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Eric Douglass McCollum, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Languages: English, Spanish

Expertise: Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

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Johns Hopkins Pediatrics
Appointment Phone: 410-502-5794

200 N. Wolfe Street
Rubenstein Child Health Building
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2035


Dr. Eric Douglass McCollum is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His area of clinical expertise is pediatric pulmonary medicine. 

Dr. McCollum earned his M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia. He completed his residency at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed a fellowship in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins. more


  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia (2003)


  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons / Pediatrics (2006)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (2006)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trials

CPAP Improving Mortality for Pneumonia in African Children Trial (IMPACT)

Selected Publications

Lazzerini M, Seward N, Lufesi N, Banda R, Sinyeka S, Masache G, Nambiar B, Makwenda C, Costello A, McCollum ED, Colbourn T. "Mortality and its risk factors in Malawian children admitted to hospital with clinical pneumonia, 2001-12: a retrospective observational study." Lancet Glob Health. 2016 Jan;4(1):e57-68. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00215-6.

Emmanouilidou D, McCollum ED, Park DE, Elhilali M. "Adaptive noise suppression of pediatric lung auscultations with real applications to noisy clinical settings in developing countries." IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2015 Sep;62(9):2279-88. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2015.2422698. Epub 2015 Apr 13.

King C, McCollum ED, Mankhambo L, Colbourn T, Beard J, Hay Burgess DC, Costello A, Izadnegahdar R, Lufesi N, Masache G, Mwansambo C, Nambiar B, Johnson E, Platt R, Mukanga D. "Can we predict oral antibiotic treatment failure in children with fast-breathing pneumonia managed at the community level? a prospective cohort study in Malawi." PLoS One. 2015 Aug 27;10(8):e0136839. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136839. eCollection 2015. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2015;10(9):e0139295. Izadnegahdar, Raza [corrected to Izadnegahdar, Rasa].

LaCourse SM, Chester FM, Preidis G, McCrary LM, Maliwichi M, McCollum ED, Hosseinipour MC. "Lay-screeners and use of WHO growth standards increase case finding of hospitalized Malawian children with severe acute malnutrition." J Trop Pediatr. 2015 Feb;61(1):44-53. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmu065. Epub 2014 Dec 3.

McCollum ED, King C, Hollowell R, Zhou J, Colbourn T, Nambiar B, Mukanga D, Burgess DC. "Predictors of treatment failure for non-severe childhood pneumonia in developing countries--systematic literature review and expert survey--the first step towards a community focused mHealth risk-assessment tool?" BMC Pediatr. 2015 Jul 9;15:74. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0392-x.

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