Stephanie A. Fritz, M.D., M.S.C.I.  fritz_s@kids.wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
Patient Oriented Research UnitInfectious Diseases

phone: (314) 454-6050

Clinical Interests

Dr. Fritz's research interests are in the epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of pediatric methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.

Education

  • B.S., University of Wisconsin1997
  • M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin2001
  • MSCI, Washington University School of Medicine2008

Training

  • Intern/Resident in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin2001 - 2004
  • Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Washington University 2004 - 2007

Licensure and Board Certification

  • WI, Physician and Surgeon2003
  • MO, Physician and Surgeon2004
  • American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)2004
  • ABP Sub-board of Pediatric Infectious Diseases2007

Honors

  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society1994 - 1997
  • Elmbrook Memorial Hospital John O. Grade, M.D. Scholarship1997
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: Graduated with Distinction1997
  • Watertown Memorial Hospital Cynthia Kolasinski Scholarship1999 - 2000
  • Wisconsin State Medical Society Foundation Scholarship2000
  • Scholar, Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO2005 - 2008
  • National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award2006 - 2009
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America/ National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Pfizer Fellowship in Clinical Diseases Award2007
  • Faculty Scholar Award, Children’s Discovery Institute of Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital2012
  • Young Investigator Award, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society2012

Recent Publications view all (30)


