Avinash K. Shetty, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Avinash K. Shetty, M.D.

Associate Dean, Office of Global Health (pka International Health Affairs)

Ctr for Vaccines at Extremes

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

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Returning Patient Appointments: 336-713-4500
Department: 336-713-4500

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Education & Training

  • M.D., Bombay Univ Seth Gs Medical College-India, 1989
  • Fellowship, LSU School of Medicine-New Orl, 1995
  • Residency, Louisiana State U Hosp, 1996
  • Residency, Louisiana State U Hosp, 1997
  • Fellowship, LSU School of Medicine-New Orl, 1998
  • Fellowship, Stanford University School of, 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases


  • Society of Pediatric Research
  • Am Academy Of Pediatrics

NPI Number

  • 1669456745
Avinash K. Shetty, M.D.

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Avinash K. Shetty, M.D.

Associate Dean, Office of Global Health (pka International Health Affairs)
Professor, Pediatrics
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Ctr for Vaccines at Extremes

Research Interests

HIV Infections; Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical; Pregnancy Complications, Infectious; Breast Feeding; Staphylococcal Infections
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Academic: 336-716-2740 | Department: 336-713-4500

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Recent Publications

Keeping children healthy and safe worldwide in the era of sustainable development [editorial]. Shetty AK.. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2016;63(1):xvii-xviii.

Global maternal, newborn, and child health: successes, challenges, and opportunities. Shetty AK.. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2016;63(1):1-18.

Toxic shock syndrome due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection after a pediatric scald burn. Garland M, Zeller KA, Shetty AK.. Am J Emerg Med. 2016;34(8):1735.e1-2.

Knowledge and attitudes towards human papillomavirus (HPV) among academic and community physicians in Mangalore, India. Canon C, Effoe V, Shetty V, Shetty AK.. J Cancer Educ. 2016;():.

Childhood sarcoidosis: Louisiana experience. Gedalia A, Khan TA, Shetty AK, Dimitriades VR, Espinoza LR.. Clin Rheumatol. 2016;35(7):1879-1884.

The elements of paediatric HIV status disclosure: a qualitative study from Karnataka, India [abstract]. Kodyalamoole NK, Badiger S, Shetty AK.. Int J Infect Dis. 2016;45(Suppl 1):253.

A cross sectional study on knowledge and perception about risk factors of selected vector borne diseases among the population of rural field practice areas of KSHEMA [abstract]. Priyadarisini N, Badiger S, Udayakiran N, Shetty AK.. Int J Infect Dis. 2016;45(Suppl 1):218.

Peramivir injection in the treatment of acute influenza: a review of the literature. Wester A, Shetty AK.. Infect Drug Resist. 2016;9():201-214.

Cervical cytological abnormalities and human papilloma virus infection in women infected with HIV in Southern India. Thunga S, Andrews A, Ramapuram J, Satyamoorthy K, Kini H, Unnikrishnan B, Adhikari P, Singh P, Kabekkodu SP, Bhat S, Kadam A, Shetty AK.. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2016;():.

Chronic cough and bilateral pulmonary infiltrates in a previously healthy adolescent male. Brown C, Hayes NM, Caldwell JW, Shetty AK.. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015;54(2):188-191.

Knowledge and acceptability of human papillomavirus vaccination and cervical cancer screening among women in Karnataka, India. Montgomery MP, Dune T, Shetty PK, Shetty AK.. J Cancer Educ. 2015;30(1):130-137.

A child with fever and swelling of the forehead. Liu A, Powers AK, Whigham AS, Whitlow CT, Shetty AK.. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015;54(8):803-805.

Suppurative cervical lymphadenitis in infancy: microbiology and sociology. Worley ML, Seif JM, Whigham AS, Mims JW, Shetty AK, Evans AK.. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015;54(7):629-634.

Renal abscess due to community-acquired extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in a 15-year-old girl. Hochreiter D, Lin JJ, Singh J, Shetty AK.. Urology. 2015;85(6):1480-1482.

Successful treatment of Chromobacterium violaceum sepsis in a south Indian adult. Madi DR, Vidyalakshmi K, Ramapuram J, Shetty AK.. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015;93(5):1066-1067.

