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Richard L. Hodinka, PhD

Director, Virology Laboratory

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Clark HF, Lawley D, Matthijnssens J, Dinubile MJ, Hodinka RL. Sustained Decline in Cases of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis Presenting to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in the New Rotavirus Vaccine Era. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Aug;29(8):699-702. Read abstract


Hodinka RL. Clinical Virology Manual, Fourth Edition. ASM Press. Specter SS, Hodinka, RL, Young S.A, Wiedbrauk, DL (eds.). ASM Press, Washington, DC, 2009.

Hodinka RL. (Contributor): HIV testing algorithms: A status report. A publication from the Association of Public Health Laboratories and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.   Association of Public Health Laboratories and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Silver Spring, MD and Atlanta, GA. Pages: 1-57, April 2009.

Hodinka RL. Laboratory diagnosis of viral diseases. Pediatric Practice: Infectious Diseases. Shah S. (ed.). McGraw-Hill, New York, NY. Page: 17-35, 2009.


Hodinka RL, (Contributor): Clinical microbiology in the 21st century: Keeping the pace – A Report from the American Academy of Microbiology. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C. Page: 1-16, 2008.


Feltes TF, Hodinka RL, Paridon S, Wernovsky G, Sondheimer H. The current state of infection with respiratory syncytial virus in the setting of congenital cardiac malformations. Challenges Facing Pediatric Cardiovascular Practitioners and Their Parents, Cardiol. Young. Jacobs JP, Wernovsky G, Gaynor JW, Anderson, R.H. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, New York, N.Y. 16(Suppl. 3): 136-143, 2006. 

Original Papers


Pierce VM, Neide B, Hodinka RL. Evaluation of the Gen-Probe APTIMA HIV-1 RNA Qualitative Assay as an Alternative to Western Blot for Confirmation of HIV Infection. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Feb 23. Read abstract.


Dewan M, Zorc JJ, Hodinka RL, Shah SS. Cerebrospinal fluid enterovirus testing in infants 56 days or younger. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Sep;164(9):824-30. Read abstract.

Nelson KA, Zorc JJ. Management of acute asthma. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2010 Apr;21(1):21-33, vii. Review. Read abstract

Seiden JA, Zorc JJ, Hodinka RL, Shah SS. Lack of cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in young infants with enterovirus infections of the central nervous system. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 Feb;26(2):77-81. Read abstract

Shah SS, Volk J, Mohamad Z, Hodinka RL, Zorc JJ. Herpes simplex virus testing and hospital length of stay in neonates and young infants. J Pediatr. 2010 May;156(5):738-43. Epub 2010 Feb 10. Read abstract


Clark HF, Lawley D, Mallette LA, DiNubile MJ, Hodinka RL. Decline in cases of rotavirus gastroenteritis presenting to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia after introduction of pentavalent rotavirus vaccine. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 16(3): 382-386, 2009

Iyer SS, Mittal MK, Hodinka RL. Herpes zoster and meningitis resulting from reactivation of varicella vaccine virus in an immunocompetent child. Ann. Emerg. Med. 53: 792-795, 2009.

Kresnicka LS, Rubin DM, Downes KJ, Lavelle JM, Hodinka RL, McGowan KL, Grundmeier R, Christian CW. Practice variation in screening for sexually transmitted infections during prepubertal child sexual abuse evaluations. J. Pediatr. Adolesc. Gynecol. Epub ahead of print(doi:10.1016/j.jpag.2008.07.003), 2009.

Wilkes JJ, Leckerman KH, Coffin SE, Keren R, Metjian TA, Leckerman KH, Hodinka RL, Zaoutis TE. Use of antibiotics in children hospitalized with community-acquired, laboratory-confirmed influenza. J. Peds. 154(3): 447-449, 2009.

Wilkes JJ, Zaoutis TE, Keren R, Desai B, Leckerman KH, Hodinka RL, Metjian TA, Coffin SE. Treatment with oseltamivir in children hospitalized with community acquired, laboratory confirmed influenza: review of 5 seasons and evaluation of an electronic reminder. J. Hosp. Med. 4(3): 171-178, 2009.


Smith MJ, Clark HF, Lawley D, Bell LM, Hodinka RL, DiStefano DD, Kulnis G, Zaoutis TE, Coffin SE. The clinical and molecular epidemiology of community-and healthcare-acquired rotavirus gastroenteritis. Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. 27: 54-58, 2008

Hayden RT, Hokanson KM, Pounds SB, Bankowski MJ, Belzer SW, Carr J, Diorio D, Forman MS, Joshi Y, Hillyard D, Hodinka RL, Nikiforova MN, Romain CA, Stevenson J, Valsamakis A, Balfour HH Jr., for the US EBV Working Group. Multicenter comparison of different real-time PCR assays for quantitative detection of Epstein-Barr virus. J Clin Microbiol. 46: 157-163, 2008.

Maus M, Posencheg M, Geddes K, Elkan M, Penaranda S, Oberste M, Hodinka RL. Detection of echovirus 18 in human breast milk. J Clin Microbiol. 46:1137-1140, 2008.

Hook LM, Jiang M, Roth S, Hodinka RL, Friedman HM. Blocking antibody access to neutralizing domains on glycoproteins involved in entry as a novel mechanism of immune evasion by herpes simplex virus type 1 glycoproteins C and E. J Virol. 82:6935-6941, 2008.


Newland J, Laurich VM, Wheeler A, Heydon K, Licht D, Keren R, Zaoutis TE, Watson B,  Hodinka RL, Coffin SE. Neurological Complications in Children Hospitalized with Influenza: Characteristics, Incidence, and Risk Factors. J Peds. 150:306-310, 2007.

King RL, Lorch SA, Cohen DM, Hodinka RL, Cohen KA, Shah SS. Routine cerebrospinal fluid enterovirus PCR testing reduces hospitalization and antibiotic use in infants 90 days of age or younger. Pediatrics. 120:489-496, 2007.

Coffin SE, Zaoutis TE, Wheeler A, Heydon K, Herrera G, Bridges CB, Watson B, Localio R, Hodinka RL, Keren R. Incidence, complications, and risk factors for prolonged stay in children hospitalized with community-acquired influenza. Pediatrics. 119:740-748, 2007.

Patel MM, Tate JE, Selvarangan R, Daskalaki I, Jackson MA, Curns AT, Coffin SE, Watson B, Hodinka RL, Glass RI, Parashar UD. Is routine laboratory testing data useful for surveillance of rotavirus hospitalizations to evaluate the impact of vaccination? Pediatr Infect Dis J. 26:914-919, 2007.

Cohen DM, Lorch SA, King RL, Hodinka RL, Cohen KA, Shah SS. Factors influencing the decision to test young infants for herpes simplex virus infection. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 26:1156-1158, 2007.



Shah SS, Hodinka RL, Turnquist JL, Elliot MR, Coffin SE. Cerebrospinal fluid mononuclear cell predominance is not related to symptom duration in children with enterovirus meningitis. J Peds. 148:118-121, 2006.


Shah SS, Ebberson J, Kestenbaum LA, Hodinka RL, Zorc JJ. Age-specific reference values for cerebrospinal fluid protein concentration in neonates and young infants. J Hosp Med. 2010 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print] Read abstract.

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