Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Residency

Pediatrics (Chief Resident), Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN

Fellowship

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN

Additional Training

T32 Research Scholar, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 

Board Certification

General Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MPH - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2021

Sartori LF, Zhu Y, Grijalva CG, Ampofo K, Gesteland P, Johnson J, McHenry R, Arnold DH, Pavia AT, Edwards KM, Williams DJ: Pneumonia Severity in Children: Utility of Procalcitonin in Risk Stratification. Hospital Pediatrics Feb 2021 Notes: Epub online ahead of print.

Wang ME, Neuman MI, Nigrovic LE, Pruitt CM, Desai S, DePorre AG, Sartori LF, Marble RD, Woll C, Leazer RC, Balamuth F, Rooholamini SN, Aronson PL; FEBRILE YOUNG INFANT RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE.: Characteristics of Afebrile Infants u880460 Days of Age With Invasive Bacterial Infections. Hospital Pediatrics 11(1): 100-105, Jan 2021. PMCID: PMC7769208

2020

Yankova LC, Neuman MI, Wang ME, Woll C, DePorre AG, Desai S, Sartori LF, Nigrovic LE, Pruitt CM, Marble RD, Leazer RC, Rooholamini SN, Balamuth F, Aronson PL: Febrile infants u880460 Days Old with Positive Urinalysis and Invasive Bacterial Infections. Hospital Pediatrics 10(12): 1120-1125, Dec 2020. PMCID: PMC7684554

Corwin DJ, Sartori LF, Chiotos K, Odom John AR, Cohn K, Bassiri H, Behrens EM, Teachey DT, Henrickson SE, Diorio CJ, Zorc JJ, Balamuth F: Distinguishing Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) from Kawasaki Disease and Benign Inflammatory Illnesses in the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic. Pediatric Emergency Care 36(11): 554-558, November 2020.

Michelson KA, Neuman MI, Pruitt CM, Desai S, Wang ME, DePorre AG, Leazer RC, Sartori LF, Marble RD, Rooholamini SN, Woll C, Balamuth F, Aronson PL; Febrile Young Infant Research Collaborative: Height of Fever and Invasive Bacterial Infection.  Archives of Disease in Childhood August 2020.

2019

Fleischer Eduardo, Neuman Mark I, Wang Marie E, Nigrovic Lise E, Desai Sanyukta, DePorre Adrienne G, Leazer Rianna C, Marble Richard D, Sartori Laura F, Aronson Paul L: Cerebrospinal Fluid Profiles of Infants u880460 Days of Age With Bacterial Meningitis. Hospital Pediatrics 9(12): 979-982, Dec 2019. PMCID: PMC6877427

Katz Sophie E, Sartori Laura F, Williams Derek J: Clinical Progress Note: Procalcitonin in the Management of Pediatric Lower Respiratory Tract Infection. Journal of Hospital Medicine 14(E1-E3), Sep 2019.

Katz Sophie E, Sartori Laura F, Szeles Andras, McHenry Rendie, Stanford J Eric, Xu Meng, Colby Jennifer M, Halasa Natasha, Williams Derek J, Banerjee Ritu: Agreement Between Two Procalcitonin Assays in Hospitalized Children. Infectious Diseases and Therapy 8(3): 463-468, Sep 2019. PMCID: PMC6702536

Desai Sanyukta, Aronson Paul L, Shabanova Veronika, Neuman Mark I, Balamuth Frances, Pruitt Christopher M, DePorre Adrienne G, Nigrovic Lise E, Rooholamini Sahar N, Wang Marie E, Marble Richard D, Williams Derek J, Sartori Laura, Leazer Rianna C, Mitchell Christine, Shah Samir S: Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy Duration in Young Infants With Bacteremic Urinary Tract Infections. Pediatrics 144(3), Sep 2019.

Aronson Paul L, Shabanova Veronika, Shapiro Eugene D, Wang Marie E, Nigrovic Lise E, Pruitt Christopher M, DePorre Adrienne G, Leazer Rianna C, Desai Sanyukta, Sartori Laura F, Marble Richard D, Rooholamini Sahar N, McCulloh Russell J, Woll Christopher, Balamuth Fran, Alpern Elizabeth R, Shah Samir S, Williams Derek J, Browning Whitney L, Shah Nipam, Neuman Mark I: A Prediction Model to Identify Febrile Infants u880460 Days at Low Risk of Invasive Bacterial Infection. Pediatrics 144(1), Jul 2019. PMCID: PMC6615531

