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Hana Hakim

Hana Hakim, MD

Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Hana Hakim, MD, is an associate member in the department of Infectious Diseases and the Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  

Dr. Hakim received her MD degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon  and completed her pediatric residency at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, New York. She moved to Memphis in 2005 where she completed her Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, followed by another year of fellowship training program in pediatric HIV/AIDS. During her fellowship, she also completed a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from the University of Tennessee, College of Graduate Health Sciences. After completing training, she joined the infectious diseases faculty at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

In addition to leading the Infection Prevention and Control program and providing clinical management of infections in children with cancer, her interests focus on clinical research related to the epidemiology and prediction of fever and neutropenia outcomes, immunogenicity and safety of influenza vaccine, gut microbiome, improving pediatric sepsis outcomes, and prevention of infections in pediatric oncology patients such as device-associated infections including central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI). 

Posts by Hana Hakim

 father taking temperature for his sick daughter on sofa living room videocall with his doctor via digital tablet

Sepsis: Know the Signs. It Could Save Your Child’s Life

by Hana Hakim August 15, 2022

Every parent of a child with cancer or another serious disease should know the signs and symptoms of a sepsis infection. Learn more about sepsis.

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