Marisol A. Figueira, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Marisol Figueira
670 Albany St Biosquare III


Marisol Figueira, MD, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Infectious Diseases at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She worked as a physician in her native Venezuela for a number of years before completing a fellowship at Maxwell Finland Laboratory. A year later she joined Boston University as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. In this role she has established her own primarily Latino practice. Currently, she receives $478,501 in support from the NIH for the article “Single Antigen Strategy for Prevention of Recurrent and Chronic Suppurative Otitis.” Her research interests are otitis media pathogenesis, prevention and treatment, streptococcus pneumoniae pathogenesis, haemophilus influenzae pathogenesis , and experimental otitis media models.


  • Universidad Central de Venezuela, MD
  • Colegio┬áMadre Emilia, BS


  • Published on 5/15/2021

    Aggarwal A, Cohen E, Figueira M, Sabharwal V, Herlihy JM, Bronwen C, Barnett ED, Pelton SI, Camelo IY. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in an Adult With COVID-19-A Trial of Anakinra: A Case Report. Infect Dis Clin Pract (Baltim Md). 2021 Nov; 29(6):e420-e423. PMID: 34803350.

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  • Published on 4/14/2021

    Sabharwal V, Bartolome R, Hassan SA, Levesque BM, Camelo IY, Wachman EM, Figueira M, Yarrington CD, Cooper ER, Barnett ED, Parker MG. Mother-Infant Dyads with COVID-19 at an Urban, Safety-Net Hospital: Clinical Manifestations and Birth Outcomes. Am J Perinatol. 2021 06; 38(7):741-746. PMID: 33853145.

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  • Published on 3/19/2019

    Grammatico-Guillon L, Shea K, Jafarzadeh SR, Camelo I, Maakaroun-Vermesse Z, Figueira M, Adams WG, Pelton S. Antibiotic Prescribing in Outpatient Children: A Cohort From a Clinical Data Warehouse. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 06; 58(6):681-690. PMID: 30884973.

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  • Published on 8/22/2016

    Figueira M, Fernandes P, Pelton SI. Efficacy of Solithromycin (CEM-101) for Experimental Otitis Media Caused by Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Sep; 60(9):5533-8. PMID: 27401563.

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  • Published on 1/8/2014

    Figueira M, Moschioni M, De Angelis G, Barocchi M, Sabharwal V, Masignani V, Pelton SI. Variation of pneumococcal Pilus-1 expression results in vaccine escape during Experimental Otitis Media [EOM]. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e83798. PMID: 24421906.

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  • Published on 12/20/2013

    Sabharwal V, Stevenson A, Figueira M, Orthopoulos G, Trzcinski K, Pelton SI. Capsular switching as a strategy to increase pneumococcal virulence in experimental otitis media model. Microbes Infect. 2014 Apr; 16(4):292-9. PMID: 24361902.

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  • Published on 3/3/2012

    Sabharwal V, Figueira M, Pelton SI, Pettigrew MM. Virulence of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6C in experimental otitis media. Microbes Infect. 2012 Aug; 14(9):712-8. PMID: 22414497.

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  • Published on 4/14/2011

    Thomas JC, Figueira M, Fennie KP, Laufer AS, Kong Y, Pichichero ME, Pelton SI, Pettigrew MM. Streptococcus pneumoniae clonal complex 199: genetic diversity and tissue-specific virulence. PLoS One. 2011; 6(4):e18649. PMID: 21533186.

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  • Published on 2/16/2010

    Jenkins GA, Figueira M, Kumar GA, Sweetman WA, Makepeace K, Pelton SI, Moxon R, Hood DW. Sialic acid mediated transcriptional modulation of a highly conserved sialometabolism gene cluster in Haemophilus influenzae and its effect on virulence. BMC Microbiol. 2010; 10:48. PMID: 20158882.

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  • Published on 1/10/2010

    Laufer AS, Thomas JC, Figueira M, Gent JF, Pelton SI, Pettigrew MM. Capacity of serotype 19A and 15B/C Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates for experimental otitis media: Implications for the conjugate vaccine. Vaccine. 2010 Mar 11; 28(12):2450-7. PMID: 20067753.

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