Susan Coffin, MD, MPH

Areas of Expertise: Healthcare associated infections, vaccine preventable viral diseases
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Susan  Coffin, MD, MPH, is an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

    She is actively engaged in the clinical care of children with infections, teaching of medical students, residents, fellows, and other care providers. Dr. Coffin is currently the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist after serving over a decade as the Medical Director of the Department of Infection Prevention and Control at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Dr. Coffin has an active and well-funded research program that focuses on the prevention of healthcare-associated infections and vaccine-preventable diseases. Dr. Coffin is an active participant in numerous local, state and nation-wide public health programs that address such topics as the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare associated infections, pandemic influenza preparedness, and pediatric influenza. In addition, Dr. Coffin has worked on infectious diseases prevention projects in healthcare and community settings in Botswana, Ghana, Vietnam, Egypt, Greece and China.

    Dr. Coffin’s interests include: pediatrics, infectious diseases, public health, vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases, infection control and healthcare-associated infections, quality improvement.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

    Residency

    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

    Fellowship

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Additional Training

    Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health

    Board Certification

    Pediatric Infectious Diseases

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

    Associate Director, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Papers

    Haas EJ, Zaoutis TE, Prasad P, Li M, Coffin SE. Risk Factors and Outcomes for Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Bloodstream Infection in Children. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] Read abstract.

    Prasad PA, Dominguez TE, Zaoutis TE, Shah SS, Teszner E, Gaynor JW, Tabbutt S, Coffin SE. Risk factors for catheter-associated bloodstream infections in a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Sep;29(9):812-5. Read abstract.

    Zaoutis TE, Prasad PA, Localio AR, Coffin SE, Bell LM, Walsh TJ, Gross R. Risk factors and predictors for candidemia in pediatric intensive care unit patients: implications for prevention. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Sep 1;51(5):e38-45. Read abstract.

     

     

     

    Coffin SE. In response to: Optimization of antiviral prescribing for influenza. J Hosp Med. 2010 Jan;5(1):E31. No abstract available. 

    Marlowe L, Mistry RD, Coffin S, Leckerman KH, McGowan KL, Dai D, Bell LM, Zaoutis T. Blood culture contamination rates after skin antisepsis with chlorhexidine gluconate versus povidone-iodine in a pediatric emergency department. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Feb;31(2):171-6. Read abstract

    Milstone AM, Song X, Coffin S, Elward A; Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America's Pediatric Special Interest Group. Identification and eradication of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in the neonatal intensive care unit: results of a national survey. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Jul;31(7):766-8. Read abstract

    Lee I, Morales KH, Zaoutis TE, Fishman NO, Nachamkin I, Lautenbach E. Risk factors for healthcare-associated, laboratory-confirmed influenza in hospitalized pediatric patients: a case-control study. Am J Infect Control. 2010 Jun 11. Read abstract

     

     

    Owusu-Ofori A, Jennings R, Burgess J, Prasad PA, Acheampong F, Coffin SE. Assessing hand hygiene resources and practices at a large African teaching hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Aug;31(8):802-8. Read abstract.

     

     

     

    Milstone AM, Song X, Coffin S, Elward A; Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America's Pediatric Special Interest Group. Identification and eradication of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in the neonatal intensive care unit: results of a national survey. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Jul;31(7):766-8. Read abstract.

     

     

     

    Leckerman KH, Sherman E, Knorr J, Zaoutis TE, Coffin SE. Risk factors for healthcare-associated, laboratory-confirmed influenza in hospitalized pediatric patients: a case-control study.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Apr;31(4):421-4. Read abstract.