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Medical Expert - Laurence B. Givner, MD

Area of Expertise: Infectious Disease - Pediatric
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Laurence B. Givner, MD

Interim Chair and Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease

The Infectious Diseases group at Brenner's Children Hospital is one of eight Children’s Hospitals in the country that monitor Pneumococcal infections in children.  As a member of the US Pediatric Multicenter Pneumococcal Surveillance Group, Dr. Givner oversees this. He has done much research on antibiotic resistance, including pneumococcus, meningococcus, and other bacteria. Other areas of expertise include: prevention and treatment of infections in infants; infections due to Group A Strep and Group B Strep; and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Dr. Givner is listed in Best Doctors in America, America's Top Doctors and America's Top Pediatricians. He has received many teaching awards including the 2002 Teaching Excellence Award from Wake Forest School of Medicine.


MRSA/'Superbug' Meningitis, Neonatal/infant infections, Strep and Staph infections, Antibiotic resistance, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Respiratory Syncytial Virus
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