Pruitt Christopher M, Neuman Mark I, Shah Samir S, Shabanova Veronika, Woll Christopher, Wang Marie E, Alpern Elizabeth R, Williams Derek J, Sartori Laura, Desai Sanyukta, Leazer Rianna C, Marble Richard D, McCulloh Russell J, DePorre Adrienne G, Rooholamini Sahar N, Lumb Catherine E, Balamuth Fran, Shin Sarah, Aronson Paul L: Factors Associated with Adverse Outcomes among Febrile Young Infants with Invasive Bacterial Infections. The Journal of Pediatrics 204: 177-182.e1, Jan 2019. PMCID: PMC6309646

2018

Aronson Paul L, Wang Marie E, Shapiro Eugene D, Shah Samir S, DePorre Adrienne G, McCulloh Russell J, Pruitt Christopher M, Desai Sanyukta, Nigrovic Lise E, Marble Richard D, Leazer Rianna C, Rooholamini Sahar N, Sartori Laura F, Balamuth Fran, Woll Christopher, Neuman Mark I: Risk Stratification of Febrile Infants u880460 Days Old Without Routine Lumbar Puncture. Pediatrics 142(6), Dec 2018. PMCID: PMC6317769

Woll Christopher, Neuman Mark I, Pruitt Christopher M, Wang Marie E, Shapiro Eugene D, Shah Samir S, McCulloh Russell J, Nigrovic Lise E, Desai Sanyukta, DePorre Adrienne G, Leazer Rianna C, Marble Richard D, Balamuth Fran, Feldman Elana A, Sartori Laura F, Browning Whitney L, Aronson Paul L: Epidemiology and Etiology of Invasive Bacterial Infection in Infants u880460 Days Old Treated in Emergency Departments. The Journal of Pediatrics 200: 210-217.e1, Sept 2018. PMCID: PMC6109608

Aronson Paul L, Wang Marie E, Nigrovic Lise E, Shah Samir S, Desai Sanyukta, Pruitt Christopher M, Balamuth Fran, Sartori Laura, Marble Richard D, Rooholamini Sahar N, Leazer Rianna C, Woll Christopher, DePorre Adrienne G, Neuman Mark I: Time to Pathogen Detection for Non-ill Versus Ill-Appearing Infants u880460 Days Old With Bacteremia and Meningitis. Hospital Pediatrics 8(7): 379-384, Jul 2018. PMCID: PMC6145376

Sartori LF, Williams SL, Arnold DH, Walsh MM, Estrada C, Otillio JK, Williams DJ: Funky Rash in Nashville. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine 19(2): 176-180, June 2018.

Posters and Presentations

2021

Green R, Sartori LF, Lee B, Florin T, Aronson P, Chamberlain J, Porter J, Michelson K, Nigrovic LE: Invasive bacterial infections in febrile infants 2 to 6 months of age. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting Platform Presentation May 2021.

Yankova L, Neuman M, Wang M, Porre A, Desai S, Sartori LF, Marble L, Nigrovic LE, Leazer R, Pruitt CM, Woll C, Rooholamini S, Balamuth F, Aronson P: Use of Clinical Criteria for Prediction of Invasive Bacterial Infection in Febrile Infants: Evaluation of the PROS Criteria. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting Platform Presentation May 2021.

Williams DJ, Martin J, Nian H, Ozdas A, Slagle J, Turer R, Srinivasan S, Johnson J, Stassun J, Just S, Reale C, Beebe R, Arnold D, Antoon J, Rixe N, Sartori LF, Smith J, Weinger M, Zhu Y, Grijalva C: Decision Support vs Usual Care for Promoting Guideline Concordant Antibiotic Use for Pneumonia: A Pragmatic Clinical Trial. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting Platform Presentation May 2021.

2020

Marie Wang, Lie Nigrovic, Chris Pruitt, Sanyukta Desai, Sahar Rooholamini, Adrienne DePorre, Fran Balamuth, Chris Woll, Richard Marble, Laura F. Sartori, Rianna Leazer, Paul Aronson : Characteristics of Afebrile Infants u880460 Days of Age with Invasive Bacterial Infections. Poster Presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. Cancelled due to COVID19 pandemic. May 2020.

Laura F. Sartori, MD, Yuwei Zhu, MD, MS, Carlos G. Grijalva, MD, MPH, Krow Ampofo, MBCHB, Per Gesteland, MD, MSc, Jakobi Johnson, Rendie McHenry, Donald H. Arnold, MD, MPH, Andrew T. Pavia, MD, Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, Derek J. Williams, MD, MPH: Pneumonia Severity in Children: Utility of Procalcitonin in Risk Stratification   Platform Presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies, Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Cancelled due to COVID19 pandemic. May 2020.

