Education and Training

Medical School

MD - George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC


Pediatrics - Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University SOM, Cleveland, OH


Pediatric Infectious Diseases - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Clinical Pharmacoepidemiology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases

Departments and Services




Bhalala US, Gist KM, Tripathi S, Boman K, Kumar VK, Retford L, Chiotos K, Blatz AM et al; Society of Critical Care Medicine Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS): COVID-19 Registry Investigator Group. Characterization and Outcomes of Hospitalized Children With Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Report From a Multicenter, Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Registry. Crit Care Med. 2021 Aug 16. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005232. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34387240.

Tripathi S, Gist KM, Bjornstad EC, [et. al, including Blatz AM collaborative author].  Coronavirus Disease 2019-Associated PICU Admissions: A Report From the Society of Critical Care Medicine Discovery Network Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study Registry. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2021;22(7):603-615. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000002760

Domecq JP, Lal A, Sheldrick CR, [et. al, including Blatz AM collaborative author].  Outcomes of Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Receiving Organ Support Therapies: The International Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study Registry. Crit Care Med. 2021 Mar 1;49(3):437-448. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004879. PMID: 33555777.

Lin EE, Akaho EH, Sobilo A, Blatz AM, Otto WR, Odom John AR. Concordance of Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Samples for SARS-CoV-2 in Pediatric Patients: Research Letter. Anesthesiology. 2021 Jun 1;134(6):970-972. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000003765. PMID: 33819338; PMCID: PMC8202764.

Blatz AM, Oboite M, Chiotos K, Castelo-Soccio L, Odom John AR; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia MIS-C Research Collaborative. Cutaneous Findings in SARS-CoV-2-Associated Multisystem Inflammatory Disease in Children. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Feb 16;8(3):ofab074. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofab074. PMID: 33778091; PMCID: PMC7928560. 


Diorio C, McNerney KO, Lambert M [et. al, including Blatz AM].  Evidence of thrombotic microangiopathy in children with SARS-CoV-2 across the spectrum of clinical presentations. Blood Adv. 2020 Dec 8;4(23):6051-6063. doi: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2020003471. PMID: 33290544; PMCID: PMC7724906.

Blatz AM, David MZ, Otto WR, Luan X, Gerber JS. Validation of ICD-10 code for identifying children hospitalized with COVID-19. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2020 Nov 11:piaa140. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piaa140. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33175166; PMCID: PMC7717334.

Diorio C, Anderson E, McNerney K [et. al, including Blatz AM].  Convalescent plasma for pediatric patients with SARS-CoV-2 associated acute respiratory distress syndrome. Ped Blood Cancer. Doi:10.1002/pbc.28693.

Diorio C, Henrickson SE, Vella LA, [et. al, including Blatz AM]. l. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and COVID-19 are distinct presentations of SARS-CoV-2 [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 30]. J Clin Invest. 2020;140970. doi:10.1172/JCI140970.

O’Callaghan KP, Blatz AM, Offit PA. Developing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine at warp speed. JAMA. Published online July 6, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama2020.12190.

Chiotos K, Bassiri H, Behrens EM, Blatz AM, Chang J,  Diorio C, Fitzgerald JC, Topjian A, Odom John AR. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children During the Coronavirus 2019 Pandemic: A Case Series. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2020 May 28 : piaa069. Published online 2020 May 28. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piaa069.

Kudchadkar SR, Nelliot A, Awojoodu R [et. al, including Blatz A]. Physical Rehabilitation in Critically Ill Children: A Multicenter Point Prevalence Study in the United States, Critical Care Medicine: May 2020 - Volume 48 - Issue 5 - p 634-644. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004291.


Blatz AM, Gillespie CW, Katcher A, Matthews A, Oetgen ME .. Factors associated with non-accidental trauma evaluation among patients <36 months old presenting with femur fractures at a level one pediatric trauma center. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2016, Nov; J Pediatr Orthop(00): 00.

Czyzewski DI, Self MM, Williams AE, Weidler EM, Blatz AM, Shulman RJ. Maintenance of Pain in Children With Functional Abdominal Pain. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016, Mar; 62(3): 393-8.


Oetgen ME, Blatz AM, Matthews A. Impact of Clinical Practice Guideline on the Treatment of Pediatric Femoral Fractures in a Pediatric Hospital. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015, Oct; 97(20): 1641-6.

Sundararajan S, Blatz AM, Dearborn DG, Varnes AW, Bearer CF, El Metwally D. Toxic Metal Contamination of Banked Blood Designated for Neonatal Transfusion. Journal of Clinical Toxicology. 2015, Nov; 5(5): 1-5.

Posters and Presentations


Blatz AM, Rotta A, Costello-Wilson D, Shein SL. (2018). Trends in neuropharmacologic medications over time in mechanically ventilated children Poster presented at: AAP (Section on Critical Care); Orlando, FL.

Blatz Allison M. (2018). Screening for sentinel abusive injuries in children Oral Presentation presented at: Ohio Children's Hospital Association Advocacy Day; Columbus, OH.

Awards and Honors

Gill Fellowship for Summer Research, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Joseph St. Geme Student Research Award, Society for Pediatric Research
Award for a Healthier Ohio, Ohio Department of Public Health
National Mensa Foundation Joe Zanca Scholarship
Tauber Scholarship, GWU SMHS
NIH T32-GM075766 in Training grant in Clinical Pharmacoepidemiology

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society