Rachel Martin-Blais, MD, DTM&H

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Rachel Martin-Blais, MD, DTM&H, is an attending physician with the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH


Pediatrics - University of California, Los Angeles, CA


Pediatrics - University of California, Los Angeles, CA


Pediatric Infectious Diseases - University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Additional Training

Certification: Certificate of Knowledge in Tropical Medicine and Travel Health (CTropMed®) from The American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

Graduate Degree

Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical Medicine, Universidad Cayetano Heredia, San Martín de Porres, Peru

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Ratner L, Martin-Blais R, Warrell C, Narla NP. Reflections on Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Six Lessons from Working in Resource-Denied Settings. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2020 April 17; 102(6): 1178-1180. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.20-0274.

Self WH, Tenforde MW, Stubblefield WB, et al. Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Among Frontline Health Care Personnel in a Multistate Hospital Network - 13 Academic Medical Centers, April-June 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020;69(35):1221-1226. Published 2020 Sep 4. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6935e2

Hunt, B., Rogers, C., Martin-Blais, R., Adachi, K, and Sathyavagiswaran, L. Paenibacillus Sepsis and Meningitis in a Premature Infant: A Case Report. Am. J. Forensic Med. Pathol. 2020 August 24; published online ahead of print.doi:10.1097/PAF.0000000000000610.


Collier, E. , Parikh, P. , Martin-Blais, R. , Chen, J. and Anand, V. Herpetic whitlow of the toe presenting with severe viral cellulitis. Pediatr. Dermatol. 2019 March 11; 36: 406-407. doi:10.1111/pde.13795.




Altmann, T. R. (2018). Infant & Toddler Basics, American Academy of Pediatrics.


Citations: Altmann, T. R. (2017). Mommy Calls, American Academy of Pediatrics.

Awards and Honors

2020, Ralph D. Feigin Apprenticeship Award, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
2015, Saul Blatman Award for Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
2011, Magna cum laude, Kenyon College
2011, Phi Beta Kappa inductee, Kenyon College
2011, Edward Harvey Prize, Kenyon College
2011, High Honors, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Kenyon College
2007-2011, Merit List, Kenyon College
2007-2010, George Gallup Clark Trust Scholarship

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2020-present, American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Fellow Member
2020-present, Physicians for Human Rights
2018-present, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
2015-present, American Academy of Pediatrics