Andrew John Nowalk, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Clinical Director of Infectious Diseases, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Co-Director, Pediatrics Residency Program, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Administrative Assistant: Kristin Santoro

Dr. Andrew Nowalk is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Clinical Director in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

A 1999 graduate of the MD/PhD program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed Pediatric residency and Infectious Disease fellowship training at Children’s Hospital before joining the faculty in 2005. He maintains clinical practice and an active research program in Lyme disease and infections in compromised hosts and serves as Co-Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program. He designed and co-leads the Pediatric Scientist Development Program pathway in the residency at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Professional and Scientific Society Membership

  • American Medical Student Association, 1990
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1999
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 1999
  • Infectious Disease Society of America, 2003
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, 2003
  • National Physicians Alliance, 2005
  • American Society for Microbiology, 2006
  • Society for Pediatric Research, 2010

Education & Training

  • BS, Chemistry, Georgetown University, 1989
  • PhD, Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1997
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1999
  • Residency in Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh-University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1999-2002
  • Chief Residency in Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh-University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2002-2003
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh-University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2003-2005

Selected Publications

Ramgopal S, Rosenkranz M, Nowalk AJ, Zuckerbraun NS. Sternoclavicular Arthritis as a Clinical Presentation for Lyme Disease. Pediatrics. 2018 Apr;141(Suppl 5): S466-S469. PMID: 29610173

Sommerfeld CG, Weiner DJ, Nowalk A, Larkin A. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome From E-Cigarette Use Pediatrics. 2018Jun;141(6):e20163927. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-3927. Epub 2018 May 17. PMID: 29773665.

Lopez SMC, Campfield BT, Nowalk AJ. Oral Management for Pediatric Lyme Meningitis. 2019 Jul 1;8(3):272-275. doi:10.1093/jpids/piy072. PMID: 30169816.
Eddens T, Kaplan DJ, Anderson AJM, Nowalk AJ, Campfield BT. Insights from the Geographic Spread of the Lyme Disease Epidemic. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 18;68(3):426-434. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy510. PMID: 29920580; PMCID: PMC6336907.

Sick-Samuels AC, Goodman KE, Rapsinski G, Colantouni E, Milstone AM, Nowalk AJ, Tamma PD. A Decision Tree Using Patient Characteristics to Predict Resistance to Commonly Used Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics in Children with Gram-Negative Bloodstream Infections. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2019 Jan 25:10.1093/jpids/piy137. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piy137. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 30690525.

Raghu VK, Nowalk AJ, Srinath AI. Should Children with Constipation Undergo Blood Lead Level Screening? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 Jun;58(6):627-632. doi: 10.1177/0009922819832029. Epub 2019 Feb 21. PMID: 30789011; PMCID: PMC6615939.

Shaikh N, Martin JM, Hoberman A, Skae M, Milkovich L, Nowalk A, McElheny C, Hickey RW, Kearney D, Majd M, Shalaby-Rana E, Tseng G, Alcorn JF, Kolls J, Kurs- Lasky M, Huo Z, Horne W, Lockhart G, Pohl H, Shope TR. Host and Bacterial Markers that Differ in Children with Cystitis and Pyelonephritis. J Pediatr. 2019 Jun;209:146-153.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.01.012. Epub 2019 Mar 21. PMID: 30905425; PMCID: PMC6535366.

Ramgopal S, Walker LW, Vitale MA, Nowalk AJ. Factors associated with serious bacterial infections in infants ≤60 days with hypothermia in the emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 Jun;37(6):1139-1143. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2019.04.015. Epub 2019 Apr 11. PMID: 31006603.

Ramgopal S, Walker LW, Tavarez MM, Nowalk AJ, Vitale MA. Serious Bacterial Infections in Neonates Presenting Afebrile With History of Fever. Pediatrics. 2019 Aug;144(2):e20183964. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-3964. PMID: 31345996.

Ramgopal S, Walker LW, Nowalk AJ, Cruz AT, Vitale MA. Immature neutrophils in young febrile infants. Arch Dis Child. 2019 Sep;104(9):884-886. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2019-317143. Epub 2019 Jun 20. PMID: 31221623.

Beach CM, Hart SA, Nowalk A, Feingold B, Kurland K, Arora G. Increasing Burden of Lyme Carditis in United States Children's Hospitals. Pediatr Cardiol. 2019 Nov 14:10.1007/s00246-019-02250-9. doi: 10.1007/s00246-019-02250-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31728570.

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed »

Research Interests

  • Lyme disease
  • Medical education
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Gram negative infections
  • Hospital acquired infections

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