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
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

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

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

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

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 MB, Cardenas AM, Metjian TA, Sullivan KV, Gálvez JA, Desai BR, Rehman MA, Gerber JS, Applied clinical informatics 9(1): 37-45, 2018, PMID:29342478

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Implementation of a rapid influenza A/B and RSV direct molecular assay improves emergency department oseltamivir use in paediatric patients

Mitchell SL, Chang YC, Feemster K, Cárdenas AM, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2018

Impact of a Clinical Pathway and a Rapid Direct Influenza Polymerase Chain Reaction Test Introduction on Readmissions Among Initially Non-hospitalized Children with Influenza-Like Illness

Chang YC, Yuen S, Shults J, Cardenas AM, Branas C, Feemster K, ID week, San Diego, CA, 2017

Comparative Effectiveness of Cidofovir Pre-emptive Therapy for Human Adenovirus Infection in Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients

Boge CLK, Peterson H, Seif AE, Cardenas AM, Bryan MW, Purdy DR, Loudon B, Kajon AE, Fisher BT, ID Week, San Diego, CA, 2017

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

Montgomery S, Roman K, Ngyuen L, Cardenas AM, Knox J, Graf EH, 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

Ulloa E, Graf EH, Cardenas AM, Silverman M, Kitt E, 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

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