Stephen I. Pelton, MD

Professor, Pediatrics

Stephen Pelton
670 Albany St Biosquare III


Stephen I Pelton MD is Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health and Director of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center. Dr Pelton’s interests focus on the effects of recurrent disease and the long term effects of HIV, Hepatitis C and B, and Herpes among other things. Additionally, he organizes numerous clinical trials to discover new approaches to HIV prevention and treatment.

Other Positions

  • Director (Section) of Pediatrics>Infectious Disease, Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Active Staff Privileges, Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, MD
  • Queens College, City University of New York, BA


  • Published on 12/1/2018

    Dagan R, Pelton S, Bakaletz L, Cohen R. First Otitis Media and Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Serotypes in Infants. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Dec; 37(12):e351-e352. PMID: 30408013.

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  • Published on 10/23/2018

    Sings HL, De Wals P, Gessner BD, Isturiz R, Laferriere C, McLaughlin JM, Pelton S, Schmitt HJ, Suaya JA, Jodar L. Effectiveness of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Against Invasive Disease Caused by Serotype 3 in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 23. PMID: 30357326.

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  • Published on 10/4/2018

    Yang R, Sabharwal V, Shlykova N, Okonkwo OS, Pelton SI, Kohane DS. Treatment of Streptococcus pneumoniae otitis media in a chinchilla model by transtympanic delivery of antibiotics. JCI Insight. 2018 Oct 04; 3(19). PMID: 30282835.

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  • Published on 10/3/2018

    Yildirim I, Pelton SI. Infants at risk for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in the PCV13 Era. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 03. PMID: 30281070.

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  • Published on 9/20/2018

    Pelton SI, Bornheimer R, Doroff R, Shea KM, Sato R, Weycker D. Decline in Pneumococcal Disease Attenuated in Older Adults and Those with Comorbidities Following Universal Childhood PCV13 Immunization. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 20. PMID: 30239637.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Mrkvan T, Pelton SI, Ruiz-Guiñazú J, Palmu AA, Borys D. Effectiveness and impact of the 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, PHiD-CV: review of clinical trials and post-marketing experience. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2018 Sep; 17(9):797-818. PMID: 30185083.

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  • Published on 7/25/2018

    Rijkers GT, Pelton SI. The old man's friend. Pneumonia (Nathan). 2018; 10:8. PMID: 30062083.

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  • Published on 6/30/2018

    Balsells E, Dagan R, Yildirim I, Gounder PP, Steens A, Muñoz-Almagro C, Mameli C, Kandasamy R, Givon Lavi N, Daprai L, van der Ende A, Trzcinski K, Nzenze SA, Meiring S, Foster D, Bulkow LR, Rudolph K, Valero-Rello A, Ducker S, Vestrheim DF, von Gottberg A, Pelton SI, Zuccotti G, Pollard AJ, Sanders EAM, Campbell H, Madhi SA, Nair H, Kyaw MH. The relative invasive disease potential of Streptococcus pneumoniae among children after PCV introduction: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Infect. 2018 Nov; 77(5):368-378. PMID: 29964140.

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  • Published on 5/22/2018

    Pelton SI. Deconstructing Pneumococcal Progression from Colonization to Disease. Infect Immun. 2018 Jun; 86(6). PMID: 29610253.

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  • Published on 10/13/2017

    Bornheimer R, Shea KM, Sato R, Weycker D, Pelton SI. Risk of exacerbation following pneumonia in adults with heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0184877. PMID: 29028810.

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