Stephen I. Pelton, MD

Professor, Pediatrics

Stephen Pelton
670 Albany St Biosquare III


Stephen I Pelton MD is Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at Chobanian and Avedisian 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 Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Member, Pulmonary Center, Boston University
  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health


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


  • Published on 11/25/2022

    Mason KM, Marsh RL, Pelton SI, Harvill ET. Editorial: Otitis media. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2022; 12:1063153. PMID: 36506022.

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  • Published on 9/29/2022

    Mussi-Pinhata MM, Ward S, Laimon L, Pelton SI, Canniff J, Golner A, Bone F, Newton L, Muresan P, Fenton T, Johnson MJ, João EC, Santos BR, Pilotto JH, Oliveira RH, Pinto JA, Dal Bó AGBL, Kreitchmann R, Chakhtoura N, Duarte G, Weinberg A. Effect of Maternal Immunization With 10-Valent Pneumococcus Conjugate Vaccine (PCV-10), 23-Valent Pneumococcus Polysaccharide Vaccine, or Placebo on the Immunogenicity of PCV-10 in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Exposed Uninfected Infants: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Sep 29; 75(6):996-1005. PMID: 35037049.

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  • Published on 8/10/2022

    Marshall GS, Pelton SI, Robertson CA, Oster P. Immunogenicity and safety of MenACWY-TT, a quadrivalent meningococcal tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine recently licensed in the United States for individuals =2 years of age. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2022 Nov 30; 18(6):2099142. PMID: 35947774.

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  • Published on 3/15/2022

    Duarte G, Muresan P, Ward S, Laimon L, Pelton SI, Canniff J, Golner A, Bone F, Newton L, Fenton T, Coutinho CM, João EC, Santos BR, Pilotto JH, Oliveira RH, Pinto JA, Machado ES, Kreitchman R, Chakhtoura N, Mussi-Pinhata MM, Weinberg A. Immunogenicity of Conjugated and Polysaccharide Pneumococcal Vaccines Administered During Pregnancy or Postpartum to Women With HIV. J Infect Dis. 2022 03 15; 225(6):1021-1031. PMID: 34791324.

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  • Published on 1/5/2022

    Patel SM, Shaik-Dasthagirisaheb YB, Congdon M, Young RR, Patel MZ, Mazhani T, Boiditswe S, Leburu T, Lechiile K, Arscott-Mills T, Steenhoff AP, Feemster KA, Shah SS, Cunningham CK, Pelton SI, Kelly MS. Evolution of pneumococcal serotype epidemiology in Botswana following introduction of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. PLoS One. 2022; 17(1):e0262225. PMID: 34986196.

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  • Published on 12/4/2021

    Divino V, Ruthwik Anupindi V, DeKoven M, Mould-Quevedo J, Pelton SI, Postma MJ, Levin MJ. A Real-World Clinical and Economic Analysis of Cell-Derived Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine Compared to Standard Egg-Derived Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccines During the 2019-2020 Influenza Season in the United States. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Jan; 9(1):ofab604. PMID: 35028334.

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  • Published on 11/2/2021

    Ragan EJ, McCallum C, Marathe J, Cole M, Hofman M, Henderson AJ, Flack T, Miller NS, Burks EJ, Zhao GQ, Denis R, Lin NH, Jacobson KR, Andry CD, Pelton SI, Duffy ER, Bhadelia N. Pandemic Response Requires Research Samples: A U.S. Safety-Net Hospital's Experience and Call for National Action. Ann Intern Med. 2021 12; 174(12):1727-1732. PMID: 34724402.

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  • Published on 10/27/2021

    Lapidot R, Vietri J, Shaff M, Averin A, Lonshteyn A, Weycker D, Wasserman M, Farkouh R, Pelton SI. Community-acquired pneumonia in infants: Not simply an acute event with complete recovery. Respir Med. 2022 01; 191:106671. PMID: 34864372.

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  • Published on 10/8/2021

    Levin MJ, Divino V, Shah D, DeKoven M, Mould-Quevedo J, Pelton SI, Postma MJ. Comparing the Clinical and Economic Outcomes Associated with Adjuvanted versus High-Dose Trivalent Influenza Vaccine among Adults Aged = 65 Years in the US during the 2019-20 Influenza Season-A Retrospective Cohort Analysis. Vaccines (Basel). 2021 Oct 08; 9(10). PMID: 34696254.

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  • Published on 7/1/2021

    Epstein RL, Moloney C, Garfinkel J, Saia K, Wachman EM, Lodi S, Pelton SI. Enhancing Linkage to Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Following Pregnancy in Women Identified During Perinatal Care. Hepatol Commun. 2021 Sep; 5(9):1543-1554. PMID: 34510828.

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