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
  • Member, Pulmonary Center, Boston University


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


  • Published on 11/5/2020

    Pelton SI, Lapidot R. Inferring public health and vaccine policies from epidemiology and whole genome sequencing of invasive pneumococcal isolates from a surveillance network. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 05. PMID: 33151276.

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  • Published on 8/7/2020

    Pelton SI, Divino V, Shah D, Mould-Quevedo J, DeKoven M, Krishnarajah G, Postma MJ. Evaluating the Relative Vaccine Effectiveness of Adjuvanted Trivalent Influenza Vaccine Compared to High-Dose Trivalent and Other Egg-Based Influenza Vaccines among Older Adults in the US during the 2017-2018 Influenza Season. Vaccines (Basel). 2020 Aug 07; 8(3). PMID: 32784684.

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  • Published on 7/30/2020

    Divino V, Krishnarajah G, Pelton SI, Mould-Quevedo J, Anupindi VR, DeKoven M, Postma MJ. A real-world study evaluating the relative vaccine effectiveness of a cell-based quadrivalent influenza vaccine compared to egg-based quadrivalent influenza vaccine in the US during the 2017-18 influenza season. Vaccine. 2020 09 11; 38(40):6334-6343. PMID: 32739119.

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  • Published on 7/9/2020

    Grammatico-Guillon L, Jafarzadeh SR, Laurent E, Shea K, Pasco J, Astagneau P, Adams W, Pelton S. Gradual decline in outpatient antibiotic prescriptions in paediatrics: A data warehouse-based 11-year cohort study. Acta Paediatr. 2021 02; 110(2):611-617. PMID: 32573837.

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  • Published on 6/9/2020

    Thanawastien A, Joyce KE, Cartee RT, Haines LA, Pelton SI, Tweten RK, Killeen KP. Preclinical in vitro and in vivo profile of a highly-attenuated, broadly efficacious pneumolysin genetic toxoid. Vaccine. 2020 Jun 09. PMID: 32532546.

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  • Published on 5/21/2020

    Lapidot R, Shea KM, Yildirim I, Cabral HJ, Pelton SI, Department Of Public Health TM. Characteristics of Serotype 3 Invasive Pneumococcal Disease before and after Universal Childhood Immunization with PCV13 in Massachusetts. Pathogens. 2020 May 21; 9(5). PMID: 32455770.

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  • Published on 5/16/2020

    Baxter R, Aukes L, Pelton SI, Yee A, Klein NP, Gruber WC, Scott DA, Center KJ. Impact of the 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine on Invasive Pneumococcal Disease After Introduction Into Routine Pediatric Use. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2020 May 16. PMID: 32415771.

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  • Published on 5/1/2020

    Sabharwal V, Pelton SI. User-friendly smartphone detection of middle ear fluid. J Pediatr. 2020 05; 220:264-267. PMID: 32334666.

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  • Published on 4/17/2020

    Arguedas A, Trzcinski K, O'Brien KL, Ferreira DM, Wyllie AL, Weinberger D, Danon L, Pelton SI, Azzari C, Hammitt LL, Sá-Leão R, Brandileone MC, Saha S, Suaya J, Isturiz R, Jodar L, Gessner BD. Upper respiratory tract colonization with Streptococcus pneumoniae in adults. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2020 04; 19(4):353-366. PMID: 32237926.

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  • Published on 1/20/2020

    Yildirim M, Keskinocak P, Pelton S, Pickering L, Yildirim I. Who is at risk of 13-valent conjugated pneumococcal vaccine failure? Vaccine. 2020 02 11; 38(7):1671-1677. PMID: 31974018.

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