Peggy Weintrub, MD

Pediatric infectious disease physician

Dr. Peggy Weintrub specializes in treating patients with all pediatric infectious diseases, including congenital infections transmitted from mother to child, bone infections and methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections.

In addition to treating patients, Weintrub directs the UCSF fellowship program in pediatric infectious disease. She received a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, completed a residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Oakland, a fellowship in infectious disease at Stanford University and a fellowship in immunology at UCSF. Weintrub is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society and American Academy of Pediatrics.


Infectious Diseases Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2813
Fax (in advance of appointment): (415) 476-1343
Fax (day of appointment): (415) 353-2466

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University of Cincinnati School of Medicine 1979


Children's Hospital, Oakland, Calif., Pediatrics 1982


UCSF Medical Center, Immunology 1985
Stanford University Medical Center, Infectious Disease 1986

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Levy ER, Musick L, Zinter MS, Lang T, Cowan MJ, Weintrub PS, Dvorak CC. Safe and Effective Prophylaxis with Bimonthly Intravenous Pentamidine in the Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Population. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Feb; 35(2):135-41.
  2. Wattier RL, Dvorak CC, Auerbach AD, Weintrub PS. Repeat blood cultures in children with persistent fever and neutropenia: Diagnostic and clinical implications. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Aug; 62(8):1421-6.
  3. Levy ER, McCarty JM, Shane AL, Weintrub PS. Treatment of pediatric refractory coccidioidomycosis with combination voriconazole and caspofungin: a retrospective case series. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Jun; 56(11):1573-8.
  4. Graber CJ, Shane AL, Weintrub P, Chambers HF. Clonality of Staphylococcus aureus colonization over time in attendees of a camp for children with chronic dermatoses. Pediatr Dermatol. 2011 Sep-Oct; 28(5):519-23.
  5. Sohn AH, Schwartz JM, Yang KY, Jarvis WR, Guglielmo BJ, Weintrub PS. Risk factors and risk adjustment for surgical site infections in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery patients. Am J Infect Control. 2010 Nov; 38(9):706-10.
  6. Kussmaul SC, Horn BN, Dvorak CC, Abramovitz L, Cowan MJ, Weintrub PS. Safety of the live, attenuated varicella vaccine in pediatric recipients of hematopoietic SCTs. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2010 Nov; 45(11):1602-6.
  7. Dvorak CC, Cowan MJ, Horn B, Weintrub PS. Development of herpes simplex virus stomatitis during receipt of cidofovir therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Oct 15; 49(8):e92-5.
  8. Hersh AL, Weintrub PS, Cabana MD. Antibiotic selection for purulent skin and soft-tissue infections in ambulatory care: a decision-analytic approach. Acad Pediatr. 2009 May-Jun; 9(3):179-84.
  9. Pahud BA, Greenhow TL, Piecuch B, Weintrub PS. Preterm neonates with candidal brain microabscesses: a case series. J Perinatol. 2009 Apr; 29(4):323-6.
  10. Chiu CY, Urisman A, Greenhow TL, Rouskin S, Yagi S, Schnurr D, Wright C, Drew WL, Wang D, Weintrub PS, Derisi JL, Ganem D. Utility of DNA microarrays for detection of viruses in acute respiratory tract infections in children. J Pediatr. 2008 Jul; 153(1):76-83.
  11. Alphonso N, Anagnostopoulos PV, Scarpace S, Weintrub P, Azakie A, Raff G, Karl TR. Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in paediatric cardiac surgery. Cardiol Young. 2007 Feb; 17(1):12-25.
  12. Greenhow TL, Weintrub PS. Utility of direct fluorescent antibody testing of nasopharyngeal washes in children with and without respiratory tract illness. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Jun; 25(6):502-6.
  13. Berk DR, Falkovitz-Halpern MS, Hill DW, Albin C, Arrieta A, Bork JM, Cohan D, Nilson B, Petru A, Ruiz J, Weintrub PS, Wenman W, Maldonado YA. Temporal trends in early clinical manifestations of perinatal HIV infection in a population-based cohort. JAMA. 2005 May 11; 293(18):2221-31.
  14. Greenhow TL, Weintrub PS. Scapular mass in an adolescent. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Jan; 23(1):84-5, 89-90.
  15. Greenhow TL, Weintrub PS. Your diagnosis, please. Neonate with hydrocephalus. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003 Dec; 22(12):1099, 1111-2.
  16. Wolf LE, Lo B, Beckerman KP, Dorenbaum A, Kilpatrick SJ, Weintrub PS. When parents reject interventions to reduce postnatal human immunodeficiency virus transmission. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001 Aug; 155(8):927-33.
  17. Park SY, Barkovich AJ, Weintrub PS. Clinical implications of calcified lesions of neurocysticercosis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2000 Jun; 19(6):581-3.
  18. Levy JA, Hsueh F, Blackbourn DJ, Wara D, Weintrub PS. CD8 cell noncytotoxic antiviral activity in human immunodeficiency virus-infected and -uninfected children. J Infect Dis. 1998 Feb; 177(2):470-2.
  19. Brady MT, McGrath N, Brouwers P, Gelber R, Fowler MG, Yogev R, Hutton N, Bryson YJ, Mitchell CD, Fikrig S, Borkowsky W, Jimenez E, McSherry G, Rubinstein A, Wilfert CM, McIntosh K, Elkins MM, Weintrub PS. Randomized study of the tolerance and efficacy of high- versus low-dose zidovudine in human immunodeficiency virus-infected children with mild to moderate symptoms (AIDS Clinical Trials Group 128). Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group. J Infect Dis. 1996 May; 173(5):1097-106.
  20. Brown PS, Dodson M, Weintrub PS. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis: report of nonsurgical management of a case and review of the literature. Clin Infect Dis. 1996 Feb; 22(2):308-14.

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