Publication Co-Authors

  1. Muenks CE, Hogan PG, Wang JW, Eisenstein KA, Burnham CA, Fritz SA. Diversity of Staphylococcus aureus strains colonizing various niches of the human body. J Infect 2016. 2016;72:698-705. 
  2. Reich PJ, Boyle MG, Hogan PG, Johnson AJ, Wallace MA, Elward AM, Warner BB, Burnham CA, Fritz SA. Emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in the neonatal intensive care unit: an infection prevention and patient safety challenge. Clin Microbiol Infect . 2016;22:645.e1-645.e8. 
  3. Morelli JJ, Hogan PG, Sullivan ML, Muenks CE, Wang JW, Thompson RM, Burnham CA, Fritz SA. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profiles of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Recovered from Humans, Environmental Surfaces, and Companion Animals in Households of Children with Community-Onset Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus Infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015;59(10):6634-7. doi:10.1128/AAC.01492-15  PMCID:PMC4576049  PMID:26248385  
  4. Creech CB, Al-Zubeidi DN, Fritz SA. Prevention of Recurrent Staphylococcal Skin Infections. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2015;29(3):429-64. doi:10.1016/j.idc.2015.05.007  PMCID:PMC4552962  PMID:26311356  
  5. Rodriguez M, Hogan PG, Satola SW, Crispell E, Wylie T, Gao H, Sodergren E, Weinstock GM, Burnham CA, Fritz SA. Discriminatory Indices of Typing Methods for Epidemiologic Analysis of Contemporary Staphylococcus aureus Strains. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015;94(37):e1534. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000001534  PMCID:PMC4635816  PMID:26376402  
  6. Wang JW, Hogan PG, Hunstad DA, Fritz SA. Vitamin D sufficiency and Staphylococcus aureus infection in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015;34(5):544-5. doi:10.1097/INF.0000000000000667  PMCID:PMC4400212  PMID:25860535  
  7. Hogan PG, Burnham CA, Singh LN, Patrick CE, Lukas JC, Wang JW, Fraser VJ, Fritz SA. Evaluation of Environmental Sampling Methods for Detection of Staphylococcus aureus on Fomites. Ann Public Health Res. 2015;2(1). PMCID:PMC4399720  PMID:25893222  
  8. Fritz SA, Hogan PG, Singh LN, Thompson RM, Wallace MA, Whitney K, Al-Zubeidi D, Burnham CA, Fraser VJ. Contamination of environmental surfaces with Staphylococcus aureus in households with children infected with methicillin-resistant S aureus. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(11):1030-8. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.1218  PMCID:PMC4219733  PMID:25200331  
  9. Al-Zubeidi D, Burnham CA, Hogan PG, Collins R, Hunstad DA, Fritz SA. Molecular Epidemiology of Recurrent Cutaneous Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Children. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2014;3(3):261-264. doi:10.1093/jpids/pit046  PMCID:PMC4381745  PMID:25844165  
  10. Gurnee EA, Ndao IM, McGhee JE, Warner BB, Tarr PI, Fritz SA, Burnham CA. Fecal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus in healthy children. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014;58(2):1261-2. doi:10.1128/AAC.02466-13  PMCID:PMC3910844  PMID:24277049  
  11. Rodriguez M, Hogan PG, Burnham CA, Fritz SA. Molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in households of children with community-associated S aureus skin and soft tissue infections. J Pediatr. 2014;164(1):105-11. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.08.072  PMCID:PMC3921902  PMID:24128648  
  12. Al-Zubeidi D, Hogan PG, Boyle M, Burnham CA, Fritz SA. Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated in serial cultures from the respiratory tract of children with cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013. doi:10.1097/INF.0000000000000204  PMID:24220228  
  13. Rodriguez M, Hogan PG, Krauss M, Warren DK, Fritz SA. Measurement and Impact of Staphylococcus aureus Colonization Pressure in Households. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2013;2(2):147-154. doi:10.1093/jpids/pit002  PMCID:PMC3665327  PMID:23717786  
  14. Fritz SA, Tiemann KM, Hogan PG, Epplin EK, Rodriguez M, Al-Zubeidi DN, Bubeck Wardenburg J, Hunstad DA. A serologic correlate of protective immunity against community-onset Staphylococcus aureus infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2013;56(11):1554-61. doi:10.1093/cid/cit123  PMCID:PMC3641868  PMID:23446627  
  15. Fritz SA, Hogan PG, Camins BC, Ainsworth AJ, Patrick C, Martin MS, Krauss MJ, Rodriguez M, Burnham CA. Mupirocin and chlorhexidine resistance in Staphylococcus aureus in patients with community-onset skin and soft tissue infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013;57(1):559-68. doi:10.1128/AAC.01633-12  PMCID:PMC3535967  PMID:23147738  
  16. El Feghaly RE, Stamm JE, Fritz SA, Burnham CA. Presence of the bla(Z) beta-lactamase gene in isolates of Staphylococcus aureus that appear penicillin susceptible by conventional phenotypic methods. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012;74(4):388-93. doi:10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.07.013  PMID:22959917  
  17. Fritz SA, Long M, Gaebelein CJ, Martin MS, Hogan PG, Yetter J. Practices and procedures to prevent the transmission of skin and soft tissue infections in high school athletes. J Sch Nurs. 2012;28(5):389-96. doi:10.1177/1059840512442899  PMID:22472636  
  18. Fritz SA, Hogan PG, Hayek G, Eisenstein KA, Rodriguez M, Krauss M, Garbutt J, Fraser VJ. Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children with community-associated Staphylococcus aureus skin infections and their household contacts. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(6):551-7. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.900  PMCID:PMC3596005  PMID:22665030  
  19. Fritz SA, Hogan PG, Hayek G, Eisenstein KA, Rodriguez M, Epplin EK, Garbutt J, Fraser VJ. Household versus individual approaches to eradication of community-associated Staphylococcus aureus in children: a randomized trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2012;54(6):743-51. doi:10.1093/cid/cir919  PMCID:PMC3284213  PMID:22198793  
  20. Fritz SA, Camins BC, Dukes J, Storch GA. Reply to Herigon and Newland: the role of intention-to-treat analyses in randomized trials Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol . 2012;33(208):210. 
  21. Fritz SA, Camins BC, Eisenstein KA, Fritz JM, Epplin EK, Burnham CA, Dukes J, Storch GA. Effectiveness of measures to eradicate Staphylococcus aureus carriage in patients with community-associated skin and soft-tissue infections: a randomized trial. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011;32(9):872-80. doi:10.1086/661285  PMCID:PMC3528015  PMID:21828967  
  22. Fritz SA, Krauss MJ, Epplin EK, Burnham CA, Garbutt J, Dunne WM, Hunstad DA, Storch GA. The natural history of contemporary Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in community children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011;30(4):349-51. doi:10.1097/INF.0b013e3181fe075e  PMCID:PMC3077955  PMID:21412205  
  23. Fritz SA, Epplin EK, Garbutt J, Storch GA. Skin infection in children colonized with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Infect. 2009;59(6):394-401. doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2009.09.001  PMCID:PMC2788074  PMID:19747505  
  24. Orscheln RC, Hunstad DA, Fritz SA, Loughman JA, Mitchell K, Storch EK, Gaudreault M, Sellenriek PL, Armstrong JR, Mardis ER, Storch GA. contribution of genetically restricted, methicillin-susceptible strains to the ongoing epidemic of community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;49(4):536-42. doi:10.1086/600881  PMCID:PMC2965061  PMID:19589082  
  25. Trehan I, Fritz SA. Group B Streptococcus vertebral osteomyelitis-discitis in an immunocompetent adolescent. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009;28(6):552-3. doi:10.1097/INF.0b013e3181a4ce6e  PMID:19483527  
  26. Loughman JA, Fritz SA, Storch GA, Hunstad DA. Virulence gene expression in human community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus infection. J Infect Dis. 2009;199(3):294-301. doi:10.1086/595982  PMCID:PMC2843142  PMID:19115951  
  27. Fritz SA, Garbutt J, Elward A, Shannon W, Storch GA. Prevalence of and risk factors for community-acquired methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus colonization in children seen in a practice-based research network. Pediatrics. 2008;121(6):1090-8. doi:10.1542/peds.2007-2104  PMID:18519477  
  28. Lutter SA, Currie ML, Mitz LB, Greenbaum LA. Antibiotic resistance patterns in children hospitalized for urinary tract infections. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005;159(10):924-8. doi:10.1001/archpedi.159.10.924  PMID:16203936  
  29. Lutter SA, Kerschner JE, Chusid MJ. Gradenigo syndrome: a rare but serious complication of otitis media. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2005;21(6):384-6. PMID:15942518  
  30. Lutter SA, Glatz JA, Kastner KJ, Taylor SR, Willis E. Filling the cavities between children and oral health. WMJ. 2004;103(5):74-8, 83. PMID:15553570  
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