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Eric A. F. Simões, MB, BS, DCH, MD

Professor of Pediatrics


   Phone: 720-777-1234 (TBD)
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Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Colorado

Eric A. F. Simões, MB, BS, DCH, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Madras, India, in 1984. He completed pediatric infectious diseases fellowship training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1989, at which time he joined the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Colorado. From 1995 to 1999, Dr. Simoes directed the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. Since 2001 he also has had an appointment as Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Tropical Child Health with the Department of Paediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynaecology at the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, UK.

Dr. Simões is working with the World Health Organization for the management of common pediatric conditions in developing countries (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) and studies the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and prevention of the short- and long-term effects of respiratory syncytial virus infection in children. Dr. Simoes has played a significant role in the World Health Organization's initiative to reduce childhood and infant mortality throughout the world with the development of a strategy called "Integrated Management of Childhood Illness." He has worked on this initiative since 1989, including testing and implementing its guidelines in many countries throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Dr. Simões has published over 170 journal articles, books, book chapters, scholarly reviews, and abstracts. He is widely sought as a speaker, teacher, and consultant, both nationally and abroad.

  • Member, Advisory Committee on Acute Respiratory Infections, World Health Organization 1999-2004

Publications in PubMed

  • Daley MF, Nyquist A-C, Simoes EAF. Immunizations. In: Hay WW Jr, Levin MJ, Sondheimer JM, Deterding RR, editors. Current pediatric diagnosis and treatment. 19th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2009.
  • Simoes EA, Carbonell-Estrany X, Fullarton JR, Liese JG, Figueras-Aloy J, Doering G, Guzman J; Rsv Risk Factor Study Group E. A predictive model for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) hospitalisation of premature infants born at 33-35 weeks of gestational age, based on data from the Spanish FLIP study. Respir Res. 2008 Dec 8;9(1):78. [PMID: 19063742]
  • Falsey AR, Walsh EE, Capellan J, Gravenstein S, Zambon M, Yau E, Gorse GJ, Edelman R, Hayden FG, McElhaney JE, Neuzil KM, Nichol KL, Simoes EA, Wright PF, Sales VM. Comparison of the safety and immunogenicity of 2 respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) vaccines--nonadjuvanted vaccine or vaccine adjuvanted with alum—given concomitantly with influenza vaccine to high-risk elderly individuals. J Infect Dis. 2008 Nov;198(9):1317-26. [PMID: 18855558]
  • Simoes EA. RSV disease in the pediatric population: epidemiology, seasonal variability, and long-term outcomes. Manag Care. 2008 Nov;17(11 Suppl 12):3-6, discussion 18-9.[PMID: 19097556]
  • Ugpo J, Lucero M, Williams G, Lechago M, Nillos L, Tallo V, Nohynek H; Arivac consortium authorship, Makela H, Riley I, Simoes EA, Feroldi E, Teuwen D. Reactogenicity and tolerability of a non-adjuvanted 11-valent diphtheria-tetanus toxoid pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Filipino children.Vaccine. 2008 Oct 31. [PMID: 18977267]
  • Puumalainen T, Quiambao B, Abucejo-Ladesma E, Lupisan S, Heiskanen-Kosma T, Ruutu P, Lucero MG, Nohynek H, Simoes EA, Riley I; ARIVAC Research Consortium. Clinical case review: a method to improve identification of true clinical and radiographic pneumonia in children meeting the World Health Organization definition for pneumonia. BMC Infect Dis. 2008 Jul;8:95. [PMID: 18644109]
  • Stensballe LG, Hjuler T, Andersen A, Kaltoft M, Ravn H, Aaby P, Simoes EA. Hospitalization for respiratory syncytial virus infection and invasive pneumococcal disease in Danish children aged <2 years: a population-based cohort study. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Apr;46(8):1165-71. [PMID: 18444851]
