Reich, Patrick

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases

phone: (314) 454-6050

Clinical Interests

Dr. Reich’s clinical interests include the evaluation and management of general pediatric infectious diseases, prevention and treatment of healthcare-associated infections, and treatment of multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections. As Dr. Reich is also passionate about medical student and resident education, he currently serves as Co-Program Director for the pediatric residency program. He is also the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at St. Louis Children's Hospital. His research interests include the epidemiology and prevention of pediatric healthcare-associated infections, in particular Staphylococcus aureus infections in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).


  • BA, summa cum laude, St. Louis University2007
  • MD, St. Louis University School of Medicine2011
  • MSCI, Washington University School of Medicine2019


  • Pediatric Residency, Washington University School of Medicine2011 - 2014
  • Chief Residency, Washington University School of Medicine2014 - 2015
  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine2015 - 2018
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology2017 - 2017
  • Educational Skills Program, Washington University School of Medicine2019 - 2019

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2014 - PresGeneral Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2014 - PresMO, Physician and Surgeon
  • 2019 - PresPediatric Infectious Diseases

Honors and Awards

  • Washington University Department of Pediatrics Commitment to Teaching2019
  • Lecturer of the Month, Pediatric Residency Program2021
  • Washington University Department of Pediatrics Unsung Hero Award2021
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital Partnership Award2022

Recent Publications view all (11)

  1. Association Between Endocrine Disorders and Severe COVID-19 Disease in Pediatric Patients. Horm Res Paediatr. 2022. PMID:35417912 
  2. Infection Prevention during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Infect Dis Clin North Am . 2022. doi:10.1016/j.idc.2021.12.002   PMCID:PMC8837397   PMID:35168708  
  3. Comparative Genomics of Borderline Oxacillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Detected during a Pseudo-outbreak of Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit mBio. 2022. doi:10.1128/mbio.03196-21   PMCID:PMC8764539   PMID:35038924 
  4. A Case Series of Kawasaki Disease in Children With Sickle Cell Disease J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2021. doi:10.1097/MPH.0000000000002308  PMID:34486560 
  5. Factors associated with progression to infection in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-colonized, critically ill neonates. J Perinatol. 2021;41(6):1285-1292. PMCID:PMC7917959  PMID:33649431 
  6. Delayed Development of Coronary Artery Dilitation in Suspected Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome: More Research Needed Crit Care Explor. 2020. doi:10.1097/CCE.0000000000000236  PMID:33063036 
  7. Staphylococcus aureus antibiotic susceptibility patterns in pediatric atopic dermatitis Pediatr Dermatol. 2019. PMID:31124167 
  8. Carriage of the Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin Gene by Contemporary Community-Associated Staphylococcus aureus Isolates. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2018. PMID:30285124 
  9. Saksenaea vasiformis Orbital Cellulitis in an Immunocompetent Child Treated With Posaconazole J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2018. PMID:29522137 
  10. Pneumococcal hemolytic uremic syndrome and steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome Clin Kidney J. 2016. PMID:27478599 
  11. 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(7):645.e1-8. PMCID:PMC4987169  PMID:27126609 
Last updated: 07/19/2022
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