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Mark H. Sawyer, MD

Director of Division of Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Residency Program, Professor of Pediatrics

Academic Appointments
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Program Director, UCSD/RCHSD Pediatric Residency Program
Clinical focus:
  • Infectious Disease, Pediatric
  • Public Health Aspects of Immunization
Medical Education
  • Medical School-University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 1980
  • Residency-University of California, San Diego Department of Pediatrics 1980-1983
  • Chief Residency-University of California, San Diego Department of Pediatrics 1986-1984
  • Fellowship-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 1984-1988
Academic Activities
  • AAP Red Book, Associate Editor
  • AAP Committee on Infectious Disease, past member
  • Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), CDC, past member
  • Vaccines and Related Biologics Advisory Committee, FDA, past member
  • AAP California Chapter 3, Past President
  • California Immunization Coalition, Past President
  1. Madewell ZJ, Wester RB, Wang WW, Smith TC, Peddecord KM, Morris J, DeGuzman H, Sawyer MH, McDonald EC. Voluntarily reported immunization registry data: reliability and feasibility to predict immunization rates, San Diego, California 2013. Public Health Rep. 2017 Jan 1:33354917699827. Doi: 10.1177/0033354917699827 PMID: 28379785
  2. Sawyer MH, Rathore M. Pneumococcal Vaccines in Preterm Infants: Are More Doses Better? Implications for Other Vaccines. Pediatrics. 2016 Sep;138(3). pii: e20160975. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-0975
  3. Sawyer MH, Simon G, Byington C.Vaccines and Febrile Seizures: Quantifying the Risk. Pediatrics. 2016 Jul;138(1). pii: e20160976. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-0976
  4. Peddecord KM, Wang W, Wang L, Ralston K, Ly E, Friedman L, Curtis CR, Sawyer MH. Adolescents' Self-Reported Recall of Anticipatory Guidance Provided During Well-Visits at Nine Medical Clinics in San Diego, California, 2009-2011.J Adolesc Health. 2016 Mar;58(3):267-75. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.10.007
  5. Ly E, Peddecord M, Wang W, Ralston K, Sawyer MH. Using academic detailing to improve childhood influenza vaccination rates in San Diego. Public Health Rep. 2015: 130(2):179-187
  6. Morris J, Wang W, Wang L, Peddecord KM, Sawyer MH. Comparison of reminder methods in selected adolescents with records in an immunization registry. J Adolesc Health 2015:56 (5 Suppl): s27-32.

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