Ana Maria Cardenas Caicedo, PhD, D(ABMM)

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Interim Director, Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Contact InformationDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19104



BS (Microbiology), Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, 2005
Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2012

Specialty Certification

American Boards of Medical Microbiology, 2014

Postgraduate Training

CPEP Fellowship, Clinical and Public Health Microbiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2012-2014

Awards and Honors

Kelly K. Woodward Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scientific Scholarship, Research and Leadership, Baylor College of Medicine, 2011
ID Fellows Grand Program, 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), 2013
Mario Escobar Award, 29th Annual Clinical Virology Symposium from the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, 2013

Memberships and Professional Organizations

American Society of Microbiology, 2007 - Present
Pan-American Society for Clinical Virology, 2012 - Present
Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2015 - Present
Scientific Advisory Board for Roche - Savannah, GA, May 5, 2017
(Roche Virology Advisory Committee), 2017 - 2017
Guidepoint Global, 2017 - Present

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Selected Publications

Interpretation and management of positive HBV-core antibody tests in immunocompromised pediatric patients,

Kitt E, Hayes M, Cárdenas AM, Green AM, Transplant Infectious Disease, 2019

Evaluation of the GenMark ePlex Respiratory Pathogen Panel for the Detection of Respiratory Pathogens

Carlin A, Gentile C, Elkan M, Cárdenas AM, Van Deerlin VM, Association for Molecular Pathology, San Antonio, TX, 2018

False-Positive Results Following Lentiviral-Based Tisagenlecleucel Therapy with Select HIV-1 NAT Methods

Laetsch TW, Maude SL, Milone MC, Davis KL, Krueger J, Cárdenas AM, Eldjerou LK, Keir CK, Wood PA, Grupp SA, Blood, 2018, PMID:29669777

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Genital and Extragenital Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infections In Pediatric Population

Uprety P., Shivakoti R, Cardenas AM, ASM Microbe, Atlanta, GA, 2018

Evaluation of a Rapid System for Antimicrobial Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing in Pediatric Blood Stream Infections

Ward E, Weller K, Gomez J, Roman K, Cárdenas AM, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2018

Outcomes of Human Adenovirus Infection and Disease in a Retrospective Cohort of Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients

Fisher BT, Boge CLK, Petersen H, Seif AE Bryan, M Hodinka RL, Cárdenas AM, Purdy DR, Loudon B, Kajon AE, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 2018

Evaluation of Bronchoalveolar Lavages and Nasopharyngeal Aspirates on a Sample to Result 17-target Respiratory Pathogen Panel

Gentil C, Carlin A, Elkan M, Cardenas AM, Van Deerlin V, 34th Clinical Virology Symposium, West Palm Beach, FL, 2018

Evaluation of an Automated TMA-Based HIV-1 Viral Load Assay for Both Diagnosis and Monitoring in Pediatric Patients

Curtis D, Cardenas AM, 34th Clinical Virology Symposium, West Palm Beach, FL, 2018

Incidence and Outcomes of Human Adenovirus Infection in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Boge CLK, Petersen H, Seif AE, Cardenas AM, Purdy DR, Kajon A, Fisher BT, Pediatric Transplant ID Symposium, Memphis, TN, 2018

Cytomegalovirus Reactivation Viremia in Pediatric Sepsis

Han M, Roberts A, Migliore B, Cardenas AM, Weiss SL, Annual Congress for Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Antonio, TX, 2018