Trends in antimicrobial resistance among uropathogens with special reference to escherichia coli in community acquired pediatric urinary tract infections from kerala. Nisha KV, Shenoy RD, Shetty AV, Shenoy VM, Shetty AK.. J Evol Med Dent Sci. 2015;4(54):9313-9320.

Prevalence of adhesive genes among uropathogenic Escherichia coli strains isolated from patients with urinary tract infection in Mangalore. Shetty AV, Kumar SH, Shekar M, Shetty AK, Karunasagar I.. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2014;32(2):175-178.

Prevalence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization among children. Shetty V, Trumbull K, Hegde A, Shenoy V, Prabhu R, K S, Palavecino E, Shetty AK.. J Clin Diagn Res. 2014;8(12):DC12-DC15.

Bilateral parotitis as the initial presentation of childhood sarcoidosis. Banks GC, Kirse DJ, Anthony E, Bergman S, Shetty AK.. Am J Otolaryngol. 2013;34(2):142-144.

Community-associated, methicillin-susceptible, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bone and joint infections in children: experience from India. Kini AR, Shetty V, Kumar AM, Shetty SM, Shetty A.. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2013;22(2):158-166.

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in low and middle-income countries [editorial]. Shetty AK.. Curr HIV Res. 2013;11(2):79-80.

Epidemiology of HIV infection in women and children: a global perspective. Shetty AK.. Curr HIV Res. 2013;11(2):81-92.

Antiretroviral drugs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV during breastfeeding. Shetty AK, Maldonado Y.. Curr HIV Res. 2013;11(2):102-125.

A 6-year-old girl with fever, rash, and increased intracranial pressure. Ravish ME, Krowchuk DP, Zapadka M, Shetty AK.. J Emerg Med. 2013;45(2):186-189.

A pilot study of Biotene OralBalance gel for oral care in mechanically ventilated preterm neonates. Stefanescu BM, Hetu C, Slaughter JC, O'Shea TM, Shetty AK.. Contemp Clin Trials. 2013;35(2):33-39.

Vaccine poliovirus shedding and immune response to oral polio vaccine in HIV-infected and -uninfected Zimbabwean infants. Troy SB, Musingwini G, Halpern MS, Huang C, Stranix-Chibanda L, Kouiavskaia D, Shetty AK, Chumakov K, Nathoo K, Maldonado YA.. J Infect Dis. 2013;208(4):672-678.

Altered neutrophil counts at diagnosis of invasive meningococcal infection in children. Demissie DE, Kaplan SL, Romero JR, Leake JA, Barson WJ, Halasa NB, Byington CL, Shetty AK, Tan TQ, Hoffman JA, Lin PL, Edwards KM, Mason EO Jr, Cooperstock MS.. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013;32(10):1070-1072.

Extended prophylaxis with nevirapine and cotrimoxazole among HIV-exposed uninfected infants is well tolerated. Aizire J, Fowler MG, Wang J, Shetty AK, Stranix-Chibanda L, Kamateeka M, Brown ER, Bolton SG, Musoke PM, Coovadia H.. AIDS. 2012;26(3):325-333.

Immunologic response to oral polio vaccine in human immunodeficiency virus-infected and uninfected Zimbabwean children. Gnanashanmugam D, Troy SB, Musingwini G, Huang CH, Halpern MS, Stranix-Chibanda L, Shetty AK, Kouiavskaia D, Nathoo K, Chumakov K, Maldonado YA.. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012;31(2):176-180.

Peramivir for the treatment of influenza. Shetty AK, Peek LA.. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2012;10(2):123-143.

Hematologic and immunologic parameters in Zimbabwean infants: a case for using local reference intervals to monitor toxicities in clinical trials. Troy SB, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Dyner L, Musingwini G, Shetty AK, Woelk G, Stranix-Chibanda L, Nathoo K, Maldonado YA.. J Trop Pediatr. 2012;58(1):59-62.

Oseltamivir-resistant 2009 H1N1 influenza pneumonia during therapy in a renal transplant recipient. Shetty AK, Ross GA, Pranikoff T, Gubareva LV, Sechrist C, Guirand DM, Abramson J, Lin J-J.. Pediatr Transplant. 2012;16(5):E153-E157.

