Ezzeldin Saleh, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Infectious Disease

    About me

    Ezzeldin Saleh, MBBS, is an Assistant professor of Pediatrics at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Saleh completed his Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina (2017). He completed his pediatric residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center (2003). He earned his medical degree from the University of Khartoum in Sudan. Previously he was practicing as a general pediatrician in the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin (2008-2013).

    His research activities included a collaborative research project in Sudan focused on the elimination of measles. He was awarded a grant from Mayo Clinic (2011) to conduct a research project directed towards improving appropriate antibiotic prescribing for pediatric outpatients. He also earned a diploma in Clinical and Translational Sciences at Mayo Clinic. During his fellowship research experience at Duke University he worked at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) and the Duke Clinical Vaccine Unit (DCVU). His clinical research focused on evaluating vaccine safety and immunogenicity. Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, he is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.



    Education & training

    Board Certifications
    Medical School
    University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
    Undergraduate Degree
    University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
    Pediatric Residency, Penn State Children's Hospital, Milton Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
    Diploma in Clinical and Translational Science, Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
    Advanced Research Training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina


    • Saleh E, Eichner B, Clark D, Gagliano M, Troutman J, Harrington L, McNeal M, Clements D. Open-Label Pilot Study to Compare the Safety and Immunogenicity of Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine (RV5) Administered on an Early Alternative Dosing Schedule with Those of RV5 Administered on the Recommended Standard Schedule. J Ped Infect Dis Soc. 3 March 2017; doi.org/10.1093/jpids/pix005
    • Saleh E, Moody MA, Swamy GK, Walter EB. Parental approach to the prevention and management of common adverse events following childhood immunizations: a survey study. Clin Pediatr. 2016 Oct 23. pii: 0009922816675116. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Saleh E, Moody MA, Walter EB. Effect of antipyretic analgesics on immune responses to vaccination. Hum Vaccin and Immunother. 2016 Sep;12(9):2391-402. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2016.1183077
    • Saleh E, Schroeder DR, Hanson AC, Banerjee R. Guideline-concordant antibiotic prescribing for pediatric outpatients with otitis media, community-acquired pneumonia, and skin and soft tissue infections in a large multispecialty healthcare system. Clin Res Infect Dis. 2015 Jan 10;2(1). Pii:1010
    • Ibrahim SA, Abdallah A, Saleh EA, Osterhaus AD, De Swart RL. Measles virus-specific antibody levels in Sudanese infants: a Prospective study using filter-paper blood samples. Epidemiology and Infection. 2006 Feb; 134 (1):79-85
    • Ibrahim SA, Mustafa OM, Mukhtar MM, Saleh EA, El Mubarak HS, Abdallah A, El- Hassan AM, Osterhaus AD, Groen J, De Swart RL, Zijlstra EE. Measles in suburban Khartoum: an epidemiological and clinical study. Tropical Medicine and International Health. 2002 May; 7(5):442-9


    • Mayo Clinic Health System Research Committee’s System-Oriented and Applied Research (SOAR) grant (2011)
    • NIAID/IDSA Infectious Diseases Research Careers Meeting 2014 Travel Award (2014)