  • Yusuf S, Piedimonte G, Auais A, Demmler G, Krishnan S, Van Caeseele P, Singleton R, Broor S, Parveen S, Avendano L, Parra J, Chavez-Bueno S, Murguia De Sierra T, Simoes EA, Shaha S, Welliver R. The relationship of meteorological conditions to the epidemic activity of respiratory syncytial virus. Epidemiol Infect. 2007 Oct;135(7):1077-90. [PMID: 17346359]
  • Lupisan SP, Ruutu P, Erma Abucejo-Ladesma P, Quiambao BP, Gozum L, Sombrero LT, Romano V, Herva E, Riley I, Simoes EA. Predictors of death from severe pneumonia among children 2-59 months old hospitalized in Bohol, Philippines: implications for referral criteria at a first-level health facility. Trop Med Int Health. 2007 Aug;12(8):962-71. [PMID: 17697091]
  • Faridi Z, Grunbaum JA, Gray BS, Franks A, Simoes E. Community-based participatory research: necessary next steps. Prev Chronic Dis. 2007 Jul;4(3):A70. [PMID: 17572974]
  • Simoes EA, Groothuis JR, Carbonell-Estrany X, Rieger CH, Mitchell I, Fredrick LM, Kimpen JL. Palivizumab prophylaxis, respiratory syncytial virus, and subsequent recurrent wheezing. J Pediatr. 2007 Jul;151(1):34-42, 42.e1. [PMID: 17586188]
  • Gelston CD, Durairaj VD, Simoes EA. Rhino-orbital mucormycosis causing cavernous sinus and internal carotid thrombosis treated with posaconazole. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Jun;125(6):848-9. [PMID: 17563004]
  • Simoes EA. Maternal smoking, asthma, and bronchiolitis: clear-cut association or equivocal evidence? Pediatrics. 2007 Jun;119(6):1210-2. [PMID: 17545392]
  • Lupisan SP, Ruutu P, Abucejo-Ladesma PE, Quiambao BP, Gozum L, Sombrero LT, Romano V, Riley I, Simoes EA. Central nervous system infection is an important cause of death in underfives hospitalised with World Health Organization (WHO) defined severe and very severe pneumonia. Vaccine. 2007 Mar;25(13):2437-44. [PMID: 17052818]
  • Quiambao BP, Simoes EA, Ladesma EA, Gozum LS, Lupisan SP, Sombrero LT, Romano V, Ruutu PJ. Serious community-acquired neonatal infections in rural Southeast Asia (Bohol Island, Philippines). J Perinatol. 2007 Feb;27(2):112-9. [PMID: 17262044]
  • Abucejo-Ladesma E, Simoes EA, Lupisan SP, Sombrero LT, Quiambao BP, Gozum LS, Herva E, Ruutu P. Serious community-acquired paediatric infections in rural Asia (Bohol Island, Philippines): bacterial meningitis in children less than 5 years of age. Scand J Infect Dis. 2007;39(11-12):983-9. [PMID: 17852943]
  • Daley MF, Nyquist A-C, Simoes EAF. Immunization. In: Hay WW Jr, Levin MJ, Sondheimer JM, Deterding RR, editors. Current pediatric diagnosis and treatment. 18th ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2007.
  • Simoes EAF. Polioviruses. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, editors. Nelson textbook of pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2007.
  • Wong CW, Heng CL, Wan Yee L, Soh SW, Kartasasmita CB, Simoes EA, Hibberd ML, Sung WK, Miller LD. Optimization and clinical validation of a pathogen detection microarray. Genome Biol. 2007;8(5):R93. [PMID: 17531104]
  • Stensballe LG, Kristensen K, Simoes EA, Jensen H, Nielsen J, Benn CS, Aaby P. Atopic disposition, wheezing, and subsequent respiratory syncytial virus hospitalization in Danish children younger than 18 months: a nested case-control study. Pediatrics. 2006 Nov;118(5):e1360-8. [PMID: 17079537]
  • Choudhuri JA, Ogden LG, Ruttenber AJ, Thomas DS, Todd JK, Simoes EA. Effect of altitude on hospitalizations for respiratory syncytial virus infection. Pediatrics. 2006 Feb;117(2):349-56. [PMID: 16452353]
  • Simoes EAF, Cherian T, Chow J, Shahid-Salles S, Laxminarayan R, John TJ. Acute respiratory infections in children. In: Jamison D, Breman J, Measham A, Alleyne G, Claeson M, Evans D, Jha P, Mills A, Musgrove P, editors. Disease control priorities in developing countries. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press and the World Bank; 2006.
  • Leidy NK, Margolis MK, Marcin JP, Flynn JA, Frankel LR, Johnson S, Langkamp D, Simoes EA. The impact of severe respiratory syncytial virus on the child, caregiver, and family during hospitalization and recovery. Pediatrics. 2005 Jun;115(6):1536-46. [PMID: 15930214]
  • Levin DA, Seay AR, Fullerton DA, Simoes EA, Sondheimer HM. Profound hypothermia with alpha-stat pH management during open-heart surgery is associated with choreoathetosis. Pediatr Cardiol. 2005 Jan-Feb;26(1):34-8. [PMID: 15793651]
  • Daley MF, Nyquist AC, Simoes EAF. Immunization. In: Hay WW Jr., Levin MJ, Sondheimer JM, Deterding RR, editors. Current pediatric diagnosis and treatment. 17th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2005.