Purpura fulminans caused by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Fitzgerald CJ, Pranikoff TV, Ross GA, Mou S, Givner LB, Shetty AK.. Am J Emerg Med. 2012;30(6):1013.e1.

A 6-year-old girl with chronic vaginal discharge. Gardner AR, Shetty AK, Goodpasture M.. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012;51(8):801-803.

Fever, severe mucositis, and conjunctivitis in a 15-year-old male. Hochreiter D, Jackson JM, Shetty AK.. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012;51(11):1103-1105.

Clinical experience in adults and children treated with intravenous peramivir for 2009 influenza A (H1N1) under an Emergency IND program in the United States. Hernandez JE, Adiga R, Armstrong R, Bazan J, Bonilla H, Bradley J, Dretler R, Ison MG, Mangino JE, Shetty AK, et al.. Clin Infect Dis. 2011;52(6):695-706.

Infantile orbital cellulitis secondary to community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Kobayashi D, Givner LB, Yeatts RP, Anthony EY, Shetty AK.. J AAPOS. 2011;15(2):208-210.

Factors associated with repeat pregnancy among women in an area of high HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe. Smee N, Shetty AK, Stranix-Chibanda L, Chirenje M, Chipato T, Maldonado Y, Portillo C.. Womens Health Issues. 2011;21(3):222-229.

Validation of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale among women in a high HIV prevalence area in urban Zimbabwe. Chibanda D, Mangezi W, Tshimanga M, Woelk G, Rusakaniko P, Stranix-Chibanda L, Midzi S, Maldonado Y, Shetty AK.. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2010;13(3):201-206.

Lemierre syndrome associated with group A streptococcal infection. Shah RK, Wofford MM, West TG, Shetty AK.. Am J Emerg Med. 2010;28(5):643.e5-8.

Genetic analyses of HIV-1 env sequences demonstrate limited compartmentalization in breast milk and suggest viral replication within the breast that increases with mastitis. Gantt S, Carlsson J, Heath L, Bull ME, Shetty AK, Mutsvangwa J, Musingwini G, Woelk G, Zijenah LS, Katzenstein DA, et al.. J Virol. 2010;84(20):10812-9.

Retropharyngeal edema: an unusual manifestation of Kawasaki disease. Langley EW, Kirse DK [sic] [Kirse DJ], Barnes CE, Covitz W, Shetty AK.. J Emerg Med. 2010;39(2):181-185.

Postnatal depression by HIV status among women in Zimbabwe. Chibanda D, Mangezi W, Tshimanga M, Woelk G, Rusakaniko S, Stranix-Chibanda L, Midzi S, Shetty AK.. J Womens Health. 2010;19(11):2071-2077.

Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in urban Zimbabwe [letter]. Shetty AK, Chandisarewa W, Mahomva A, Mushavi A.. J Perinatol. 2010;30(11):763-764.

Giant cell hepatitis and primary peritonitis complicating neonatal Escherichia coil sepsis and meningitis [abstract]. Laroche G, Glock M, Tobin J, Turner C, Iskandar S, Shetty A.. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010;105(Suppl 1):S387.

Index of suspicion. Mian A, Becton D, Blackall DP, James SH, Berman DM, Owusu JA, Turner C, Givner LB, Shetty AK.. Pediatr Rev. 2009;30(4):139-145.

Pyomyositis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae. Wong SL, Anthony EY, Shetty AK.. Am J Emerg Med. 2009;27(5):633.e1-3.

Imported dengue fever: an important reemerging disease. Courtney M, Shetty AK.. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009;25(11):769-772.

Skin nodules in a 16-year-old adolescent with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Ruth A, Sabio H, McLean TW, Manavi C, Palavecino EL, Shetty AK.. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2009;20(1):e8-e9.

Cross-sectional population-based study of knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding HIV/AIDS in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka, India. Meundi AD, Amma A, Rao A, Shetty S, Shetty AK.. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic Ill). 2008;7(1):27-34.

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Professor, Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Avinash K. Shetty, M.D.

Avinash K. Shetty, M.D.

Associate Dean, Office of Global Health (pka International Health Affairs)
Professor, Pediatrics
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Ctr for Vaccines at Extremes

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