Ezzeldin Saleh, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Pediatric Infectious Diseases

    About me

    Ezzeldin Saleh, MBBS, is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine, specializing in pediatric infectious diseases. He completed a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC and a pediatric residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. He earned a medical degree from the University of Khartoum in Khartoum, Sudan. Before joining SIU, Saleh practiced in the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin for several years.

    Saleh’s research activities include a collaborative research project in Sudan focused on the elimination of measles, and evaluating vaccine safety and immunogenicity. Board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases, Saleh is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.



    Education & training

    Board Certifications
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    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 – Pediatrics
    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
    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina – Pediatric Infectious Diseases


    • 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)