Surabhi Bhargava Vora, MD, MPH

Surabhi Bhargava Vora, MD, MPH

Infectious Disease and Virology

On staff since October 2013

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Surabhi (Sara) Vora, MD, MPH joined the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in 2013. She earned an undergraduate degree at Stanford University and then attended the University of Chicago for medical school, pediatric residency and pediatric infectious disease fellowship training. Dr. Vora also earned a Masters in Public Health with a focus on International Health at Harvard University.

    Dr. Voras primary research interests are in optimizing the management of viral and fungal infections in immunocompromised children. She is a co-investigator in the International Pediatric Fungal Network and the PIDS Transplant Infectious Diseases Research Network. Dr. Voras clinical time is primarily spent on inpatient Infectious Diseases consultations. She also serves as a consultant to the Seattle Children's Hospital Clinical Effectiveness program, assisting with the development and implementation of standardized clinical pathways of care for patients at Seattle Children's Hospital.

  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Nickless JR, Bridger KE, Vora SB, Brothers AW
      Evaluation of Intravenous Posaconazole Dosing and Pharmacokinetic Target Attainment in Pediatric Patients.
      30299489 Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 2019 Sept. 25 : 8(4)365-367
    • Vora SB, Amlie-Lefond C, Perez FA, Melvin AJ
      Varicella-Associated Stroke.
      29681448 The Journal of pediatrics, 2018 Aug. : 199281-281.e1
    • Vora SB, Brothers AW, Waghmare A, Englund JA
      Antiviral combination therapy for cytomegalovirus infection in high-risk infants.
      29790481 Antiviral therapy, 2018 : 23(6)505-511
    • Rooholamini SN, Clifton H, Haaland W, McGrath C, Vora SB, Crowell CS, Romero H, Foti J
      Outcomes of a Clinical Pathway to Standardize Use of Maintenance Intravenous Fluids.
      29162640 Hospital pediatrics, 2017 Dec. : 7(12)703-709
    • Vora SB, Brothers AW, Englund JA
      Renal Toxicity in Pediatric Patients Receiving Cidofovir for the Treatment of Adenovirus Infection.
      28419263 Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 2017 Nov. 24 : 6(4)399-402
    • Paniz-Mondolfi AE, Greninger AL, Ladutko L, Brown-Elliott BA, Vasireddy R, Jakubiec W, Vasireddy S, Wallace RJ Jr, Simmon KE, Dunn BE, Jackoway G, Vora SB, Quinn KK, Qin X, Campbell S
      Mycobacterium grossiae sp. nov., a rapidly growing, scotochromogenic species isolated from human clinical respiratory and blood culture specimens.
      28984546 International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology, 2017 Nov. : 67(11)4345-4351
    • Hayward K, Haaland WL, Hrachovec J, Leu M, Vora S, Clifton H, Rascoff N, Crowell CS
      Reliable Pregnancy Testing Before Intravenous Cyclophosphamide: A Quality Improvement Study.
      27940668 Pediatrics, 2016 Dec. : 138(6)
    • Vora SB, Englund JA
      Cytomegalovirus in immunocompromised children.
      26098503 Current opinion in infectious diseases, 2015 Aug. : 28(4)323-9
    • Hyams C, Day TG, Ramroop S, Paget S, Howard S, McMillan M, Vora S, de Keyser P
      An unusual case of incomplete Kawasaki disease in an adolescent returning from holiday in Montana.
      22398636 Pediatric cardiology, 2012 Oct. : 33(7)1196-9
    • Ramroop S, Williams B, Vora S, Moshal K
      Infant botulism and botulism immune globulin in the UK: a case series of four infants.
      22294666 Archives of disease in childhood, 2012 May : 97(5)459-60
    • Vora S, Verber L, Potts S, Dozier T, Daum RS
      Effect of a novel birth intervention and reminder-recall on on-time immunization compliance in high-risk children.
      19029825 Human vaccines, 2009 June : 5(6)395-402
    • Lederman E, Miramontes R, Openshaw J, Olson VA, Karem KL, Marcinak J, Panares R, Staggs W, Allen D, Weber SG, Vora S, Gerber SI, Hughes CM, Regnery R, Collins L, Diaz PS, Reynolds MG, Damon I
      Eczema vaccinatum resulting from the transmission of vaccinia virus from a smallpox vaccinee: an investigation of potential fomites in the home environment.
      19027813 Vaccine, 2009 Jan. 14 : 27(3)375-7
    • Vora S, Damon I, Fulginiti V, Weber SG, Kahana M, Stein SL, Gerber SI, Garcia-Houchins S, Lederman E, Hruby D, Collins L, Scott D, Thompson K, Barson JV, Regnery R, Hughes C, Daum RS, Li Y, Zhao H, Smith S, Braden Z, Karem K, Olson V, Davidson W, Trindade G, Bolken T, Jordan R, Tien D, Marcinak J
      Severe eczema vaccinatum in a household contact of a smallpox vaccinee.
      18419490 Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2008 May 15 : 46(10)1555-61
    • Vora S, Glikman D, Kahanna M, Daum RS
      Severe diarrhea and shock.
      16511400 The Pediatric infectious disease journal, 2006 March : 25(3)279, 284-5


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Medical/Professional School

University of Chicago, Chicago
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston


Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago


Pediatric Infectious Disease, University of Chicago, Chicago

Clinical Interests

General infectious diseases, travel medicine, HIV, tuberculosis, transplant ID