Education

Residency
Pediatrics, Boston City Hospital, 1963
Fellowship
Infectious Disease, Boston City Hospital, 1962
Residency
Pediatrics, Kings County Hospital Center, 1960
Residency
Pediatrics, Boston City Hospital, 1959
Internship
Pediatrics, Boston City Hospital, 1958
Degree
MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1957

Medical Board Certifications

Pediatric Infectious Diseases
American Board of Pediatrics, 1994
Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, 1962

Gender

Male

State License

G24633
  • About Me

    About Me

    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.

  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    American Board of Pediatrics, 1994
    Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics, 1962

    Education

    Residency
    Pediatrics, Boston City Hospital, 1963
    Fellowship
    Infectious Disease, Boston City Hospital, 1962
    Residency
    Pediatrics, Kings County Hospital Center, 1960
    Residency
    Pediatrics, Boston City Hospital, 1959
    Internship
    Pediatrics, Boston City Hospital, 1958
    Degree
    MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1957
  • Clinical Interests
    • Coccidiomycosis
    • Infection in Immunocompromised Patients
    • Pertussis
  • Research

    Publications