. He is the recipient of a NIH Career Development Award focused on determining the association between influenza, oseltamivir, and serious neuropsychiatric events, such as suicide or self-harm, encephalopathy, and psychosis.

Dr. Antoon has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the fields of pediatrics, pharmacology, and drug safety. He is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, the International Society for Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Diseases, and the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology. Dr. Antoon was a 2021 recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the Academic Pediatric Association.

Dr. Antoon is a practicing pediatric hospitalist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. He is board certified in both General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine.

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