Rebecca Same, MD

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Rebecca Same, MD, 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 - The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Board Certification

Pediatric Infectious Diseases – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services




Same RG, Hsu AJ, Cosgrove SE, Klein EY, Amoah J, Hersh AL, Kronman MP, Tamma PD. Antibiotic-Associated Adverse Events in Hospitalized Children. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2021. PMID:33452808 10. Same RG, Tamma PD. Antibiotic Stewardship. Pediatr Rev. 2021;42(4):218-220. PMID:33795471


Same RG, Amoah J, Hsu AJ, Hersh AL, Sklansky DJ, Cosgrove SE, Tamma PD. The Association of Antibiotic Duration With Successful Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2020. PMID:32525203


Same RG, McAleese S, Agwu AL, Arav-Boger R. Acute HIV in an Adolescent Male With Fever and Rhabdomyolysis. J Adolesc Health. 2019;65(4):567- 569. PMCID:PMC7004276 PMID:31401024

Same RG, Hsu AJ, Tamma PD. Optimizing the Management of Uncomplicated Gram-Negative Bloodstream Infections in Children: Translating Evidence From Adults Into Pediatric Practice. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2019;8(5):485-488. PMCID:PMC6831935 PMID:31436812

Yin J, Kociolek LK, Same RG, Hsu AJ, Amoah J, Tamma PD. Oral Vancomycin May Be Associated With Earlier Symptom Resolution Than Metronidazole for Hospitalized Children With Nonsevere Clostridiodes difficile Infections. Open Forum Infect Dis.


Same RG, Tamma PD. Campylobacter Infections in Children. Pediatr Rev. 2018;39(11):533- 541. PMCID:PMC6657695 PMID:30385582


Fox MT, Melia MT, Same RG, Conley AT, Tamma PD. A Seven-Day Course of TMP-SMX May Be as Effective as a Seven-Day Course of Ciprofloxacin for the Treatment of Pyelonephritis. Am J Med. 2017;130(7):842-845. PMCID:PMC5632565 PMID:28216442


Adjei AA, Winch P, Laar A, Sullivan DJ Jr, Sakyi KS, Stephens JK, Adjei GO, Boateng IA, Aubyn VN, Kubio C, Tuakli J, Vanotoo L, Bortei BB, Amo-Addae M, Sorvor F, Coleman N, Dalglish S, Owusu R, Gebreyesus T, Essuman E, Greene R, Ankomah E, Houston K, Bart-Plange C, Salamat S, Addison EA, Quakyi IA. Insights into the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria in Ghana: the role of caregivers and licensed chemical sellers in four regions. Malar J. 2016;15(1):263. PMCID:PMC4862058 PMID:27160685


Greene R, Stratton P, Cleary SD, Ballweg ML, Sinaii N. Diagnostic experience among 4,334 women reporting surgically diagnosed endometriosis. Fertil Steril. 2009;91(1):32- 9. PMID:18367178



Same RG and Jaganath D. Microbiology and Infectious Diseases In: Helen Hughes, Lauren Kahl, eds. The Harriet Lane handbook: a manual for pediatric house officers 21 ed. Philadelphia

Same RG and Hunstad DA. Bacterial Infections of the Urinary Tract. In: Remington and Klein's Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant, 9e. (In production)

Posters and Presentations


Same RG, Amoah J, Hsu AJ, Tamma PD. Comparing the Outcomes of Children with Community- Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) Receiving Short-Course Versus Prolonged-Course Antibiotic Therapy The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference: St. Louis, MO; 2019.

Same RG, Kahl LK, Lapsa J, Scott J, Hannah MJ, Drucker M, Burkett GS, Crosby E, Kane AE. Improving pediatric antibiotic discharge stewardship within the Pediatric Emergency Department Pediatric Academic Societies: virtual; 2021.

Plattner AS, Daugherty M, Grier A, Hanks C, Same RG. Penicillin Allergy Reassessment and Dismissal with Oral challenge Negation (PARDON). 2021 Architecture of High Value Health Care National Conference: virtual; 2021.


Same RG, Amoah J, Hsu AJ, Hersh AL, Kronman MP, Tamma PD. (2019) . Poster Presentation at the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Spring Conference, Boston, MA.. Antibiotic- Associated Adverse Drug Events in Hospitalized Children The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Spring Conference: Boston, MA; 2019.

Awards and Honors

2019, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellowship Award
2019, Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America Jonathan Freeman Scholarship
2014, Alpha Omega Alpha Society
2007, Phi Beta Kappa Society
2007, Magna cum laude, Georgetown University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2021, Infectious Diseases Clinics of North America special issue on Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Co-editor
2020-present, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, peer reviewer
2020-present, Clinical Infectious Diseases, peer reviewer
2020-present, Hospital Pediatrics, peer reviewer
2020-present, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, peer reviewer
2020-present, Journal of Pediatrics, peer reviewer
2020-present, The Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, peer reviewer
2020-present, Pediatrics in Review, peer reviewer
2018-present, New England Journal of Medicine, peer reviewer

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2021-present, Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Renal Disease (SCOPE) Collaborative
2017-present, Society of Hospital Epidemiology of America
2017-present, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
 - 2022-present, Pediatric Committee on Antimicrobial Stewardship
2017-present, Infectious Diseases Society of America
2014-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
 - 2020-present, Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Better Antibiotic Selection in Children (BASiC) project