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Scott A. Ostdiek, MD

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Medical Director, Infection Prevention Program

Scott A. Ostdiek, MD

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Medical Director, Infection Prevention Program

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About Scott A. Ostdiek, MD

Scott A. Ostdiek, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in pediatric infectious diseases. Dr. Ostdiek was among the physicians who developed the Bill Holt Infectious Diseases Clinic at Phoenix Children's, a clinic that's cared for hundreds of children exposed to or infected with HIV. He has spent almost 20 years as the medical director of the Infection Prevention Program, guiding the team to achieve infection rates among the lowest in the U.S.

In college, Dr. Ostdiek couldn't imagine working in a field that wouldn't challenge him. He's always been fascinated with biology and immunology, and medicine proved to be a perfect match. Having been drawn to teach and care for younger kids when he was a young adult, Dr. Ostdiek found pediatrics a good fit.

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Scott A. Ostdiek, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in pediatric infectious diseases. Dr. Ostdiek was among the physicians who developed the Bill Holt Infectious Diseases Clinic at Phoenix Children's, a clinic that's cared for hundreds of children exposed to or infected with HIV. He has spent almost 20 years as the medical director of the Infection Prevention Program, guiding the team to achieve infection rates among the lowest in the U.S.

In college, Dr. Ostdiek couldn't imagine working in a field that wouldn't challenge him. He's always been fascinated with biology and immunology, and medicine proved to be a perfect match. Having been drawn to teach and care for younger kids when he was a young adult, Dr. Ostdiek found pediatrics a good fit.

While completing his residency at Phoenix Children's, Dr. Ostdiek saw first-hand what it meant to provide quality medical care in a busy hospital. The experience made it an easy decision to return here after his training in infectious diseases.

After receiving his bachelor's degree from Creighton University, Dr. Ostdiek earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed a pediatric residency and chief residency at Phoenix Children's and a pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University.

Dr. Ostdiek is board certified in pediatric infectious diseases. He's a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Dr. Ostdiek treats every child as he would want his children to be treated. He believes in listening to patients and parents the way he would want to be listened to. Dr. Ostdiek knows that taking the time to listen, look and think allows him to uncover the clues to the right diagnosis and treatment.

When he's not working, Dr. Ostdiek values spending time with his wife and three kids. He also likes movies, books and live music. In addition, he enjoys following sports year-round, especially soccer and baseball.

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+Education & Training

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics; Subspecialty of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Medical School / Education

University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE

Residency

(Pediatrics) Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

Fellowship

(Pediatric Infectious Diseases) St. Louis Children's Hospital / Washington University, St. Louis, MO

+Academic and Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Infectious Diseases Society of America

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

+Awards

  • Top Doctor Recipient, PHOENIX magazine

+Research & Publications

Publications

2019 Bowers JR, Valentine M, Harrison V, et al., Genomic analyses of acute flaccid myelitis cases among a cluster in Arizona provide further evidence of enterovirus D68 role. mBio 10:e02262-18

2016 Iverson SA, Ostdiek S, Prasai S, et al. Notes from the Field: Cluster of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Five Pediatric Patients -- Maricopa County, Arizona, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017:66:758-760

2015 Jones J, Klein R, Popescu S, Rose K, Kretschmer M, Carrigan A, Trembath F, Koski L, Zabel K, Ostdiek S, Rowell-Kinnard P, Munoz E, Sunenshine R, Sylvester T, "Lack of Measles Transmission to Susceptible Contacts from a Health Care Worker with Probable Secondary Vaccine Failure -- Maricopa County, Arizona, 2015" MMWR, 2015, August 7, 64(30); 832-33

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