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Kenneth M. Boyer, MD

Specialty:
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Board Certification:
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital - Pediatrics
Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center - Pediatric Infectious Disease
  Phoenix Laboratories Division, Center for Disease Control - Pediatric Infectious Disease
Clinical Expertise:
  • Congenital toxoplasmosis
  • Fetal and neonatal infections
  • Group B streptococcal neonatal infections
  • HIV infection
  • HIV infection in children and adolescents
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Lyme disease
  • Meningitis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Sepsis and septic shock
Research Interests:
  • Group B streptococcal neonatal infections
  • Congenital toxoplasmosis
  • Pediatric human immunodeficiency virus
  • Pediatric acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Languages Spoken:
  • English
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  • 1653 W. Congress Pkwy.
  • 770 Jones
  • Chicago, IL  60612
  • Phone: (312) 942-8928
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.

  1. ALOX12 In Human Toxoplasmosis.
    Witola WH, Liu SR, Montpetit A, Welti R, Hypolite M, Roth M, Zhou Y, Mui E, Cesbron-Delauw MF, Fournie GJ, Cavailles P, Bisanz C, Boyer K, Withers S, Noble AG, Swisher CN, Heydemann PT, Rabiah P, McLeod R
    Infect. Immun.
    2014 Mar 31
  2. Spinal Cord Lesions in Congenital Toxoplasmosis Demonstrated with Neuroimaging, Including Their Successful Treatment in an Adult.
    Burrowes D, Boyer K, Swisher CN, Noble AG, Sautter M, Heydemann P, Rabiah P, Lee D, McLeod R; the Toxoplasmosis Study Group.
    J Neuroparasitology. 2012
    2012 Mar
    3(2012). doi:pii: 235533.
  3. Prematurity and severity are associated with Toxoplasma gondii alleles (NCCCTS, 1981-2009).
    McLeod R, Boyer KM, Lee D, Mui E, Wroblewski K, Karrison T, Noble AG, Withers S, Swisher CN, Heydemann PT, Sautter M, Babiarz J, Rabiah P, Meier P, Grigg ME; Toxoplasmosis Study Group.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2012
    2012 Jun
    54(11):1595-605. doi: 10.1093/cid/cis258. Epub 2012 Apr 11.
  4. Unrecognized ingestion of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts leads to congenital toxoplasmosis and causes epidemics in North America.
    Boyer K, Hill D, Mui E, Wroblewski K, Karrison T, Dubey JP, Sautter M, Noble AG, Withers S, Swisher C, Heydemann P, Hosten T, Babiarz J, Lee D, Meier P, McLeod R; Toxoplasmosis Study Group.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2011
    2011 Dec
    53(11):1081-9. doi: 10.1093/cid/cir667. Epub 2011 Oct 21.
  5. Identification of a sporozoite-specific antigen from Toxoplasma gondii.
    Hill D, Coss C, Dubey JP, Wroblewski K, Sautter M, Hosten T, Muñoz-Zanzi C, Mui E, Withers S, Boyer K, Hermes G, Coyne J, Jagdis F, Burnett A, McLeod P, Morton H, Robinson D, McLeod R.
    J Parasitol. 2011
    2011 Apr
    97(2):328-37. doi: 10.1645/GE-2782.1. Epub 2011 Mar 3.
  6. Evidence for associations between the purinergic receptor P2X(7) (P2RX7) and toxoplasmosis
    Jamieson SE, Peixoto-Rangel AL, Hargrave AC, Roubaix LA, Mui EJ, Boulter NR, Miller EN, Fuller SJ, Wiley JS, Castellucci L, Boyer K, Peixe RG, Kirisits MJ, Elias Lde S, Coyne JJ, Correa-Oliveira R, Sautter M, Smith NC, Lees MP, Swisher CN, Heydemann P, Noble AG, Patel D, Bardo D, Burrowes D, McLone D, Roizen N, Withers S, Bahia-Oliveira LM, McLeod R, Blackwell JM
    Genes Immun
    2010 Jul
    11(5):374-83
  7. Chorioretinal lesions in mothers of children with congenital toxoplasmosis in the National Collaborative Chicago-based, Congenital Toxoplasmosis Study.
    Noble AG, Latkany P, Kusmierczyk J, Mets M, Rabiah P, Boyer K, Jalbrzikowski J, Wroblewski K, Karrison T, Swisher CN, Mieler WF, Meier P, McLeod R; the Toxoplasmosis Study Group.
    Sci Med (Porto Alegre). 2010
    2010
    20(1):20-26.
  8. Longitudinal study of new eye lesions in children with toxoplasmosis who were not treated during the first year of life.
    Phan L, Kasza K, Jalbrzikowski J, Noble AG, Latkany P, Kuo A, Mieler W, Meyers S, Rabiah P, Boyer K, Swisher C, Mets M, Roizen N, Cezar S, Sautter M, Remington J, Meier P, McLeod R; Toxoplasmosis Study Group.
    Am J Ophthalmol. 2008
    2008 Sep
    146(3):375-384. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2008.04.033. Epub 2008 Jul 10.
  9. Longitudinal study of new eye lesions in treated congenital toxoplasmosis
    Phan L, Kasza K, Jalbrzikowski J, Noble AG, Latkany P, Kuo A, Mieler W, Meyers S, Rabiah P, Boyer K, Swisher C, Mets M, Roizen N, Cezar S, Remington J, Meier P, McLeod R; Toxoplasmosis Study Group
    Ophthalmology
    2008 Mar
    115(3):553-559. e8
  10. Genetic and epigenetic factors at COL2A1 and ABCA4 influence clinical outcome in congenital toxoplasmosis.
    Jamieson SE, de Roubaix LA, Cortina-Borja M, Tan HK, Mui EJ, Cordell HJ, Kirisits MJ, Miller EN, Peacock CS, Hargrave AC, Coyne JJ, Boyer K, Bessieres MH, Buffolano W, Ferret N, Franck J, Kieffer F, Meier P, Nowakowska DE, Paul M, Peyron F, Stray-Pedersen B, et al.
    PLoS One. 2008
    2008 Jun 4
    3(6):e2285. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002285.
  11. Toxoplasmosis-associated neovascular lesions treated successfully with ranibizumab and antiparasitic therapy.
    Benevento JD, Jager RD, Noble AG, Latkany P, Mieler WF, Sautter M, Meyers S, Mets M, Grassi MA, Rabiah P, Boyer K, Swisher C, McLeod R; Toxoplasmosis Study Group.
    Arch Ophthalmol. 2008
    2008 Aug
    126(8):1152-6. doi: 10.1001/archopht.126.8.1152. No abstract available.
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