Dustin Flannery, DO, MSCE, is a core faculty member in the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an attending physician at CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital, and an Instructor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a recent graduate of the Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Research Training (PHEOT) program managed by the CPCE, and the Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Flannery received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Bachelor of Science (BS) with Honors from Virginia Tech. After completing a residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children/Thomas Jefferson University, he completed a fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at CHOP. His research interests are neonatal infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. His current research projects involve 1) analyzing antimicrobial resistance patterns in neonatal intensive care units across the country; 2) analyzing contemporary maternal and neonatal Group B Streptococcus seroepidemiology; and 3) identifying meaningful metrics of neonatal antibiotic use for more accurate inter-hospital comparison.
Education and Training
DO - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics - Nemours Alfred I DuPont Hospital/Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics - Nemours Alfred I DuPont Hospital/Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Resident)
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA (Chief Fellow)
MS in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Instructor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
Flannery DD, Mukhopadhyay S, Jensen EA, Gerber JS, Passarella MR, Dysart K, Aghai ZH, Greenspan J, Puopolo KM. Influence of Patient Characteristics on Antibiotic Use Rates Among Preterm Infants. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2020 Mar 14. pii: piaa022. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piaa022. PMID: 32170951
Sloane A, Flannery DD, Lafferty M, Jensen E, Dysart K, Cook A, Greenspan J, Aghai Z. Hypertensive Disorders During Pregnancy Are Associated with Reduced Severe Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. J Perinatol, Epub ahead of print, July 1, 2019
Dhudasia MB, Flannery DD, Mukhopadhyay S. Early limited formula for breastfeeding infants: too much or just enough? J Perinatol, Epub ahead of print, June 9, 2019
Flannery DD, Dysart K, Cook A, Greenspan J, Aghai ZH, Jensen EA. Association Between Early Antibiotic Exposure and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia or Death. J Perinatol, Epub ahead of print, June 13, 2018. doi:10.1038/s41372-018-0146-3
Flannery DD, Ross RK, Mukhopadhyay S, Tribble AC, Puopolo KM, Gerber JS. Temporal Trends and Center Variation in Early Antibiotic Use Among Premature Infants. JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(1):e180164. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.0164
Flannery DD, Puopolo KM. Neonatal Antibiotic Use: How Much is Too Much? Pediatrics. 2018; 142(3):e20181942.
Flannery DD, Puopolo KM. Neonatal Antibiotic Use: What Are We Doing and Where Shall We Go? Neoreviews, American Academy of Pediatrics. 2018;19(9):e516-525.
Flannery DD, Brandsma E, Saslow J, Mackley AB, Paul DA, Aghai ZA. Do infants in the neonatal intensive care unit diagnosed with urinary tract infection need a routine voiding cystourethrogram? J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Dec 10:1-121 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2017.1416352
Flannery DD, Foglia EE. Critical appraisal of: [Patel RM, Knezevic A, Shenvi N, Hinkes M, Keene S, Roback JD, et al. Association of Red Blood Cell Transfusion, Anemia, and Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants. JAMA. 2016;315(9):889-897] J Perinatol 2017, 37: 626-628.
Hay S, Zupancic JA, Flannery DD, Kirpalani H, Dukhovny D. Should We Believe in Transfusion-Associated Necrotizing Enterocolitis? Applying a GRADE to the Literature. Semin Perinatol 2017, 41(1): 80-91
Flannery DD, Foglia EE. The contributions of red blood cell transfusion and severe anemia in necrotizing enterocolitis: causes or confounders? J Perinatol. 2017 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print]
Flannery DD, Stephens CL, Thompson AD. The Impact of High-Profile Sexual Abuse Cases in the Media on a Pediatric Emergency Department. J Child Sex Abus 2016, 25(6): 627-635
Flannery DD, O’Donnell E, Kornhauser M, Dysart K, Greenspan J, Aghai ZH. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure versus Mechanical Ventilation on the First Day of Life in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Am J Perinatol 2016, 33(10): 939-944
Flannery DD, Chan S, Swami SK, Eppes SC. Prescriber Perceptions of a Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Clin Pediatr 2014, 53(8): 743-746
Flannery DD, Akinboyo I, Ty JM, Averill LW, Freedman A. Septic Arthritis and Concern for Osteomyelitis in a Child with Rat Bite Fever. J Clin Microbiol 2013, 51(6): 1987-1989
Posters and Presentations
Flannery Dustin D. Neonatal Antibiotic Use: How Much is Too Much & What are the Risks? Neonatology Research Conference, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Division of Neonatology. Jun, 2018.
Flannery Dustin D. "Neonatal Genetics". Neonatal Practitioner Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. May, 2018.
Flannery Dustin D. "Temporal Trends in Antibiotic Use for Risk of Early-Onset Sepsis Among Very Premature Infants Across the United States". Southeastern American Academy of Pediatrics Regional Conference, Clearwater, FL. Feb, 2018.
Flannery Dustin D. "Temporal Trends in Antibiotic Use for Risk of Early-Onset Sepsis Among Very Premature Infants Across the United States". International Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference, St. Louis, MO. Jun, 2017.
Flannery Dustin D. "Temporal Trends in Antibiotic Use for Risk of Early-Onset Sepsis Among Very Premature Infants". Pediatric Academic Societies, San Francisco, CA. May, 2017.
Flannery Dustin D. "Neonatal Genetics". Neonatal Practitioner Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. May, 2017.
Flannery Dustin D. "Temporal Trends in Antibiotic Use for Risk of Early-Onset Sepsis Among Very Premature Infants Across the United States". Easter Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA. Mar 2017.
Flannery Dustin D. "Early Antibiotic Exposure and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Confounding of the Reported Association by Early Respiratory Support". Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA. Mar 2017.
Awards and Honors
2019, Alumni Professional Development Grant Award, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Association
2019, Trainee Travel Grant Award, Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting
2019, Young Investigator Coaching Program (Coach: Dr. Thomas Newman), Society for Pediatric Research
2018, Thomas Boggs Perinatal-Neonatal Fellow Research Award Finalist, Philadelphia Perinatal Society
2017, Excellence in Clinical Research Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
2017, Trainee Travel Grant Award, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Meeting
2016, Quality and Patient Safety Honorable Mention: Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition (SPIN), Penn Medicine Clinical Effectiveness and Quality Improvement Initiative
2016, Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellowship Award, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
2015, Section on Infectious Diseases Travel Grant Award, American Academy of Pediatrics
2014, Rosenblum Award for Excellence (Outstanding Senior Resident), Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
2014, Bambi Taylor, M.D. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Award, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Editorial and Academic Positions
Ad Hoc Reviewer
2019-present, Journal of Perinatology
2017-present, The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
2017-present, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
2016-present, American Journal of Perinatology
2019, Reviewer, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellowship Award
2019, Judge, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Research Poster Day
2019, Abstract Reviewer, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition
2016-present, Abstract Reviewer, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting Scientific
Academic and Institutional Committees
2017-present, Neonatology Fellowship Selection Committee
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2018-present, International Society of Evidence-Based Neonatology (EBNEO)
2018-present, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
2018-present, PIDS Pediatric Committee on Antimicrobial Stewardship
2018-present, CDC/VON Antimicrobial Stewardship Special Interest Group
2016-2018, Liaison, AAP Section on Breastfeeding/Section on Pediatric Trainees
2015-present, Society for Pediatric Research (SPR)
2013-present, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS)
2013-present, Academic Pediatric Association (APA)
2011-present, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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