Mythili Srinivasan, M.D., Ph.D.

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Professor of Pediatrics
Hospitalist Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2076


  • BS, Stella Maris College1981
  • MSc, Madurai Kamaraj University, School of Biological Sciences1983
  • PhD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine1991
  • MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine1996


  • Pediatric Resident, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital1997 - 2000

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 1997 - PresMO
  • 2000 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics
  • 2019 - PresPediatric Hospital Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Honor, WHO/TDR International Workshop, Genetic Engineering Techniques in Tropical Diseases Research1984
  • Madurai Kamaraj University, Second in Graduating Class, M.Sc.1984
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement, St. Louis University1987
  • Dr. Robert M. Woolsey Award, Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Neuroscience1994
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society1995
  • Research poster winner, Academic Hospital Medicine Leadership Summit, Safe procedural sedation for radiological studies using propofol by a pediatric hospitalist team2010
  • Medical student teaching award (voted on by the students at the end of each 5-week clerkship block to recognize the most outstanding teaching that they experienced during their time on Pediatrics)2018
  • Second Place Award for poster presented at 2019 Patient safety symposium sponsored by WUSM, SLCH and BJH2019
  • Third Place award for poster presented at the PSQ Symposium, Leveraging Quality Improvement to Affect Change: Building High Reliability Within an Academic Medica2020
  • Barbara R. Cole Quality Award for my inter professional team who successfully implemented a quality improvement project to reduce blood culture contamination in the emergency department2020
  • Medical student teaching award (voted on by the students at the end of each 5-week clerkship block to recognize the most outstanding teaching that they experienced during their time on Pediatrics)2021

Recent Publications view all (24)

  1. Continuous Versus Bolus Feeds in Bronchiolitis: Is it Time to Stop the Debate? Hosp Pediatr. 2022;12(1):e44-e47. PMID:34927676 
  2. Use of a Sterile Collection Process to Reduce Contaminated Peripheral Blood Cultures. Hosp Pediatr. 2021;11(11):1205-1216. PMID:34702722 
  3. The azithromycin to prevent wheezing following severe RSV bronchiolitis-II clinical trial: Rationale, study design, methods, and characteristics of study population. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021;22:100798. PMCID:PMC8219746  PMID:34189338 
  4. Impact of Contaminated Blood Cultures on Children, Families, and the Health Care System. Hosp Pediatr. 2020;10(10):836-843. PMID:32878937 
  5. Knowledge Base and Perceptions of Inpatient Providers and Parents About Influenza Vaccination in Hospitalized Children. Glob Pediatr Health. 2020;7:2333794X20947933. PMCID:PMC7425246  PMID:32851120 
  6. Use of Peer Comparison, Provider Education, and Electronic Medical Record Triggers to Increase Influenza Vaccination Rates in Hospitalized Children. Hosp Pediatr. 2020;10(1):76-83. PMID:31818868 
  7. Enterovirus D68 Surveillance, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2016. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018;24(11):2115-2117. PMCID:PMC6199992  PMID:30334718 
  8. Nasogastric Hydration for Bronchiolitis: Sustaining Change in Practice. Glob Pediatr Health. 2018;5:2333794X18759398. PMCID:PMC5833212  PMID:29511709 
  9. Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase the Use of Nasogastric Hydration in Infants With Bronchiolitis. Hosp Pediatr. 2017;7(8):436-443. PMID:28679563 
  10. Intravenous Versus Oral Antibiotics for the Prevention of Treatment Failure in Children With Complicated Appendicitis: Has the Abandonment of Peripherally Inserted Catheters Been Justified? Ann Surg. 2016. PMID:27429024 
  11. Clinical Characterization of Children Presenting to the Hospital with Enterovirus D68 Infection During the 2014 Outbreak in St. Louis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016;35(5):481-7. PMID:26771663 
  12. Rates of Complications After Newborn Circumcision in a Well-Baby Nursery, Special Care Nursery, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015;54(12):1185-91. PMID:25724993 
  13. Variation in Procedural Sedation Practices Among Children's Hospitals. Hosp Pediatr. 2015;5(3):148-53. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2014-0090  PMID:25732988 
  14. Comparative effectiveness of intravenous vs oral antibiotics for postdischarge treatment of acute osteomyelitis in children. JAMA Pediatr. 2015;169(2):120-8. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.2822  PMID:25506733 
  15. Procedural sedation by pediatric hospitalists: analysis of the nature and incidence of complications during ketamine and nitrous oxide sedation. Hosp Pediatr. 2013;3(4):342-7. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2013-0025  PMID:24435192 
  16. A proposed mechanism to assess knowledge of pediatric hospitalists to identify and manage rare events during procedural sedation. Hosp Pediatr. 2013;3(4):381-5. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2013-0045  PMID:24435198 
  17. Development of performance tracking for a pediatric hospitalist division. Hosp Pediatr. 2013;3(2):118-28. PMID:24340412 
  18. Procedural sedation for diagnostic imaging in children by pediatric hospitalists using propofol: analysis of the nature, frequency, and predictors of adverse events and interventions. J Pediatr. 2012;160(5):801-806.e1. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.11.003  PMID:22177990 
  19. Mitochondrial carbonic anhydrase (isozyme V) in mouse and rat: cDNA cloning, expression, subcellular localization, processing, and tissue distribution. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1994;91(22):10330-4. PMCID:PMC45013  PMID:7937950 
  20. Identification of genomic sequences that mediate the induction of the endoplasmic reticulum stress protein, ERp72, by protein traffic. DNA Cell Biol. 1993;12(9):807-22. doi:10.1089/dna.1993.12.807  PMID:8216852 
  21. Protein disulfide isomerase endoplasmic reticulum proteins Pharmaceutical Tech. 1992;515:32-36. 
  22. The expression of murine protein disulfide isomerase in Escherichia coli. DNA Cell Biol. 1992;11(5):405-14. doi:10.1089/dna.1992.11.405  PMID:1605862 
  23. Analysis of the retention signals of two resident luminal endoplasmic reticulum proteins by in vitro mutagenesis. J Biol Chem. 1991;266(10):6015-8. PMID:2007562 
  24. ERp72, an abundant luminal endoplasmic reticulum protein, contains three copies of the active site sequences of protein disulfide isomerase. J Biol Chem. 1990;265(2):1094-101. PMID:2295602 
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