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James Cherry, MD

UCLA Physician James Cherry, MD specializes in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
Specialty
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Gender
Male
Language Spoken
English
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
G24633
Contact
(310) 825-0867 Appointments
(310) 825-5226 Information
Email Address
jcherry@mednet.ucla.edu
PRACTICE LOCATION

Peter Morton Medical Building
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 265
Los Angeles, CA 90095

MEDICAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, American Board of Pediatrics, 1994, 2008
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 1962
EDUCATION
Fellowship
Infectious Disease, Boston City Hospital, 1961 - 1962
Residency
Pediatrics, Boston City Hospital, 1962 - 1963
Pediatrics, Kings County Hospital Center, 1959 - 1960
Pediatrics, Boston City Hospital, 1958 - 1959
Internship
Pediatrics, Boston City Hospital, 1957 - 1958
Degree
MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1957
CLINICAL INTEREST
Coccidiomycosis, Infection in Immunocompromised Patients, Pertussis
AFFILIATION
Department Affiliation
Provider, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
MORE INFORMATION
Additional Information

James D. Cherry, MD, MSc is a Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Division of Infectious Diseases. He has more than 40 years of experience in research, teaching, and clinical practice in the fields of infectious diseases and epidemiology. His laboratory experience has been in virology, mycoplasmology and more recently, molecular microbiology relating to Bordetella species. His main research over the last 30 years has been related to vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases. He has had international experience in two USAID nutrition-immunology projects in Kenya. He has carried out significant international studies in Denmark and in Germany. The majority of his present work has related to the epidemiology of Bordetella pertussis worldwide and related to this its prevention by new vaccine strategies. Dr. Cherry has been on the faculty of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for 30 years and he was Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases for 27 years. During that time, over 40 fellows in Infectious Diseases were trained and many have international positions (New Zealand, Thailand, Philippines, Korea, and Germany). Dr. Cherry is the author or co-author of over 550 publications, including The Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, which he is the co-editor, is now in the 6th edition. He has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Physician Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society in 2003 and the UCLA Medical Alumni Associations’ Medical Science award in 2005.

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