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Azadeh Farzin, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Female

Expertise: Neonatology

Research Interests: Neonates, Neonatology, Infectious diseases, Sepsis, Viral infections, Bacterial infections, Pediatrics Infant, baby and newborns

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Appointment Phone: 410-955-5259

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5259
Fax: 410-955-0298

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-955-5259

Background

Dr. Azadeh Farzin is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her specialty is neonatology. She is a Sheila S. and Lawrence C. Pakula, M.D. Fellow and a neonatologist in the Johns Hopkins Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Dr. Farzin received her B.A. in psychology from Case Western Reserve University, followed by her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She performed a pediatric residency at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2007 and fellowship training in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed an additional year of NIH-funded research training as a postdoctoral scholar in the UCLA Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Her research emphasis is on prevention and early diagnosis of neonatal infectious diseases. Her current work is focused on developing innovative diagnostic tools for early detection of neonatal sepsis, a major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality worldwide. She is collaborating with the School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins as well as other experts in the US and other countries to accomplish this goal.

Dr. Farzin received a 2015 Child Health Translational Research Career Development Award to study bloodstream infections in premature newborns.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Education

Degrees

  • B.A., Case Western Reserve University (Ohio) (2000)
  • M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine - Cincinnati (Ohio) (2004)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Farzin’s research uses the science and technologies in the field of pathogen detection and pathogenesis of sepsis for early diagnosis and timely management of neonatal sepsis in resource-limited settings. 

Neonatal infections account for nearly one million deaths worldwide every year with majority occurring in resource-limited settings. Extreme difficulty in clinical diagnosis of neonatal sepsis and limited access to appropriate resources contribute greatly to these preventable deaths. 

With a joint position at the school of medicine and the school of public health, Dr. Farzin is interested in constructing practical solutions for improving the health of neonates in developing settings based on the rapidly advancing knowledge in neonatal medicine and infectious diseases. 

Currently, she is collaborating with colleagues from other disciplines including the biomedical engineering department at Johns Hopkins University and other international institutions to validate innovative diagnostic solutions for rapid and accurate detection of neonatal sepsis. Her goal is to translate such markers into point-of-care devices, which can be used in resource-limited settings. 

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Child Health Translational Research Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health, 2015
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