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
Mario Escobar Award, 29th Annual Clinical Virology Symposium from the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, 2013
ID Fellows Grand Program, 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), 2013

Memberships and Professional Organizations

American Society of Microbiology, 2007 - Present
International Society for Infectious Diseases, 2009 - Present
Pan-American Society for Clinical Virology, 2012 - Present

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Selected Publications

Prospective evaluation of light scatter technology paired with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry for rapid diagnosis of urinary tract infections

S. Montgomery, K. Roman, L. Ngyuen, A.M. Cardenas, J. Knox, E.H. Graf, Journal of Clinical Microbiology 55(6): 1802-11, 2017, PMID:28356414

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Malaria Trojan Horse: A case of mixed-species malaria infection

Erlinda Ulloa, Erin Graf, Ana Maria Cardenas, Michael Silverman, Eimear Kitt, Poster presentation at European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2017

Implementation of A Value-Based Approach To Respiratory Viral Testing

B. Allen, C. Burlingame, E. Ware, E. Ornstein, M. Elkan, K. Chiotos, M. Dunn, A.M. Cárdenas, 33rd Clinical Virology Symposium, Savannah, GA, 2017

Human parechovirus and enterovirus initiate distinct CNS innate immune responses: pathogenic and diagnostic implications

Danielle Fortuna, Ana María Cárdenas, Erin H. Graf, Larry A. Harshyne, D. Craig Hooper, John Shields, and Mark T. Curtis, Journal of Clinical Virology 86(): 39-45, 2017

Comparative evaluation of the FilmArray meningitis/encephalitis molecular panel in a pediatric population

Erin Graf, Maria Victoria Farquharson, and Ana Maria Cardenas, Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 87(1): 92-94, 2017

Design and implementation of a visual analytics electronic antibiogram within an electronic health record system at a tertiary pediatric hospital

Simpao AF, Ahumada LM, Larru B, Cárdenas AM, Metjian T, Sullivan KV, Galvez J, Desai B, Rehman M, Gerber JF, Applied Clinical Informatics, 2017

Treatment of chronic enterovirus encephalitis with fluoxetine in a patient with X-linked agammaglobulinemia

Jacqueline Gofshteyn, Ana María Cárdenas, and David Bearden, Pediatric Neurology 64(): 94-98, 2016

Impact of a Clinical Pathway and Rapid Direct Influenza Polymerase Chain Reaction Test Introduction on Appropriate Testing and Treatment Among Nonhospitalized Children With Influenza-Like Illness

Yeh-Chung Chang, Justine Shults, Ana Maria Cardenas, Charles Branas, Kristen Feemster, (ID week), New Orleans, LA, 2016

Bloodstream Infections in Children Following Solid Organ Transplantation

Rana F. Hamdy, Ella Magun, Shikha Saxena, Ana Maria Cardenas, Brian T. Fisher, (ID week),New Orleans, LA, 2016

An Unusual Case of Disseminated Adenovirus Infection in a Cystic Fibrosis, Liver Transplant Patient

Mitchell, SL, Kajon AE, Summer KJ, Kim J, Cárdenas AM, Journal of Clinical Virology 81(): 64-67, 2016