Derek J. Williams, Yuwei Zhu, Krow Ampofo, Laura F. Sartori, Jakobi Johnson, Evan Heller, Hui Nian, Don Arnold, Justine Stassun, Jim Antoon, Andrew T. Pavia, Kathryn M. Edwards, Carlos G. Grijalva: Validation of a Childhood Pneumonia Prognostic Tool for Use in Emergency Care Settings in the United States. Platform Presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Cancelled due to COVID19 pandemic May 2020.

2019

Aronson PL, Wang ME, Nigrovic LE, Shah SS, Desai S, Pruitt CM, Balamuth F, Sartori LF, Marble RD, Rooholamini SN, Leazer RC, Woll C, DePorre AG, Neuman MI: Time to Pathogen Detection for Infants u880460 Days Old with Invasive Bacterial Infections. Poster Presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada May 2019.

Sartori LF, Zhu Y, Grijalva CG, Ampofo K, Gesteland P, Johnson J, Stallings C, McHenry R, Arnold D, Pavia AT, Edwards KM, Williams DJ: Procalcitonin as a Predictor of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Severity.  Poster Presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, MD April 2019.

Brown C, Williams D, Hall M, Freundlich K, Johnson, D, Lind C, Rehm K, Frost P, Doupnik S, Ibrahim D, Patrick S, Sartori LF, Howard L, Gay J: Trends in Length of Stay and Readmissions in Children's Hospitals. Platform Presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, MD April 2019.

Sartori LF, Johnson DP, Scibienski T, Hanna S, Maupin C, Loats B, Swanger J, Williams B, Williams DJ: Pediatric Hospital Care Improvement Project (P-HIP): Improving Care of Hospitalized Children Through the After Visit Summary. Vanderbilt MPH Practicum Colloquium, Nashville, TN February 2019.

2018

Sartori LF, Katz S, Grijalva CG, Zhu Y, Halasa N, McHenry R, Banerjee R, Edwards KM, Williams DJ: Clinical Utility of Procalcitonin in Children Hospitalized with Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Poster Presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada May 2018.

Katz S, Sartori LF, McHenry R, Stanford JE, Colby J, Halasa N, Williams DJ, Banerjee R: Comparison of bioMerieux and Roche Procalcitonin Tests in Children with Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Poster Presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada May 2018.

Desai S, Aronson PL, Shabanova V, Neuman MI, Balamuth F, Pruitt CM, DePorre A, Nigrovic LE, Rooholamini SN, Wang M, Marble R, Williams DJ, Sartori LF, Leazer RA, Mitchell M, Shah SS: Duration of Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy in Young Infants with Bacteremic Urinary Tract Infections. Poster Presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada May 2018.

Aronson PL, Woll C, Neuman MI, Pruitt CM, Wang ME, Shapiro ED, Shah SS, McCulloh RJ, Nigrovic LE, Desai S, DePorre AG, Leazer RC, Marble RD, Balamuth F, Feldman EA, Sartori LF, Browning, WL: Epidemiology of Invasive Bacterial Infection in Infants u880460 Days Treated in Emergency Departments. Poster Presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada May 2018.

Aronson PL, Pruitt CM, Neuman MI, Shah SS, Shabanova V, Woll C, Wang M, Alpern E, Marble RD, Desai S, Leazer RA, McCulloh RJ, Sartori LF, Williams DJ, Rooholamini SN: Factors Associated with Adverse Outcomes Among Infants u880460 Days Old with Invasive Bacterial Infections. Poster Presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada May 2018.

Invited Lectures

2020

Sartori LF. “Pediatric Respiratory Distress, Temple Emergency Medicine Residency, Philadelphia, PA. Oct 2020.

Sartori LF. “Pneumonia Severity in Children: Utility of Procalcitonin in Risk Stratification,” Platform presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA: Cancelled due to COVID Pandemic. May 2020.

Sartori LF. "Mitochondrial Function in Children with Febrile Illness," Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network Future Investigator Meeting, Arlington, VA. Feb 2020.

Awards and Honors

2018, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Pix Selection, “Fever and Fatigue Following Kawasaki.: American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Emergency Medicine

2018, Finalist, Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Award

2017, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Pix Audience Award Winner. "Speckled Lentiginous Nevus." American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Emergency Medicine

2016, Distinction in Leadership Award, Chief Residency Leadership Seminar, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine