Rachel Wattier, MD, MHS

Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, San Francisco
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Pediatrics
+1 415 514-0509

Rachel Wattier, M.D., M.H.S., who joined the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Health in July 2015, serves as Medical Director of the Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco. In this role, she collaborates with pharmacists, nurses and physicians to ensure that patients receive timely therapy with the right antibiotic, at the right dose, for the right duration, with appropriate de-escalation when antibiotics are no longer needed.

Dr. Wattier provides care to patients on the inpatient Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultation Service and outpatient Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinic. She is a member of the UCSF Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Program and is involved in clinical research and care for children immunocompromised due to transplantation, chemotherapy, or primary immunodeficiencies. She is involved in multicenter research protocols through the International Pediatric Fungal Network and other pediatric research collaborations.

Publications: 

Initial Guidance on Use of Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for Treatment of COVID-19 in Children and Adolescents.

Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Wolf J, Abzug MJ, Wattier RL, Sue PK, Vora SB, Zachariah P, Dulek DE, Waghmare A, Olivero R, Downes KJ, James SH, Pinninti SG, Yarbrough A, Aldrich ML, MacBrayne CE, Soma VL, Grapentine SP, Oliveira CR, Hayes M, Kimberlin DW, Jones SB, Bio LL, Morton TH, Hankins JS, Mar?n-Alfaro GM, Timberlake K, Young JL, Orscheln RC, Schwenk HT, Goldman DL, Groves HE, Huskins WC, Rajapakse NS, Lamb GS, Tribble AC, Lloyd EE, Hersh AL, Thorell EA, Ratner AJ, Chiotos K, Nakamura MM

Indirect Standardization as a Case Mix Adjustment Method to Improve Comparison of Children's Hospitals' Antimicrobial Use.

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Wattier RL, Thurm CW, Parker SK, Banerjee R, Hersh AL

Return to School for Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Recipients in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Expert Opinion on Key Considerations and Best Practices.

Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Downes KJ, Danziger-Isakov LA, Cousino MK, Green M, Michaels MG, Muller WJ, Orscheln RC, Sharma TS, Statler VA, Wattier RL, Ardura MI

Multicenter interim guidance on use of antivirals for children with COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2.

Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Chiotos K, Hayes M, Kimberlin DW, Jones SB, James SH, Pinninti SG, Yarbrough A, Abzug MJ, MacBrayne CE, Soma VL, Dulek DE, Vora SB, Waghmare A, Wolf J, Olivero R, Grapentine S, Wattier RL, Bio L, Cross SJ, Dillman NO, Downes KJ, Oliveira CR, Timberlake K, Young J, Orscheln RC, Tamma PD, Schwenk HT, Zachariah P, Aldrich ML, Goldman DL, Groves HE, Rajapakse NS, Lamb GS, Tribble AC, Hersh AL, Thorell EA, Denison MR, Ratner AJ, Newland JG, Nakamura MM

Clustered Cases of Acral Perniosis: Clinical Features, Histopathology and Relationship to COVID-19.

Pediatric dermatology

Cordoro KM, Reynolds SD, Wattier R, McCalmont TH

Multicenter initial guidance on use of antivirals for children with COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2.

Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Chiotos K, Hayes M, Kimberlin DW, Jones SB, James SH, Pinninti SG, Yarbrough A, Abzug MJ, MacBrayne CE, Soma VL, Dulek DE, Vora SB, Waghmare A, Wolf J, Olivero R, Grapentine S, Wattier RL, Bio L, Cross SJ, Dillman NO, Downes KJ, Timberlake K, Young J, Orscheln RC, Tamma PD, Schwenk HT, Zachariah P, Aldrich M, Goldman DL, Groves HE, Lamb GS, Tribble AC, Hersh AL, Thorell EA, Denison MR, Ratner AJ, Newland JG, Nakamura MM

Hospital-level Antibiotic Use and Complexity of Care Among Neonates.

Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Singh P, Steurer MA, Cantey JB, Wattier RL

2759. Immunogenicity of Inactivated Influenza Vaccines Given Early vs. Late After Pediatric Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.

Open forum infectious diseases

Jennifer E Schuster, Jennifer E Schuster, Andrew Speaker, Lubna Hamdan, Einas Batarseh, Laura S Stewart, Daniel Dulek, Carrie L Kitko, Flor M Munoz, Flor M Munoz, Claire Bocchini, Lara Danziger-Isakov, Michael Grimley, Rakesh Goyal, Susan E Coffin, Jason L Freedman, Janet A Englund, Paul A Carpenter, Monica I Ardura, Jeffrey Auletta, Rachel Wattier, Kenny Truong, Gabriela Maron, Kim J Allison, Natasha B Halasa

Allograft of Primary Cutaneous Mucormycosis in a Preterm Neonate: A Case Report.

Wounds : a compendium of clinical research and practice

Benjamin T, Wattier R, Dominic W

293 Antifungal Agents.

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Rachel L. Wattier, William J. Steinbach

Reducing Second Gram-Negative Antibiotic Therapy on Pediatric Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Services.

Infection control and hospital epidemiology

Wattier RL, Levy ER, Sabnis AJ, Dvorak CC, Auerbach AD

Multisite external validation of a risk prediction model for the diagnosis of blood stream infections in febrile pediatric oncology patients without severe neutropenia.

Cancer

Esbenshade AJ, Zhao Z, Aftandilian C, Saab R, Wattier RL, Beauchemin M, Miller TP, Wilkes JJ, Kelly MJ, Fernbach A, Jeng M, Schwartz CL, Dvorak CC, Shyr Y, Moons KGM, Sulis ML, Friedman DL

Pediatric Invasive Aspergillosis.

Journal of fungi (Basel, Switzerland)

Wattier RL, Ramirez-Avila L

Pediatric invasive aspergillosis

Journal of Fungi

Wattier RL, Ramirez-Avila L

Serotherapy-Related Fevers, Blood Stream Infections (BSI), and Antibiotic Use in Pediatric Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT) Recipients.

Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Biljana Horn, Sara O'Kane, Rachel Wattier, Justin T. Wahlstrom, Alexis Melton, Morton J. Cowan, Christopher C. Dvorak

Repeat blood cultures in children with persistent fever and neutropenia: Diagnostic and clinical implications.

Pediatric blood & cancer

Wattier RL, Dvorak CC, Auerbach AD, Weintrub PS

A Prospective, International Cohort Study of Invasive Mold Infections in Children.

Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Wattier RL, Dvorak CC, Hoffman JA, Brozovich AA, Bin-Hussain I, Groll AH, Castagnola E, Knapp KM, Zaoutis TE, Gustafsson B, Sung L, Berman D, Halasa NB, Abzug MJ, Velegraki A, Sharma TS, Fisher BT, Steinbach WJ

Role of human polyomaviruses in respiratory tract disease in young children.

Emerging infectious diseases

Wattier RL, Vázquez M, Weibel C, Shapiro ED, Ferguson D, Landry ML, Kahn JS

Functionality of Borrelia burgdorferi LuxS: the Lyme disease spirochete produces and responds to the pheromone autoinducer-2 and lacks a complete activated-methyl cycle.

International journal of medical microbiology : IJMM

von Lackum K, Babb K, Riley SP, Wattier RL, Bykowski T, Stevenson B

Synthesis of autoinducer 2 by the lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi.

Journal of bacteriology

Babb K, von Lackum K, Wattier RL, Riley SP, Stevenson B

Quorum sensing by the Lyme disease spirochete.

Microbes and infection

Stevenson B, von Lackum K, Wattier RL, McAlister JD, Miller JC, Babb K

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