Marcela Rodriguez, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Infectious Diseases

    About me

    Dr. Marcela Rodriguez is an associate professor of pediatrics at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, specializing in infectious disease.   She also is a member of SIU HealthCare, the medical school’s practice group. Rodriguez completed a three-year fellowship in pediatric infectious disease at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (2011).  She completed her pediatric residency at SIU (2008) and her medical degree at Libre University in Cali, Colombia (2001). Dr. Rodriguez is board certified in pediatrics and in infectious disesases by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. A native of Colombia, she is married and has two children.



    Education & training

    Board Certifications
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Medical School
    Libre University Medical School, Cali, Colombia
    SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL - Pediatrics
    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO - Pediatric Infectious Diseases


    • Fritz SA, Hogan PG, Hayek G, Eisenstein KA, Rodriguez M, Krauss M, Garbutt J, Fraser VJ. Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children with community-associated Staphylococcus aureus skin infections and their household contacts. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med; Arch. Pediatr. Adolesc. Med 2012 June/Vol 166 (6):551-7
    • Fritz, SA, Hogan, PG, Hayek, G, Eisenstein, KA, Rodriguez, M, Epplin, EK, Garbutt, J and Fraser, VJ. Household Versus Individual Approaches to Eradication of Community-Associated Staphylococcus aureus in Children: A Randomized Trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Mar; 54 (6):743-51
    • Rodriguez M, Elward A, Nelson, M, Morley, C. Successful use of temocillin as salvage therapy for cervical osteomyelitis secondary to multi-drug resistant Burkholderia cepacia in a patient with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Society. Pp.1-2, 2013.DOI:10.1093/jpids/pis110
    • Fritz SA, Hogan PG, Camins BC, Ainsworth AJ, Patrick C, Martin MS, Krauss MJ, Rodriguez M, Burnham CD. Staphylococcus aureus mupirocin and chlorhexidine resistance in patients with community-onset skin and soft tissue infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Jan; 57 (1):559-68
    • Rodriguez M, Hogan PG, Krauss M, Warren DK, Fritz SA. Measurement and Impact of Staphylococcus aureus Colonization Pressure in Households. J Ped Infect Dis; Vol 2, No2, pp. 147-54, 2013
    • Fritz S, Tiemann KM, Hogan P, Epplin E, Rodriguez M, Al-Zubeidi D, Wardenburg J, Hunstad D. A serologic correlate of protective immunity against community-onset Staphylococcus aureus infection. Clin Infect Dis; 2013 Jun;56 (11):1154-61
    • Rodriguez M, Hogan PG, Burnham CA and Fritz SA. Molecular Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in Households of Children with Community-Associated S. aureus Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2014;164:105-11
    • Rodriguez M, Hogan PG, Satola SW, Crispell E, Wylei T, Gao H, Sodergren E, Weinstock GM, Burnham CD, Fritz SA. Discriminatory Indices of Typing Methods for Epidemiology Analysis of Contemporary Staphylococcus aureus Strains. Medicine. Volume 94, Number 37, September 2015


    •Grant/SCRIHS Approved Research: Primary Investigator, “Screening for congenital cytomegalovirus infection in newborns with failed hearing screening,” SIU-RSG, Funded, $25,000.


    • 07/ 02 Libre University Cali Colombia: Graduated as ‘Most Promising Student’ based on highest cumulative grade-point-average
    • 07/07 – 06/08 Chief Resident : Southern Illinois University Residency Pediatrics
    • 04/16 Harbinger of Goodwill Award for an exemplary act performed at SIU SOM and SIU Healthcare