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
  • Children's Direct Triple Crown Winner--Award that recognizes an individual that exemplifies the Superior Patient Experience attributes of safe care, good clinical management of the patient and exceptional service.2022

Recent Publications view all (25)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Azithromycin to Prevent Recurrent Wheeze Following Severe Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis. NEJM Evidence . 2022;1(4). doi:1(4): EVIDoa2100069.  
  2. Continuous Versus Bolus Feeds in Bronchiolitis: Is it Time to Stop the Debate? Hosp Pediatr. 2022;12(1):e44-e47. PMID:34927676 
  3. Use of a Sterile Collection Process to Reduce Contaminated Peripheral Blood Cultures. Hosp Pediatr. 2021;11(11):1205-1216. PMID:34702722 
  4. 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 
  5. Impact of Contaminated Blood Cultures on Children, Families, and the Health Care System. Hosp Pediatr. 2020;10(10):836-843. PMID:32878937 
  6. 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 
  7. 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 
  8. Enterovirus D68 Surveillance, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2016. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018;24(11):2115-2117. PMCID:PMC6199992  PMID:30334718 
  9. Nasogastric Hydration for Bronchiolitis: Sustaining Change in Practice. Glob Pediatr Health. 2018;5:2333794X18759398. PMCID:PMC5833212  PMID:29511709 
  10. Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase the Use of Nasogastric Hydration in Infants With Bronchiolitis. Hosp Pediatr. 2017;7(8):436-443. PMID:28679563 
  11. 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 
  12. 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 
  13. 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 
  14. Variation in Procedural Sedation Practices Among Children's Hospitals. Hosp Pediatr. 2015;5(3):148-53. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2014-0090  PMID:25732988 
  15. 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 
  16. 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 
  17. 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 
  18. Development of performance tracking for a pediatric hospitalist division. Hosp Pediatr. 2013;3(2):118-28. PMID:24340412 
  19. 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 
  20. 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 
  21. 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 
  22. Protein disulfide isomerase endoplasmic reticulum proteins Pharmaceutical Tech. 1992;515:32-36. 
  23. 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 
  24. 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 
  25. 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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