St. Geme

Joseph W. St. Geme III, MD

Steering Board Member

Dr. St. Geme is Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed a pediatric residency and chief residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  He pursued postdoctoral training in microbiology and infectious diseases at Stanford University, working in the laboratory of Stanley Falkow and receiving clinical training at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.  From 1992 to 2005, he was a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine, where he served as Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Co-Leader of the Research Unit in Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation.  From 2005 to 2013, he served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center and Chief Medical Officer of Duke Children’s Hospital.  Dr. St. Geme has an active research program that focuses on defining the cellular and molecular basis of host-pathogen interactions, with particular emphasis on Haemophilus influenzae and Kingella kingae pathogenicity.  He has authored over 230 publications and has received a number of awards, including a March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Award, an American Heart Association Established Investigator Award, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Young Investigator Award, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America Squibb Award.  He has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the American Academy of Microbiology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Medicine.