15157-Christenson, John
Faculty

John C. Christenson, MD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Address
705 Riley Hospital Drive
RI 3032

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Bio

Dr. John C. Christenson is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health. He completed his medical studies and pediatric residency at the University of Puerto Rico and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Christenson is board-certified in pediatric infectious diseases, and has a Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and a Certificate of Knowledge in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine. Dr. Christenson's work in travel medicine is nationally recognized: he has presented at national and international conferences on travel medicine in children, and has written review articles on travel medicine for major infectious disease, pediatric and travel medicine journals. Dr. Christenson has for many years been involved in international educational and health projects in Central America and West Africa. In addition to travel and geographic medicine, his clinical interests are in medical education, clinical infectious diseases, histoplasmosis, hospital epidemiology, and immunizations.

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Chief, Clinical Services, Ryan White Center for Pediatric Disease and Global Health
  • Education
    1987 FEL University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    1984 RES University of Puerto Rico
    1981 MD University of Puerto Rico
    1979 BS University of Puerto Rico
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Society for Microbiology
    American Society of Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health
    Infectious Diseases Society of America
    International Society of Travel Medicine
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  • Board Certifications
    International Society of Travel Medicine
    American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests

    Travel and geographic medicine, histoplasmosis, infection prevention, immunizations, vector-borne diseases, and musculoskeletal infections.

    Clinical:
    Riley Hospital for Children

    Riley at IU Health North Hospital

    IU Health Methodist Hospital

  • Awards
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: School
    Date: 2013-01-01
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: School
    Date: 2012-01-01
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: School
    Date: 2008-01-01
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: School
    Date: 2005-01-01

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