Ericka V. Hayes, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases

phone: (314) 454-6050

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hayes’ clinical and research interests include implementation of successful universal HIV testing programs for adolescents and young adults, STI testing in youth, and acute HIV in youth. In 2008, Dr. Hayes led a team that implemented a universal testing program for youth aged 15 years and up in the Saint Louis Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, the first such program at a children’s hospital in the United States. Dr. Hayes’s other passion is medical education, and she is co-coursemaster of the second year pediatrics course at the School of Medicine and directs the didactic portion of Infectious Diseases education for new fellows. She also serves as Medical Director of both the Pediatric HIV program and Infection Prevention at St. Louis Children's Hospital.


  • BS, cum laude, Washington University1994
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine1998


  • Residency, University of California, San Francisco1998 - 2001
  • Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine2001 - 2004
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine2004 - 2005
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology2011 - 2011

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2000CA, Physician and Surgeon
  • 2001 - PresGeneral Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2001 - PresMO, Physician and Surgeon
  • 2005 - PresPediatric Infectious Diseases, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • John B. Ervin Scholar1990 - 1994
  • Alpha Phi Omega1991 - 1994
  • Procter and Gamble Chemical Engineering Scholar1991 - 1994
  • Ralph Bunche Award for Academic Achievement1991 - 1994
  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honorary1991 - 1994
  • Board of Trustees Honorary Degree Committee Student Delegate for the School of Engineering1993 - 1994
  • Distinguished Student Scholarship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO1994 - 1998
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, General Pediatric Medicine, Department of Pediatrics2014
  • 2017 Barbara R. Cole, MD Quality Award - Multidisciplinary SSI Prevention Work2018
  • 2020 Barbara R. Cole, MD Quality Award - NICU MRSA Task Force2021

Recent Publications view all (11)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Delayed Development of Coronary Artery Dilation in Suspected SARS-CoV-2 Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome: More Research Needed Crit Care Explor. 2020;10(2):e0236. doi:10.1097/CCE.0000000000000236  PMID:33063036 
  2. Impact of Contaminated Blood Cultures on Children, Families, and the Health Care System Hosp Pediatr. 2020;10(10):836-843. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2020-0146  PMID:32878937 
  3. Pediatric Anaerobic Blood Culture Practices in Industrialized Countries J Appl Lab Med. 2018;3(4):553-558. doi:10.1373/jalm.2018.027128  PMID:31639724 
  4. Screening for Urethral, Rectal and Pharyngeal Gonorrhea & Chlamydia among Asymptomatic Male Adolescents and Young Men who have Sex with Men. J Fam Med Dis Prev. 2016;2(5):1-4. 
  5. Paragonimus kellicotti flukes in Missouri, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012;18(8):1263-7. doi:10.3201/eid1808.120335  PMCID:PMC3414046  PMID:22840191 
  6. Human paragonimiasis after eating raw or undercooked crayfish --- Missouri MMWR. 2010;59(48):1573-6. 
  7. Ward round in Moyo House: Management issues in malnourished children with HIV and tuberculosis (TB). Malawi Med J. 2009;21(3):120-2. PMID:20345022 
  8. Contribution of autolysin and Sortase a during Enterococcus faecalis DNA-dependent biofilm development. Infect Immun. 2009;77(9):3626-38. doi:10.1128/IAI.00219-09  PMCID:PMC2738007  PMID:19528211 
  9. Adverse effects of tenofovir use in HIV-infected pregnant women and their infants Ann Pharmacother. 2008;42(11):1581-5. doi:10.1345/aph.1L083  PMID:18957630 
  10. Enterococcus faecalis tropism for the kidneys in the urinary tract of C57BL/6J mice. Infect Immun. 2005;73(4):2461-8. doi:10.1128/IAI.73.4.2461-2468.2005  PMCID:PMC1087416  PMID:15784592 
  11. Complications of human immunodeficiency virus therapy. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004;23(9):873-4. PMID:15361730 
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